Facilities Hire

We have a range of facilities available to hire

To resume or make a new booking, please contact us by email rdawson@rydeacademy.org or call 01983 618420

In 2017, Ryde Academy on Pell Lane was transformed into the beautiful site you see today. Facilities are state of the art and a truly inspirational environment for our young people

With such wonderful facilities on hand, we want to share them with the community and general public. All monies paid for hire charges go straight back into the school and provide much needed added income. So as well as gaining access to our great facilities, you will also be supporting our school! 

Whether you are in search of a venue for a private function, conference, training session, seminar or child’s party,  we are sure to have something that meets your needs. With so many flexible, multi-use spaces, both indoor and outdoor, no event is too big or too small.

Our lettings are open 6 days a week (Monday to Friday 5pm to 10pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm). There is ample parking available onsite, disabled access throughout and specialist equipment and refreshments available for an added fee.

Located just a short walk or drive from Ryde town centre and the Esplanade, we hope to be the first choice venue for the local community as well as those from further afield.

Indoor Facilities - 


The Theatre (19.5m x 12m) has pre set theatre lighting, a full HD projector and multiple hook up sound capability. There is a  separate lighting and sound booth, though everything can be operated from the main room too.

The fully retractable step system seating for approx. 300 children or 250 adults and a sparkly stage curtain adds glamour for special performances!  

Ideal for productions, concerts or movie night, but with the seating retracted it's also perfect for private functions, parties, baby/toddler groups etc. 

 Haylands hall

A lovely large hall (11.5m x 10m) in the old Haylands building just behind the main School building. This building has its own access from Playstreet Lane and ample parking. 

The vaulted pitch ceiling gives this space a light and airy feel. There is a full HD projector fitted in this room. 

A smaller room closed off by a temporary divider can be opened up to allow for more space if required.

Ideal for dance groups, private functions, parties, meetings, seminars etc. 

Dance Studio

The Dance Studio (10m x 14m) with specially designed sprung floor and a two level bar that spans a mirrored wall is ideal for dance/acrobatics clubs/groups.

However with pre set theatre lighting, a full HD projector and multiple hook up sound capability in this room, it is an ideal space if you are looking to host a more intimate private function, party or baby/toddler group.

Drama Room

The Drama room (12m x 7m) with its floor to ceiling blackout curtains and professional dance mirrors, is normally used for dance classes/examinations.

However with pre set theatre lighting, a full HD projector and multiple hook up sound capability in this room, it is an ideal space if you are looking to host a more intimate private function/party, movie night or baby/toddler group.

We have fold down chairs which can be made available for your booking. This room would seat 80 comfortably.

 Sports Hall

An impressive indoor Sports Hall (33m x 18m), with Olympic standard flooring marked out with badminton courts (x4), a netball court (x1), a football pitch (x1) and basketball courts (x2). Changing rooms with showers are accessible too. 

Although well equipped to host any number of sports events, the walls are covered with acoustic panelling making it ideal for concerts and performances too. It would also be a fabulous space for a larger private function/community event, with ample space for bouncy castles, softplay, entertainment, discos etc.



Our classrooms are bright and airy and equipped with full HD projectors and white boards making them ideal for seminars, training sessions, meetings and other classroom activities. Flip charts, additional seating and tea and coffee making facilities can also be made available.

Classrooms can be booked separately or alongside a booking for any of our other facilities. With a view out to the ASTRO pitch and close proximity to the Sports Hall, they are usually popular with those looking to host Safeguarding sessions, First Aid Training, Sports coaching etc.

In addition: 

Both canteen eating areas and toilets are in close proximity for the indoor facility users, as well as outdoor picnic areas when weather permits!

Tea & coffee making facilities can be made available for a small added fee, or our Food Tech room can be made available if more catering equipment is required.

Space to store equipment is limited, but do talk to us about your needs and we will try to accommodate requests where possible.

Outdoor Facilities - 


A great facility during the winter months, our ASTRO pitch is marked out with lines for football and hockey; floodlit till 9:30pm it can be used evenings all year round. 

Sports Pitch

Situated at the front of the school next to the car park, with football pitch markings and goal posts. A smaller grass pitch to the side is generally used for training or junior games. There is also a concrete viewing area for spectators. No lighting so usage is limited over winter months 

Rec Pitch 1 & 2

There are two pitches on the recreational ground to the side of the school, marked out with full size football pitches. There are no goal posts/nets here so these would need to be provided if required. No lighting so usage is limited over winter months. 


Large concrete fenced area marked out with netball courts (x2) and a basketball court with posts and nets - situated in front of the car park, by the school's main entrance. Portable netball posts can be provided for this space. No lighting so usage is limited over winter months. 

Equipment like netball posts, football goals, chairs and tables, flip-boards etc. can be made available if you require them. We can have the areas set up ready for your arrival, providing you have informed us in advance of your requirements.

We do ask for your co-operation in respecting the facilities and ensuring that all is left as it is found - in good clean condition so as not to upset future users. 

Note: A Public Liability Insurance Certificate will need to be provided in advance of the booking date. Alternatively, use of the School's Liability Insurance is available for a fee. For Sports clubs, groups, large events etc. a Risk Assessment must also be carried out by the user in advance


If you would like to find out more or make a booking please call 01983 618420 or email rdawson@rydeacademy.org

Lettings Coordinator: Rebecca Dawson

Lettings Caretaker: Simon Grice