Venue hire

The Exchange is a uniquely adaptable space, able to host a variety of events and functions. From theatre style layouts to product launch or fundraising events, Ventnor Exchange's flexibility to change will lend itself perfectly for your next event. We also offer meeting space for groups and organisations looking for an informal setting for regular meetings.

Technical Specifications 


  • 4 x Par 56 Wide Beam
  • 8 x LED Par's (red, green, blue colour mixing)
  • 8 way 4 Channel Dimmer
  • Chamsy's Magic DMX 512 Channel Lighting Control
    • Our DMX system allows for additional fixtures to be added to our system if required


  • Basic 2 Channel speaker system 

    • iPod connection
    • Computer Playback
    • CD Playback
  • We are a intimate venue, therefore we do not recommend the need for microphones.


  • Digital HD Projector

    • VGA to PC as standard
    • HDMI connection available
  • Screen or back-wall for projection surface


  • Solid unsprung black floor
  • 1m x 4m black flat wings
  • Small amount of wing-space either side (no cross-over)
  • White back wall (can be used as cyclorama with full colour washing)
  • Black drapes for back wall can be hired at an additional rate

Find out more about hiring a space and for prices, please email us at to discuss availability or call 01983 716767 

About the space

The Exchange provides actors and audiences with an intimate warm space, raked seating for an audience of 45* and a playing area of around 6m(W) by 5m(D) on black unsprung solid floor.

Our standard setup for theatrical productions and performances consists of basic lighting system with open-white areas and full RGB colour washes rigged above the stage area for maximum flexibility.  

Sound and lighting cues can be saved into a cue sequences for playback during the performance. 

*Maximum audience capacity for the venue is 45, though this can depend upon the number of persons in the cast.  As standard we provide box office facilities for in store, phone and online bookings for all hires, as well as listing on our website and in any printed media subject to meeting print deadline for the relevant season.


Ventnor Exchange is a non-profit, creative hub based in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.  A magnet for those passionate about culture.


Get in touch

  • Ventnor Exchange
    11 Church Street
    Isle of Wight
    PO38 1SW 
  • 01983 716767
  • Tue-Fri 17:00pm to late
    Sat 10:00am to late
    Sun Closed except for workshops


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