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Strictly Music Hall
Friday 16th November at 7:30pm

The good old days are back, with a little help from the WWOS!

Wickham’s Wandering OldeTyme Stagers will be stirring up a bit of nostalgia, as their good old-fashioned theatrical troupe presents some good old-fashioned Music Hall entertainment.

Audience participation is a must! So come along and join in with...


Strictly Music Hall at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


How to Hide a Lion
Saturday 17th November at 2:00pm

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down.

Helen Stephens’ magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour,...


How to Hide a Lion at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Jane Austen Book Club
Saturday 17th November at 7:30pm

*This screening has been cancelled*

Two friends decide to form a book club, exclusively dedicated to the works of Jane Austen, primarily to help distract their friend, Sylvia from her marriage breakdown. 

Opening the invitation to other friends, the group finds...


The Jane Austen Book Club at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Copthorne Players presents...
Fiddler on the Roof
Wednesday 21st November to Saturday 24th November

A Fiddler on the Roof.  Sounds crazy, no?
The opening lines of this wonderful musical.  

An emotional story of a father’s love of his family in the village of Anatevka.  Tevye the milkman’s world is changing as his beloved daughters fall in love; can he bend or will he break?  This...


Fiddler on the Roof at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


An A-Z of Musical Theatre
Sunday 25th November at 7:30pm

A humorous and enlightening look through the wonderful world of the musicals.

Created by Sam Hiller, the resident director of the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, and performer in many musicals, the show features hugely talented cast memebrs direct from the West End to bring you a night of musical...


An A-Z of Musical Theatre at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Miracle on 34th Street
Tuesday 27th November at 2:00pm

Don't miss this afternoon delight with this 1947 Christmas Classic.

Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) steps in last minute to play Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. He’s such a success he is soon employed to be a regular feature.
But when Kringle claims that he really is the actual Santa...


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Miracle on 34th Street at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Viceroys House
Tuesday 27th November at 7:30pm

NEW DEHLI, MARCH 1947.

Based on real-events, British statesman Lord Louis Mountbatten was sent to Delhi as the newly appointed, and last ever viceroy of India.

With the daunting task of overseeing the transition of British India to Independence, he meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face...


Viceroys House at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Martin Taylor and Martin Simpson
Thursday 29th November at 8:00pm

Award winning Jazz guitarist MARTIN TAYLOR teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso MARTIN SIMPSON to play selected dates in the UK. The pair will share the stage throughout the performance – adding to each other’s songs and instrumental pieces and taking them to new levels.

Martin Taylor was recently...


Martin Taylor and Martin Simpson at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Daves Rockin Years presents...
Travelin Man- The Ricky Nelson Rock n Roll Show
Friday 30th November at 8:00pm

Travelin Man, launched in March 2017, is the UKs first and only tribute dedicated to rock n roll pioneer and hit maker, the legendary Ricky Nelson.

2nd in record sales for 5 consecutive years between 1957 and 1962 being beaten only by Elvis Presley, this authentic show features all the hits and more inc It's...


Travelin Man- The Ricky Nelson Rock n Roll Show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The King and I: From the London Palladium
Saturday 1st December at 2:00pm

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.

Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday...


The King and I: From the London Palladium at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Christmas Comedy Gala
Saturday 1st December at 7:30pm

The Christmas Comedy Gala is now a staple in the festive season!

Rounding off the year, the show will be headlined by none other than the hilarious JOE WILKINSON!  An award-winning gag-smith, his distinct style and unusual wit has made him a firm favourite on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Him & Her, Live at the Electric...


East Grinstead Christmas Comedy Gala at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Forest Row Lifeboat Choir presents...
An Afternoon of Christmas Carols
Tuesday 4th December at 2:00pm

Join the Forest Row Lifeboat Choir for a festive afternoon of jollity and Christmas songs.

The choir originally formed in in 1946 to sing carols and raise awareness and funds for the RNLI which they continue to do so to this day.



An Afternoon of Christmas Carols at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Choirpower and Greenstede Singers presents...
Christmas Concert, in the Pavilion
Tuesday 4th December at 7:30pm

An evening of 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.


Christmas Concert, in the Pavilion at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


SSAFA presents...
A Winter Concert
Wednesday 5th December at 7:30pm

The annual festive concert presented by and in aid of SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association) heralds the start of Christmas!

We are delighted to have been allocated The Band of The Irish Guards who will perform a variety of music at this very popular annual concert. There will be a chance...


A Winter Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Estcots Primary School presents...
Hey Ewe
Thursday 6th December at 10:30am and 1:00pm

*Tickets go on sale at 9:30am on Tuesday 6th November*

Estcots Primary School presents their annual nativity production, with 'Hey Ewe' being the 2018 production.


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


Christmas Crooners
Thursday 6th December at 7:30pm

Get in the festive mood.  Come and sing along to great songs from Christmas past.

Now in its 10th record breaking year, the show is jam packed with festive favourites including the Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself- Frank Sinatra.

The fantastic cast of West-End...


Christmas Crooners at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Forbidden Nights
Friday 7th December at 8:00pm

Treat your to an early Christmas gift!

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, you can treat yourself to the ultimate Forbidden strip tease….and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure!

The talented cast of world renowned circus performers, aerial artists, acrobats and fire acts will have you...


Forbidden Nights at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Peter Pan
Saturday 15th December to Tuesday 1st January

This Christmas, gather your ship mates and head for Neverland as the high-flying adventure begins with the swashbuckling tale of Peter Pan!

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, John and Michael and of course Tinker Bell as they try to foil the dastardly plans of Captain Hook.

After the huge success of last year’s “Beauty...


Peter Pan  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Andre Rieu - 2019 New Year Concert from Sydney
Saturday 5th January to Sunday 6th January

Take a front row seat and experience Andre Rieu’s New Year concert recorded live from the stunning town hall in Sydney, Australia.

Join the King of Waltz as he presents a festive concert like no other, as the magical evening is filled with music and dance and features world class sopranos, the platin tenors,...


Andre Rieu - 2019 New Year Concert from Sydney at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
Tuesday 15th January at 7:00pm

King. The male ruler of an independent state; one who inherits the position by right of birth.

King of the castle. A children’s game in which each child attempts to stand alone on a mound, or sandcastle, by pushing other children off it.

Simon Russell Beale plays King Richard II, in an intuitive...


The Tragedy of King Richard the Second at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Ballet Theatre UK presents...
Beauty and the Beast
Sunday 20th January at 3:00pm

Join Ballet Theatre UK with one of the most enchanting love stories of all time, Beauty and the Beast.

Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious...


Beauty and the Beast at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live Encore presents...
The Madness of George III
Wednesday 23rd January at 7:00pm

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning...


The Madness of George III at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Bob Dylan Story
Saturday 26th January at 7:30pm

The Bob Dylan Story is the stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music’s greatest icon.

With some of the most memorable songs ever written, Bob Dylan created the soundtrack for 1960s America, amassing a huge and enduring fanbase that even extended across the Atlantic to bands like The Beatles and...


The Bob Dylan Story at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Ardingly Prep School presents...
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Thursday 31st January to Saturday 2nd February

*TICKETS ON SALE 1st NOVEMBER*

Be prepared to be amazed, as Ardingly Prep School takes you into the magical world of Narnia.

Travel with Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan through the wardrobe into this fantastical realm where animals can talk, but where The White Witch has cast a spell to make it always winter...


This is a youth production.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Cirque Enchantment
Sunday 3rd February at 7:30pm

Let your imagination run wild and discover a mysterious world of enchantment.

This concert style Cirque production features stunning choreography, breathtaking vocalS and mesmerising circus performers. With an eclectic musical soundtrack, Cirque Enchantment is a stunning family show that will delight everyone...


Cirque Enchantment at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live Encore presents...
Antony & Cleopatra
Wednesday 6th February at 7:00pm

Screened from the National Theatre, with an Encore broadcast, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a...


Antony & Cleopatra at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Mandy Muden - Cunning Stunts
Wednesday 13th February at 7:30pm

Direct from her sensational appearances on Britain's Got Talent...

Mandy Muden takes to the road with her brand new hilarious show ‘Cunning Stunts’, with loads of amazing tricks, razor sharp wit and lots of audience participation.
 
The only woman to ever combine magic and comedy, Mandy...


Mandy Muden - Cunning Stunts at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live Encore presents...
Im Not Running
Thursday 14th February at 7:00pm

Im Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, and will be screened as an Encore performance.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising...


Im Not Running at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young
Saturday 16th February at 8:00pm

Get ready for a tequila fuelled tex-mex party night!

Los Pacaminos features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK's premier pedal steel player).

One of the UK’s most popular Live touring bands, Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border...


Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Bullfrog Productions proudly presents...
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Thursday 21st February to Friday 22nd February
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious".


Filled...


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


The History of Rock
Saturday 2nd March at 7:30pm

THE HISTORY OF ROCK is a celebration of ROCK music through the decades.

A jaw dropping night transporting you through the golden ages of ROCK! Featuring the music of artists such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Queen and many more.

Rediscover the seeds of ROCK & ROLL in the 1950s, the birth...


The History of Rock at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Saturday 9th March at 7:30pm

Make it a night to remember with the energetic and stylish tribute to the timeless music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

With their incredible four part harmonies and roof raising falsetto, Bye Bye Baby will take you on a musical journey celebrating the greatest hits including Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk...


Bye Bye Baby – A Celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Fureys
Tuesday 12th March at 7:30pm

Making a welcome return to Chequer Mead this Spring is the legends of Irish music and song, The Fureys. 

Renowned for their hit songs, I will love you, When you were sweet 16, The Green fields of France, The old man, Red rose café, From Clare to here, Her father didn’t like me anyway, Leaving Nancy and...


The Fureys at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Sing for a Cure presents...
This is ME!
Saturday 16th March at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Sing for a Cure returns to Chequer Mead for their fourth show… 'This is ME!'.

Performing songs from many different genres, the principal singers will be accompanied by their band and featuring the new Sing for a Cure Choir formed especially for this show!

Sing for a Cure's mission is to raise...


This is ME! at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Immersion Theatre presents...
The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio
Sunday 17th March at 2:30pm and 5:30pm

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to present a brand new, larger-than-life musical adaptation of the much-loved classic, Pinocchio!

Based on the fantastical children’s book, this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in this high energy re-telling of Pinocchio’s extraordinary adventures.

Packed...


The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio 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


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


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


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

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 nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic storyteller ever to grace the stage. Jethro beguiles ...


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


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

*Exclusive Priority Booking for Premium Club members until 5th November 2018*

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...


Jeremy Vine - What The Hell Is Going On?! 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


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


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


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


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


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