Branagh Theatre Delayed Live Screening: Romeo and Juliet (12A) 8th July
Friday 8 July, 7:00pm

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Fri 8th Jul 19:00

Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.

A longstanding feud between Verona’s Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for Romeo and Juliet the two young lovers caught in the conflict.

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio.

Running Time: 3hr 30mins

Tickets: £17.50

Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III (15) 21st July
Thursday 21 July, 7pm

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Thu 21st Jul 19:00

The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret.
War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to seize his brother’s crown. 
Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict. Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold’s (Macbeth, King Charles III) searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric of British history.

Duration 3 hours 30 minutes (TBC)


Much Ado About Nothing - outdoor theatre 5th August
Friday 5 August 7.30pm

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Fri 5th Aug 19:30

An open air production staged on the Vicarage Lawn, St Nicolas Church, Cranleigh, next to the Arts Centre.

Critically acclaimed MadCap Theatre Productions present one of the Bard's finest comedies. Shakespeare is always enjoyable with MadCap's way of staging fun, fast-paced and entertaining theatre with a lot of 'Madcap' flair! Combining comedy, music, dance, stage combat and physicality with the original script.

Join us in a stunning outdoor setting, bring picnics and seating, just a short walk from the Arts Centre.

This production is sponsored by Informed Choice.

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Students

Wine Tasting & Jazz Fund Raising Evening 12th August
Friday 12 August, 6.30pm

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Fri 12th Aug 18:30

In association with Taurus Wines, the trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre are hosting a wine tasting, fund raising evening. 

Come along and join us for a fun, social evening with chilled and mellow music provided by a jazz trio, plus a chance to taste over 40 different wines along with cheese, bread and nibbles. 

And if you fall in love with a wine on the night, you can order it on the evening from Taurus Wines with free local delivery within the next couple of days.

The evening will start at 6.30pm and finish at 10pm. Feel free to drop in at anytime.

See you there!

Funds raised will be used to sustain the charity Cranleigh Arts Centre’s art, entertainment and community activities (charity no. 284186)


Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer (12A) 27th October
Thursday 27 October, 7.15pm

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Thu 27th Oct 19:15

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.

Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season.

Tickets: £17.50

Filming War Horse the Movie: A Talk by Andy Robertshaw 9th November
Wed 9 November, 8pm

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Wed 9th Nov 20:00

As the military consultant on Steven Spielberg's blockbuster, War Horse, Andrew Robertshaw was involved in the production of the film from the early days of the screenplay to the last day of filming. He even ended up with a small acting role!

Andrew is a leading military historian and archaeologist with particular expertise in trench warfare. He has made regular appearances on Channel 4's Time Team programme and has acted as an adviser on the BBC programme, Who Do You Think You Are? He is an honorary lecturer at University College London's School of Archaeology and was until recently the Director of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Surrey.

This year he has been working on a major archaeological project on the Somme. He has recreated a replica trench system which is popular with film crews and school parties and is open to anyone who wishes to experience life in a First World War trench


Tickets: £13.20

Austentatious 18th November
Friday 18 November, 8pm

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Fri 18th Nov 20:00

Austentatious are saddling the horses for a Grand Tour! Join the all-star cast as they improvise a brand new Jane Austen work before your very eyes, based on a single audience suggestion.

Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark. No two shows are ever the same! Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, Austentatious is a Regency treat. Hold on to your bonnets: this hilarious show is not to be missed. (Swooning guaranteed).

★★★★★ “…joyously performed” –The Times

★★★★ “A joy to behold” The Guardian

“A bravura slab of improvisation” – Independent

“Highly impressive” – Time Out

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Students

Blofeld & Baxter - Rogues on the Road 25th November
Friday 25 November, 8pm

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Fri 25th Nov 20:00

Blowers and Backers are back with Rogues on the Road - a brand new show crammed full of even more wonderful (and occasionally outrageous) reminiscences and anecdotes from two extensive careers spent broadcasting around the globe.

Bastions of the beloved Test Match Special with over 80 years in the commentary box and touring the world between them, Henry and Peter have some tales to tell. The fun, games and outlandish characters from Ian Fleming to Noel Coward spread well beyond the confines of any cricket ground or studio.

"All that's missing is the distant knock of leather on willow'" ★★★★ (Times)

"A show that is not so much about the cricket as about what happens in the commentary box and beyond" (Telegraph)

"Some terrific tales" (Daily Mail)

Tickets: £20