Dick Whittington Panto - evening 15th December
Friday 15 December, 7.30pm

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Fri 15th Dec 19:30

Join our hero ‘Dick Whittington’ on an adventure to London, where the streets are paved with gold, to seek your fortune. ‘Dick Whittington’ is our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever!

Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, breathtaking special effects, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime!

Family tickets cannot be purchased on line, please call box office 01483 278000 or drop in.

Tickets: £12 Child; £14.50 Adult; £48 Family of 4

Dick Whittington Panto - afternoon 16th December
Saturday 16 December, 2.30pm

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Sat 16th Dec 14:30

Join our hero ‘Dick Whittington’ on an adventure to London, where the streets are paved with gold, to seek your fortune. ‘Dick Whittington’ is our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever!

Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, breathtaking special effects, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime!

Family tickets cannot be purchased on line, please call box office 01483 278000 or drop in.

Tickets: £12 Child; £14.50 Adult; £48 Family of 4

An Evening with Julie Walters hosted by Paul Jones SOLD OUT 19th December
Tuesday 19 December, 7.30pm

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Tue 19th Dec 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 BAFTA award winning actor, Dame Julie Walters, DBE.  Ms Walters has won 2 BAFTA Film Awards.  The first in 1984 for her lead role in Educating Rita and her second in 2000 for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Billy Elliot. 
 
She also won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress four times, for My Beautiful Son (2001), Murder (2002), The Canterbury Tales (2003) and as Mo Mowlam in Mo (2010). She received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2014.

Special advance ticket release to Friends of Cranleigh Arts Centre on Tuesday 14 November, by phone or in person. General public release from Wednesday 15 November by phone, in personal or online. Limit of 4 tickets per person.

Tickets: £35 or £45 which includes an optional donation to the Arts Centre

Cranleigh The Early Years: Talk 9th January
Tuesday 9 January, 7.30pm

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Tue 9th Jan 19:30

Local historian Dr Judie English presents a fascinating talk about the early life of our village.

Find out about the Stone Age tools, Bronze Age jewellery, Iron Age settlement and two Romano-British masonry buildings discovered in the area, and learn how place-name evidence is used to trace the development of Cranleigh into the village we know today.

Tickets: £7

ROH Live: Rigoletto 23rd January
Tuesday 23 January, 7.15pm

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Tue 23rd Jan 19:15

David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect… Rigoletto arranges to have the Duke assassinated. But Gilda still loves the womanizing Duke and sacrifices herself in his place. Rigoletto eagerly uncovers the corpse only to find instead his fatally wounded daughter, who dies in his arms.

Guidance: This production contains some nudity and scenes of a sexual nature

Duration: 2hrs 45mins incl interval

Tickets: £19.75


Volunteer Recruitment Afternoon 27th January
Saturday 27 Jauary, 1 – 3pm

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Sat 27th Jan 13:00

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

There are a wide range of roles available, including stewarding, box office, tending the cafe and bar, as well as marketing distribution and help promoting the Arts Centre.

We are always delighted to meet new people and welcome new volunteers to the team. Whether you have a couple of hours a week or are just available to help every now and then.

For further information contcat Katie by email katie@cranleighartscentre.org or by phone 01483 278001

Free

Wilde Without the Boy & The Ballad of Reading Gaol 27th January
Saturday 27 January, 8pm

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Sat 27th Jan 20:00

Gerard Logan’s stunning performance offers deeply personal insight into the life of one of the nation’s greatest and most controversial writers, Oscar Wilde.

Wilde Without the Boy is a dramatisation of De Profundis, Oscar Wilde’s heartfelt letter to his lover ‘Bosie’ written while he was serving a two-year sentence for committing homosexual acts.

The play is followed by a deeply moving rendition of Wilde’s poem `The Ballad of Reading Gaol`.

Tickets: £13.50

ROH Live: Tosca 8th February
Thursday 8 February, 7.15pm

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Thu 8th Feb 19:15

Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.

From its strident opening chords, Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. 

Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – and with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.

Tickets £19.75


Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise - morning 17th February
Saturday 17 February, 11.30am

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Sat 17th Feb 11:30

Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl - He's a Master of Disguise! And he plans to use his cunning camouflage powers to gobble up the tiny animals of the night.

Trouble is, Hoot Owl's prey keep escaping! Is Hoot Owl as masterful as he thinks he is? Will he become a member of the Owl Parliament? And will he EVER succeed in catching himself some dinner? Join Hoot Owl's riotous adventure as he zooms across the night and into the dark.

Suitable for ages 4 - 94!

Tickets:£10, £35 Family of 4


Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise - afternoon 17th February
Saturday 17 February, 2.30am

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Sat 17th Feb 14:30

Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl - He's a Master of Disguise! And he plans to use his cunning camouflage powers to gobble up the tiny animals of the night.

Trouble is, Hoot Owl's prey keep escaping! Is Hoot Owl as masterful as he thinks he is? Will he become a member of the Owl Parliament? And will he EVER succeed in catching himself some dinner? Join Hoot Owl's riotous adventure as he zooms across the night and into the dark.

Suitable for ages 4 - 94!

Tickets:£10, £35 Family of 4

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15) 22nd February
Thursday 22 February, 7pm

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Thu 22nd Feb 19:00

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece `Cat on a Hot Tin Roof` played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of `A Streetcar Named Desire`, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.


On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Duration: 3hrs 5mins

Ticket:£17.50


Meet the Author! Gareth P.Jones 24th February
Saturday 24 February, 10.30am

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Sat 24th Feb 10:30

Part of our Cranleigh Literary Festival, sponsored by Informed Choice

Blue Peter Book Award Winning children’s author and multi-instrumentalist Gareth P Jones has appeared at music and literary festivals all over the world. Join him for a lively interactive performance, peppered with irreverent humour, unbridled energy and original songs inspired by his popular books.

Gareth has written over 30 books for toddlers to teens the Dragon Detective Agency series, The Thornthwaite Inheritance and Space Crime Conspiracy.

Tickets: £5

Poetry Workshop 1st March
Thursday 1 March, 7pm
 

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Thu 1st Mar 19:00

Part of our Cranleigh Literary Festival , sponsored by Informed Choice, and celebrating World Book Day.

Discover the world of ekphrastic poetry (poetry written in response to works of art) and develop your own masterpiece. The workshop is lead by author Claire Dyer whose published works include Eleven Rooms, Interference Effects and Falling for Gatsby

Participants will be given a prompt to inspire and develop their own pieces of writing. The session will conclude with readings from Claire's own work.

Why not share your creation at our Spoken Word Night on Friday 2 March

Tickets: £15

Spoken Word Night:1000 Monkeys 2nd March
Friday 2 March, 8pm – 10pm

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Fri 2nd Mar 20:00

Part of our Cranleigh Literary Festival, sponsored by Informed Choice. 

Take a seat, grab a drink and enjoy poetry readings featuring Dónall Dempsey, Kitty Coles, Kyle McHale, Ray Pool and Janice Dempsey and others.

There will be an open mic for readers from the audience. So come and share your own poems for up to 5 minutes at the mic. 

An informal evening of listening and sharing poems in a friendly atmosphere

Tickets: £5

The Art of Storytelling by Adrienne Dines 3rd March
Saturday 3 March, 3 - 4.30pm

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Sat 3rd Mar 15:00

Part of our Cranleigh Literary Festival, sponsored by Informed Choice

We all love a good story well told. In this light-hearted talk, you’ll learn what makes for successful heroes and villains, how to raise the stakes and what constitutes a ‘good' ending. 

Come along prepared to get involved and challenge the storyteller in you. Suitable for readers and writers alike.

Tickets:£10

ROH Live: Carmen 6th March
Tuesday 6 March, 6.45pm

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Tue 6th Mar 18:45

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form.

The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve - the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. For Carmen he has devised a far from traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

Sung in French with English subtitles.

Duration: 3hrs 20mins incl one interval

Tickets: £19.75

MoonBrella - morning 10th March
Saturday 10 March, 11am

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Sat 10th Mar 11:00

A multi-sensory theatre piece created especially for under 5s. MoonBrella charts the story of a brave umbrella who is whisked away to the moon and the boy who sets out to find his best friend. 

This production features plenty of interactive moments and includes songs, sounds, singing, silliness and many, many umbrellas! 

The show is approximately 35 minutes long and will be followed by discover-and-play time for children.

Supported by Arts Council England and Arts Partnership Surrey. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult, suitable for ages 18 months +

Tickets: £5; Free for accompanying adult

MoonBrella - afternoon 10th March
Saturday 10 March, 11am

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Sat 10th Mar 14:30

A multi-sensory theatre piece created especially for under 5s. MoonBrella charts the story of a brave umbrella who is whisked away to the moon and the boy who sets out to find his best friend. 

This production features plenty of interactive moments and includes songs, sounds, singing, silliness and many, many umbrellas! 

The show is approximately 35 minutes longs and will be followed by discover-and-play time for children.

Supported by Arts Council England and Arts Partnership Surrey. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult, suitable for ages 18 months +

Tickets: £5; Free for accompanying adult

A Necessary Woman 17th March
Saturday 17 March, 8pm

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Sat 17th Mar 20:00

Sunday 2 April, 1911, Census Night. The Government continue to ignore the burning question of female suffrage. Women up and down the Country prepare to avoid and evade the census as a protest and challenge to authority. “No Vote, no Census!” is their battle cry. 

Suffragette Emily Davison has concealed herself in a cleaning cupboard, in the crypt beneath the Palace of Westminster. Emily plans a daring and courageous act in Parliament for Monday morning, but with a greater police presence and security tighter than usual, will she achieve her ambition before she is caught and returned to prison? 

Based on a true event to celebrate the 2018 suffrage centenary. Includes a post-show Q & A with the performers.

Tickets: £13.50


NT Live: Julius Caesar 22nd March
Thursday 22 March, 7pm

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Thu 22nd Mar 19:00

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar, and David Morrissey is Mark Antony. 

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. 

Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Tickets:£17.50

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired 29th March
Thursday 29th March, 7.30pm

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Thu 29th Mar 19:30

Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket.

The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand-new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio! 

Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original Test Match Special team; the team who made it the much-loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our ‘Dear Old Thing’.

Tickets: £22.00