Theatre & Events

Children’s art week – free COLLAGE workshop

       june 10th 11am-1pm


This year for Children’s Art Week we will be holding a free workshop led by  Stephanie Rubin. ‘My World’ Collage Workshop gives children a chance to represent themselves, their lives and interests through art. Using a wide variety of materials (magazines, stencils, inks, spray paint, photos and pencils) we will create poster-sized collages highlighting what we are good at and what we enjoy. Each participant will create a self-confidence building artwork which they can take home.
contact assist@ryecreativecentre for booking


Children’s Art Week 2017 is run by engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and supported by the National Association for Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS), the Finnis Scott Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation.


See the full national listings for Children’s Art Week here




The Looker

by Zoe Hinks

A Sabotage Theatre Production
Performance 21st July 2017 – 8pm

Sabotage Theatre are bringing their horse-drawn cart to Rye for an exciting outdoor event. The Looker uses puppets, masks and live music to tell the story of an ordinary woman who leaves her call centre job and embarks on a quest for freedom:

Things move so fast these days it’s easy to get lost. Lost in time. Lost in ourselves. To cope with this feeling Vida writes letters to herself in the future. Sometimes she leaves voice messages. One day the future calls her back.


This is an open air performance so bring a seat and dress for the weather.
Tickets £10 / £5 concessions (tickets available on-the-door)

See the Sabotage Theatre Website for further details.



Friday 22 September 5.30 – 8pm
Saturday 23 September 10.30 – 5pm





The Rye Creative Centre is home to the New Road Artists. Our annual open studios event is a rare opportunity to meet these artists and get a glimpse behind the scenes. During the event, visitors can buy art & craft direct from the studios and meet the makers to discuss their work. There will be artist’s talks and other related events – more details to be announced soon.

We will kick off with a drinks reception on Friday evening. A cafe will be provided on Saturday.

Free entry

‘Rye-citals’ – A new classical concert series at Rye Creative Centre

Building on the success of their acclaimed opera productions at the Rye Arts Festival, Euphonia Studio has instituted a concert series at Rye Creative Centre and most recently featured a recital of works by Bach, Janáček and Brahms..

On the last Sunday of each month, audiences can enjoy a candlelit concert, performed by Euphonia Artistic Director Alisdair Kitchen at the piano and colleagues from his ensemble Euphonia Studio – singers and instrumentalists who have delighted Festival audiences over the years.


The opening concert of the series was described as “magnificently impressive” and “inspired” in the local press (full review here).

The Rye-cital series will resume later this Summer [date TBC]. Keep an eye on this page for more information about forthcoming events!

Tickets are only £10 and will be available online here, from the box office on 01797 226827 and on the door.
A bar will be open during the interval and afterwards.