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.

Now we are preparing to stage I.D - which explores issues of gender and identity - in a performance just for schools.


OPEN PLAY READINGS FOR RYDE ARTS FESTIVAL ... come and join us in the Meeting Room at Aspire Ryde for a relaxed, informal session of readings of brand new plays that are on our shortlist for next year. You can help us decide which ones to stage!  And if you'd rather not read, you can just sit back and listen - no pressure!

Two sessions - 2pm and 7pm on Friday June 29th.  Places are limited, so please book online to reserve a place. There's a nominal charge of £1 to help towards printing costs.  Book here 


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.