Historic Ryde Society

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 28 December 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.   The Museum of Ryde will be closed from 24th December 2023 to 4th February 2024. We are opening Monday, 5th February 2024. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Medina Borough Council News

Since our last edition the conversion works to form a theatre multi complex within the Ryde Town Hall, have now been completed. The venue was officially opened on Wednesday, 20th March 1991.

The opening night was a 501 seat sell out for the performance by musician Acker Bilk and comedian Charlie Williams and received an enthusiastic reception by all those attending.

Prior to the performance the house was blessed by the Rev Canon Jim Buckett. This initiated the venue as a prime entertainment centre bringing Ryde to the forefront of entertainment on the Island. The multi complex design incorporates a cinema which will soon be in operation, offering cinema viewings on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.

Other attractions will range from variety shows to cabaret acts, dinner/dances and banqueting to musical entertainments. In addition there will be traditional stage shows by local players, in particular the Bellevue Players who have shown great enthusiasm for the project for the project.

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