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SLAND is a triumph of design, technical development and construction, offering arts presenters and the people of Northern Ireland a choice of venues and services to suit every need.

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ISLAND has established itself as a superb venue for a wide range of cultural and commercial events. With an award–winning reputation for innovation and style, ISLAND has a great atmosphere helped by excellent professional technical support and expert hospitality services.

Located within walking distance of Lisburn City Centre and strategically located beside public and road transport networks, ISLAND Arts Centre is easily accessible to guests both within and outside Lisburn.

For Additional Details 

For venue–hiring enquiries or to arrange to view ISLAND’S facilities email barry.turkington@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk or paula.fay@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk or telephone 028 92 509509.

Please click here for ISLAND’s room hire charges and for the Studio Theatre Hire Packages please click here.

Please note ISLAND’s Facilities Terms and Conditions click here.


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Acclaimed Irish duo of singer / actress Honor Heffernan and composer/ keyboard player Trevor Knight (Auto Da Fe), present their new cabaret show, ‘The Whistling Girl’.

The original and unique music composed by Trevor transforms the poems of Dorothy Parker into songs, using her witty, droll and sometimes heart–rending lyrics.

With a line–up of highly renowned Irish musicians they will create a spell–binding theatrical evening of music featuring Garvan Gallagher (bass), Tom Jamieson (drums), Ed Deane (electric guitar), Ciaran Wilde (saxophone & clarinet) and Bill Blackmore (trumpet).

Each of the songs create individual tableaux or dream moments from Parker’s psyche, conjuring up images from her tempestuous life of outrageous celebrity, as founding member of the notorious Algonquin set in New York, and as civil rights activist in America and Spain during the Spanish Civil War. https://youtu.be/p18we0Tyyoc

“I shall stay the way I am, because I do not give a damn!” (Dorothy Parker)

  • Date: Sat 15 Dec
  • Cost: £16
  • Time: 8pm
  • Venue: Studio Theatre
Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

ISLAND Arts Centre Opening Hours

ISLAND Arts Centre is open Mon – Fri 9.30am–10pm, Sat 9.30am–5pm (later when there is an event). Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays. 

ISLAND Box Office Opening Hours

Box Office opens for in–person and telephone sales from Mon – Fri 9.30am–9.30pm, Sat 10am–4.30pm.  Box Office is also open until 9.30pm on event evenings. Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays.  

I am visiting Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area – where can I get further information on What’s On.

www.visitlisburncastlereagh.com Click on ‘WHAT’S ON’ for an essential monthly guide to classes, clubs, events and activities in the Lisburn & Castlereagh area, also you can log onto for a detailed round–up of events, places to stay as well as places to go in Lisburn & Castlereagh. 

Where can I download directions to the ISLAND Civic Centre?

www.laganvalleyisland.co.uk - select ‘Location’. You can view and download directions to ISLAND Civic Centre.

Does ISLAND Civic Centre have parking?

ISLAND Civic Centre offers complimentary parking, available on–site for up to 300 vehicles.  

What facilities are there on site at ISLAND Civic Centre?

Lagan Valley Island boasts the magnificent Island Hall, Studio Theatre, choice of meeting & conference facilities, wedding ceremonies and receptions, ISLAND Arts Centre and bar facilities for functions and shows. The building is fully accessible including loop systems, Braille signage, disabled parking and disabled access lift. 

What time does ISLAND Civic Centre open to?

ISLAND Civic Centre is open Mon–Fri 9.30am–10pm and Sat 9.30am–5pm (closed Sunday).

I have children, what can I do in Lisburn & Castlereagh?

For a list of family and children’s events visit the following websites:






Where is the nearest bus stop or train station to ISLAND Civic Centre? 

Most convenient bus stops to Lagan Valley Island are within 5 mins walk – Wallace Park & Market Square.  Translink operate regular train services to and from Lisburn. For an up–to–date timetable, www.translink.co.uk or ring Translink 028 90 66 66 30 (7am to 8pm).

I have restricted mobility – where can I park at ISLAND Civic Centre? 

There are 15 disabled bays located throughout the Council’s car parks: 9 bays in front of the building, 2 bays in the restaurant car park and 4 bays in the Arts Centre car park. 


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