Origins Theatre is well known for producing plays that are original and thought provoking, and I.D is very definitely both.

After seeing Souvenir at Quay Arts, I definitely feel five stars is a must. A most impressive slice of theatre, and music, culture, and history too.

Brilliant acting - do not miss Fresh Start: a great play!

Audience feedback keeps getting better and better, and it motivates us to keep improving. That's why we are embarking on our most ambitious programme yet. It began with Fresh Start, which got an amazing reaction at its premiere in Bournemouth in February.

It continued with our ground breaking production of I.D at Quay Arts and Aspire Ryde ...

Read the review here.

Get ready for our sell out adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens ghost story, The Signalman!

We will be performing this popular production in the beautiful and atmospheric 11th century Bonchurch Old Church, Isle of Wight, which stands next door to the house Dickens himself stayed in while he was in the process of writing David Copperfield.  This event was a sell out last year.

We are staging The Signalman as part of Ventnor Fringe on August 10 and 11 at 8pm. 

Book direct with Ventnor Fringe here  ...

But please book early - tickets are already selling fast, and capacity is limited.

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Origins Theatre has a home at last ...Formed on the Isle of Wight eight years ago, we are now based at Aspire Ryde, and it feels so good to have a roof over our heads!

Aspire Ryde is the perfect place for us, not just because it offers great facilities for our performances and rehearsals but also because it is an important hub for the whole community: and involving and supporting the community is at the heart of what we do.

Aspire Ryde is at Dover Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2BN.

Click here to find out more about this amazing community hub.