Welcome to THE BRAID
Named after the river that runs through Ballymena - and as tribute to the local flax linen industry - the venue successfully weaves local history, arts and culture alongside contemporary conference, tourism and civic facilities on a site that has been for centuries the centre of local civic life.
New facilities have brought new audiences and new experiences, with a 425 seater Main Concert Hall including state of the art sound, lighting systems and a full operating flytower, the Arts Centre can accommodate everything from professional touring theatre to large scale music events.
The Arts Centre at The Braid provides opportunities for experiencing and participating in the arts in a modern and accessible way and is open to all arts events and forms, to help illuminate the cultural life of the borough.
The Mid-Antrim Museum offers a fascinating experience for all the family. The museum boasts two large state of the art exhibition galleries. In the history gallery the story of the mid-Antrim area and its people is presented in a thoroughly contemporary way.