Beacon Arts Centre

The Beacon Arts Centre is a significant new addition to the Scottish theatre and arts scene and a venue of choice for touring productions as well as being a vibrant hub for local community groups.

Beacon Arts Centre

About Beacon Arts Centre

Beacon Arts Centre Custom House Quay, Greenock PA15 1HJ
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The Beacon, opened January 2013, at Customhouse Quay in Greenock and overlooks the River Clyde estuary towards the hills of Argyll and Dunbartonshire. There can be few theatres in the country which will enjoy such a spectacular location.

The Beacon has 2 performing spaces, together with a Bistro/Bar and 3 large rehearsal rooms which can be extended to provide a function suite for up to 170 guests. The new building will use cutting-edge theatre technology as well as providing wi-fi, online bookings and infrastructure for live television broadcasts.

The main stage of the Beacon is one of the largest in Scotland. It comes fully equipped including a full height fly tower with counterweight system, two trap doors, retractable orchestra pit and generous wing space. The theatre can accommodate over 500 patrons on three levels.

Our studio theatre seats 130 people on retractable bleacher seating and is adaptable as a black box space, which can be used end stage, in the round, cabaret etc.

Upcoming Events at Beacon Arts Centre

Language Is Where The People Are

Language Is Where The People Are

17th November 2018
Take a journey through the life and work of Greenock-born poet W.S. Graham at Beacon Arts Centre on November 17th!


18th November 2018
Don't miss your chance to see one of Scotland’s most powerful folk-based bands, RURA, at the Beacon Arts Centre on November 18th!


21st November 2018
A solo performance through song, movement and text, Unbecoming at Beacon Arts Centre, is part theatre and part music gig!
Emily Smith ‘Songs for Christmas’ Tour

Emily Smith ‘Songs for Christmas’ Tour

10th December 2018
December 2018 sees multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith return to the road with her hugely popular Christmas show 'Songs For Christmas', catch it at Beacon Arts Centre on December 10th!
Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader

25th April 2019
Eddi Reader will be touring Scotland in Spring playing songs both old and new, don't miss her perform at Beacon Arts Centre on April 25th!
Leah MacRae - My Big Fat Fabulous Diary

Leah MacRae - My Big Fat Fabulous Diary

16th May 2019
Join Leah MacCrae, the star of BBC’s River City, Gary: Tank Commander and the huge hit stage comedy 51 Shades Of Maggie, as she delves into the hilarious pages of her Big, Fat, Fabulous Diary!

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Paisley Christmas Lights Switch On
Paisley's Christmas Lights will be switched on during an evening event in the town centre full of festive family fun!
Light Up Linwood
Head into Linwood on Sunday 9th December for a day of festive fun for all the family at the annual Light Up Linwood Christmas Lights Switch On!
Renfrew Christmas Lights Switch On
Head into Renfrew on Saturday 24th November for a day of festive fun for all the family at the Christmas Lights Switch On!
Jack and the Beanstalk
PACE Theatre Company return to Paisley Arts Centre this Christmas with the exciting tale of Jack and the Beanstalk!
Paisley First WinterFest
Paisley First's five week Christmas spectacular, WinterFest is returning to the streets of Paisley town centre this festive season!

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