Support Us

Why we need your support now more than ever.

Ventnor Exchange is a bold experiment to try something different on the Island. From the outset it was a project built from the ground up, funded by 200 ‘Fringe Friends’ who wanted to see it happen.

Our bar and shop was created to help support our fundraising efforts and together raise the funds to help us deliver incredible initiatives to support young people access creative opportunities, and to commission outstanding new work from both local and world renowned artists.

The cancellation of our shows and events, as well as the closure of our bar and shop, with the resulting loss of ticket and commercial sales, will significantly impact the work we can deliver. That’s why we need your help more than ever so we can bounce back stronger than ever.

If you can support us during this time, please consider joining as a Fringe Friend below or making a donation via the homepage. It means so much to have your support. Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who donated or signed up as a Friend and raised over £12,000 during the lockdown!

Individual Membership

Our Friends scheme offers amazing value allowing you to make the most of both Ventnor Exchange and Ventnor Fringe with half price tickets!

What do you get?

  • 2 for 1 ticket offers on many shows at the Ventnor Fringe. (Normally over 50% of events offer this discount)
  • Invites to secret shows and events
  • 2 for 1 tickets to any show at the Ventnor Exchange, all year round *
  • 10% off all vinyl/CD purchases at Ventnor Exchange**
  • Our regular members email with other news and offers from the Exchange, Fringe and more

£20 annually

Works out to less that 39p a week!

Experiences for your Guests

Do you own an Airbnb, traditional B&B or self catering accommodation on the Island? You can get a Guest House Membership for your property instead and then your guests will get access to some fantastic benefits, giving you a very unique perk to offer visitors!

Visitors staying in Guest House Membership accommodation can get:

  • 2 for 1 tickets to any show at the Ventnor Exchange, all year round *
  • Special welcome pack for your accommodation, with arts and culture tips from our team, as well as listings for all events at the Exchange
  • Listings on our website and in our Artist Digs Pack (for visiting performers) 
  • 10% off all vinyl/CD purchases at Ventnor Exchange**

£100 annually

Works out to just £1.92 a week!

* Excludes event hires/external producers.
** Excludes Record Store Day releases and some select limited edition titles
† Not valid in conjunction with other offers or promotions


Ventnor Exchange is a not for profit organisation and as with many arts organisations we are always working hard to raise the funds needed to create a unique cultural offer for the Island, as well as deliver a wide range of experiences, training and opportunities for young people. The restoration and repairs to our Victorian Post Office building are also forever ongoing!

If you’d like to support us with a donation, sponsorship or as part of a legacy please feel free to get in touch and we’re always happy to talk about how we can use your donation to best focus it on what matters most to you. Contact to talk more.