The RWA relies solely upon donations and the money made from our fundraising events to be able to exist.
Please support any of our concerts you can, and do please tell your friends about them as well.
During the course of the year, we host a wide variety of shows which should appeal to most tastes, featuring professional musicians plus
sometimes our own students. Shows are held at The Milligan Theatre, Rye College, Love Lane, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7NQ.
To reserve your seats for any of our events, call Richard on 01424 444 058.
Our Next Events
2020Friday 7th February 7.15pm Supper with the Shadows - INCLUDES A PLOUGHMAN’S SUPPER & DESSERTBack by popular demand, we present one of our most popular evenings of music, an evening packed with the classic hits of the The Shadows, played live by The Undercover Shadows. At the interval, you will enjoy a freshly prepared Ploughman’s Supper and Dessert, all included in your admission ticket. Please note that the Wurlitzer will not be featured at this event.Admission Adults £15.00, Children £4.00 (16 and under)Friday 20th March at 7.15pm A Musical Variety Show featuring The Musical Merrymaker, Andy Eastwood with international organist Michael Wooldridge and top drummer Dean MorrisPLUS A FISH AND CHIP SUPPERAndy has been hailed by The Stage as the busiest entertainer in the UK, always busy topping the bill in theatres, playing on luxury cruise liners and much more. You will be enthralled by his unique blend of virtuosity on the Ukulele, Violin and Guitar with popular songs and humour. At the interval, enjoy freshly cooked Fish and Chips, served to your table.Admission Adults £15.00, Children £6.00 (16 and under)Friday 8th May - Time TBC - Possibly 2.30pm Mayor Making - INCLUDES AN AFTERNOON CREAM TEAWe are delighted to be a part of this very special day in the life of Rye, the day our new Mayor takes office. Following the official Mayor Making at the Town Hall, The Rye Wurlitzer will be featured in a celebratory afternoon, played by Michael Wooldridge, along with special guests including some RWA students and songs from the new Mayor herself, Councillor Rebekah Gilbert, with some of her special musical friends.At the interval, enjoy fresh baked scones from Jempson’s Bakery, along with fresh cream, jam and cakes.Admission TBC but likely to be in the region of Adults £12.50, Children £5.00 (16 and under)Friday 3rd July at 7.15pm The RWA In Concert!Come along to hear our students showing their talents at the mighty Wurlitzer, plus some features from teacher, Michael Wooldridge. Always a popular event in our annual calendar, it is a way our students can say their musical thank you to those who support the RWA, enabling them to have their lessons.Admission Adults £8.00, Children Free (16 and under)Friday 18th September at 7.15pm The Rye Proms with Michael Wooldridge and the Rye Bay CrewNow a regular part of Rye’s social calendar, we once again present our popular evening of proms music and more, including plenty of opportunites to join in and sing with the traditional flag waving finale! Admission Adults £10.00, Children Free (16 and under)Friday 16th October at 7.15pm Silent Movie Night with live score from Michael Wooldridge at the WurlitzerFollowing the success of our screening of the original Phantom of the Opera in 2019, Michael, star accompanist at Berlin’s International Silent Film Festival for two year’s running, is back with another feature film for us to enjoy. Admission Adults £10.00, Children Free (16 and under)Friday 4th December at 7.15pm The Wurlitzer Christmas Show with Michael Wooldridge and GuestsAn evening packed with your festive favourites, complete with mulled wine on arrival, mince pies at the interval and plenty of opportunites to join in and sing. Admission Adults £10.00, Children Free (16 and under)Directions to our venue...The Milligan Theatre, Rye College, Love Lane, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7NQIf using SatNav, it will almost certainly bring you down a tiny little one way road called Deadman’s Lane. Do not go down this in anything larger than a car as it is too narrow. The easier route is to go into the town past the railway station and following through the town one way system, turning left at a mini-roundabout to go down Rope Walk into the Grove Lane and Love Lane. Beware the very tight bend at the mini roundabout into Rope Walk. Note, if approaching from the north east on the A268 or the East of the A259, you cannot drive directly into town, you have to either follow the A259 around the edge and then enter from a roundabout at the west end, or use Deadman’s Lane, which is fine by car, but be aware of the metal railings on the left hand side.
We hope you will be able to join us at some of our upcoming shows