Theatre & Events

Feast of delights – our annual festive designer & maker’s fair

25-26 November 2017, 10am-4pm

Join us at Rye Creative Centre for our annual festive Designer and Maker’s Fair.
This year, over two days, we’ll be hosting amazing artists and craftspeople along with community entertainment, creative workshops and music. This will be a treasure trove for everyone hunting for unique and special christmas pressies and there’ll be plenty of other activities to join in with.
The Scrummylicious cafe will be open on site serving up excellent homebaking, both savoury and sweet.
We’ll have ample parking and admission is free

Participating makers/artists this year: Mary McFadden Ceramics, Mara Garratti Jewellery, Gemma Textiles handmade clothing, Susan Morris Diomo Glass, Chris Booth art and illustration, Kathy Russell paintings and cards, Georgie Watson prints, Susan Prince Textiles, Anwesha Arya Handmade Paper, Yvette Glaze Ceramics and Prints, Tara Culley, Caroline Fraser photography, Gill Bridgestock, Art in Romney Marsh, Sharon Hulf Jewellery, Fiona Brown lampshades & prints, Siobhan Hart Jones Hand-painted furniture, Louise Bradley-Fisher Ink and Watercolours, Kate Schuricht Ceramics, Angelika Howard & Ellen Prince Handmade socks and more!, Paula Ashe artwork, Tom Pockley woodturner and members of ARRCC Rye handmade gifts.


Saturday 25 November, 9.30pm-3.30pm

During our Feast of Delights Fair this year, why not exercise your own creativity? Join talented artist and educator Julia Andrews-Clifford for a fun workshop. Produce a 3D collage portrait – this could be of yourself, a family member or friend to take home as a unique hand-crafted present this Christmas. All you need to bring is a selection of photographs and images relating to your chosen subject.
This day-long workshop can give you basic skills in collage, composition, mounting and framing.

Cost: £25 per person (includes White Box Frame measuring 20cm by 20cm and all other materials except the photographs you bring to the workshop to work with).
We’ll have a lunchbreak, please bring a packed lunch with you.

For information and to book contact



RCC THEATRE PRESENTS Jack and the Beanstalk – Professional Panto in Rye

Rye finally has its own panto! We’re delighted to bring you, in association with Christmas in Rye festival,  a traditional family pantomime with a twist. Join Jackie, Dame Trott, Winchelsea Will, Fairy Nuff, the Maids of Iden, the Ogre of Brede and Romney the lamb on a magical adventure. The cast is made up of local professional actors in leading roles, supported by local youth talent, directed by Jeremy Tustin and produced by Hayley-Marie Axe. This is a homegrown pantomime for all the family, bringing community together! We gratefully acknowledge the support of the ARRCC charity.

Tickets available online at this link and in person at Rye Tourist Centre, Grammar School Records, the ARRCC shop & Rye Creative Centre. For more information, call us on 01797 229797.Opening night: Saturday 9th December 7.45pm – finale of Christmas in Rye Festival

                          Showings continue:

                             Sunday 10th; 2.30pm

              Thursday 14th & Friday 15th; 7.00pm

                    Saturday 16th; 2.30pm & 7.00pm

Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd; 7.00pm

Saturday 23rd; 2.30pm & 7pm

Sunday 24th Christmas Eve; 2.30pm

Tuesday 26th Boxing Day; 2.30pm

Wednesday 27th; 5.00pm