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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 Rye 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

2024 Friday 10th May at 7.15pm Singing Through the Years, with a Ploughman’s Supper and featuring Michael Wooldridge and Richard Moore Come along and raise the roof as we join together singing popular songs from through the ages, everything from Pack Up Your Troubles and My Old Man, through the White Cliffs of Dover to Lonnie Donegan hits, Delilah, Tie A Yellow Ribbon, Hey Jude and Money Money Money! Enjoy a Ploughman’s Supper at the interval Admission £16.00, Children £4.00 (16 and under) Friday 21st June at 7.15pm Music for All! Join international organist Michael Wooldridge and Rye’s Own Jamyma Hanson for some fabulous duets, including memories of pianist Liberace, and much more, featuring the Rye Wurlitzer and the digital piano Admission £12.00, Children Free (16 and under) Sunday 21st July at 2.30pm Sunday Wurlitzer featuring ‘the UK’s favourite musical entertainer, John Mann with Michael Wooldridge Known for his ability to make us all smile with his great music and wonderful humour, John always pleases his huge number of fans Admission £12.00, Children Free (16 and under) Friday 13th September at 7.15pm The Annual Rye Proms with the Rye Bay Crew and Michael Wooldridge at the Rye Wurlitzer BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! We always enjoy a packed house for this annual night, entertaining music plus plenty of opportunities to join in and sing Admission £12.00, Children Free (16 and under) Friday 11th October at 7.15pm A Night at the Silent Movies with Michael Wooldridge at the Wurlitzer Always one of our most popular events, we turn the clock back 100 years to when the soundtrack was played live for movies on the mighty cinema organ Admission £12.00, Children Free (16 and under) Sunday 20th October at 2.30pm Sunday Wurlitzer with top Australian organist John Atwell It is some years since we were privileged to have John play for us, so we are delighted that he has agreed to play for us during his short UK tour Admission £12.00, Children Free (16 and under) Sunday 17th November at 2.30pm Sunday Wurlitzer featuring Tom Horton and Michael Wooldridge Guaranteed to be an afternoon packed with music we love, both players are former winners of the ATOS UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition, both moving on to wonderful careers in the world of music, playing for shows, playing concerts, teaching and more Admission £12.00, Children Free (16 and under) Friday 6th December at 7.15pm The Wurlitzer Christmas Show with Michael Wooldridge at the Rye Wurlitzer, and Guests An evening packed with festive favourites, complete with mince pies at the interval and plenty of opportunities to join in and sing. Admission Adults £12.00, Children Free (16 and under) Directions to our venue...The Rye Theatre, Rye College, Love Lane, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7NQ If 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 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
Christmas Concert 2016 Father Christmas and Rudolf the Reindeer at a Christmas Concert Old Time Music Hall Night - Richard and Tim Old Time Music Hall Night - Katie and Michael The end of Jazz Night - Liane Carroll joins Michael Wooldridge to take the Wurlitzer back down into the pit!
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Rye Wurlitzer Academy
Rye Proms Poster
John Atwell
A Wurlitzer Christmas
John Mann Photo
Michael Wooldridge & Tom Horton Photo
Michael Wooldirdge & Richard Moore
A silent film with Wurlitzer at the Royalty Cinema in Bowness on Windermere
Photo of Michael Wooldridge and Jamyma Hanson