HOH cinema

Art, Culture, Cinema and Café bar in the centre of Hawick

Heart of Hawick


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:

Westlife Live from Wembley stadium Saturday 6 August 2022

Andre Rieu- Happy Days are Here Again Saturday 27& Sunday 28 August 2022

The Royal Opera House- Madama Butterfly Tuesday 27 September 2022

The Royal Opera House- Mayerling Wednesday 5 October 2022

The Royal Opera House- Aida Wednesday 12 October 2022

The Royal Opera House- La Boheme Thursday 20 October 2022

The Royal Ballet- A Dimond Celebration Wednesday 16 November 2022

The Royal Opera House- The Nutcracker Thursday 8 December 2022

The Royal Opera House- Like Water for Chocolate Thursday 19 January 2023

The Royal Opera House- The Barber of Seville Wednesday 15 February 2023

The Royal Opera House- Turandot Thursday 26 March 2023

The Royal Opera House- Cinderella Wednesday 12 April 2023

The Royal Opera House- The Marriage of Figaro Thursday 27 April 2023 

The Royal Opera House- Sleeping Beauty Wednesday 24 May 2023

The Royal Opera House- II Trovatore Tuesday 13 June 2023


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:

Brian Kellock & Konrad Wiszniewski Duo Friday 5 August 2022

Dean Owens Saturday 20 August 2022

Eryn Rae Friday 26 August 2022

Alex Yellowless Hot Club Quartet Saturday 10 September 2022

Ryan Young Friday 23 September 2022

The Land We Love Saturday 1 October 2022

Adam Holmes Saturday 15 October 2022

North Sea Gas in Concert Saturday 22 October 2022

Classic Acoustic Rock Show Friday 11 November 2022

Matt Carmichael & Fergus McCreadie Friday 18 November 2022

Savourna Stevenson & Steve Kettley Saturday 26 November 2022

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.

Beauty Queen of Leenane Monday 26 September 2022

Miss Lindsay’s Secret Friday 25 November 2022

Heart of Comedy

Lots of LOL!  We bring you the best new and established names on the touring circuit.

Harriet Kemsley- Honeysuckle Island Friday  7 October 2022

Ray Bradshaw-Deaf Com 1 Thursday 9 March 2023

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!


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: heartofhawick@liveborders1.org.uk

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: heartofhawick@liveborders1.org.uk or call 01450 360 680.

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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.


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Plan your visit

Wifi access
Disabled parking
Hearing loop
Disabled toilets
Fax / copier
Accessible by public transport
Assistance dogs only
Dogs / assistance dogs
Free admission
Baby changing facilities
Coach Tours welcome
Disabled access
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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.

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Heart of Hawick

Kirkstile, Hawick, TD9 0AE

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Opening Times

  • 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
Opening hours may vary to accommodate live events and cinema screenings