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Biography Film Season presents...
Love Marilyn
Wednesday 20th March at 7:30pm

Notoriously known for having a fiercely private life, the Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe invented a public persona that still blazes brightly even over fifty years after her death.

In the third of our biography season, the documentary brings to life never-before-seen personal papers, diaries and letter with some...


Love Marilyn at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


An Evening with John Illsley
Friday 22nd March at 7:30pm

An Evening with John Illsley about the Life and Times of Dire Straits

Alongside Mark Knopfler, John Illsley was a founder member of the notorious band Dire Straits from 1977 until 1995, where they sold over 120 million albums and toured extensively across the world.

The evening will showcase some classics...


An Evening with John Illsley at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


ELIO PACE presents ELVIS PRESLEY
Saturday 23rd March at 7:30pm

On August 16th 2017, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Elio Pace premiered a very special, intimate and completely unique concert honouring his childhood musical idol.

Elio's personal and heartfelt performance featured many Elvis Presley classics as...


ELIO PACE presents ELVIS PRESLEY at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


When Swing Was King - with the Conchord Big Band
Sunday 24th March at 2:00pm

The Conchord Big Band return to Chequer Mead with an afternoon concert of great music, instrumentals and songs from the era - When Swing was King.

Including the songs of Sinatra, Ella, Nat King Cole and the sounds of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and many more.

This is a charity concert...


When Swing Was King - with the Conchord Big Band at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Biography Film Season presents...
Senna
Wednesday 27th March at 7:30pm

The final documentary of our biography season investigates the fascinating world Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, three times F1 winner before his tragic death at age 34.

Spanning a decade of Senna’s career, the occasionally ruthless, utterly humble, devotedly spiritual Brazilian was renowned for being...


Senna at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Phantom of the Opera- West End Theatre Trip
Wednesday 27th March at 7:30pm

Now in its 33rd glorious year, The Phantom of the Opera continues to mesmerise and entrance audiences and still remains one of the most famous and breath-taking musicals ever performed.

Chequer Mead is organising a theatre trip to Her Majesty’s Theatre this Spring, giving you the opportunity to see the second longest...


The Phantom of the Opera- West End Theatre Trip at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Grease Sing-Along Party!
Friday 29th March at 7:30pm

Don the Pink Lady jackets and gel up those quiffs, it's time to get singing!

Let your inhibitions go, as you sing-along (with the help of on-screen lyrics) with Danny, Sandy and the rest of the Rydell High gang in the iconic 70’s film, Grease.

Here’s your chance to become a Pink Lady or a T-Bird as dressing...


Grease Sing-Along Party! at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Spring Comedy Gala
Saturday 30th March at 7:30pm

This Spring, we are delighted to welcome the ferocious talents of:

MATT FORDE is a renowned political satirist, his comedy show Unspun with Matt Forde is now its fourth series and has been nominated for numerous awards.  Matt’s clever witticisms have shone through on shows like Mock the Week, Rory Bremner’s...


East Grinstead Spring Comedy Gala at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Cora Theatre Arts presents...
C.T.A Modern and Choreographic Display
Sunday 31st March at 2:30pm and 6:30pm

*Tickets go on sale on 15th March 2019*

Cora Theatre Arts  present their modern day display and choreographic presentation.


This is a youth production.
C.T.A Modern and Choreographic Display  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Imberhorne School presents...
iDance 2019
Monday 1st April to Tuesday 2nd April

Imberhorne school presents their annual iDance, showcasing GCSE, Performing Arts and KS3 Dance achievements.




This is a youth production.
iDance 2019 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Thursday 4th April at 7:30pm

Based on the best-selling novel and directed by Mike Newell, the story begins in 1946 London, with free spirited writer Juliet Ashton who forms a life-changing bond with the mysteriously named literary club that started in Nazi-occupied Guersey. 

Upon her visit, Juliet starts to write a book based on the residents...


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Dads Army Radio Show
Friday 5th April at 7:30pm

Two actors, twenty-five much-loved characters...

Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential BBC sitcom, Dad’s Army Radio Show stars David Benson (Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) as they present their stage version of a selection...

Dads Army Radio Show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019
Saturday 6th April at 9:00am

Todays event is Dance.

East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival (EGMAF) was formed to encourage and promote Performing Arts throughout the South of England.

Many of their past competitors have gone on to perform professionally in both national and international productions.

Admission is open to all, with...


This is a youth production.
East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019
Sunday 7th April at 9:00am

Todays event is Dance.

East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival (EGMAF) was formed to encourage and promote Performing Arts throughout the South of England. Many of their past competitors have gone on to perform professionally in both national and international productions.

Admission is open to all,...


This is a youth production.
East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


An Evening with Steve Parrish
Thursday 11th April at 7:30pm

He rode Barry Sheen’s bike to qualify for the world champion, filled various sports personalities’ rooms with live frogs and jumped hire cars from second floor car parks in Daytona Beach. He’s been visited by “Beadles About” and locked up in a Hong Kong jail for blowing up a brothel.

The life and times...


An Evening with Steve Parrish at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Friday 12th April at 7:30pm

Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

Using a huge projection screen, the show features 1960s photos and film footage whilst a full live band perform all their hits...


The Simon & Garfunkel Story at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019
Saturday 13th April at 9:00am

Todays event is Dance.

East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival (EGMAF) was formed to encourage and promote Performing Arts throughout the South of England. Many of their past competitors have gone on to perform professionally in both national and international productions.

Admission is open to all,...


This is a youth production.
East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019
Sunday 14th April at 9:00am

Todays event is Dance.

East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival (EGMAF) was formed to encourage and promote Performing Arts throughout the South of England.  Many of their past competitors have gone on to perform professionally in both national and international productions.

Admission is open to...


This is a youth production.
East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Vienna Festival Ballet presents...
Coppélia
Tuesday 16th April at 2:30pm and 6:30pm

Coppélia is a captivating story of an eccentric toymaker and his beloved doll, which appeals to audiences of all ages.  The colourful costumes, lively characters and beautiful music from Delibes all combine to create a magical and comical classic that warms and entertains from start to finish. Coppélia is guaranteed...


Coppélia at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


LP Creatives presents...
Treasure Island
Wednesday 17th April to Thursday 18th April

With the stars of children's TV we're all off to 'Treasure Island'!  Aaargh!

From the producers of the Chequer Mead annual pantomime...with crazy characters, all your favourite songs and a swashbuckling story on the seven seas - laughter, adventure and pirates await in a show perfect for children...


Treasure Island at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Royal Shakespeare Company presents...
As You Like It
Wednesday 17th April at 7:00pm

Come into the forest; Dare to change your state of mind...

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage)...


As You Like It at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jethro - The Count of Cornwall
Wednesday 24th April at 7:30pm

*Please note the change of time for this show*

Following 60 sold out shows last year, “The Count of Cornwall” is back again with his unique style of comedy.

Join us for a memorable evening of hysterical...


Jethro - The Count of Cornwall at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


On Chesil Beach
Thursday 25th April at 2:00pm

Based on Ian McEwan's best-selling novel.

England, 1962 and a young couple from drastically different backgrounds meet and begin what seems to be an idyllic romantic courtship.  But their differences with the issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure lead to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

Film...


On Chesil Beach at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019
Saturday 27th April at 9:00am

Todays event is Dance.

East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival (EGMAF) was formed to encourage and promote Performing Arts throughout the South of England.  Many of their past competitors have gone on to perform professionally in both national and international productions.

Admission is open to...


This is a youth production.
East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019
Sunday 28th April at 9:00am

Todays event is Dance.

East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival (EGMAF) was formed to encourage and promote Performing Arts throughout the South of England.  Many of their past competitors have gone on to perform professionally in both national and international productions.

Admission is open to...


This is a youth production.
East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Tuesday 30th April at 2:00pm

Having decided to ‘outsource’ their retirement to the less expensive and seemingly exotic India, a group of British retirees take up residence in what they are led to believe is a newly restored Marigold Hotel.

Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared...


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jeremy Vine - What The Hell Is Going On?!
Friday 3rd May at 7:30pm

Jeremy Vine is one of the UKs most successful broadcasters. In more than thirty years at the BBC, he has presented Newsnight, Panorama, Crimewatch, Eggheads and Points of View — as well as his daily Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, the UKs most listened-to radio news programme.

He has been shot at in Croatia and...


Jeremy Vine - What The Hell Is Going On?! at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019
Saturday 4th May at 9:00am

Speech and Drama and the Singing events are both being held today.

East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival (EGMAF) was formed to encourage and promote Performing Arts throughout the South of England.  Many of their past competitors have gone on to perform professionally in both national and international...


This is a youth production.
East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019
Sunday 5th May at 9:00am

Speech and Drama and Singing are both being held today.

East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival (EGMAF) was formed to encourage and promote Performing Arts throughout the South of England. Many of their past competitors have gone on to perform professionally in both national and international productions.

Admission...


This is a youth production.
East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


An American in Paris – The Musical
Tuesday 7th May at 7:30pm

Following its huge screening success in 2018, Trafalgar Releasing are delighted to be bringing An American in Paris back to screens in 2019.

Inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical took the West End by storm, with standing ovations from the public and a record-setting...


An American in Paris – The Musical at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Dear Zoo
Thursday 9th May to Friday 10th May

Rod Campbell’s best-selling ‘lift-the-flap’ book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982.

The timeless chaildren's classic book will be brought to the stage in a production that will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with...


Dear Zoo at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019
Saturday 11th May at 9:00am

Todays event is Speech and Drama.

East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival (EGMAF) was formed to encourage and promote Performing Arts throughout the South of England.  Many of their past competitors have gone on to perform professionally in both national and international productions.

Admission...


This is a youth production.
East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019
Sunday 12th May at 9:00am

Todays event is Speech and Drama.

East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival (EGMAF) was formed to encourage and promote Performing Arts throughout the South of England.  Many of their past competitors have gone on to perform professionally in both national and international productions.

Admission is...


This is a youth production.
East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
All My Sons
Tuesday 14th May at 7:00pm

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Millers blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success...


All My Sons at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


King of Thieves
Thursday 16th May at 7:30pm

Based on the infamous true story of the Hatton Garden jewellery heist, a band of aging ex-criminals are enticed out of retirement for one last hurrah with the lure of the biggest bank heist in British history. 

Escaping with over £200 million of stolen jewels and money, the cracks start to show as this crew...


King of Thieves at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Jive Aces Big Beat Vintage Revue
Friday 17th May at 7:30pm

The UK’s No.1 and world’s busiest swing and jive band, The Jive Aces present their biggest theatre show to date, the Big Beat Revue.

Featuring special guests, vintage pinup dancing, singing and tapping troupe, The Satin Dollz; The low down baritone sax of Lottie B and the smooth accordion of Grazia Bevilacqua,...


The Jive Aces Big Beat Vintage Revue at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Mary Poppins Returns
Saturday 18th May at 2:30pm

'Mary Poppins Returns' stars: Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure; Lin-Manuel Miranda as her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London; Ben Whishaw...


Mary Poppins Returns at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


AB Stage School presents...
The 5 Year Anniversary of AB Stage School
Sunday 19th May at 2:00pm

AB Stage School present their annual showcase, celebrating their 5 Year Anniversary.



This is a youth production.
The 5 Year Anniversary of AB Stage School at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Gary Delaney - Gagsters Paradise
Friday 24th May at 8:00pm

Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britains leading one-liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019, returning to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.

A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo...


Gary Delaney - Gagsters Paradise at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Annie Scott Dance Summer Performance
Sunday 26th May at 1:00pm and 3:00pm

The talented youngsters from Annie Scott's dance classes showcase their talents and all they've learnt over the year.


This is a youth production.
Annie Scott Dance Summer Performance at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Bohemian Rhapsody
Tuesday 28th May at 7:30pm

Nominated for countless awards, Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Defying stereotypes and shattering convention, Freddie became one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.  This biopic traces the meteoric rise...


Bohemian Rhapsody  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Royal Shakespeare Company presents...
The Taming of the Shrew
Wednesday 5th June at 7:00pm

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy.

Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.

Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare's fierce, energetic comedy of...


The Taming of the Shrew at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Seann Walsh; After This One, I’m Going Home
Thursday 6th June at 8:00pm

Returning from his USA TV debut on Conan, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and self-dubbed “Lie-In King” is back on tour in the UK.

Seann Walsh is unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation.

Team captain on Virtually Famous (Channel 4) and a regular on Play To The Whistle (ITV), other TV appearances...


Seann Walsh; After This One, I’m Going Home at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Upbeat Beatles
Friday 7th June at 7:30pm

This is an authentic tribute to one of the world's greatest bands.

With powerhouse vocals, precise harmonies, tight musicianship and upmost attention to detail, The Upbeat Beatles show with take you on a journey through the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the depths of the Cavern to the Apple roof...


The Upbeat Beatles at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


New Sussex Opera Chorus presents...
La Traviata
Saturday 8th June at 7:00pm
Based on a true story, this is one of the most romantic and tragic of all operas.

Violetta, the toast of Paris, and Alfredo, from the provinces, fall in love.  But their dreams of bliss are threatened by hypocritical society and then by cruel disease.

New Sussex Opera Chorus return, with Verdi’s magnificent score,...


La Traviata at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Dreamcatcher Productions presents...
Aftershock
Sunday 9th June at 2:00pm

*This show goes on sale on 2nd February 2019*

Dreamcatcher Productions return to Chequer Mead for their third annual show 'Aftershock'.


This is a youth production.
Aftershock at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


A Star is Born
Tuesday 11th June at 7:30pm

In his directional debut, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga stars in this romantic drama about the highs and lows of the music indstry.

Hard-drinking, seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers – and falls in love with- struggling  young artist Ally, who has almost given up on her dreams to be a singer.  After...

A Star is Born at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
All About Eve
Thursday 13th June at 7:00pm

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy...


All About Eve at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinsteads Summer Comedy Gala
Friday 14th June at 7:30pm

Another scorching line up of comedy this summer!
 
Leading the way is the downright marvellous HAL CRUTTENDEN.  An accomplished writer, actor and stand-up, Hal has made numerous appearances on….well practically everything!! Ranging from The Royal Variety Performance, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News...


East Grinsteads Summer Comedy Gala at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Take That – Greatest Hits Live
Saturday 15th June at 8:00pm

Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That are bringing their spectacular 2019 Greatest Hits tour to the big screen!

Broadcast from their last UK concert of the tour, this highly anticipated anniversary show promises to be their best yet.

With front row seats, you’ll be a part of the action as Gary, Mark and...


Take That – Greatest Hits Live at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Josh Widdicombe- Work in Progress
Tuesday 18th June at 8:00pm
Join Josh Widdicombe as he tries out some new material ahead of his new UK tour.

Best known for the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award winning show The Last Leg, Josh Widdicombe received critical acclaim with his sitcom JOSH

No stranger to our TV screens, he’s...


Josh Widdicombe- Work in Progress at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Supersonic 70s Show
Saturday 22nd June at 7:30pm

It’s being called “the greatest 70s show in theatre land” which is no surprise as The Supersonic 70s Show takes you down memory lane with some of the biggest classics, from the towering majesty of Queen, Fleetwood Mac & ELO, through the ‘pin-up pop’ of David Cassidy, David Essex and Donny Osmond whilst foot...


Supersonic 70s Show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Urban City presents...
Lost in Space
Sunday 23rd June at 2:00pm

Urban City Dance Academy present their end of year show, Lost in Space.


This is a youth production.
Lost in Space at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


National Theatre Live presents...
Small Island
Thursday 27th June at 7:00pm

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation.

Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 –...


Small Island at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Rich Hall LIVE!
Friday 28th June at 8:00pm

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit.

The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick-fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches...


Rich Hall LIVE! at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Ray Gelato and the Giants
Saturday 29th June at 8:00pm

Celebrating their 25th anniversary with a series of special shows in the UK and all over Europe as well as a newly recorded live album, Britain's own Godfather of Swing, saxophonist and singer Ray Gelato will be bringing his 7 piece band, the Giants, to the Chequer Mead Theatre.

Over the last 25 years...


Ray Gelato and the Giants at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Encore Academy Summer Spectacular
Sunday 30th June at 2:00pm

*Tickets go on sale on 1st April 2019*

Join the performers from Encore Academy as they perform their annual summer showcase.


This is a youth production.
Encore Academy Summer Spectacular at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Glyndebourne presents...
Cinderella (Cendrillon) - Live
Sunday 30th June at 5:30pm

Sweet-natured Cinderella lives the life of a servant at the home of her downtrodden father and cruel stepmother, teased and tormented by her two foolish stepsisters, the classic fairytale is told with Jules Massenet’s exquisite score and generous melodies.

Will Cinderella make it to the ball to meet the handsome...


Cinderella (Cendrillon) - Live at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Bookshop
Thursday 4th July at 7:30pm

In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) a free-spirited but recent widow, decides to try and put grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop, despite polite but ruthless local opposition.

It’s the first such shop in the sleep seaside town, and although fully supported by...


The Bookshop at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


King of Pop starring Navi
Saturday 6th July at 7:30pm

King Of Pop is led by the world’s number one Michael Jackson tribute artist ‘Navi’ which alone sets this show above the rest. 

Navi is the only tribute artist ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself.  Due to his incredible resemblance to the star, Navi was hired as Michael’s official body...


King of Pop starring Navi at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Bullfrog Productions presents...
Fame Junior
Saturday 13th July at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Fame JR features a high-energy, contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song) and a touching coming-of-age story.

Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s.

Fame JR. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story...


Fame Junior at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Dutch College Swing Band
Sunday 14th July at 7:30pm

Holland's legendary Dixieland Jazz Band...

Officially launched on D-Day, 5th May 1945, the Dutch Swing College Band have created over 100 albums and have appeared at festivals, theatre and even for royalty!

Starting out as an amateur-college combo, the Dutch Swing College Band played a prominent role during...


The Dutch College Swing Band at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Glyndebourne presents...
The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Thursday 18th July at 5:30pm

The beautiful Rosina is practically a prisoner by her guardian Dr Bartolo, who secretly hopes to marry his wealthy ward. But when Count Almaviva falls in love with Rosina from afar, he enlists the help of cunning barber Figaro to help him outwit Bartolo.

A comic battle of wills ensues, but will love or greed be triumphant?

Originally...


The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


DMT School presents...
One to One
Friday 19th July at 7:30pm

This is the fifth year that the DMT School will be showcasing their end of year performance, and the first time at Chequer Mead.

This performance will be the Private Class show.

Special ticket offer - when booking Friday night along side either the Saturday or Sunday performance, the tickets become £10.00...


This is a youth production.
One to One at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


DMT School presents...
Raise You Up
Saturday 20th July to Sunday 21st July

This is the fifth year that the DMT School will be showcasing their end of year performance, and the first time at Chequer Mead.

Saturday 20th will be the Group Class show. Sunday 21st will be the Group Class show, with awards and special guests.

Special ticket offer - when booking Friday night along side...


This is a youth production.
Raise You Up at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Christopher Robin
Wednesday 24th July at 7:30pm

Christopher Robin – all grown up and with a family - receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh.

With Christopher's help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends -- Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo, whilst Christopher meanwhile rediscovers the joy of life.

BBFC...


Christopher Robin at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Totally TINA
Friday 26th July at 7:30pm

Now in their 8th successful year, Totally TINA is the longest running tribute to the legendary Queen of Rock and Soul, Tina Turner!

The show focuses on Tina’s live concert career, replicating scenes from various tours over the last 50 years with customised twists and turns created by Tina tribute artist, Justine...


Totally TINA at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Shall We Dance?- Andre Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert
Saturday 27th July at 7:00pm

André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.

This year André Rieu invites you to put...


Shall We Dance?- Andre Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Royal Shakespeare Company presents...
Measure for Measure
Wednesday 31st July at 7:00pm

To whom should I complain?

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.

Shakespeare wrote this play in...


Measure for Measure at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Glyndebourne presents...
The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote) - Live
Sunday 4th August at 5:30pm

Composed just months before his death, Mozart’s most magical comedy The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade.  This musical masterpiece has been reimagined and takes a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics.
 
Prince Tamino is...


The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote) - Live at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Simon Goodall and the Bourne Again Shadows
Friday 9th August at 7:30pm

No other artist in British pop music history can match the enduring popularity of Cliff Richard and the Shadows, whose chart successes span six decades.

Simon Goodall and the Bourne Again Shadows are widely acclaimed as the most authentic sounding Cliff/Shadows tribute act, reproducing Cliff’s classics like Summer...


Simon Goodall and the Bourne Again Shadows at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Thursday 15th August at 7:30pm

Based on John Le Carre's bestselling novel...

The year is 1973, at the height of the Cold War, which is damaging International relations.

George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a disgraced British spy, is rehired in secret by his government - which fears that the British Secret Intelligence Service, a.k.a. MI-6, has...


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Black Magic – The Little Mix Show
Tuesday 20th August at 7:00pm

A highly energetic tribute show that follows in the footsteps of the award winning girl band, Little Mix.

This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography.

Suitable for kids, tweens, teens and adults alike, The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience...


Black Magic – The Little Mix Show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream
Friday 23rd August at 7:30pm

Celebrating the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Cream.

Voodoo Room are a stunning high energy power trio, with its members having played with Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder, Lulu etc.

This is not a pantomime dress up tribute act - simply great musicians performing...


Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Shall We Dance?- Andre Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert
Saturday 24th August at 2:00pm

Here is another opportunity to put on your dancing shoes, as Andre Rieu invites you to watch his spectacular annual concert from his hometown of Maastricht.

These concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe with the medieval town square transformed into a spectacular backdrop
for unforgettable concerts...


Shall We Dance?- Andre Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


BILL
Wednesday 28th August at 2:30pm

From the creators of Horrible Histories, comes the hilarious comedy telling the story of Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’! 

When hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his family and home to follow his dream in London, he encounters murderous Kings, crazed spies, lost loves and a plot to blow up Queen...


BILL at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Wednesday 28th August at 7:30pm

Based on a real life memoir from 1978, Liverpool...

What starts as a vibrant affair between the eccentric Academy Award winning femme fatale actress Gloria Grahame and her much younger lover, Peter Turner, grows into a deeper relationship as he becomes the only person Gloria can turn to for comfort.

BBFC rating...

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Bohemians - Greatest Hits Tour
Friday 30th August at 7:30pm

A Comprehensive re-enactment of Queens Greatest Hits.

Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band, The Bohemians, take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring  the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.

So many fabulous hits to be covered...


The Bohemians - Greatest Hits Tour at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Floyd Effect
Saturday 7th September at 7:30pm

There are tribute bands and then there are tribute bands… With members who have worked with the likes of David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Jon Bon Jovi, Brian Adams and Keith Emerson, and who have performed on Broadway and in the Royal Albert Hall, The Floyd Effect isn’t just a bunch of enthusiasts who love the music...


The Floyd Effect at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas
Tuesday 10th September at 7:30pm

On Tuesday 10 September, award-winning and bestselling author Margaret Atwood publishes worldwide her highly anticipated new novel – The Testaments – a sequel to her most celebrated work, The Handmaid’s Tale.

In a unique live event on this momentous date, cinema audiences will be treated to an evening in conversation...


Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Drifters
Friday 13th September at 7:30pm

The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades. 

The legendary group have previously been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and have produced an incredible...


The Drifters at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Rock N Roll Paradise
Saturday 14th September at 7:30pm

Rock n Roll Paradise is celebrating their10th year on the road with their 2019 Lost Legends Tour.

As the show continues to grow and to change, they will be bringing to the stage an amazing number of tributes to the icons of rock and roll over the years.

Backed by the dynamic Paradise Band, the Legends will include...


Rock N Roll Paradise at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Bon Jovi Experience
Saturday 21st September at 7:30pm

The Bon Jovi Experience are the worlds first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi and are the worlds ONLY tribute to have been requested by and to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself. They are also the only tribute to have been featured on the official Bon Jovi website.

” Have you seen this...


The Bon Jovi Experience at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Joe Longthorne
Thursday 3rd October at 7:30pm

TV and recording star Joe Longthorne returns to Chequer Mead with his sensational new show.

Come and join Joe as he takes you on a rollercoaster of Songs and impressions including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and his incredible impression of Sammy Davis Jr, all delivered with 100% accuracy!...


Joe Longthorne at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Beyond Therapy
Saturday 5th October at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

This quick witted and touching comedy focuses on Prudence (Carrie Whitton – Dinner Ladies) and Bruce (Sam Lupton – Wicked) who with the help of their psychiatrists, meet through an online ad, but their date doesn’t go as planned.  Bruce is highly emotional and likes to cry a lot.  Prudence doesn’t think...


Beyond Therapy at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jim Davidson: The People Fight Back
Thursday 10th October to Friday 11th October

The people’s favourite and one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians, JIM DAVIDSON OBE telling it ‘like it is’.

Are you fed up with this PC world we now find ourselves in? Well, come and see Jim’s brand-new and outrageous show.

Enough is enough, It’s time to fight back!

'Boy does Jim know...


Jim Davidson: The People Fight Back at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Lipstick on Your Collar
Saturday 12th October at 7:30pm

Having had a hugely successful sell-out show in 2018, the Lipstick on Your Collar gang return to step back in time to the golden era of pop music!

Running from the birth of Rock n’ Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the evening is packed with over forty hits from the likes of...


Lipstick on Your Collar at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Snowdrop Music presents...
The London Klezmer Quartet
Sunday 20th October at 7:30pm

The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

The group plays old and new traditional...


The London Klezmer Quartet at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Alice in Wonderland
Monday 28th October at 2:00pm and 5:00pm
Join Alice down the rabbit hole in her magical adventures through Wonderland in this brand-new staging of Lewis Carrolls family favourite, Alice In Wonderland. Come and join the tea party and meet the Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts plus many more exciting colourful characters. This exciting...

Alice in Wonderland at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Caroline Wright School of Dance presents...
Let There Be Dance
Sunday 17th November at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

*Tickets go on sale on Monday 15th July*

Caroline Wright School of Dance perform their bi-annual dance show, "Let There Be Dance".


This is a youth production.
Let There Be Dance at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Rising Stars Adult Theatre Company presents...
The Vicar of Dibley - Christmas The Second Coming
Tuesday 26th November to Wednesday 27th November

A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.
With kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions.

Following on from the success of their Vicar of Dibley play production in 2018, Rising Stars Adult Theatre Company are treading the...


The Vicar of Dibley - Christmas The Second Coming at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


SSAFA presents presents...
A Winter Concert
Tuesday 3rd December at 7:30pm

Heralding the start of Christmas, this annual winter concert with a State Military Band is a hugely popular event.

The Military Band will perform a variety of music and there will be a chance to join in with “community” singing of seasonal songs.

Book early to avoid disappointment and support this very...


A Winter Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Choirpower Christmas Concert
Tuesday 10th December at 7:30pm

Join the Choirpower singers for their annual festive concert in the Pavilion.

The evening will be filled with traditional and popular Christmas music laced with some favourite show songs and some less well-known modern carols.  Audience singalong is encouraged!  Directed by Marion Shuster.


Choirpower Christmas Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


LP Creatives presents...
Cinderella
Saturday 14th December to Monday 30th December

You shall go to the ball next Christmas with the spectacular family pantomime Cinderella.

LP Creatives will be returning to Chequer Mead to bring you another fantastically magical pantomime.

Join Cinders as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her wicked sisters and meets her dashing Prince...


Cinderella at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Country Superstars – Dolly Parton and Friends
Saturday 7th March at 7:30pm

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dolly Parton being a Member of the Grand Ole Opry this truly unique show is hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years and is Europe’s Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country.

Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take...


Country Superstars – Dolly Parton and Friends at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


KD Theatre Productions presents...
The Wizard Of Oz
Thursday 9th April to Friday 10th April

Come and meet Dorothy as she goes on a magical adventure to the Land Of Oz!

Follow Dorothy as she tries to find her way home. Along the way she makes new friends with the Scarecrow who longs for a brain, the Tin Man who really wants a heart and the very cowardly Lion who is desperate to be brave and have some courage....


The Wizard Of Oz at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Scott Ritchie Productions and KD Theatre presents...
Rapunzel
Saturday 16th May at 2:00pm and 5:00pm

Scott Ritchie Productions and KD Theatre Productions are joining forces once again to collaborate on a brand NEW staging of the popular fairy tale, Rapunzel!

This 'Tangled' musical adventure features an original book, music and lyrics, high energy choreography, loveable characters, colourful set and costumes...


Rapunzel at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Kast Off Kinks
Friday 3rd July at 7:30pm

The Kast off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band The Kinks, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.

This great line-up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from...


The Kast Off Kinks at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead