Quay Arts

The terrace at Quay Arts Newport, Isle of WightQuay Arts in Newport is the Isle of Wight’s main arts hub, hosting music, theatre, comedy and art events as well as a restaurant and arts and craft shop.

Providing four gallery spaces, a theatre, a newly refurbished bar, a popular restaurant and room for rental, it servers the artistic community on the Island, as well as those simply looking for space to hire.

Quay Arts can also accommodate weddings.

Government announce £1.57bn rescue package for The Arts (updated)

audience of ventnor exchange theatre 2018

Isle of Wight museums, theatres, live music venues, and those who work in those sectors, will be breathing a sigh of relief as a £1.57bn rescue package is announced

Monday, 6th July, 2020 6:57am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Quay Arts Centre to reopen to the public this weekend

Poster for Quay Arts reopening

A number of steps have been taken to ensure Quay Arts is safe to reopen to the public again. Details within

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:50pm

By Tayla Smith

Quay Arts Folk Club folk nights to be streamed live from this weekend

MIranda playing guitar

The Isolation Row Festival raised over £1,000 for Quay Arts last month and is now followed by the Quay Arts Folk Club with monthly online music nights. Details within

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 11:24am

By John Bentley

‘My Millennium’ exhibition revived by Quay Arts. Time to share your 2020 self portraits

portrait of a woman

You could be part of another Guinness World Record but sharing your 2020 portrait with Quay Arts and by donating £1 at the same time help them reach their £20,000 target

Monday, 8th June, 2020 9:57am

By Tayla Smith

Buy a Quay Arts T-Shirt and help support The Arts on the Isle of Wight

Show your support for Quay Arts and the work they do within the Isle of Wight arts community by buying a T-shirt today

Tuesday, 26th May, 2020 4:07pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Mike Howley’s legacy continues to support Isle of Wight 18 to 30-year-olds

Liam Burke

The late Director of Cultural Services for the Isle of Wight Council left part of his estate to help fund young creatives living on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 26th May, 2020 12:50pm

By Megan Stisted

Ideal for Lockdown: Take a look inside these Digital Artists’ Notebooks of the Isle of Wight

Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks - Schools

Now is the perfect time to flick through the Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks. Four projects around the Island - and loads of IW school kids and community groups were involved. Do you recognise anyone?

Friday, 15th May, 2020 5:15pm

By Sally Perry

Join the Isolation Row Folk Festival to help raise money for Quay Arts

The Isolation Row Folk Festival will feature some of the finest local performers, as well as a few mainland guests

Monday, 11th May, 2020 5:48pm

By Del Seymour

Young Islanders: Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for creative funding

emellia - emily wild

Mike Howley’s legacy continues to support 18 to 30-year-olds. Don't miss the deadline if you intend to apply

Monday, 20th April, 2020 5:16pm

By Tayla Smith

Quay Arts adapt to the Coronavirus crisis and continue sharing the very best in arts and creative opportunities

quay arts at home

Quay Arts have made sure they are not forgotten during the Coronavirus lockdown and are running a number of online activities to engage and entertain

Friday, 17th April, 2020 4:06pm

By Sally Perry

Show Your Love for Quay Arts by making a donation or buying a gift voucher for future use

love in lights

Quay Arts relies heavily on tickets sales, its cafe, shop and courses. With all those closed they need your support more than ever

Friday, 20th March, 2020 3:21pm

By Del Seymour

Farewell Isle of Wight artist, ‘Pink Jen’, you’ll be greatly missed

jeni saunders

Quay Arts paid tribute to their dear friend, Jeni Saunders, who passed away last weekend

Friday, 6th March, 2020 3:51pm

By Sally Perry