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Sincerely Yours – The Dame Vera Lynn Story
Thursday 29th June at 2:30pm
Sincerely Yours will take you on a journey through the early career of Vera Lynn, the most famous lady of WW2, the forces sweetheart who captured the hearts of a nation.

Featuring many of the songs she would have sung in her big band days through to the blockbuster hits which propelled her to international stardom...

Sincerely Yours – The Dame Vera Lynn Story at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Entertainment Unlimited presents...
Seriously Dead
Friday 30th June at 7:30pm

Seriously Dead is a comedy play about a deceased bank robber, a café owner and a lovesick ghost which will have the audience in hysterics.

This is an up-lifting tale guaranteed to make you feel that even when your numbers up - life’s party never ends - It simply moves to another location.

Starring: Crissy Rock...

Seriously Dead at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Roshe Performing Arts presents...
For One Night Only
Sunday 2nd July at 6:00pm
Celebrating 2 years of successful Festival Competitions and their amazing show Dancing Through Life.


This is a youth production.
For One Night Only at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


CinemaLive presents...
La bohème: Live from Taormina
Wednesday 5th July at 7:30pm

La bohème is one of the most famous of Giacomo Puccini’s operas. The classical essence of this opera is expressed by its intense melodic lyrics, original and refined harmony, instrumental light feel and nuances which are all unmistakable and unique.

For over 2000 years, the Teatro Antico di Taormina, under the...


La bohème: Live from Taormina at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
Salomé
Thursday 6th July at 7:00pm

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution....

Salomé at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Bullfrog Productions presents...
Once Upon a Time
Saturday 8th July at 7:00pm

When a group of kids are thrown together on an adventure that will see them journey through places you wouldn’t believe were real, will friendship and bravery win out? Will battling evil spells, wicked deeds and the darkest of hearts prove that growing-up requires more than just courage?  

When five friends...


This is a youth production.
Once Upon a Time at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Showtime Performing Arts Academy presents...
Les Miserables Schools Edition
Sunday 9th July at 6:30pm
Showtime Performing Arts Academy presents their end of term show "Les Miserables Schools Edition".


This is a youth production.
Les Miserables Schools Edition at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Choirpower Summer Concert
Wednesday 12th July at 7:30pm

Enjoy a lively mix of songs from Bach to Broadway, Offenbach to Queen.

Get a taste of Old Music Hall and Swing with Fats Waller.

There's highlights from The Pajama Game and Pippin....and even a little bit of Irish.


Choirpower Summer Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Crockham Hill School presents...
Pirates Versus Mermaids
Thursday 13th July at 7:30pm
Crockham Hill school presents their end of year performance.


Pirates Versus Mermaids at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Blunter Brothers
Saturday 15th July at 8:00pm

The Blunter Brothers presents A Night of Classic Funk, Motown and Soul.

The Blunter Brothers return to for a night of Classic Funk, Motown and Soul, whilst supporting Parkinson’s UK charity.

The band started playing live in 1989 and has become established as one of the premiere ‘Revue’ acts in the country....


The Blunter Brothers at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Universal Dance Summer Show
Sunday 16th July at 2:15pm and 6:00pm
Universal Dance presents their end of year Summer show.


Universal Dance Summer Show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
Angels in America Part 1, Millennium Approaches
Thursday 20th July at 7:00pm

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

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Angels in America Part 1, Millennium Approaches at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Creeds Cross: The Celtic Journey
Friday 21st July at 7:30pm

Bringing together the most talented of musicians in a musical masterpiece, CREEDS CROSS bring to life some of the greatest ever classics.

Join them and their unique blend of storytelling, emotion evoking melodies and fast paced toe tapping music, as they continue their stunning UK Tour, which is rapidly becoming one...

Creeds Cross: The Celtic Journey at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Sussex Dance Studios presents...
Winnie Bloodgood & the Quest
Saturday 22nd July at 2:00pm and 6:00pm
The pupils of East Sussex Dance Studios presents their summer show, Winnie Bloodgood & the Quest.


This is a youth production.
Winnie Bloodgood & the Quest at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Pauline Quirke Academy presents...
Fame Junior
Sunday 23rd July at 2:30pm
The Pauline Quirke Academy presents their summer show of 'Fame Junior'.


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


NT Live presents...
Angels in America Part 2, Perestroika
Thursday 27th July at 7:00pm

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. 

For further information, click here.

Angels in America Part 2, Perestroika at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Finding Dory
Friday 28th July at 11:00am
Disney Pixar's "Finding Dory" welcomes back to the big screen everyone's favorite forgetful blue tang Dory, who's living happily in the reef with Marlin and Nemo. When Dory suddenly starts to recall memories of her long-lost family, she embarks on an epic adventure across the breadth of the ocean to...

Finding Dory at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Urban City Goes Back To The Future
Saturday 29th July at 7:30pm

Great Scott! The year is 2017 and we are in the throws of a hot July...

We've transported through space and time in the DeLorean to get back to the present day to share our findings with you...We could not believe our eyes - Marty McFly, the Doc and Biff join the Urban City gang for some mind-blowing movement...


Urban City Goes Back To The Future at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht concert
Sunday 30th July at 3:00pm
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.

Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of...

André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
Peter Pan
Wednesday 2nd August at 2:00pm
All children, except one, grow up…

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland,...

Peter Pan at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Some Like It Hot
Wednesday 16th August at 2:00pm

Come and join us for our cream tea and cinema experience this summer, which starts with an afternoon screening of the classic 1959 romantic comedy film "Some Like It Hot" starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.

Followed by a sumptuous afternoon cream tea of your choice.




Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Some Like It Hot at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Bullfrog Productions presents...
Madagascar Jr
Saturday 19th August at 2:00pm and 6:00pm

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content...


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


Black Magic - The Little Mix Show
Wednesday 23rd August at 7:00pm

Dance, scream and sing along to this highly energetic tribute show that follows in the footsteps of the award winning girl band, Little Mix.

The Little Mix Show brings the full pop concert experience to your doorstep, with live vocal and full-on choreography that is suitable for kids, teens and adults alike!

The...


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


The Upbeat Beatles
Saturday 26th August at 7:30pm

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none - powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship.

The guys have an easy, happy rappore with any crowd, giving them a reputaion to be envied as the best in the business.

There isn’t a band to touch them - 8 bars of “Twist and Shout” and you will know...


The Upbeat Beatles at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
Yerma
Thursday 31st August at 7:00pm

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon...


Yerma at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Killerz
Saturday 2nd September at 8:00pm
As one of the few tribute acts to “The Killers” in the world, The Killerz pride themselves on authentically replicating the music, the likeness and the energy that the chart topping band creates, making you feel like you are watching the real thing.
 
Receiving rave reviews wherever they play, the Killerz...

The Killerz at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Ace Theatre Company presents...
Hi-de-Hi!
Thursday 7th September to Saturday 9th September

Hello Campers, Hi-De-Hi!! 

It’s a packed programme at Maplin’s Holiday Camp, with all your favourite characters from the TV series.  Gladys is still chasing after Jeffery; Peggy the chalet maid, yearns to become a yellow coat; Ted’s dodgy money-making schemes are prone to failure, and the rest of...


Hi-de-Hi! at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


CinemaLive presents...
Carmen, on the Lake
Thursday 14th September at 7:30pm

Georges Bizet‘s captivating music with its Spanish sounds took the world by storm: Carmen‘s Habanera and Seguidilla, like Escamillo‘s Toreador‘s Song, are known to one and all.

Carmen is desired by all and is an object of fascination for the soldiers on guard duty. The soldier Don José is ordered to detain...


Carmen, on the Lake at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Gary Delaney- Theres Something About Gary
Friday 15th September at 7:30pm

Award-winning stand up comic, Gary Delaney brings his brand new show ‘There’s Something About Gary’ to Chequer Mead, showcasing exactly why he is seen as the premier gagsmith of his generation.

A regular face on Mock The Week, he has won two Sony Awards, as well as receiving a Chortle Award nomination. Through...


Gary Delaney- Theres Something About Gary at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


John Tams and Barry Coope
Saturday 16th September at 7:30pm
John Tams and Barry Coope are joining forces again, for a unique collaboration and a long overdue return to Chequer Mead.

Five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, John Tams has been described by Mojo magazine as “one of the ultimate British songwriters”, having had a career spanning four decades across...


John Tams and Barry Coope at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Tenors Un Limited – Songs From Venice to Vegas
Thursday 21st September at 7:30pm
Hear the best songs from the world’s Opera Houses, Broadway Theatres & Concert Halls as ‘the Rat Pack of Opera’ take you from ‘Venice to Vegas.’   This is the MUST SEE show of the year.

Scott, Paul & Jem are excited to present their latest tour and will be joined by their musical director...

Tenors Un Limited – Songs From Venice to Vegas at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Women in Rock
Friday 22nd September at 8:00pm
Women In Rock is the only show of its kind in the UK, featuring the very best songs from the World's greatest female rock legends such as Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Cher, Lita Ford, Stevie Nicks, Blondie, Chrissie Hynde, Pink and many more.

Two powerhouse singers, Emily Clark (Vampires Rock) and Sara Louise...


Women in Rock at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Richard Digance
Saturday 23rd September at 7:30pm

Richard Digance is known as one of the great folk entertainers of the 70s and 80s, with his career being acknowledged through numerous awards within both the music and entertainment industries, from a BAFTA Nomination as a TV entertainer to a Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

As well...


Richard Digance at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Chequer Mead Silver Screen presents...
La La Land
Wednesday 27th September at 7:30pm
Winner of 7 Golden Globes, 5 Baftas and 6 Oscars, La La Land is one of the most talked about films of the year.  And what better way to see this modern day romantic musical than on the big screen.

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a struggling jazz pianist and Mia (Emma Stone) an auditioning actress, are drawn together...

La La Land at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Country Superstars Experience
Friday 29th September at 7:30pm

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 - Dolly Parton.

Sarah Jayne and Award Winning Vocal Impersonator Andy Crust take us on a journey back through time meeting some of the most influential...


The Country Superstars Experience at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Shark in the Park
Saturday 30th September at 2:30pm
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope –but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!?  

From the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ - see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live on Stage! 

Featuring all 3 of the ‘Shark in the Park’ Series – Shark in...


Shark in the Park at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Autumn Comedy Gala
Saturday 30th September at 7:30pm

This eagerly anticipated night of comedy returns this Autumn with another fab line-up.

ED GAMBLE, the baby-faced comic whose numerous appearances on Mock the Week, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Russell Howard’s Good News, Drunk History, Sweat the Small Stuff, Dave’s One Night Stand to name but a few, headlines...


East Grinstead Autumn Comedy Gala at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Copthorne Players presents...
Little Shop of Horrors
Thursday 5th October to Saturday 7th October

With tongue firmly in cheek, this tuneful and charmingly hilarious doo-wop spoof of 1950s sci-fi disaster movies follows the misadventures of geeky Skid-Row florist, Seymour, whose fortunes change when he discovers an exotic plant with a craving for fresh blood.

Dark humour, a lively Motown beat - and an Elvis-loving...


Little Shop of Horrors at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


TJ Higgs – the UK’s foremost Psychic Medium
Thursday 12th October at 7:30pm

With her natural, contemporary and accurate presentation, TJ is today firmly placed as the UK’s foremost psychic medium and her broad appeal allows her to support private readings, live theatre appearances and events within the UK and internationally.

As well as her appearances on Destiny TV, and ITV3’s The X-tra Factor,...

 TJ Higgs – the UK’s foremost Psychic Medium at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Bohemians
Saturday 14th October at 7:30pm

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 but they’re all here, from the early piano and harmony...


The Bohemians at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Friday Night Live
Friday 20th October at 7:30pm
Come and join Friday Night Live, for an evening of acoustic music from a variety of acts.

After the success of June’s Friday Night Live event, this evening returns for another night of acoustic music that supports talented local unsigned artists who covering a wide selection of music genres.

So sit back,...


Friday Night Live at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis
Saturday 21st October at 8:00pm

Jason is delighted to announce that he will be hitting the road once again in the autumn, only this time, it’s a tour with a twist!!

He is headed to new locations across the country and these intimate gigs will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before!

At aged 49 ½ and with a...


Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Teddy Bears Picnic
Tuesday 24th October at 2:00pm
Big Bear is inviting you to the best picnic in town!

Bring your favourite Teddy friend down to the Teddy Bear’s Forest and join in the fun.

Little Bear is a bit worried about making new friends but you can help him on his journey as he learns when to be wary, when to be scary and when to be bear-y!...

Teddy Bears Picnic at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Professor Robert Winston presents...
Improve Your Learning
Thursday 26th October at 7:30pm
We all can improve how we learn.  We learn fastest when young, but we can continue effective learning into old age.  If we keep learning we are likely to be healthier, happier and have a useful, longer life. 

This exciting, illustrated talk shows how recent research highlights not only how valuable...

Improve Your Learning at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


An Evening with Mr Chris Andre
Friday 27th October at 7:30pm
Having chosen Chequer Mead to host his very first solo Theatre show in the UK back in 2013, Chris Andre make a welcome return this Autumn, for another superb evening of music.

Chris will display his astounding musical talent, with his repertoire covering from soft rock to beautiful ballads and from recognisable Greek...

An Evening with Mr Chris Andre at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Feeling Good, the Michael Buble Tribute show
Saturday 28th October at 7:30pm

Featuring Mitchell Rutter one of the UK’s premiere Michael Buble impersonators, Feeling Good is a musical journey through the story and songs of one of the most important and successful male artists of recent decades.

The show takes you on a journey from Michael’s beginnings, through to hitting the big time, and...


Feeling Good, the Michael Buble Tribute show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


An Evening of Dirty Dancing-The Tribute Show
Friday 3rd November at 7:30pm

Now in its 7th record-breaking year, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.

The original concert celebration of the iconic music from the multi-award winning soundtrack to Dirty Dancing. A high energy, emotional roller-coaster of an evening with...


An Evening of Dirty Dancing-The Tribute Show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Rising Stars Adult Theatre Company presents...
Simply Musical
Thursday 9th November to Friday 10th November
The adult theatre company, Rising Stars, returns with their fifth musical mix extravaganza.

The show is full of songs and dances from hit musicals including Bugsy Malone, Hairspray, My Fair Lady, Mamma Mia, Burlesque, Funny Girl, Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls and more! With a mixture of solos and group numbers there...

Simply Musical at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Summer of Love – 50th Anniversary Concert
Saturday 11th November at 7:30pm
Exactly 50 years after one of the most important cultural events in history, The Summer Of Love anniversary concert takes you back on a nostalgic musical journey to that incredible summer of 1967 - an eclectic explosion of flowers, psychedelia, freedom, peace and love and, of course, timeless music that inspired a generation....

The Summer of Love – 50th Anniversary Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jim Davidson- 40 Years On
Friday 17th November at 7:30pm

Britains most controversial comedian celebrates an explosive 40 years in show business.

Jim brings to the stage for the first time a truly revealing and hilarious look at his life. From the triumphs to the tragedies.

Jim Davidson as you have never seen him before. A night not to be missed.



Jim Davidson- 40 Years On at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


SSAFA presents...
Winter Concert
Tuesday 21st November at 7:30pm

In Aid of SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association), this concert heralds the start of Christmas with a variety of music at this very popular annual concert.

Book early to avoid disappointment and support this very worthy cause giving essential assistance to our Armed Forces (both past and present) and...

Winter Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Vienna Festival Ballet presents...
Sleeping Beauty
Wednesday 22nd November at 5:00pm and 8:00pm
A classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.

The wicked Carbosse casts a spell on Princess Aurora proclaiming that she will one day prick her finger - and die.  The Lilac Fairy changes the spell,...

Sleeping Beauty at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Caroline Wright School of Dance presents...
Let There Be Dance
Sunday 26th November at 2:00pm and 6:30pm

Watch the talented pupils from Caroline Wright School of Dance as they perform their biannual showcase.



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


Chequer Mead Silver Screen presents...
Lion
Wednesday 29th November at 7:30pm
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple.

Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination,...

Lion at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


David Starkey presents...
Henry VIII - The First Brexiteer?
Thursday 30th November at 7:30pm

Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember.

He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation is the first Brexit; his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally...

Henry VIII - The First Brexiteer? at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Forbidden Nights
Friday 1st December at 8:00pm
Roll Up! Roll Up!

Back by popular demand Forbidden Nights return to Blackfriars with their Sexy Circus and brand new show. Jam-packed with action from opener till finale, it will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Get ready for an evening of sultry delights and heart raising tricks with a seductive infusion of...


Forbidden Nights at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


LP Creatives presents...
Beauty and the Beast Pantomime
Saturday 16th December to Sunday 31st December
Join us for exciting adventure this year...an adventure that will transport us to the 'Frrench' village of 'Marsh de Mello', where a love story is waiting to unfold that will tickle your French Fancy!

This spectacular show has all the elements you'd expect from a professional pantomime and...

 Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Bon Giovi - the premier tribute band to Bon Jovi
Friday 9th February at 7:30pm
Bon Giovi blast onto the stage to perform the greatest hits from Bon Jovi’s extensive career, including Living On A Prayer, It's My Life, Wanted Dead or Alive, not to mention performing rare tracks that even Bon Jovi haven't performed for many years, as well as many others from every album ever produced in one amazing...

Bon Giovi - the premier tribute band to Bon Jovi at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead