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Arts & Culture

A diverse calendar of events enhanced by superb venues

Like every Celtic nation, the Isle of Man has a proud tradition of celebrating its arts and culture.

The year round programme of special events includes Manx Litfest, the International Jazz Festival, Manx Music Festival, Yn Chruinnaght Inter-Celtic Festival and the Manx Music Festival "The Guild".

Venues to head for to enjoy performances of Manx cultural heritage are The Erin Arts Centre at Port Erin and the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas. The grounds of Peel Castle provide a dramatic stage and backdrop for Shakespeare plays and musical events.

Douglas is home to the Gaiety Theatre, one of the finest surviving Matcham theatres - not to mention the grand Victorian concert hall, the Villa Marina, or either of our two excellent cinemas.

You can choose to see some of the fine plays staged at the Gaiety, a concert at the Villa Marina or a box-office hit at the cinema.  The choice is yours.

If you're staying outside of Douglas multi-use venues for theatre, film and music exist in the south and west of the Island.