Heart of Hawick – The Heart of Entertainment in the Scottish Borders
Standing proudly at the top of Hawick High Street, Heart of Hawick has been a home for arts and cultural activity since 2007. It is the cornerstone of the cultural quarter that includes Borders Textile Towerhouse and The Heritage Hub in the centre of the Scottish Border’s largest town.
Towermill is steeped in heritage and history, a special feature being the 14-foot high Victorian waterwheel that can be viewed through a unique glass floored area in our café. The building is now a contemporary space to meet, imbibe, enjoy cinema and live events, even plug in to work via our hot-desking facility or hire out our office facilities and meeting spaces.
The Heart of Hawick is the heart of Film, Music, Drama, Comedy and Discussion in the Scottish Borders!
Heart of Film
You can watch a newly released film or a production streamed live from the selection of national and international events we have access to. We also feature a range of family and classic movies as well as a programme of recent independent releases. We are also home to Alchemy Film & Arts, who use experimental film as a means to strengthening community and stimulating creative thought. They present a programme of year-round events including their annual film festival weekend.
Check out our films HERE!
Live Streams coming up:
Heart of Music
Intimate performances in an intimate space: a series of concerts featuring traditional music, folk song, classic and cutting edge jazz, soulful singer-songwriters and tributes to rock and pop classics.
Download our music pamphlet HERE!
Music Events coming up:
Heart of Drama
With home-grown talent and cutting edge theatrical productions, we create opportunities for youth theatre and community projects as well as important independent theatre from Scotland and beyond.
Heart of Comedy
Lots of LOL! We bring you the best new and established names on the touring circuit.
Heart of Discussion
A wide range of lectures, conversations and book readings with an accent on heritage, the contemporary community and local celebrities. Your chance to get talking!
TICKET EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS
Please check the details of your booking confirmation as it is your responsibility to ensure you have booked for the right event, time and date. We are unable to change bookings made under mistaken circumstances.
No refunds or exchanges are available, except when a film, broadcast or live event is cancelled or the date is changed. Exchanges for films or broadcasts are limited to another showing of the same title.
Where the date of a live event is changed, tickets will automatically be transferred to the new date unless a refund is requested. We cannot exchange for a different event within the same purchase.
If you are unable to make the date of the film or event, we recommend you firstly try to sell the ticket(s) privately, as we can only offer a resale if the event has sold out in advance. Resales may incur an administration charge.
For events purchased through a third party (i.e. if you purchased from a ticket agency with additional fees) where the event has cancelled, the full face-value of your ticket will be refunded, but booking fees, transaction fee and postage cost (if applicable) may be non-refundable. You should contact point of purchase in the first instance if this happens.
We have great facilities for all the family!
The auditorium has comfortable seating for up to 111 people with state of the art screening facilities and a first class sound system. We can stream broadcast events or link in for your conference needs. The space can also transform into an intimate production setting for live music, drama, comedy or discussion. With a sprung floor we can even have dance! It is available for hire for activities such as classes, business meetings (with break out spaces available) and private functions.
Click here to see the Heart of Hawick Tech Spec.
The café bar has space to serve 100 covers, some with views directly over the falls of Slitrig Water. We’re open seven days a week for a light lunch or drop in for a quick coffee fix. It’s the perfect place to sit back and soak up the atmosphere – we’ve even got a designated dog space so you and your best friend can rest between walkies.
Find our menu HERE!
The mezzanine level on the first floor can be used for private parties with VIP event spaces in the auditorium or for a quieter informal meeting space. Light catering can be provided by our in-house café team for meetings and parties.
Ask about hiring this space for your next celebration or send us an email: email@example.com
Our Office spaces on the second floor are available for short term and longer lets. Fitted out with furniture to suit your needs there are also separate meeting rooms with catering and toilet facilities. For availability and letting terms please enquire with Edwin Thompson on 01896 751 300.
These can also be used for more formal meetings depending on availability. Please enquire at 01450 360 680.
Our Pulse hot-desking facility on the third floor is available with budget friendly weekly rates why not plug in to work on your project in a professional office space without the financial commitment.
With comfortable facilities and fast wi-fi this could be the engine room for your next business idea.
Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01450 360 680.
We work in partnership with a range of local and national organisations and acknowledge support from the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, administered by Creative Scotland.
- Open 10:00 - Closes 16:00
- 01450 360680
Plan your visit
Heart of Hawick is accessible by public transport and welcomes disabled visitors with accessible toilets and disabled parking outside. Baby changing facilities are also available and there is free WiFi throughout the building.
- Monday 10:00 - 15:00
- Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
- Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
- Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
- Friday 10:00 - 22:00
- Saturday 10:00 - 15:00
- Sunday 10:00 - 16:00