Live at Cranleigh: Richard James Poll 8th September
Friday 8 September, 7.30pm

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Fri 8th Sep 19:30

`Live at Cranleigh`, our popular series of Acoustic evenings, boasts a varied line up of young, professional musicians from across the South.

We are delighted to welcome back Cranleigh’s own singer songwriter Richard James Poll to the Arts Centre. Having grown up in the village Richard now lives in London and has spent the last few months recording at London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios.

Richard will be headlining September’s Live at Cranleigh to celebrate the release of his new single ‘Love Again’.

For more information: www.RichardJamesPoll.com or listen at www.soundcloud.com/richard-james-poll


Tickets: £8

Gimme ABBA: On and On and On 16th September
Saturday 16 September, 7:30pm

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Sat 16th Sep 19:30

Gimme ABBA have been performing this fabulous tribute to ABBA for over 17 years, with the current line up being together for the past eight years! 2017/18 will see the band embark on their fifth nationwide UK tour, 'On and On and On', a jam-packed spectacular performance totaling over two hours including even more songs and fascinating theatrical elements.

This complete and superb ABBA show comes with a repertoire that draws from the greatest hits of Sweden's most famous export. It is full of all the popular songs known and loved by millions, along with some additional tunes to please the most ardent Abba fan. The many costume changes, choreographed dance routines and four-part vocal harmonies come together to re-create that original ABBA party feel and make this a show not to be missed.

So what are you waiting for? Dust off those platforms! Put on those flares!
and come on our nostalgic trip back to the 70s

The show is suitable for all age groups.

Tickets: £16.50 Standing in advance;£18.50 On the day; £18 Balcony in advance; £20 On the day


South Coast Soul Revue 30th September
Saturday 30 September, 7.30pm

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Sat 30th Sep 19:30

The evening concert for our Food & Music Festival is back with a bang this year! Headlining is South Coast Soul Revue, a high-energy 8-piece funk and soul band performing two infectiously danceable sets of classic and contemporary soul songs, all with their own unique twist.

Fronted by Ruby Rose and Danny Vice, these two irrepressible and highly talented singers head up a scintillating brass and a pulsating rhythm section that Motown and Stax might have envied. The result is a very authentic soul revue experience that appeals to all age groups.

With quality musicians, great songs and a commitment to audience fun, an evening with South Coast Soul Revue is not one you will easily forget and will provide the perfect finale to our 2017 Food & Music Festival.

Sponsored by Informed Choice

Ticket: £10 Standing; £12 Balcony


Royal Opera House Live: La Boheme 3rd October
Tuesday 3 October, 7.15pm

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Tue 3rd Oct 19:15

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Acclaimed director Richard Jones directs this new production.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Running time: 2hrs 35mins incl. interval

Tickets: £19.75

Volunteers Wine Evening 12th October
Thursday 12 October, 6pm – 8pm

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Thu 12th Oct 18:00

Cranleigh Arts Centre is very grateful to the fantastic team of dedicated volunteers who give their time to help us. As a special thanks we would like to invite all our volunteers, and those interested in voluntering, to get together, enjoy a few drinks and find out about some of our upcoming events.

Email katie@cranleighartscentre.org to register your interest in attending or phone 01483 278001

Free Entry

Steve Rodgers 21st October
Saturday 21 October, 7.30pm

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Sat 21st Oct 19:30

Loacal singer songwriter Steve Rodgers plays Cranleigh Arts Centre, fresh from recording his much anticipated first album.

Steve has guested at Wembley for Bad Company and tours have included support slots for Bad Company in the UK and Japan as well as his own headline dates in the UK and Canada. In 2016 Steve recorded a charity single with his father, Paul Rodgers.

His songs reflect his passion for life's depth, mystery and wonder, and recorded with his band of like-minded musicians. 

“He's fantastic” - Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page 

“Great singing and songwriting - I'm impressed” - Queen's Roger Taylor

Tickets: £12.50 Advance, £15 On the door


Royal Opera House Live: Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland (ballet) 24th October
Tuesday 24 October, 7.15pm

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Tue 24th Oct 19:15

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser... As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures.

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography.

Running time: 2hrs 50 mins incl 2 intervals

Tickets: £19.75


Genesis Visible Touch 28th October
Saturday 28 October, 8.30pm

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Sat 28th Oct 20:30

Genesis Visible Touch are the ultimate Phil Collins-era Genesis show.

 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Hits and fan-favourites that feature on albums from ‘Selling England by the Pound’ right up to ‘We Can’t Dance’

 “Top drawer musical performances and exemplary vocals, matched with leading production values …a live show not to be missed!” - Dave Hutchins, studio engineer on Genesis’ album


Tickets: £15 Standing; £18 Balcony


The FB Pocket Orchestra 10th November
Friday 10 November, 8pm

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Fri 10th Nov 20:00

The FB Pocket Orchestra present a lively repertoire of Blues, Ragtime, Hot Jazz, songs and dances from the 1920s, 30s and earlier.

“Atmospheric, yet vibrant, this charming collection of songs will make you wish you had been born some 100 years ago. The style, glamour and ‘fabulousness’ of this era is captured beautifully.” Jazz FM

www.fbpocketorchestra.co.uk

Tickets: £16.50

Mitchell & Vincent Folk-Duo 18th November
Saturday 18 November, 7.30pm

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Sat 18th Nov 19:30

Described by Acoustic magazine as, “Stunning”, Mitchell and Vincent perform traditional tunes and songs from around the British Isles on Fiddle and Classical Guitar.

Bright Young Folk praised their playing for featuring, "Skilled arrangements and expert delivery of tunes and songs which showcase the vibrancy, and variety, of folk music across Britain. A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable experience.”

Tickets: £11


“Nocturne” – A Piano Recital by Richard Saxel 29th November
Wednesday 29 November, 7.30pm

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Wed 29th Nov 19:30

‘Nocturne’ is a recital by Richard Saxel, a concert pianist who has established a reputation as one of the most engaging pianists of his generation. The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre (registered charity no. 284186) invite you to the official launch of Richard’s new CD of solo piano nocturnes by 16 different composers. The proceeds of the evening will be donated to Cranleigh Arts Centre.

One of Richard’s greatest attributes as a performer is his versatility. He was one of six pianists in Piano Circus performing internationally in varied musical genres and he has performed at many major music festivals, including in Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and Lucerne. He has in the past won the National Federation of Music Societies Making Music Award, and works regularly with a huge variety of accomplished singers and instrumentalists.

In 2013, Richard was awarded Steinway Artist status, and added to their worldwide roster of artists, and he was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in their 2016 Honours List, recognizing a significant contribution to the music profession. He is strongly committed to music education, regularly adjudicates for festivals and competitions, and is currently Head of Performance at Cranleigh School, where he has taught for fifteen years.

Tickets: £16

Swing into Christmas with The Big Band 1st December
Friday 1 December, 8pm

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Fri 1st Dec 20:00

Swing into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show – as featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC “Children in Need”.

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie and Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells!

"Superb - they swing like crazy!” says Sheila Tracy, BBC

“Swing and Song of the highest order” – The Telegraph 

Tickets: £19.50; £18 Senior & Student

A Christmas Carol - A Folk Opera 20th December
Wednesday 20 December, 7.30pm

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Wed 20th Dec 19:30

A brand-new retelling of the best-loved Yuletide adventure of them all – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims' Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal favourite.

The first half of the show is a blend of Victorian carols and midwinter folk songs which paint a vivid and colourful picture of the festive season in Dickens’ time. The second half is an hour-long ‘folk opera’ of his most iconic novella - the tale of how flinty-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes several ghostly visitations over the course of a cold and bitter Christmas Eve and awakes the following morning transformed into the epitome of the Christmas spirit - warm-hearted, generous and loving.

Ticket: £11


Volunteer Recruitment Evening 19th September
Tuesday 19 September, 6 – 8.00pm

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Tue 19th Sep 18:00
Wed 19th Sep 20:00

Come and chat to us about the various volunteering opportunities we have here at Cranleigh Arts Centre whilst enjoying a drink.

Whether you have a couple of hours a week or are just available to help every now and then we’d love your support. Meet new people, develop skills, help your community, widen your interests and have fun!

Email katie@cranleighartscentre.org to register your interest in attending or phone 01483 278001

Free