Volunteers Week - Come & Celebrate With Us 1st June
Thursday 1 June, 11am - 2pm

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Thu 1st Jun 11:00
Thu 1st Jun 14:00

Volunteering: You make a difference.

Are you interested in volunteering at the Arts Centre? Come along and meet existing volunteers and discover the wide range of roles we have available. Join us for tea, coffee and cakes and find out more.

Whether you would like to volunteer regularly or on an ad hoc basis we would love to meet you.

Free

Your Bard 9th June
Friday 9th June, 8pm

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Fri 9th Jun 20:00

Professor Nother is giving a talk about Shakespeare authorship in the function room at the Shakespeare pub – but he doesn’t believe the man from Stratford wrote those plays. That’s Will’s cue to kick the door off the hinges and defend his reputation. 

Come and meet the Bard himself and take the lid off a legend in your local. He’ll tell you all about his family, what it’s like on tour and the glory days at the Globe, Queen Elizabeth I, Christopher Marlowe and Ned Alleyn – you’ll meet them too. Intermingled with a few of his greatest hits - and maybe a sonnet or a song. There’s no fourth wall here – we’re all in this together! 

“The charismatic Collett commands the room in a truly intimate, funny and energetic performance that wraps us up in Shakespeare’s life and person” The Pitch, Kansas City

Tickets: £13.20

An Evening with Virginia McKenna OBE, Hosted by Paul Jones 12th June
Monday 12th June, 7.30pm

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Mon 12th Jun 19:30

The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre (registered charity no. 284186) invite you to a fundraising event. Our Patron Paul Jones, will host an interview with actress Virginia McKenna.

Virginia’s leading film roles, include such classics as The Cruel Sea and A Town Like Alice, for which she won a British Academy Award for Best Actress. She is however, perhaps best remembered for her roles in Born Free (for which she won a Variety Club Best Actress Award), Ring of Bright Water and Carve Her Name with Pride. She has acted in a variety of theatre performances, written several books and recorded numerous plays for radio, as well as making TV appearances which include: Romeo and Juliet, The Camomile Lawn, Kavanagh QC, Darling Daisy, The Deep Blue Sea and The Whistleblower. 

Virginia is the founder and trustee of the International wildlife charity, The Born Free Foundation. She was awarded the OBE in 2004 for her contribution to the arts and animal welfare. 

Photo credit: A Gotts 


Tickets £35

Royal Opera House Live: Otello 2nd July
Sunday 2nd July, 2pm

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Sun 2nd Jul 14:00

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.

A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece, which is sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins

Tickets: £19.75

National Theatre Live: Salomé (15) 11th July
Tuesday 11th July, 7pm

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Tue 11th Jul 19:00

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.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

 ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs)

Running time: 3 hrs 20 mins

£17.50

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches 20th July
Thursday 20th July, 7pm

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Thu 20th Jul 19:00

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.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Running time: 3 hrs 45 mins

Tickets: £17.50

Just Say The Lines 24hr Musical 22nd July
Saturday 22nd July, 7.30pm

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Sat 22nd Jul 19:30

Want to see a full Broadway/West End musical with a cast of 30, singing and dancing their way into your hearts?

Well, Surrey’s original 24hr Musical people are ready to bring that to you – only they’re not telling you what it’s going to be. In fact, no one except the directing team will know until 24hrs before curtain up. That’s when the cast meet for the first time, get their scripts and begin rehearsals.

After seven years of successful and hilarious productions, you don’t want to miss this year’s not for the faint-of-heart 24hr Musical!

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Friends

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika 27th July
Thursday 27th July, 7pm

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Thu 27th Jul 19:00

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.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Running time: 3 hrs 45 mins

Tickets: £17.50

Outdoor Theatre: As You Like It 4th August
Friday 4th August, 7.30pm

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Fri 4th Aug 19:30

Following the success of last summer’s Much Ado About Nothing, critically acclaimed MadCap Theatre Productions return to Cranleigh with another open air comedy in the rectors garden of St Nicolas Church.

Dressed as a man, the exiled Rosalind is ready to begin a new life after escaping her foes in the dead of night. But, when she meets the love-sick Orlando, her disguise soon becomes more of a curse than a blessing.

Shakespeare is always made understandable and enjoyable with MadCap’s fun, fast-paced and entertaining staging that combines comedy, music, dance and physicality.

Bring some chairs and a picnic as this will be an evening not to be missed!

This event is kindly sponsored by Informed Choice.

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Students; £44 Family

Wine Tasting and Jazz 11th August
Friday 11th August, 6.30pm - 10pm

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Fri 11th Aug 18:30

The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre (registered charity no. 284186) invite you to a fundraising event.

Boxwood & Broom, Cranleigh's local wine merchant will be pouring 20 wines on the evening, which will be paired with a range of local cheese, local produce and blissful Jazz.

From local organic fizz to old world classics and new world wonders, making this a friendly and sociable evening, in the cool Jack Wagg auditorium.

All wines available to purchase.

Tickets: £20

A Regular Little Houdini 9th September
Saturday 9 September, 8pm

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Sat 9th Sep 20:00

The scene, Edwardian Newport, South Wales: A dockworker's son, smitten by Harry Houdini, dreams of a life of magic, to unlock his shackles and his brutal Welsh working-class reality.

With his head full of folly, his parents struggle with their son’s eccentricity, but, he doggedly trains himself to emulate his hero on the industrial detritus in the bustling docks, and his relentless ambition finally brings him face-to-face with the world’s greatest showman - along with one of the most terrifying events in British industrial history.

Is it possible to follow one’s dreams in a world where poverty weighs you down like mud? An enchanting story that blurs the lines between childhood imagination and the cynicism of adulthood.

The show has won a string of awards: Best solo show, San Diego Festival; Artistic Excellence Award, Best Actor and Encore Producers awards, Hollywood Festival:  Best actor in the English language in the Wales Theatre Awards 2015. 

A Regular Little Houdini was a Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe.

"An extraordinary tale of hope, determination & magic!" An Edinburgh Sell Out.

"A cracker!" Western Mail

"Spellbinding" San Diego Union Tribune

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Students

National Theatre Live: Yerma (15) 14th September
Thursday 14 September, 7pm

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Thu 14th Sep 19:00

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 sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).

Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

Tickets: £17.50

Retro Gaming Night Fundraiser 21st September
Thursday 21 September, 7 – 9pm

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Thu 21st Sep 19:00

The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre, registered charity no. 284186, invite you to a fundraising event.

Come together and meet some new people, to play games of the 90s, using authentic consoles including the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), the Mega Drive, and the Nintendo 64!

Our tuck shop will be open serving a variety of snacks and cold beverages. Ages 14+.

Tickets: £5