Always innovating: New kind of theatre performances from Ventnor Exchange

People walking past Ventnor Exchange

Always looking at new ways of helping people enjoy theatre, these 'over the phone' and zoom performances from Ventnor Exchange certainly tick the box

Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 5:34pm

By Jack Whitewood

Ventnor Fringe Festival is back for 2021: Dates now announced

Ventnor Fringe 2019 - dance

It's the news that many have been waiting for - the return of Ventnor Fringe Festival

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 5:52pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ventnor Fringe announce dates for 2021: Now extended to a socially distanced ten days

Ventnor Fringe act on stage

After having to cancel the 2020 festival, for this year the Ventnor Fringe team have designed it with social distancing in mind. See the details within

Thursday, 7th January, 2021 5:01pm

By Jack Whitewood with one comment

Forest Fables at Mottistone Manor on the Isle of Wight this Christmas: One bubble at a time

Forest fables

You will chance upon captivating, clever, and curious creatures ready to impart their tales in this promenade performance. Performed one bubble of six at a time. Details within

Monday, 7th December, 2020 5:55pm

By Feature Writer

Grants between £1,000 and £5,000 on offer for projects designed to inspire youth social action

Actor performing for the Theatre for Life

The deadline for applications is in a couple of weeks for projects that have a positive impact on the wider community

Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 2:52pm

By Lucy Sweet

Production of Recipe for Murder postponed due to lockdown

Dinah Bowman, President Trinity Theatre

The plans to be the first theatre to host a performance in front of a live audience have been postponed due to lockdown

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 10:43am

By Sally Perry with one comment

They’re back! Trinity Theatre ‘thrilled’ to reopen

Dinah Bowman, President Trinity Theatre

What is thought to be the first play performed in front of a live audience on the Isle of Wight since lockdown is in rehearsal at Trinity Theatre, Cowes

Monday, 26th October, 2020 1:18pm

By Emma Topping with one comment

Isle of Wight live music and theatre organisations receive lifeline funding

swan levitt playing for socially distanced gig at Strings

This critical funding will ensure arts organisations can continue to bring joy to the local community, and will help them build a sustainable future.

Monday, 19th October, 2020 3:01pm

By Sally Perry

Outdoor school performances of The Lion Inside on offer

children watching a performance by LASTheatre

The outdoor performances will take place on the Isle of Wight between September and November, see details of how to book for your school.

Friday, 4th September, 2020 12:58pm

By Sarah Girling

Spirit of the Place: From this weekend pop on your headphones, submerge yourself in this snackable audio play as you walk down Union Street, Ryde

Spirit of the Place - Scene 1 Vicky and Will in S. Fowler & Co by Rachel Shore

Listen at home, or while you’re in Ryde, as the short play unfolds along the length of Union Street. It’s full of great visuals, theatre, memories from Ryde residents and a soundtrack by Plastic Mermaids

Friday, 28th August, 2020 4:33pm

By Feature Writer

Wightlink step up to support travel costs for bright young Isle of Wight star in the making

Ebb Phillips - by Chris Jones from Chemical Gardens

Ebb fought off stiff competition for a place at Guildford College of Acting's Junior Conservatoire Saturday School, but faced the hurdle of the cost of ferry travel every Saturday for two years. News OnTheWight put out the call for businesses for support, now Wightlink have stepped up

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Call for Isle of Wight venues and event companies to ‘Light It In Red’ next week

light it in red illustration of buildings lit up in red

Companies and event locations are urged to join #WeMakeEvents in lighting their building or structure in red in order to draw attention to the dramatic situation facing the events industry

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 8:20am

By Jerome Attrill with 2 readers' comments