The venue, created by the team behind the Ventnor Fringe Festival, combines a theatre, record store and craft beer bar offering a night out with a difference for those after a break from the norm.
Opening on Wednesday (30th September) with hotly tipped comedian Ahir Shah, the new season features a whole host of exciting talent with highlights including Flabbergast Theatre’s hilarious puppetry cabaret show for adults ‘Boris and Sergey’s Vaudevillian Adventure’ (featured image), plus poet Luke Wright’s (pictured above) critically acclaimed ‘What I learnt From Johnny Bevan’, which casts a contemporary look at class and politics thought one friendship.
The fourth (and final?) part of the Bane series BANE IV following a sell out run of the trilogy at the Exchange in the spring. Created by Joe Bone the show sees Joe play over 130 characters across the series!
Also not to be missed is Islander Nye Russel-Thompson’s one man piece about living with a stammer ‘Just A Few Words’ for which he was nominated for a Total Theatre Award for ‘Best Emerging Artist’ at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
Alongside performances there are one off events such as an Alternative Short Film Festival and The Festival of the Night, featuring a packed programme of poets and storytellers in venues across Ventnor. There are also Belgian, Japanese and German beer tasting nights, talks, workshops and much more.
Director Jack Whitewood said:
“We’re always hearing people on the Island say that they’re looking for an alternative night out, something a little bit different to do. Just like with the Fringe Festival, the Exchange is all about providing that opportunity for people of all ages and interests.”
You can also purchase tickets or get more information on any events at the Ventnor Exchange by visiting www.ventnorexchange.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01983 716767.
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