Take Part

Taking part at Quay Arts

Quay Arts has a wonderful programme of live events, two stunning galleries for the visual arts, two fully equipped venues for live events, a welcoming Café Bar serving some of the best food on the Isle of Wight, a Craft Shop where you’ll find the ideal gift for every occasion, and a full range of courses and workshops to inspire and delight.

Release your inner artist

Develop your artistic side or learn something new on one of the courses and workshops at Quay Arts and Jubilee Stores. You can explore pottery, music, printmaking, dance, sculpture, jewellery, life drawing, collage, and much more. All courses are reasonably priced and include expert tuition from passionate, professional artists.

Of course it’s never too early to take part in art and Quay Arts offers regular free family drop-in workshops for all the family.  There are other fun activities on Saturdays and in the school holidays for children 8-12 years.  There is also our Young Quay group for teenagers who want to develop their artistic ambitions.  We are signed up to the Family Arts Standards, so you can be sure that our activities are suitable and safe.

Meet people like you

Lots of groups use Quay Arts as a regular meeting point, for the delicious food and drink, the ambience, the location and the facilities.  If you are a community group looking for the perfect venue for your formal or informal meeting, why not use our welcoming Café Bar, or contact us for details of our room hire rates.


Even a little money can make a big difference at Quay Arts

Did you realise that when you buy a cup of freshly ground barista coffee in our Café Bar, you are helping to support the cultural life of the Isle of Wight?

However, the generosity of our supporters goes beyond sales of food, drink and theatre tickets. Gifts of money, time, and even specific items make a huge difference to the amount of work we can do. Together, we can continue to enrich the lives of islanders and visitors with our fantastic programme of events.