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Abbamania - Celebrating 40 years of ABBA
Thursday 18th October at 7:30pm

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life!

Europe’s leading Abba tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage.

Abbamania’s widely acclaimed tribute to abba is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking...


Abbamania - Celebrating 40 years of ABBA at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Ralph McTell
Friday 19th October at 7:30pm

One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, is now celebrating more than 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant.

Ralph made his debut...


Ralph McTell at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Shakatak
Saturday 20th October at 8:00pm

Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music – but then Shakatak is a particularly unusual group.  Because of the nature of their music, their fan base is one that is far reaching while always retaining an ‘underground element’.

After a number...


Shakatak at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Celtic Country, featuring Dominic Kirwan
Sunday 21st October at 7:30pm

This show has been postponed due to the illness of Mr. Dominic Kirwan. At present we do not have a rescheduled date and therefor all ticket holders for the event will be contacted and refunded in full. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

This...


Celtic Country, featuring Dominic Kirwan at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Michael Portillo: Life, A Game of Two Halves
Monday 22nd October at 7:30pm
It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the  Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. 

A track record like that suggests to many a privileged friend of the rich and famous  with little or no understanding...


Michael Portillo: Life, A Game of Two Halves at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Funny Girl - The Musical
Wednesday 24th October at 7:00pm

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical "Funny Girl" featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times), is captured live and screened for one night only.

"Funny Girl" is semi-biographical, based...


Funny Girl - The Musical at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Darkest Hour
Thursday 25th October at 7:30pm

Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill faced one of his most turbulent trials...

This thrilling and inspiring true story of Winston Churchill begins at the start of World War II with the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces rolling across Western Europe. He faces his darkest hour with an unprepared...


Darkest Hour at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Wind in the Willows
Friday 26th October at 2:00pm and 5:00pm

Join us on an exciting adventure along the riverbank with a brand new staging of Kenneth Grahame’s family classic The Wind In The Willows.

Meet all your favourite characters including loyal Mole, faithful Ratty and wise old Badger as they do their best to keep the mischievous Mr Toad out of trouble. Will...


The Wind in the Willows at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


One Night of Adele
Saturday 27th October at 7:30pm

One Night of Adele features the outstanding talents of Sarah Evans, hand picked by Adele to perform for ‘Adele at the BBC’ and whose audition video had made the star cry!

The show is a truly immaculate replication of Adele’s most captivating performances and with her incredible voice, stunning outfits and witty...


One Night of Adele at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: A Streetcar Named Desire
Wednesday 31st October at 2:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon of iconic cinema with the 1951 film "A Streetcar Named Desire" set an Oscar record when it became the first film to win three of the four nominations. 

Based on Tennessee Williams’ play set in New Orleans, this award-winning film stars Vivien Leigh as the infamous Blanche DuBois...


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: A Streetcar Named Desire at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jim Davidson; On The Road Again Tour
Wednesday 31st October to Friday 2nd November

*Additional date added, due to hugely popular demand*

The people’s favourite comedian takes to ‘The Road Again’ with a brand-new show which promises to be the antidote to this ‘PC’ world we now live in.

Guaranteed to be outrageous and as truthful as ever.

‘Boy does Jim know how to deliver...


Jim Davidson; On The Road Again Tour at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Dreamcatcher Productions presents...
Revelation: Stand Out!
Sunday 4th November at 2:00pm

**TICKETS GO ON SALE ON SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2018**

Dreamcatcher Productions once again brings an afternoon of talent from across West Sussex to the stage.


Revelation: Stand Out! at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Breakfast Club
Thursday 8th November at 2:00pm

We are all pretty bizarre.  Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal.  Considered as one of the best films of the 1980s, The Breakfast Club is ultimate nostalgia!

Film...


The Breakfast Club at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Country Superstars
Friday 9th November at 7:30pm

Journey back through time and meet some of the most influential icons of Country music.

Hosted by Sarah-Jayne, Europe’s Leading Tribute to the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton and Andy Crust, an Award Winning Vocal Impersonator.

Each Country icon is lovingly portrayed in looks and sound, as the show features...


Country Superstars at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Creeds Cross: FiddleAnjo
Saturday 10th November at 7:30pm

For one night only, the incredible Creeds Cross are returning to Chequer Mead with their barnstorming new show, FiddleAnjo.

Performing all the huge Celtic hits you know and love like never before, this blisteringly energetic show combines a fusion of traditional and modern instruments. 

Performed by some...


Creeds Cross: FiddleAnjo at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


RSC Live presents...
Troilus and Cressida
Wednesday 14th November at 7:00pm

Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery. Nothing else holds fashion.

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

Virtuoso...


Troilus and Cressida at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Bluejays presents...
Rock and Roll Revolution
Thursday 15th November at 7:30pm

Award-winning band, The Bluejays take you on a jiving journey through the fabulous fifties!

Packed with over 40 classic hits including Rock Around The Clock, That’ll Be The Day, Jailhouse Rock, Johnny B. Goode, Tutti Frutti, C’mon Everybody, Stupid Cupid, Great Balls of Fire and La Bamba.

All performed live...


Rock and Roll Revolution at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


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

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 that their relationships – both new and old – begin to resemble 21st century versions...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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