Ventnor Exchange

Ventnor Exchange is a creative arts hub in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight combining a theatre, record store and craft beer bar.

Throughout the year they present a diverse and exciting programme of new work, nurture emerging talent and host award winning festivals

The team at the Exchange are also the producers of Ventnor Fringe Festival & VIF (Ventnor International Festival).

Ventnor Fringe 2021 promise the most diverse, interesting and creative festival yet

Comedy & Cabaret Tent by Julian Winslow

Ventnor Fringe Festival is shaping up to be the most diverse, interesting and creative it’s ever been, says Jack Whitewood, and the celebration we all need after 2020

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 5:41pm

By Jack Whitewood

Ventnor Exchange bring us unhinged, bonkers and hilarious outdoor performances

Juliet and Romeo and the Importance of Being Earnest

Ventnor Exchange have lined up some fantastic outdoor events providing a safe way for us all to begin to experience live events once again

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 9:28am

By Jack Whitewood

Isle of Wight arts organisations to receive £489,000 ‘Culture Recovery’ funding

Shanklin Theatre

The funding is aimed at helping organisations welcome back visitors and return to normal operating models in the months ahead

Friday, 2nd April, 2021 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight named ‘one of the best places to live in 2021’, of course

Ventnor Fringe - champs - mixed age audience

The Sunday Times showcases all the great things about living on the Isle of Wight

Sunday, 28th March, 2021 1:29pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Soundcheck music industry crash course offers a fantastic opportunity for young Islanders

Jamie Otsa

This event is perfect for any young Islanders (14-25) interested in the music industry. It's free, so sign up today to make sure you don't miss out

Thursday, 11th March, 2021 11:29am

By Megan Stisted

Brave Island announce winning design in Christmas card comp

charlotte parr-burman christmas card for Brave Island picturing a sea eagle fluing above the island in the light of the St Catherine's lighthouse - with santa and his reindeer flying nearby

Sales of the Christmas Cards will raise money for the Ventnor Community Foodbank. Buy yours in store or online

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 11:06am

By Sally Perry

Brave Island: Exciting new creative opportunities for 14 to 25-year-old Islanders

Girl standing in front of wall with drawings on it and Brave Island logo

If you have children or grandchildren on the Isle of Wight who are aged 14-25 let them know about Brave Island

Friday, 6th November, 2020 5:32pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight arts organisations to receive £558,000 ‘Culture Recovery’ funding (updated)

Ventnor exchange with here for culture logo

The funding is on its way to five arts organisation on the Isle of Wight to help allow performances to restart, venues to plan for reopening and to help protect jobs and create opportunities for freelancers

Monday, 12th October, 2020 3:45pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Exchange, bar, record shop and venue reopens following lockdown

outside of ventnor exhange now painted blue

We've missed being able to pop into Ventnor Exchange for a coffee during the day and a chat with the team, or to meet friends in the evening for a drink

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 9:02am

By Sally Perry

Brave Island: ‘I May Destroy You’ actor launches new opportunity platform for young Islanders

stephen wight and brave island and I May destroy You logo

Brave Island is a new dedicated platform for 14 to 25-year-olds on the Isle of Wight who are interested in the arts and creative industries. And for those who didn't even know they might be

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 6:34pm

By Sally Perry

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

Ventnor Exchange to reopen next month: Book your Friday or Saturday night slot

Interior of ventnor exchange showing plants and prints

During July, Ventnor Exchange will be opening on Friday and Saturday nights - with a brand new beer list, cocktails and an all new snacks menu. Make sure you book in advance as capacity is limited

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 2:15pm

By Jack Whitewood