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Richard Digance: 2020 Vision Tour
Friday 21st February at 7:30pm

Richard Digance will be negotiating motorway closures and diversions to embark on his one-man show for 2020.

New songs, after all there has been plenty to write about in recent times, along with his popular nostalgic songs that promise the kind of audience participation he has made his own.

A BAFTA Nominated performer...


Richard Digance: 2020 Vision Tour at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Women in Rock
Saturday 22nd February at 7:30pm

This is Europe’s only full live touring show that is a fitting tribute to the world’s greatest female rock legends.  

With carefully choreographed routines every show is guaranteed to give you an unforgettable experience, taking you on a journey through some of the greatest female rock songs recreated...


Women in Rock at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


West End Stars 7
Sunday 23rd February at 2:00pm

After two fantastic shows in 2019, West End star Matthew Goodgame returns to Chequer Mead to host another fun-filled afternoon, celebrating the world of musical theatre, all in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

A charity close to his heart, Matthew and his wife Melanie have worked tirelessly to raise money and awareness...


West End Stars 7 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


All Is True
Wednesday 26th February at 7:30pm

It is 1613 and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age.

After his beloved Globe Theatre burns down, he returns to his hometown of Stratford but is faced by his neglected family and their broken relationships that force him to admit his own failings as a husband and father.

Written by Ben...


All Is True at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The American Four Tops
Thursday 27th February at 7:30pm

Direct from the USA, Soul Satisfaction’s American Four Tops Motown Show will be bringing all the sweet soul music and the Motown magic to town for one night only.

Take a journey through all the hits Reach Out, Baby I Need Your Loving, Walk Away Renee, Same Old Song, Loco in Acalpulco, Standing In the Shadow, Bernadette

With...


The American Four Tops at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Kinky Boots The Musical
Saturday 29th February at 2:00pm

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen! 

Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to...


Kinky Boots The Musical at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Strictly Ann – An Evening with Ann Widdecombe
Saturday 29th February at 7:30pm

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 would expect, Margaret Thatcher and Craig Revel Horwood collide as Ann lifts the lid on life in Westminster and shares...


Strictly Ann – An Evening with Ann Widdecombe at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Conchord Big Band presents...
Lets Face The Music
Sunday 1st March at 2:00pm

The ConChord Big Band is back and bringing us another afternoon filled with memorable music from the big band era, featuring unforgettable sounds from the 1930s, the war years and beyond.

All profits from the show will be donated to The Queen Victoria Hospital Charity, East Grinstead.



Lets Face The Music 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


GO NOW! The music of The Moody Blues
Friday 6th March at 7:30pm

GO NOW! – The music of The Moody Blues is an opportunity for fans to experience this timeless music live, in a tribute to... The Greatest Classic Rock Band of a Generation – recently inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Gordy Marshall played drums with The Moody Blues for twenty-five years. Together with...


GO NOW! The music of The Moody Blues 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


Dreamcatcher Productions presents...
Evolution - Talent Showcase
Sunday 8th March at 2:00pm

Dreamcatcher Productions proudly present their show, Evolution, for 2020 which will be showcasing their pupils talent.





Evolution - Talent Showcase at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: 42nd Street
Wednesday 11th March at 2:00pm

Ranked as one of the best musicals of all time, this 1933 film tells the tale of a new Broadway show and the naked ambitions of aspiring young chorus girls waiting for their big break.  

Treat yourself to a delectable Afternoon Tea package, with bubbles after the film

Film rated U.

Afternoon Tea at the Movies: 42nd Street at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
Cyrano de Bergerac
Thursday 12th March at 7:00pm

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast to screens from the West End in London. 

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem:...


Cyrano de Bergerac at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Billy Connolly – The Sex Life of Bandages
Friday 13th March at 7:30pm

A big screen tribute to an iconic funny man!

Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly recorded the Australian leg of his 2015 final stand-up tour prior to his retirement in 2016 due to Parkinson’s Disease.

His whip smart routine is a riotous journey filled with...


Billy Connolly – The Sex Life of Bandages at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Elvis in Vegas
Saturday 14th March at 7:30pm

Don't miss this professionally produced stage show celebrating the Vegas Years of the King, Elvis Presley.

The show will take you on a musical journey backed by an exceptionally talented group of musicians who have been hand picked and have played all over the world. 

Fisher Stevens is recognised as...


Elvis in Vegas at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Red Joan
Wednesday 18th March at 7:30pm

Inspired by an extraordinary true story of Joan Stanley who, living in contented retirement in a picturesque village in England, was shockingly arrested by MI5 and exposed as one of the most influential spies in living history.

Red Joan is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman’s sacrifice in the face of incredible...


Red Joan at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox
Thursday 19th March at 7:30pm

It has been a decade since their last tour but finally Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne, Jack the Lad, Pitmen Poets) and Bob Fox (Warhorse Songman, Fox & Luckley, Pitmen Poets) are reunited again with their Water of Tyne, to Fog on the Tyne Tour.

Hear two of the UKs best known and loved singers recreate some of their...


Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Aladdin
Saturday 21st March at 2:00pm

Lovable street rat, Aladdin, frees a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie from a lamp and requests a wish to transform himself into a charming prince in order to marry Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah.  

Determined to snatch the lamp for his own sinister purposes,...


Aladdin at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Spring Comedy Gala
Saturday 21st March at 8:00pm

Another smashing night of comedy....guaranteed!

Renowned for booking envious line-ups each and every show, the East Grinstead Comedy Gala packs out shows which top-notch comics for guaranteed nights of laughter.

One of the UKs most respected and best loved comedians, Simon Evans will be headlining. Familiar...


East Grinstead Spring Comedy Gala at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Cora Theatre Arts presents...
The Chronicles of Cora
Saturday 28th March to Sunday 29th March

*Tickets go on sale on 1st February 2020*

Join the talented students from Cora Theatre Arts as they perform their annual performance, showcasing their skills and talent.



This is a youth production.
The Chronicles of Cora at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Easter Parade
Wednesday 1st April at 2:00pm

Broadway star Don Hewes’ (Fred Astaire) dancing partner goes solo, so Don declares that he can make a hit performer out of the next dance he sees, which turns out to be the naïve and inexperienced chorus girl, Hannah (Judy Garland).

Toast this fun-filled, frivolity of a musical with the delicious Afternoon Tea option...


Afternoon Tea at the Movies: Easter Parade at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Rocketman
Wednesday 1st April at 7:30pm

An epic musical fantasy about the incredible story of Elton John and his breakthrough years.  From Reginald Dwight, the shy piano prodigy, to the transformation into the international superstar, this inspirational journey is set to Elton John’s most beloved and memorable songs, adapted and performed by award winning...


Rocketman at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Lisa Stanley, in Concert
Friday 3rd April at 7:30pm

Lisa Stanley is undoubtedly one of Irelands top female vocalists. Born into the business, with both her parents being Irish showbiz stars (Maisie McDaniel and Fintan Stanley), Lisa is a natural performer and entertainer. 

Also a very familiar face on Keep It Country TV, where Lisa hosts her own weekly TV show The...


Lisa Stanley, in Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


East Grinstead Music & Arts Festival
Saturday 4th April to Sunday 10th May

East Grinstead Music & Arts Festival (EGMAF) encourages and promotes Performing Arts throughout the South of England. 

Many past performers have gone on to perform professionally in both national and international productions.

Dance: 25th, 26th April, 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th May 

Singing:...


This is a youth production.
East Grinstead Music & Arts Festival at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Roshe School Crawley presents...
Dance Fantastia
Tuesday 7th April at 10:00am and 3:30pm

Join the talented pupils from Roshe School Crawley as they showcase their talents with their show 'Dance Fantasia'.




Dance Fantastia 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


Back to Bacharach
Friday 17th April at 7:30pm and 7:30pm

The critically-acclaimed show with their West End cast combine with the amazing musicianship of the Magic Moments Orchestra to proudly present the very best of Burt Bacharach – celebrating “The Hitmaker” behind one of the greatest American songbooks of the 20th Century.

It’s the sensational soundtrack of the...


Back to Bacharach at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Only Fools and Boycie
Thursday 23rd April at 7:30pm

Enjoy an intimate evening with one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, John Challis, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. The national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business,...


Only Fools and Boycie at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Yesterday
Wednesday 29th April at 7:30pm

Jack, a struggling singer-songwriter whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading has a freak accident during a mysterious global blackout only to wake up to discover that The Beatles never existed, and Jack is the only one to remember them.

Realizing this improbable opportunity, Jack begins playing their music and passing...


Yesterday at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Cara Dillon
Thursday 30th April 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


Scott Ritchie Productions and KD Theatre presents...
Rapunzel
Saturday 16th May at 2:00pm and 5:00pm

Let your hair down and join us this Summer for a tangled musical adventure as KD Theatre Productions & Scott Ritchie Productions present a brand-new staging of the popular fairy tale RAPUNZEL

Entrapped by Gothel the Wicked Witch, Rapunzel is starting to feel very lonely on her 18th Birthday. She...


Rapunzel at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Tony Stockwell: Psychic Medium
Wednesday 20th May at 7:30pm

Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous.

The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established credibility as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all round the world with international mediums...


Tony Stockwell: Psychic Medium at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


NT Live presents...
The Welkin
Thursday 21st May at 7:00pm

One life in the hands of 12 women. 

Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. 

When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or...


The Welkin at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The History of Soul
Saturday 23rd May 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...


The History of Soul at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Exciting Science
Thursday 28th May at 2:00pm

This Brand New and Exciting Show featuring loads of amazing experiments from the world of Science is coming to Chequer Mead and is not to be missed. 

So, join our crazy scientists as they “Create a volcanic eruption, build an Air Missile Launcher, make mini rockets and create some pretty big bangs!” …. Live...


Exciting Science at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Mark Steel: Every Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright
Friday 5th June 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...


Mark Steel: Every Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


RSC presents...
The Winters Tale
Wednesday 10th June at 7:00pm

Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeares The Winters Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore.

King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief...


The Winters Tale 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


Universal Dance presents...
Express Yourself
Sunday 14th June at 2:30pm and 6:30pm

*Tickets go on sale 18th May 2020*

Join the talented performers from Universal Dance as they showcase their talents in a variety of dance genres for their annual end of year show.


This is a youth production.
Express Yourself at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Fire & Rain & American Pie
Thursday 18th June at 8:00pm

A heartwarming, musical tribute to the great U.S. singer-songwriters of the late 60s and early 70s, featuring beautiful songs from James Taylor, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Don Mclean, Crosby, Stills & Nash, America, Carly Simon and more! 

Many of their timeless classic songs, from...


Fire & Rain & American Pie at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Sing For A Cure 5
Saturday 20th June at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Tickets go on sale on 1st March 2020!

This summer, Sing For A Cure returns to Chequer Mead for their fifth spectacular show, raising money for JDRF and awareness of type 1 diabetes.

Sing For A Cure have created a show that gives the audience the magical experience...


Sing For A Cure 5 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Encore Academy presents...
Im Still Standing
Sunday 28th June at 2:00pm

*This show goes on sale on 1st April 2020*

Join Encore Academy for their end of year annual showcase.


This is a youth production.
Im Still Standing at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Abba Reunion Tribute Show
Thursday 2nd July at 7:30pm

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...


Abba Reunion Tribute Show at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Little Sparks presents...
Spark a Team
Sunday 12th July at 2:00pm and 6:00pm

*Tickets go on sale on 3rd February*

Little Sparks Dance Academy presents Spark a Team, their new showcase for 2020.


This is a youth production.
Spark a Team at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


DMT School presents...
DMT Showcase
Friday 17th July at 7:30pm

*Tickets go on sale Monday 17th February 2020*

DMT School was awarded Dance School of the Year (Silver) and runs performance training classes in all areas of musical theatre. Partnered with 5 local primary and secondary schools, as well as the Independent Dance Training,...


This is a youth production.
DMT Showcase at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


DMT School presents...
I See Stars
Saturday 18th July at 1:30pm and 7:30pm

*Tickets go on sale Monday 17th February 2020*

DMT School was awarded Dance School of the Year (Silver) and runs performance training classes in all areas of musical theatre. Partnered with 5 local primary and secondary schools, as well as the Independent Dance Training,...


This is a youth production.
I See Stars at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


RSC presents...
The Comedy of Errors
Wednesday 5th August at 7:00pm

“So I to find a mother and a brother

In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself”

How do any of us really know who we are? A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. A woman wonders why her husband is not the man he was, but starts...


The Comedy of Errors at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Bye Bye Baby
Friday 18th September 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 – all backed by their excellent 4-piece band...


Bye Bye Baby at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The History of Rock
Saturday 19th September 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


RSC presents...
Pericles
Wednesday 23rd September at 7:00pm

Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Scarred by the heartbreaking loss of family and home, he submits to the rhythms of the ocean in the hope of a miracle. Located in a familiar world of precarious journeys and treacherous alliances, this is Shakespeare’s touching...


Pericles at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


David Harper: A Romp With The Georgians
Wednesday 4th November at 7:30pm

David Harper’s ‘A Romp With The Georgians’ takes a funny look at life during the period from 1714-1830. A time in Britain of growth (eg empire) discoveries (eg Australia) inventions (eg roller skates) and shocking tales (eg electrified beds!) 

Known for his brightly coloured trousers, David Harper is a BBC...


David Harper: A Romp With The Georgians at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Made in Tennessee - The Soundtrack of American Country
Friday 6th November 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


Rock and Roll Revolution
Friday 13th November at 7:30pm

Award-winning band The Bluejays (featuring stars of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamboats & Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet) 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....


Rock and Roll Revolution at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


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

Heralding the start of Christmas, ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.

The military band has yet to be announced but as always the popular concert will be support SSAFA, giving essential assistance to our Armed Forces and their families. 

As well as powerful orchestral music, you will be encouraged...


SSAFA Winter Concert at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


Jack and the Beanstalk
Saturday 12th December to Saturday 2nd January

Get ready for a FEE-FI-FO-FUN time as we join Jack and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions in our next thrilling adventure with Jack and the Beanstalk.

The LP Creatives team who produced 2019’s Cinderella panto, as well as Peter Pan and Beauty & the Beast previously will be returning with this...


Jack and the Beanstalk at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead


The Bohemians
Saturday 27th February at 7:30pm

It show is for 2021!

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...


The Bohemians at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead