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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


Mission Blue: A Night of Motown and Soul
Friday 18th October at 7:30pm

With stunning dance routines and featuring classic songs of MOTOWN, SOUL and the 70's through to the present day Mission Blue have established a style and quality that sets them apart from many other groups. Enjoy hits from the Four Tops, Supremes, Barry White, Aretha Franklin, Luther Van Dross, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner...


Mission Blue: A Night of Motown and Soul 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


Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders
Sunday 24th November at 7:30pm

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit with songs such as Bend Me Shape Me and Hello Suzy still internationally remembered to this day. 

Andy continues to be the guitarist and vocalist of choice having worked alongside the likes of...


Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders 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 7:00pm

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


East Grinstead Christmas Comedy Gala
Friday 6th December at 8:00pm

The Christmas Comedy Gala has been a staple event in the festive calendar for years now, and this Decembers is no exception.

This packed out comedy extravaganza is renowned for putting together an envious line-up of top-name comedians as well as up-and-coming comics.

The billing had yet to be confirmed so watch...


East Grinstead Christmas Comedy Gala 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


André Rieu - 70 Years Young
Saturday 4th January to Sunday 5th January

André Rieu is celebrating a landmark birthday and is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party! 

70 YEARS YOUNG is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his illustrious career so far. This unique commemorative celebration will take you...


André Rieu - 70 Years Young 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


Sarah and Duck
Thursday 5th March at 12:30pm

The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show.

Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady...


Sarah and Duck 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