Ryde Theatre

Ryde Theatre was once owned and run by the Isle of Wight council.

This majestic building was sold for less than £300,000 to a private investor. Apart from a small amount of remedial work, the building has sat empty and used since it closed in April 2010.

Below are articles about Ryde Theatre.

Town Councillors vote unanimously to save Ryde Town Hall and Theatre

Ryde Theatre -

Ryde mayor, Michael Lilley, says the town council "is fast becoming a can-do council" as councillors agree to save Ryde Town Hall and Theatre

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 2:03pm

By Phil Jordan with 9 readers' comments

Despite recent vandalism, the future for Ryde Theatre could be looking very bright

Ryde Theatre -

Plans to secure a lease, apply for grants to restore and bring it back for community use are all on the table for Ryde Town Council to approve in the next week

Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 6:50pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council planning to shed responsibility for two Island harbours

ventnor harbour

The council papers justifying it say the approach of the private sector investors/developers interested in acquiring the harbours, "is to be welcomed".

Monday, 26th November, 2018 12:01pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Chairman of Lords’ Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee sympathetic to Ryde Society approach

royal esplanade hotel - ryde

Ryde residents can hear more about the support from the Chairman of the House of Lords Committee at tonight’s meeting being held at the Royal Esplanade Hotel from 7pm.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 11:30am

By Peter Gruner with one comment

Ryde Theatre: Phantom Productions named as saviours of loved venue

Finally, someone will be making moves to re-open this much-loved venue.

Friday, 1st February, 2013 3:39pm

By Simon Perry with 34 readers' comments

Ryde Theatre sale approved

Ryde Theatre from the street

The Cabinet member says yes. Ryde Theatre will soon have a new owner.

Thursday, 31st January, 2013 4:19pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Theatre: Is £300,000 the right price?

Ryde Theatre from the street

The latest preferred bidder for the iconic venue in Ryde may get it for £100,000 than the last preferred bidder.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2013 3:17pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Ryde Town Council “did not object to the proposed sale” of theatre

Ryde Theatre from the street

Town council dispute Cllr George Brown's claim that they objected to the sale of the theatre.

Thursday, 22nd November, 2012 10:07am

By Ady White with 3 readers' comments

Sale of Ryde Theatre falls through (updated)

Surprise new was announced at last night's full council meeting.

Thursday, 22nd November, 2012 8:11am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ryde theatre: Decision to sell made

Signed off by Cllr George Brown

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2012 3:48pm

By Simon Perry

Ryde Theatre to be sold for £400,000

Ryde Theatre from the street

It will remain as a theatre 'for at least the short term' the report states.

Wednesday, 19th September, 2012 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Ryde Theatre: Council Confident Of Bright Future

Ryde Theatre: Council Confident Of Bright Future

There are two parties interested in taking on Ryde Theatre and according to the council, both plan to keep it as a "theatre/live music venue for the foreseeable future"

Tuesday, 10th July, 2012 3:39pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments