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Music, Theatre, and Writing in the Isle of Man

The arts and cultural scene in the Isle of Man is quite extensive. Peruse the list below to find the club or society that suits.

Douglas Choral Union 

The Douglas Choral Union (DCU) is a group of Manx performers who first took to the stage in 1896, and have since delivered well over 100 shows of superior quality.

Erin Arts Centre 

EAC has many community groups to get involved with including a ‘Book Circle’, Ladies Community Choir and Art Club.

Isle of Man Choral Society

The Isle of Man Choral Society is a community choir that, in conjunction with the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra, performs one or more major works each year at its annual spring concert in the Villa Marina, Douglas.

Isle of Man Poetry Society

The Isle of Man Poetry Society was established in 2000 and holds events throughout the year at galleries and public places promoting poetry on the Isle of Man. It hosts informal monthly get-togethers called “Poetry PopIn” for anyone interested in poetry.

Mannin Music

Mannin Music is a collaboration of private music teachers on the Isle of Man with the aim to provide a central contact point for you to find enthusiastic and qualified music teachers.

Mannin Music Mini Musicians

Mini Musician classes are a colourful and child friendly approach to developing the natural musicality of small children. The classes use the Colourstrings method, which is based on Kodály’s approach to music education.

Manx Litfest Writers’ Group

Monthly meetings in Douglas for writers on the Isle of Man to up their word count and chat with other writers.

Manx Music

Learn traditional Manx music with Culture Vannin. Children aged 10-18 can take part in the Bree Youth Traditional Music Movement.

The Manx Operatic Society 

The Manx Operatic Society (‘MOS’) is proud to be long standing and well established on the Isle of Man providing not only entertaining shows each year for audiences but also an interesting and exciting hobby for all members both on and off the stage.

The Rock Project

The Rock Project is the UK & Ireland's premier school for children's contemporary music tuition.

Rushen Silver Band 

A brass and percussion band with roots since 1926, Rushen Silver Band still delights audiences with their playing. They have a training band for adults and children wanting to learn.

Sound Check Isle of Man 

SoundCheck is a music project that promotes young musicians island wide, producing regular live events and studio recordings.

Storytellers and Storytelling, Isle of Man

This group welcomes those with an interest in oral storytelling, whether teller, listener, beginner or professional.

Kensington Art Centre

The Kensington Arts Centre provides high quality arts activities, development and support for young people. Activities for 8– 18 year olds take place year round and include regular weekly classes, one-off workshops and long-term projects.

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