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Top 4 Isle of Wight theatres

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night idea or you need somewhere to hide on a rainy day, the theatre is an excellent choice. There are various places to see performances on the Isle of Wight, especially during festival season when you’ll find a few more unusual venues.

These are the Isle of Wight theatres that are open all year round and show everything from local productions to comedy and even touring opera productions. An Isle of Wight holiday for two would be the perfect break to try out one of these cultural spots. Choose your favourite show and go for dinner before the performance to really make an evening of it.


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Shanklin Theatre

A beautiful theatre at the heart of Shanklin, constructed in the late 1800s and retaining much of its original character. This theatre puts on various shows throughout the year and plays host to touring comedians, musicians, and shows.


Medina Theatre

Find the Medina Theatre at the heart of the Isle of Wight in Newport. This theatre attracts touring opera shows, comedians, local musicians and also puts on productions for children. A lovely family friendly theatre on the Isle of Wight.


The Quay Arts

Quay Arts in Newport is home of the Minghella theatre, named after Oscar-winning film director Anthony Minghella. Here you’ll find a whole host of local productions and performances including comedy, dramatics and talks.


Cineworld in Newport

Although not strictly a theatre, the Cineworld in Newport shows live screenings of ballet and opera alongside your usual blockbuster options.


Not so sure that theatres are for you? Check out our guides to what’s on in the Isle of Wight during your holiday.

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