Available Groups & Classes

The Arts Society Cranleigh

Philip Akroyd

A lively and welcoming group which aims to promote the knowledge, appreciation and care of the decorative and fine arts through talks, study groups, guided tours, visits to private houses, museums, exhibitions and other places of interest to members of the Society. In addition, The Arts Society is committed to promoting the arts to young people through school-based project work.

Phone: 01243 821 687


Cranleigh Community Choir

Sharon Duggan

The Cranleigh Community Choir meets every Thursday to perform and rehearse a diverse selection of music – including everything from pop, rock, bluegrass, folk, r’n’b and jazz swing to classical. Over the years, the choir has held numerous concerts in the community, including performances at Cranleigh Arts, Notcutts Garden Centre, Spring into Cranleigh and at the Christmas Lights celebrations.

Phone: 01483 271 469


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Creative Response

Creative Response are a charity supporting vulnerable adults of all ages who struggle with mental health issues, including addictions and learning and physical disabilities. The art sessions provided at Creative Response are run by professional artists with the aim to provide a safe, caring environment where vulnerable people in our community can explore their creativity. With support and encouragement, participants find a voice to express themselves and reduce their levels of distress and anxiety.


The Friday Painters

Anne Woodford

The Friday Painters meet at Cranleigh Arts every week to enjoy a morning of painting in all media. Some have not touched a brush since school, some are more experienced. No formal tuition, just a love of art brings together this friendly and welcoming group.

Phone: 01483 272 055

[email protected]

Just Jhoom!

Shalini Bhalla

Just Jhoom! brings together aerobics, mindful movement and Bollywood dancing (drawing on a range of dance styles from Indian classical dance to Bhangra) to create a unique dance experience – nourishing both body and mind. It is energetic, loads of fun and very tongue-in-cheek – but most importantly suits people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

[email protected]

Life Drawing

Philip Jones

A life drawing group for artists of all abilities, led by Philip Jones. Practise drawing the human form in any of its various shapes and postures.

Phone: 01483 268 261

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Melody Memories

Camilla Ford

Melody Memories is a singing group specifically designed for people with memory problems and their carers. The therapeutic power of music is widely acknowledged, and every Melody Memories session is designed specifically to benefit the cognitive, social and motor skills of people with memory problems. Melody Memories also provides carers with a much-needed outlet for relaxing, laughing, information sharing and a chance to talk with others in the same boat. Group members are encouraged to join in but there is never any pressure to do so. Everyone’s participation is enjoyed and valued.

Phone: 07596 107 010


[email protected]

Stitching for Pleasure

Nita Whitaker

A friendly and sociable stitching group who meet at Cranleigh Arts every Wednesday.

Phone: 01483 276 778

Surrey Youth Theatre

Mitch Jenkins

Are you aged 6 – 18? Do you love to act & sing? The main philosophy of SYT is to learn professional skills in a focused and disciplined manner within a happy, supportive family atmosphere. Whether you love to act, sing, work backstage or just have a passion for putting a production together, then SYT is for you.

Phone: 01903 602 815


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Cranleigh U3A

One of over a 1000 U3As spread across the UK, each affiliated to the Third Age Trust. The U3A was formed for the benefit of retired & semi-retired people who wish to learn and keep active. Members share their knowledge, experience and participate in a wide range of educational, social and leisure activities. Join us, make new friends and share teaching/ learning experiences. No qualifications are required. You can learn new skills and exercise for sheer enjoyment and fun.


VYBZ Street Dance


Street and Commercial Dance classes for children and adults choreographed to current Chart, Pop, R’n’B, Dancehall and Latino vibes. VYBZ classes build confidence, technique, performance, creativity and style whilst making new friends, keeping fit and having fun!  We teach foundations styles locking, popping, break, waving, tutting, house, commercial and dancehall.

Phone: 07525 156 770


Sarra Whicheloe

Sarra Whicheloe is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher based in the Surrey Hills & Sussex. In her classes you will benefit from the deep bodymind work that is taught in the Iyengar Yoga method, enriched by wisdom drawn from ancient Indian texts, poetry and sacred arts.

There is a class for everyone. Start as you are, no need to be able to touch your toes, or to do a push-up. The Iyengar method is known for its skill in adapting classical postures to suit all bodies and to manage injuries safely. The classes are generally active, you will warm and awaken the body whilst calming and refreshing the mind. You will be guided on how to practice safely with increasing sensitivity and awareness.

Phone: 07874 048 453


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Men’s Shed

The Cranleigh Men’s Shed is about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter. Part of a national scheme, The Men’s Shed is a community project for men to connect, converse and create. The group, mostly working with wood, meet every Thursday from 10am to 1pm in the Arts Centre Pottery room.

You can find out more by emailing [email protected] or phoning the box office on 01483 278000

Craft at Cranleigh

Whether you are an experienced crafter or want to practice something learned in one of our workshops, find a warm welcome and meet likeminded makers at the Craft at Cranleigh drop-in!

In the gallery every Tuesday, 10am – 11am

Knit & Natter

Are you nifty with needles or a wonder with wool? Come and knit (or crochet!) and natter with likeminded people in the Gallery and enjoy our latest exhibition at the same time. All abilities welcome, bring your own yarn and needles. No booking necessary – just turn up!

In the gallery every Friday, 10.30am – 12noon