Mermaid’s Vision

Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre exists to enrich the communities of county Wicklow by encouraging and providing the best artistic experiences as a leading centre for the arts in Ireland. We are based just off the Main Street in Bray. We programme a variety of professional artistic events from Ireland and further afield, including dance, theatre, music and cinema. Mermaid provides a platform for local artistic groups providing them with a performance space, rehearsal rooms and support from our team. Mermaid gallery exhibits work by some of the finest artists from Wicklow and further afield, both national and international. Mermaid Arts Centre serves a population of 115,000. Mermaid also engages with artists, curators and producers working in various fields through residencies. Launched in August 2002, Mermaid is in a purpose built building which also houses Betelnet café, the exhibition space, the theatre and a multipurpose room.


We look forward to welcoming you to Mermaid where you can simply drop in for a coffee and visit our gallery or go to a live gig. There are plenty of things to do at Mermaid, whether it is a free art exhibition or one of our Monday night movies for just €8 a trip to Mermaid Arts Centre is always within budget.


Mermaid is generously funded by The Arts Council and Wicklow County Council