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Chronicles of Cora: Take Two!
Saturday 18th September to Sunday 19th September

Join Cora Theatre Arts for their 2021 showcase!


Chronicles of Cora: Take Two! at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Josh Widdicombe: Watching Neighbours Twice a Day
Wednesday 22nd September at 8:00pm
Josh Widdicombe has become one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK for both his live stand-up and TV work since his debut gig in 2008.

Now, join Josh as he celebrates the release of his first memoir, Watching Neighbours Twice a Day… How ’90s TV (Almost) Prepared Me For Life.

Live...


Josh Widdicombe: Watching Neighbours Twice a Day at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


John McCusker
Saturday 25th September at 7:30pm

This performance has been postponed to an unknown date. Please contact the box office if you require a refund.

“One of the UK’s most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist,...


John McCusker at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Cara Dillon
Sunday 26th September at 7:30pm

Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years.

Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album "Wanderer"...


Cara Dillon at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Carpenters Experience
Thursday 30th September at 7:30pm

When we were young we’d listen to the radio, waiting for our favourite songs. Now they’re back again, like a long-lost friend, all the song we loved so well. . .

The UK's leading Carpenters show, featuring the amazing voice of Maggie Nestor and eight top-class musicians, captures the sights and sounds of the...


The Carpenters Experience  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jim Davidson - Unlocked
Friday 1st October to Saturday 2nd October

After months of Lockdown, and with the comedy pressure valve set to explode, the people’s favourite is back with a brand-new show for 2021! More outrageous than ever. Jim Davidson OBE, one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians are unlocked and asks you to breakout too and join him on another hilarious white-knuckle get-away,...


Jim Davidson - Unlocked at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


IDTA South East Classical Performance Awards
Sunday 3rd October at 9:15am



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


John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right
Monday 4th October at 7:30pm

Legend and icon John Lydon will talk about how he sees life, along with his unique and extraordinary career, during a one-off 54-date UK tour. The shows in Autumn 2020 will coincide with the publication of his new book, I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right and will visit all parts of England, Scotland and Wales.

Lydon...


John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


EG Jazz Club October
Tuesday 5th October at 7:30pm

Chequer Mead welcomes Jenny Green for another East Grinstead Jazz Club featuring Peter Jones with Vasilis Xenopoulos on Tenor Sax.

Peter Jones is a high-energy jazz singer who performs regularly at jazz clubs throughout London and the south-east. His albums under his own name and with the band Zoöphyte have received...


EG Jazz Club October  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Tony Stockwell - Psychic Medium
Wednesday 6th October at 8:00pm

*Please note this is the postponed show from September 2020.

For further information, click here.

Tony Stockwell - Psychic Medium at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Only Fools & Boycie
Friday 8th October at 7:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Due to ill health, John Challis's tour is cancelled with immediate effect. John received a cancer diagnosis two years hence and is not fit to perform. He completed the first show of his present tour, intending to continue....


Only Fools & Boycie  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Rave On - The Rise of Rock and Roll
Saturday 9th October at 7:30pm

Rave On is the 1950’s musical sensation sweeping the nation!

Featuring multiple award winning band The Bluejays, a group comprised of stars from West End Productions The Buddy Holly Story, Million Dollar Quartet and Dreamboats & Petticoats, Rave On transports you back to the fabulous 50’s in stunningly authentic...


Rave On - The Rise of Rock and Roll at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


ConChord Big Band presents...
Back in the Swing!
Sunday 10th October at 2:00pm

THE CONCHORD BIG BAND IS BACK AT CHEQUER MEAD FOR A NIGHT OF SWING AND BIG BAND FAVOURITES.

Bringing to life the music of the most memorable great bands and singers by the ever popular - East Grinstead’s own ‘ConChord Big Band’. You will be treated to the big band favourites, from jazz, swing,...


Back in the Swing! at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The West End Cabaret Club October
Sunday 10th October at 8:00pm

The stars are here again! 

The West End does Cabaret Club creates a totally exciting environment featuring two professional West End performers - but it's not as you think!

You will be dining ON STAGE watching the live show as the stars sing from a suspended stage within the auditorium!...


The West End Cabaret Club October  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Suzi Ruffell - Dance Like Everyones Watching
Friday 15th October at 8:00pm

“Ruffell’s new show could hardly be any better” Guardian

“The Raconteurish Ruffell is a hoot” Telegraph

“instinctively, exquisitely funny from the moment she sashays onto the stage.” ★★★★ Evening Standard

Suzi Ruffell has made a name...


Suzi Ruffell - Dance Like Everyones Watching at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Women in Rock
Saturday 16th October at 7:30pm

Women In Rock are pleased to return to Chequer Mead Theatre after their successful debut in 2017...

THE ULTIMATE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS GREATEST FEMALE ANTHEMS

Since 2016, Women In Rock have been wowing audiences across the UK & Europe with their high energy performances. Featuring soaring...


Women in Rock  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Emily Atack Has Left The Group
Sunday 17th October at 8:00pm

*Please note this is a rescheduled event from October 2020*

For further information, click here.

Emily Atack Has Left The Group at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Rising Stars Theatre Company presents...
Simply Musical
Thursday 21st October to Friday 22nd October

Rising Stars Adult Theatre Company, returns with their seventh musical mix extravaganza. The show is full of songs and dances from hit musicals including Come From Away, Six, Carousel, South Pacific, Cats, Eugenius, Phantom of the Opera and more! With a mixture of solos and group numbers there is plenty to entertain the whole...


Simply Musical at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Kerry Godliman - Bosh
Saturday 23rd October at 8:00pm

Kerry’s back on tour after what she thought would be a little 'she' time. No chance. Her bosh-like nature will never let her rest. Well, that and a needy cat, a constantly disappointing camper van, ever-raging feelings of mum guilt and bewilderment at the phasing out of thimbles. All will be explained.

As...


Kerry Godliman - Bosh at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Wrestle Force
Tuesday 26th October at 7:00pm

WrestleForce returns to the Chequer Mead Theatre for another evening of incredible action packed professional wrestling that the whole family can enjoy! Featuring 5 matches, including 1 on 1, a tag team match and an over the top rope battle royal! Cheer on your favourites, the more noise you make the harder the wrestlers...


Wrestle Force at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Dark Unicorn Productions presents...
Two Way Mirror
Thursday 28th October at 7:30pm

One of America's best-known playwrights, Arthur Miller, reflects on the nature of reality and the elusiveness of truth.

A detective seeks a solution to a murder, but does the woman who holds the key know reality from fantasy? 

A double bill consisting of two short plays. Contains strong...


Two Way Mirror  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


EG Jazz Club November
Tuesday 2nd November at 7:30pm

ON SALE 5TH OCTOBER AT 6.30PM

Jenny Green Hosts with Guest on Sax Simon Spillett at November's Jazz Club!

House Band with Adrian York keys, Paul Whitton Bass with Vince Dunn on Drums.

Over his career Simon Spillett has worn almost as many...


EG Jazz Club November  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


T.Rextasy
Thursday 4th November at 7:30pm

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

T.Rextasy...


T.Rextasy at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Bohemians
Saturday 6th November 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.

Billed as ‘The World’s...


The Bohemians at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


IDTA South East Theatre Jazz & Tap Awards - Daytime
Thursday 11th November at 10:00am

Tickets on sale 11th October 2021 

One ticket allows access to both the 10am and the 2.30pm performance. 



IDTA South East Theatre Jazz & Tap Awards - Daytime  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


IDTA South East Theatre Jazz & Tap Awards - Evening
Thursday 11th November at 7:00pm

Tickets on sale 11th October 2021


IDTA South East Theatre Jazz & Tap Awards - Evening  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Voodoo Room
Thursday 11th November at 7:30pm

*This is the postponed show from 2020*

Celebrating the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream - Voodoo Room are a stunning high...


Voodoo Room at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Bye Bye Baby
Friday 12th November at 7:30pm

Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’.

Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make...


Bye Bye Baby at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Pop Princesses
Saturday 13th November at 5:00pm

A Magical show where beautiful Princesses become Pop Stars!

This is the children’s pop concert with a big difference. A musical spectacular starring four fabulous Fairy tale Princesses who just love to sing! It’s the perfect mix. Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such...


Pop Princesses  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Dreamcatcher Productions presents...
Voltage - Youth Talent Showcase
Sunday 14th November at 2:00pm

After what has seemed like an eternity, DreamCatcher Productions are back at the Chequer Mead theatre with another event packed with plenty of high energy talent this November!

Join us as the young performers of West Sussex eagerly make their return to the stage! The months leading up to today have been extremely tough...


Voltage - Youth Talent Showcase at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The West End Cabaret Club November
Sunday 14th November at 8:00pm

Stars from the West End are back!

Get ready for another fabulous performance as The West End does Cabaret Club creates a totally exciting entertainment environment featuring two professional West End performers - but there is a twist! You will be dining ON STAGE watching the live show as the stars sing...


The West End Cabaret Club November  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Ballet Theatre UK presents...
The Snow Queen
Friday 19th November at 7:00pm
Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale ballet, The Snow Queen. This spectacular production follows the story of Gerda and her quest to find her friend Kay, whom the Snow Queen has placed under an evil spell. Gerda’s fantastic adventure takes her on a journey...

The Snow Queen at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Simon Goodall and The Bourne Again Shadows
Friday 26th November at 7:30pm

Simon Goodall and the Bourne Again Shadows are widely acclaimed as the most authentic sounding Cliff/Shadows tribute act (even Sir Cliff has said so!).

With Cliff classics like Summer Holiday, The Young Ones and Please Don’t Tease; and Shadows’ instrumental hits such as Apache, Wonderful Land and Foot-Tapper,...


Simon Goodall and The Bourne Again Shadows at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Michael Portillo - Life A Game of Two Halves
Saturday 27th November at 3:00pm and 7:00pm

It took Michael Portillo little more than ten years to get a seat in The House of Commons and rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a possible future Prime Minister.  

Since leaving Parliament, Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship and creative energy,...


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


Mark Watson: This Can't Be It
Sunday 28th November at 7:30pm

We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered. At 41, he's halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory......


Mark Watson: This Can't Be It at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


SSAFA Winter Concert
Monday 29th November at 7:30pm

THE BAND OF THE SCOTS GUARDS

A WINTER CONCERT IN AID OF SSAFA

(Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association)

After such a terrible time with the Pandemic let us...


SSAFA Winter Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Thunders Danny and Luke - The First 50 Years
Tuesday 30th November at 7:30pm

Having toured the UK in 2019 with a 2-man stripped back Unplugged & Unscripted show, Danny & Luke from legendary UK rock band Thunder return this November, with a spectacular new book. 

For this show, Thunder founder members Danny Bowes (singer) and Luke Morley (guitarist) will be in conversation once...


Thunders Danny and Luke - The First 50 Years at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Tenors Un Limited
Wednesday 1st December at 7:30pm

A fantastic new Christmas show from Tenors Un Limited - Scott Ciscon, Paul Martin and Jem Sharples, the number one selling classical vocal trio!

Featuring the popular classical hits Nessun Dorma, The Pearl Fishers duet, The Prayer and You Raise Me Up plus their new showstoppers, The Greatest Showman’s...


Tenors Un Limited  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Forbidden Nights
Thursday 2nd December at 8:00pm

Forbidden Nights 2020 Tour is here... celebrating our 5th year so it’s bigger and better than ever!

Immerse yourself in this sexy, innovative and classy show this new age entertainment brings you world class circus acts with our signature Forbidden tease.

Get ready for your ultimate ‘Forbidden’ night out...


Forbidden Nights  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


EG Jazz Club Christmas!
Tuesday 7th December at 7:30pm

ON SALE SOON!

Chequer Mead is delighted to welcome back Jenny Green and her swinging jazz band for a Jazz Club Christmas special!

Join us for an evening of food, drink and some fantastic jazz music, with special guests to be announced soon!


EG Jazz Club Christmas! at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


A Christmas Concert: Choirpower and Greenstede Singers
Thursday 9th December at 7:30pm



A Christmas Concert: Choirpower and Greenstede Singers at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jack and the Beanstalk
Saturday 11th December to Sunday 2nd January

Come and join Jack on a GIANT adventure for another year of magic, madness, and FEE-FI-FO-FUN at Chequer Mead Theatre this Christmas!

When Jack and his mother fall on hard times and Jack sells their beloved four-legged friend for magic beans, an adventure of HUGE proportions begins! Follow the tale of our brave hero...


Jack and the Beanstalk at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Mark Steel - Every Little Thing is Gunna Be Alright
Saturday 22nd January at 8:00pm

A few years ago, it seemed unlikely that the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely was never going to beat Hillary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal, since then it’s all gone to absolute sh*t!

But worry not as...


Mark Steel - Every Little Thing is Gunna Be Alright  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Twist & Should: Greatest 60s Hits
Friday 4th February at 7:30pm

A Fun-packed Musical Journey Back to the Swinging Sixties!

Twist & Shout – an all-star cast from the West End deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late Sixties.

Music lovers are invited...


Twist & Should: Greatest 60s Hits  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The History of Rock
Friday 11th February 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 of ROCK in the...


The History of Rock at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Elvis in Vegas with Fisher Stevens
Saturday 12th February at 7:30pm
A professionally produced stage show celebrating the Vegas Years of Elvis Presley!

In this show you will be taken on a musical journey for two hours backed by an exceptionally talented group of musicians who have been hand picked and have played all over the world.

Come and see Fisher Stevens at his very best,...


Elvis in Vegas with Fisher Stevens at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Fairport Convention
Saturday 19th February at 7:30pm

Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, with 2022 being their 55th anniversary!

During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance.

This year’s Winter Tour will present...


Fairport Convention at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Wind in the Willows
Friday 25th February at 2:00pm and 5:00pm

Pack your picnics and join Ratty, Mole, Badger, and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle to save Toad Hall from the mischievous weasels!

Multi-award nominated Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark style and energy to the riverbank...


The Wind in the Willows  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Ivo Graham - The Game of Life
Friday 11th March at 8:00pm

The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business.

Most recently nominated for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award after a sell-out run...


Ivo Graham - The Game of Life  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Coldplace
Friday 1st April 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 top tribute...


Coldplace at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


History of Soul
Friday 22nd April at 7:30pm

The History of Soul is a celebration of Soul music through the decades. A night transporting you through the greatest eras of Soul. Featuring such artists as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and The Temptations and many more. Rediscover the songs that shaped the music industry as we know...


History of Soul at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


ABBA Reunion Tribute Show
Friday 29th April at 7:30pm

The ABBA REUNION TRIBUTE SHOW is the creation of the Director, Producer and Choreographer of the Award Winning ABBAMANIA musical. Starring the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast!

ABBA REUNION TRIBUTE SHOW gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive...


ABBA Reunion Tribute Show  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Gary Delaney: Gary In Punderland
Sunday 22nd May at 7:30pm

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary...


Gary Delaney: Gary In Punderland at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Exciting Science
Saturday 28th May at 2:00pm

WARNING….WARNING…..EXTREME FUN ALERT!

This Brand New, Exciting & Educational show will amaze & astound all ages from 4 years & upwards, as we put the “Exciting” back into “Science”. (See what we did there!)

With Fun & Fact filled experiments, watch in amazement as we...


Exciting Science  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Universal Dance End of Year Show
Sunday 10th July at 2:30pm and 6:30pm

On sale 27th June 2021!

Universal Dance take to the stage in their in their annual end of year showcase.

From tiny preschool dancers to adult Street Dance Crews, stunning Contemporary routines to high energy Musical Theatre numbers; there is something for everyone!


Universal Dance End of Year Show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Made in Tennessee - The Soundtrack of American Country
Saturday 1st October at 7:30pm

Country fans are given a taste of Nashville with Soul Street Productions’ brand new show Made in Tennessee - The soundtrack of American Country.

With a band made up of some of UK’s finest country musicians, Made in Tennessee takes you through the decades of the nations fastest growing music genre,...


Made in Tennessee - The Soundtrack of American Country at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Lipstick on Your Collar
Saturday 5th November at 7:30pm

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds...


Lipstick on Your Collar  at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Fureys
Wednesday 22nd March at 7:30pm

Legends of Irish music & 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’, ‘Steal away’ etc return for their...


The Fureys at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead