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Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick

Located in the heart of Downpatrick, Down Arts Centre is the operational base for the arts in Downpatrick and the surrounding area. Part of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council's Enterprise, Regeneration and Tourism department, Down Arts Centre produces a busy programme of events all year round, including exhibitions, live theatre and music events and a wide range of classes and workshops for all ages. Down Arts Centre staff also programme and run the annual Newcastle Summer Season entertainment programme.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 10am – 4.30pm

We are open in the evenings and occasionally Sunday for events, workshops and classes as advertised in the What's On section of the website.

Booking Information

Tickets for performances may be booked through the Down Arts Centre by phoning 0330 137 4014 or in person at Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick.

Tickets cannot be reserved without payment.

Tickets will be held at the Box Office for collection unless requested otherwise.

Should you request posting, £1 postage and administration fee will be applied.

Latecomers may not be admitted.

Tickets cannot be refunded.

To find out more and to book tickets for DAC please visit: https://www.visitmournemountains.co.uk/down-arts-centre

Special Assistance

Down Arts Centre is wheelchair accessible with lifts to all levels of the building, low level access at the box office and bar. Wheelchair spaces in the auditorium are available.

Disabled patrons can avail of a complimentary ticket for an escort if they require one.  Please notify staff of any special requirements you may have when purchasing tickets.


Group Bookings

Buy ten tickets, get one free!  Special group discounts for particular shows may be available, see our programme for details.


Concessionary tickets apply to children under 16, full-time students, people over 60, those claiming unemployment benefit, or, people who are  registered disabled.  Proof of status will be required. 

Gift Vouchers

Stuck for gift ideas?  With an Arts Service Gift Voucher you let friends and family make the choice!  With such a varied programme of activity there really is something for everyone to enjoy, no matter what their age, so stop searching now and give something a little creative.

A voucher is redeemable against any of the activities provided by Down Arts Service:

  • classes
  • workshops
  • performances
  • festivals

Available in £5, £10 and £20 - you make up the value!

Data Protection

Patrons' details will be only used by Down Arts Service should contact be necessary relating to a performance, class or workshop.  Contact details will not be passed on to external organisations.  Patrons will receive programme information by post from Down Arts Service if they have agreed to do so, and may at any time request that they do not receive such information. 

Contact Us

Down Arts Centre: 0330 137 4014
E mail: downartscentre@nmandd.org