The Quay Arts Centre is situated in a converted 19th-Century brewery warehouse complex at the head of the River Medina in the centre of Newport.


Newport Quay was once a bustling, noisy place. Barges carried goods up and down the River Medina, which was lined by warehouses. Where the dual carriageway is today, there was a sliding railway bridge over the river that opened so the barges could unload their cargo on the quay or leave for the mainland on the tide.

After several rebuilds, Quay Arts had it's most recent refurbish in 1997 by award winning architect Tony Fretton. The new facilities include three galleries, a 134-capacity theatre, a Crafts Council-listed gift shop and popular Café Bar with a reputation for serving some of the best home-cooked food on the Island. Business conferencing facilities are also available, and the Centre is licensed for weddings and civil partnerships.

Quay Arts has built a great reputation for showing contemporary arts and music as well as comedy and talks. Courses and workshops are also held here.

For the full events guide, see the Quay Arts website