The Quay Arts Centre is the Isle of Wight’s leading art gallery and venue for live arts events. It is situated in a converted 19th century brewery warehouse complex located at the head of the River Medina in the centre of Newport and was refurbished in 1997 by award winning architect Tony Fretton and supported by Arts Council England and the Isle of Wight Council.
Facilities include 3 galleries, a 134 capacity theatre, Crafts Council-listed shop and popular café/bar with a reputation for serving some of the best home cooked food on the island.
The Centre’s 3 gallery spaces are home to an acclaimed changing programme of Visual Arts. The extremely high quality work on show is sourced both from the Island but also from international artists.
Quay Arts theatre is named after Anthony Minghella, the Oscar-winning director, and is one of the best venues to see live performances. The programme offers theatre, comedy, music, dance, kids and literature with a cinema showing the best world and classic film.
The Quay also operates an artist workshop complex, Jubilee Stores, which is home to the Classes and Workshops programme – there are two large workspaces, a print studio and seven artist studios that are home to some of the most talented artists in the region.