Whats On Isle of Wight: Quay Arts

Whats On at the Isle of Wight’s arts centre.

Beautiful Galleries Showing Excellent Work

The arts centre’s three gallery spaces and Café walls show a varied, engaging, regularly changing whats on programme of exhibitions. The art work, sourced from artists on the Island, mainland and internationally, is of the highest quality and always worth a visit.

Live venue with an outstanding programme of events

The superbly equipped theatre at Quay Arts, named after Island-born, Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella, and is one of the best event venues on the island to see live performances. An outstanding programme of whats on events offers theatre, comedy, music, dance, children’s entertainment and literature, and cinema evenings that show the best in world and classic film. The popular Café Bar also doubles as a live audience venue, where you can see established and emerging artists performing just a few feet away. While enjoying a range of locally sourced wine and beer from the bar.

Art Tuition

Courses and workshops at Quay Arts are held a short distance away at Jubilee Stores in Newport Harbour. Here, in a light-filled workshop and studio space overlooking the River Medina, you can learn and develop a huge range of artistic skills, from printmaking to pottery, jewellery to sculpture, basketmaking to painting. All under the guidance of generous, supportive, experienced working artists.

How to find what’s on

Use the top navigation menu to look through our whats on section using the filters and tags to find events, exhibitions, courses and workshops, or use these shortcuts:


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.