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About Us

Arran Theatre and Arts has been in existence since 1989. Its aims, in partnership with other organisations on the island, are to foster the visual, literary and performing arts on Arran, to further opportunities for professionals in the arts, create experiences which raise skills and awareness and improve access at community level, develop opportunities for young people  and encourage new work, both on Arran and beyond through the annual McLellan Poetry Competition and the McLellan Arts Festival. Arran Theatre and Arts Trust is an umbrella organisation for many arts focused organisations on the island; ​ Arran Open Studios Arran Art Trail Arran Arts Resource Arts Forward Arran On Film Music Arran McLellan Arts Festival Wee Mac Arran - children's book festival, and the ​Arran Arts Heritage Trail ​ To read more about each of these organisations see their own tab at the top of our website.  ​ Arran Theatre and Arts Trust was shortlisted for Creative Scotland's Creative Places Award in both 2013 and 2015.

Support the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust

We are a membership organisation and it is only £10/ year to join us and become a Friend of the Trust.

For your support, you will receive advanced notification of our upcoming programming, and first access when tickets go on sale. 

Your vital support will help us programme events and bring more quality experiences to the island. 

Click the buttons to the find out more about how you can support us & become a Friend of Arran Theatre and Arts Trust.

Arran Arts Directory
Our Patron

Our Patron is television political journalist, arts presenter and writer, Kirsty Wark

Arran Theatre and Arts Trust has collated information about arts activity across the island into a digital directory. Have a look at the Arran Arts Directory here:


For more info and details on how to be included in the Arran Arts Directory please click here.

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