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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


NT Live presents...
The Lehman Trilogy
Thursday 25th July at 7:00pm

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.
163 years later,...


The Lehman Trilogy 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


Little Sparks Dance Academy presents...
Spark a Dream
Sunday 28th July at 2:00pm and 6:00pm

Join the Little Sparks Dance Academy as they present their end of year show "Spark a Dream".


This is a youth production.
Spark a Dream 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


The Wizard of Oz- Young Performers Edition
Saturday 3rd August at 2:00pm

Come and watch all the talented young performers from Chequer Mead's summer workshop as they perform the classic story of The Wizard of Oz.

Based on the beloved musical, the show will feature all the songs including: We're Off to see the Wizard, Merry Old Land of Oz, If I Only Had a Brain and...


This is a youth production.
The Wizard of Oz- Young Performers Edition 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


West End Stars 1
Sunday 8th September at 2:00pm
Matthew Goodgame unites West End Stars in the fight against Dementia, raising awareness and support for The Alzheimers Society. Matthew, who has played numerous leading roles in the West End, lost his mother three years ago to the disease, is raising money for the charity.

Matthew has created a West End...

West End Stars 1 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 Handmaids 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 Favourite
Wednesday 11th September at 7:30pm

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. 

A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her place while tending to Annes ill health and mercurial...


The Favourite at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
Fleabag
Thursday 12th September at 7:30pm

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBCs hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from Londons West End. 

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of...


Fleabag 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


CinemaLive presents...
Rigoletto on the Lake
Tuesday 17th September at 7:30pm

One of Verdi's most popular works is being performed for the first time on the unique Bregenz lake stage in Austria.

Featuring several of opera’s best-known arias, Rigoletto is the unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame.

Directed and designed by Philip...


Rigoletto on the Lake at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Post
Wednesday 18th September at 7:30pm

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in Spielbergs thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between the first female publisher of a major American newspaper and a hard-driving editor of The Washington Post.

Overcoming their differences, they risk their careers – and their possible freedom- as they work together to...


The Post at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Dear Zoo
Thursday 19th September at 1:00pm and 4:30pm

Rod Campbell’s best-selling ‘lift-the-flap’ book has delighted generations of young readers for decades, and now the timeless children’s classic will be brought to live, on stage!

This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets,...


Dear Zoo 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


West End Stars 2
Sunday 22nd September at 2:00pm

Matthew Goodgame once again unites West End Stars in the fight against Dementia by raising awareness and support for The Alzheimer's Society.

He will be bringing the 'razzle dazzle' of the West End back to East Grinstead, for an afternoon with the Stars!

Joining Matthew are West End Stars: 

Jason...


West End Stars 2 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


One Man, Two Guvnors
Thursday 26th September at 7:00pm
By Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired...


One Man, Two Guvnors at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Theatrical Niche presents...
Uncle Vanya
Friday 27th September at 7:30pm

Chekhov's tragicomedy in a bittersweet, multi-disciplinary new adaptation. Isolated and seemingly beyond help, the weary inhabitants of one country household plunge head over heels in lust when a beautiful stranger arrives.

As the owner announces the estate sale for his own gain, the strains of repression and a...


Uncle Vanya at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Monstersaurus Live
Saturday 28th September at 1:00pm and 3:00pm

One day Monty found a book, "Inventions very rare.

Create yourself a Monster friend, but only if you dare!"

From the creators of Aliens Love Underpants, this brand new show follows the inventions of Monty as he creates some whacky inventions and incredible monsters.  

Only one problem,...


Monstersaurus Live at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


IDTA South East Classical Performance Awards
Sunday 29th September at 9:30am

*Tickets go on sale on 27th August*

The International Dance Teachers’ Association is a leading dance qualifications awarding body and membership association for professional dance teachers.

This show is for the South East Classical Performance Awards.

This ticket...


IDTA South East Classical Performance Awards at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


CinemaLive presents...
Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Concert
Tuesday 1st October at 7:30pm

50 Years after his debut, Plácido Domingo returns to Arena Di Verona.

With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors, the legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences...


Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Concert  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


George Egg - Movable Feast
Friday 4th October at 7:30pm

After his two sell-out comedy/cooking shows, George returns with his brand new show about making food on the move!

In his laugh out-loud comedy show, George demonstrates how to (amongst other things) to cook with an engine, get the most from a car battery and even utilise the sunroof!

He’ll demonstrate ways...


George Egg - Movable Feast 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 (Tracy Shaw- Coronation Street) 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 men...


Beyond Therapy at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


James Phelan: Troublemaker Tour
Sunday 6th October at 7:30pm

He's back...viral sensation and star of BBC Radio, James Phelan presents a unique magical prank show that is both jaw dropping and laugh out loud funny! 

Troublemaker is a mind-blowing rollercoaster filled with mystery and hilarity – from mind-reading outrageous confessions from members of the audience,...


James Phelan: Troublemaker Tour at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Mule
Wednesday 9th October at 7:30pm

Octogenarian Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) is broke and alone and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. 

Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well -- so well, in fact, that his cargo...


The Mule 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!

Please note that the...


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


Fairport Convention
Sunday 13th October at 7:30pm
Winner of a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years whilst still retaining their passion for live performance. The show will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites as well as new material. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their...

Fairport Convention at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Vienna Festival Ballet presents...
Snow White
Wednesday 16th October at 2:30pm and 7:00pm

Join Vienna Festival Ballet on a magical journey with their unmissable production of Snow White.

World premiere choreography propels this timeless fairytale and answers the question; who is the fairest one of all?

Based on the traditional Grimm brothers’ story, this ballet incorporates all the important elements...


Snow White at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Thursday 17th October at 7:00pm

The course of true love never did run smooth...

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest meddle with the love lives of mortals creating love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations, with hilarious and dark consequences.

Shakespeares most famous romantic comedy, filmed live in front of an audience,...


A Midsummer Nights Dream at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Saturday 19th October at 12:00pm and 2:30pm

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide.

Eric’s well-known books captivated readers with his iconic colourful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively...


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 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


Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Tuesday 22nd October at 7:30pm

This is an adaptation of the memoir of the same title, relaying the true story of the best-selling celebrity biographer, and friend to cats, Lee Israel (played by Melissa McCarthy). 

In the 70s & 80s, Israel made her living profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist...


Can You Ever Forgive Me? at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Andy Irvine
Thursday 24th October at 8:00pm

Hailed as ‘a tradition in himself’, Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers who really gets to the soul of what Ireland is about!

A musician, a singer and a songwriter, Andy has been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men in the mid-60s and has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional...


Andy Irvine at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Andy Parsons - Healing the Nation
Friday 25th October at 8:00pm
‘Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain’ THE GUARDIAN

'Coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags' THE INDEPENDENT


“It was 24th June 2016 and I found myself contemplating a supermarket meal deal. I only wanted a sandwich and I only...


Andy Parsons - Healing the Nation at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Women in Rock
Saturday 26th October at 7:30pm

Journey through the history of great anthems by some of the greatest female vocalists.

This is Europe’s only full live touring show that is a fitting tribute to the world’s greatest female rock legends.  

From Stevie Nicks to Pink, Cher to Patti Smith, Alanis Morissette to Blondie, the show will...


Women in Rock at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


HG Performing Arts presents...
Wild Things!
Sunday 27th October at 3:00pm and 6:00pm

*Tickets go on sale on 1st July*

HG Performing Arts are delighted to bring their new show "Wild Thing!" to Chequer Mead for the first time.


This is a youth production.
Wild Things! 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...


Alice in Wonderland at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Ballet Theatre UK presents...
Wizard of Oz
Tuesday 29th October at 7:30pm

Follow the yellow brick road and discover all the wonders of Oz…

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion, (and yes Toto too) as they seek the Wonderful Wizard to find that there's no place like home, in this full-length ballet adaptation of the iconic magical tale.  

Set to a classical score...


Wizard of Oz at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


COS Musical Theatre presents...
Centre Stage- The Sound of Musicals
Friday 1st November to Saturday 2nd November

Following their smash hit sell-out shows of Shrek the Musical earlier this year, COS Musical Theatre will be bringing its hugely popular Centre Stage production to Chequer Mead for the first time, having near sell-out runs in 2016 and 2017.

This year’s Centre Stage is The Sound of Musicals, a collection of...


Centre Stage- The Sound of Musicals at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


ConChord Big Band presents...
Thanks for the Memory
Sunday 3rd November at 2:00pm

Join the ConChord Big Band and singer for a wonderful afternoon of Big Band music as they return for another exciting show, in aid of good causes.

Compered by the always interesting and amusing Mr Roger Hind, this show is guaranteed to get your foot tapping away!



Thanks for the Memory at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Winchester- The house ghosts built
Tuesday 5th November at 7:30pm
Inspired by true events. On the outskirts of San Francisco sits a house that knows no end. The most haunted house in the world, built by Sarah Winchester (Academy Award winner Helen Mirren) the heiress to the Winchester fortune. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands...

Winchester- The house ghosts built at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Northern Ballet presents...
Dracula
Wednesday 6th November at 7:30pm

With darkly Gothic sets and costumes, Northern Ballet is resurrecting Bram Stoker’s classic horror story for special LIVE screenings this Halloween.

The haunting tale of passion and immortality is played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatre - this is ballet with a dramatic bite.

Created...


Dracula at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
Hansard
Thursday 7th November at 7:00pm

Hansard; noun.

The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

Its a summers morning in...


Hansard at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Stephen K Amos: Everyman
Friday 8th November at 8:00pm

It’s easy to feel angry when mad talking heads and evil officials are looking for any slight difference of opinion to plough open and exploit. We need an everyman to bring people together using the most powerful tool we have: comedy. We need Stephen K Amos. 

He’s on a mission to bring about world peace. Or,...


Stephen K Amos: Everyman at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along!
Saturday 9th November at 7:30pm

Sing Loud. Stand Proud. Its Bohemian Rhapsody time!

Join in this foot-stomping celebration of the highs and lows of one of Britains most beloved bands, Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, in this fantastically special Sing-Along spectacular!

Defying stereotypes and shattering...


Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along! at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


IDTA South East Theatre Jazz and Tap Awards
Sunday 10th November at 10:00am, 2:30pm and 7:00pm

*Tickets go on sale 7th October 2019*

The International Dance Teachers’ Association is a leading dance qualifications awarding body and membership association for professional dance teachers.

The event will run as: 

10.00am ...


IDTA South East Theatre Jazz and Tap Awards at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Colette
Tuesday 12th November at 7:30pm

After marrying a successful Parisian writer, known commonly as Willy (Dominic West) Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is encouraged by her husband to ghostwrite for him.  

She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty brazen country girl named Claudine, which sparks a bestseller and a cultural...


Colette at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Arsenal Legends in Conversation
Wednesday 13th November at 7:30pm

Amassing more than 900 appearances in the red and white of The Gunners between them, three Arsenal legends are coming to town to talk about their action-packed football careers. . .

Legendary midfielder Ray Parlour – affectionately dubbed “The Romford Pele” by Arsenal supporters; fellow double-winner, left-back...


Arsenal Legends in Conversation at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Hambleton Productions presents...
Christmas with Steptoe and Son
Saturday 16th November at 7:30pm

Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to 26 Oil Drum Lane to catch up with the nation’s favourite rag-and-bone-men and indulge in some classic, festive misadventures!

Albert and Harold – united by blood, divided over everything else – seem doomed to spend Christmas in each other’s company....


Christmas with Steptoe and Son 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


Chicago presents...
Ardingly Senior
Thursday 21st November to Saturday 23rd November

*Tickets go on sale on 18th September*

Nightclub sensation Velma murders her philandering husband, and Chicago’s slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn is set to defend her.  But when Roxie also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well – turning her into a media...


This is a youth production.
Ardingly Senior 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


New Sussex Opera presents...
La Belle Hélène
Thursday 28th November at 7:30pm

A collaboration with Opera della Luna

Live opera, fully staged, sung in English.

French fizz and foolery set to deliciously immortal music – outrageous fun. A talented cast (see website) bring this hilarious farce to life. Prepare for plenty of surprises in Jeff Clarke’s version of the story of the lovely...


La Belle Hélène at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Coldplace- a tribute to Coldplay
Friday 29th November at 8:00pm

Coldplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none. In 12 years the band have over 600 gigs under their belts across the length and breadth of the UK and abroad in over twenty different countries worldwide..

The band are firmly established in many of the UK's...


Coldplace- a tribute to Coldplay at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
Present Laughter
Saturday 30th November at 2:00pm

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. 

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many...


Present Laughter at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jack Dee – Off The Telly
Saturday 30th November at 8:00pm

*This show has sold out- Call the Box Office to join the waiting list*

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour.

“In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten...


Jack Dee – Off The Telly 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 Welsh Guards 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 worthy...


A Winter Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Rat Pack Christmas Show
Wednesday 4th December at 7:30pm
Voted the Official UK No.1 Tribute, the show is now celebrating its 21st record breaking year. Amazing audiences with their recreation of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr in this sensational show that brings the style, glamour and excitement of the Las Vegas heyday to vivid life! Including all the great...

The Rat Pack Christmas Show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Forbidden Nights
Thursday 5th December at 8:00pm

Fantasies don't come better than this!

Combining unbeatable circus and acrobatic skills, this unrivalled night of glamour, talent and torsos showcase sizzling new acts, stunt-orientated routines and explosive provocative choreography.

Forbidden Night’s Sexy Circus is guaranteed to get your pulse racing...


Forbidden Nights at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Its a Wonderful Life: Afternoon Tea at the Movies
Friday 6th December at 2:00pm

Overwhelmed by family obligations and financial worries, George Bailey (James Stewart) contemplates ending his life before his guardian angel, Clarence, intervenes and shows him what his hometown would be like without him.  

Defining all holiday classics, this heartwarming film is the perfect pre-Christmas treat,...


Its a Wonderful Life: Afternoon Tea at the Movies 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


Strictly Ann – An Evening with Ann Widdecombe
Saturday 29th February at 7:30pm

*This event is open to Premium Club members only until 1st July*

Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever national tour.

Entertaining, enlightening and as controversial as you...


Strictly Ann – An Evening with Ann Widdecombe at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Ballet Theatre UK presents...
Giselle
Wednesday 4th March at 7:30pm

Join Ballet Theatre UK in one of the greatest ballets of all time, Giselle.

A tragically romantic tale of a young girl who falls deeply in love however she would soon be deceived for he was betrothed to another. Through despair and desperation the...


Giselle 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


Ballet Theatre UK presents...
Sense and Sensibility
Friday 12th June at 7:30pm

Join Ballet Theatre UK as they delve into the romantic world of Jane Austin with their classical adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. 

Following the lives of the Dashwood sisters, this full-length ballet explores the romantic twists and turns of society life in the late 18th century. One is charmed by the goodness...


Sense and Sensibility 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