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

Jack and The Beanstalk

30th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023

Join Greenock Players in their 80th year as they whisk you away to the land of Jack and The Beanstalk!


Beauty And The Beast

8th December 2023 - 31st December 2023

Join the evil witch, a cursed prince, a fairytale princess, a dopey dame, her silly son and a castle full of enchanted prisoners on a roller coaster ride of thrills and spills!


Breakfast With Santa

16th December 2023

Santa is coming to town so join the Beacon Arts Centre for a magical breakfast with Santa and his elf on Saturday 16th December!


A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play on Stage

21st December 2023 - 23rd December 2023

Dickens' masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, is brought to the Beacon Arts Centre stage as a 1950s radio broadcast in front of a studio audience!


RSNO Viennese Gala

6th January 2024

Let the Royal Scottish National Orchestra whirl you away to a world of elegant waltzes, playful polkas, and good old-fashioned romance when they return to Beacon Arts Centre!


The Legends of American Country Show

7th January 2024

The UK's no.1 country music tribute show, The Legends of American Country, returns to Beacon Arts Centre for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics!


A Vision of Elvis

20th January 2024

Put on your blue suede shoes and come celebrate the music of the King of Rock 'n' Roll with the UK's supreme Elvis – Rob Kingsley – and his talented cast at Beacon Arts Centre in January!


Rollermania With The Legendaries

2nd February 2024

Les McKeown's former touring band The Legendaries will perform the hits of the Bay City Rollers at Beacon Arts Centre on Friday 2nd February!


‘Let’s Rock This Country’ with Shania and Friends

3rd February 2024

If you're a modern country music fan, then 'Let's Rock This Country' with Shania and Friends at Beacon Arts Centre is a show not to be missed!


Dirty Dusting

7th February 2024

Treat yourself to an evening of pure theatrical Viagra when Dirty Dusting comes to Beacon Arts Centre on Wednesday 7th February!


Bowie Experience

10th February 2024

Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. Catch it at Beacon Arts Centre on Saturday 10th February!


Opera Highlights

11th February 2024

Scottish Opera's much-loved Opera Highlights comes to the Beacon Arts Centre on Sunday 11th February as they tour around Scotland with a brand-new show!



16th February 2024 - 17th February 2024

Ragnarok takes its inspiration from Norse mythology's cyclical tale of the same name. It is a story about fate and determination, mortals and gods, the world's end and its rebirth.


The Diana Ross Story

18th February 2024

Prepare to be taken on a spellbinding journey visiting one of the greatest musical stories ever told when The Diana Ross Story comes to Beacon Arts Centre in February!


The Provvy Wummin

23rd February 2024

The Provvy Wummin is a gritty musical comedy, with a soundtrack to the 70s, don't miss it at Beacon Arts Centre on Friday 23rd February!


An Evening with Rangers Legends in Conversation

1st March 2024

Amassing more than 500 appearances in the royal blue between them, three Rangers legends are coming to Beacon Arts Centre to talk about their action-packed football careers!


Jerry Sadowitz

9th March 2024

American-born, Scottish stand-up comedian and magician Jerry Sadowitz will bring his new show to Beacon Arts Centre on Saturday 9th March!


Over the Rainbow - A Musical Celebration of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli

22nd March 2024

Over The Rainbow is a charming show celebrating the wonderful music and careers of Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli, including all of Judy and Liza's most memorable songs!


Hotel California

23rd March 2024

Eagles tribute, Hotel California, perform their spectacular new critically acclaimed show when they return to Beacon Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd March!


The Chicago Blues Brothers

24th March 2024

Join The Chicago Blues Brothers for an unforgettable evening of entertainment when they come to Beacon Arts Centre on Sunday 24th March!


Bye Bye Baby

4th April 2024

Don't miss a celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at Beacon Arts Centre presented by Europe's number one tribute, Bye Bye Baby!


The Magic of The Beatles

5th April 2024

The Magic of The Beatles is one of the UK's leading Beatles tribute shows who play to ecstatic sell-out audiences all over the world, catch them at Beacon Arts Centre on Friday 5th April!


The McDougalls: Space Adventure

6th April 2024

Join stars of stage and screen, Auntie Aggie and Max, as they fly past the planets on an intergalactic musical expedition at Beacon Arts Centre!


Exciting Science

9th April 2024

With fun & fact filled experiments, watch in amazement as Exciting Science recreates a volcanic eruption; turns a vacuum cleaner into a missile launcher or takes aim at you with their smoke blaster!


The Fureys

10th April 2024

A Fureys concert is always a night to remember, book your tickets for their show at Beacon Arts Centre on Wednesday 10th April!


The Three Little Pigs

12th April 2024

Following the huge success of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Lost The Plot Theatrical hit the road with another family classic... The Three Little Pigs!


Sweet Caroline

21st April 2024

Enjoy all of Neil Diamond's hits such as, Forever In Blue Jeans, America and Love On The Rocks and more when Sweet Caroline returns to Beacon Arts Centre on Sunday 21st April!


Counterfeit Seventies Show

4th May 2024

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between!


Nearly Elton

9th May 2024

Nearly Elton is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest showmen of our time! Catch it at Beacon Arts Centre on Thursday 9th May!


The Magic of Motown

23rd May 2024

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year at Beacon Arts Centre as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town!


Scott Nichol: My Journey So Far...

24th May 2024

10 years on from Scott's last performance in Inverclyde, he returns to Beacon Arts Centre for a night of fundraising and fun in aid of Ardgowan Hospice and CAMHS featuring special guests!


This Is Where We Get Off

24th May 2024

This Is Where We Get Off is a 'confident, hilarious play full of truth and heart' don't miss it when it comes to Beacon Arts Centre on Friday 24th May!


Stuart Michael - Psychic Medium

30th May 2024

Boasting an impressive, worldwide celebrity client list, Stuart Michael - Psychic Medium brings his quick-witted humour, sensitivity, and compassion to Beacon Arts Centre!


Oh What A Night!

12th July 2024

Oh What A Night! at the Beacon Arts Centre will take you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons!


Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

16th August 2024

Enjoy an intimate evening at Beacon Arts Centre celebrating over 30 years on the road with Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham!


Que Sera Sera

28th September 2024

Que Sera Sera is a magnificent show that pays homage to one of Hollywood's greatest stars – Doris Day, don't miss it at Beacon Arts Centre on Saturday 28th September!


Steve Harley - Come Up And See Me

9th October 2024

Steve Harley tells stories about his career, while playing acoustic versions of the biggest hits, when he brings his show 'Come Up And See Me' to Beacon Arts Centre!


Hue and Cry

17th October 2024

Legendary Scottish pop band Hue And Cry are set to embark on their 40th Anniversary Tour and they will play Beacon Arts Centre on Saturday 12th October 2024!


Shaun Ryder: Happy Mondays, and Fridays, and Saturdays, and Sundays

25th October 2024

He's the wild man of rock who became a national treasure, Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder will bring his new, spoken word tour to Airdrie Town Hall on Friday 25th October!


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