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.

Isle of Wight artists exhibit ‘season by season celebration’ of natural and built heritage

wild about art - in the woods

All welcome to the opening of this community show celebrating a whole year of art workshops exploring the Island’s natural & built world, from landscapes and wildlife to streetscapes and architecture.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 12:05pm

By Tayla Smith

Nick Harper, one of UK’s best kept musical secrets, plays new show at Quay Arts

Nick Harper

Nick Harper will be making his way to Quay Arts on Saturday 23rd February, to perform his new show ‘58 Fordwych Rd’. Don't miss out, book now.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 4:39pm

By Feature Writer

Grab your tickets for PUNK’s end of exhibition closing party

Punk exhibition opening event 6

Grab your tickets, dig out your best punk outfits and head to Quay Arts on 9th February for the closing party of the PUNK exhibition.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 10:30am

By Tayla Smith

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight PUNK exhibition at Quay Arts Centre

Punk exhibition opening event 6

Don't miss this exhibition that explores the traditional visual art of punk culture from the mid 1970s to date, and its impact on the Isle of Wight through memorabilia such as posters, badges, ticket stubs, vinyl records, as well as show artworks by contemporary artists that retain a bit of punk ethos in their work today.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 5:38pm

By Georgia Newman

Jane Siberry tonight at Quay Arts

Jane Siberry

Music lovers are in for a treat tonight as Canadian singer-songwriter, Jane Siberry, heads to Quay Arts. Guaranteed to be a very special evening with Jane performing some of her most beautiful music.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 1:49pm

By Tayla Smith

Beatrix Potter at Quay Arts for Christmas


The performances will be part of a weekend of fun activities for children and families at Quay Arts, with free Christmas films at 10am and midday, workshops and making spaces and a special seasonal menu!

Monday, 10th December, 2018 4:18pm

By Tayla Smith with 2 readers' comments

Get the ‘art foundation experience’ with this Portfolio Preparation course, plus don’t miss exhibition and talks

Portfolio Preparation course

This one-day-a-week course that runs from Jan to Nov 2019 will give you all you need to create an exciting and impressive portfolio, whilst gaining art foundation experience, all on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 5:47pm

By Feature Writer

All change as Quay Arts says goodbye to passionate and inspiring leader

paul armfield

We'll be sad to see Paul leave the Quay and wish him well as he starts a new chapter at the beginning of next year. His passion and determination whilst at the helm always shone through and he has helped transform Quay Arts it into a vibrant and inspiring hub.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 1:37pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

‘Lift the Lid’ reveals artist commissions

Lift the lid artists

A project aimed at encouraging residents to find out more about the arts and culture on the Isle of Wight announces their public artist commission for Newport, East Cowes and Totland.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 8:31am

By Sarah Glass

Take part in Big Draw at Quay Arts this half term

the big draw PLAY! 2018

This free drop-in event is the perfect activity for the whole family this half term. OnTheWight has the details.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 4:55pm

By Tayla Smith

From the canvas to the plate: Book now for unique 12-course gastronomical vegan feast

12 course vegan menu montage

Get a load of this! This incredible 12 course Vegan menu is inspired by and based on the wonderful artworks by Isle of Wight illustrator and artist, Lilly Louise Allen. Secure your seats now for this unique event.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 8:50pm

By Feature Writer

‘Groundswell: The Grassroots Battle for the NHS’ Free tickets for screening

dudley sutton

This film lifts the lid on what lies behind the NHS crisis, hears from doctors about the Americanisation of the NHS and gives a forthright and candid explanation about the marketisation and privatisation of the NHS.

Monday, 1st October, 2018 8:44am

By Christine Lightbody