Elmbridge arts directory

The Elmbridge Arts Directory is a listing of contacts for local arts organisations, including drama, dance, music, galleries and much more. The directory is continually updated so if you have any details you would like to submit, please contact the Arts Development Officer.

Useful contacts

The Elmbridge Arts Forum: a group of professional, voluntary, amateur and community artists, arts organisations and schools who are based in Elmbridge.  Members meet every six months to share information, discuss projects, network and pinpoint issues concerning the arts in Elmbridge.  The Forum is currently chaired by the Arts Development Officer and supported by local artists. Get in touch to get involved.

The R C Sherriff Trust is an independent charitable trust with the aim of advancing and developing the arts in the Borough of Elmbridge in Surrey. Visit their website to see how the Trust can help your group.

Theatres

The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton-on-Thames

The Playhouse was originally part of the Hepworth Film Studios and later turned into a theatre in 1924 after the studios closed. The building was bequeathed by cinema pioneer Cecil Hepworth for the benefit of local dramatic societies. Today the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse is a prominent arts venue in Walton-on-Thames. It is available for public and private hire and equipped for professional theatrical, dance and music productions.

What’s on at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse:                  

Saturday 29 September, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Elmbridge Youth Theatre and R C Sherriff Trust present 'Celebrations', a musical extravaganza to celebrate 21 years of Elmbridge Youth Theatre and launch of 25th Anniversary of R C Sherriff Trust. More information. 

Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 November - 8pm
The Ember Players present “A bolt from the blue” by David Tristam. Edward Jones was just an ordinary man, doing ordinary things (if you count working hundreds of feet up mending electricity pylons as `ordinary`). Everything
changed the day before his 40th birthday.   What happened then was, quite literally, incredible. It defies belief, defies logic, defies the fundamental laws of natures – but it happened. From his novel of the same name, playwright David Tristram brings hilarity to every page, but with a poignant and unusual storyline that tingles every nerve ending before reaching an extraordinary conclusion. More information.

Saturday 27 November to Saturday 1 December    
Walton and Weybridge Amateur Operatic Society present HONK! - an award-winning adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story ‘The Ugly Duckling’ developed by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles, the creative duo behind Broadway’s ‘Mary Poppins’ and the new ‘Half A Sixpence’. Find out more information.

Friday 11 January 7.30pm, Saturday 12 January 2.30pm & 7.30pm and Sunday 13 January 2019 7.30pm
The Desborough Players will present their 2019 pantomime: Dick Whittington, written by Alan Frayn and directed by Jane Cairns. More information and box office.   

The Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames

Since opening in 1989, The Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre has been providing the community with a comprehensive programme of events including drama, chamber music, traditional and modern jazz, children’s shows, cabaret and art exhibitions. It also offers a variety of classes in arts and crafts for all ages, adults, young people and toddlers.

See what’s on at The Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre

The Barn Theatre, West Molesey

The Barn Theatre Club is a professionally run local Studio Theatre, which has provided nearly forty years of continuous entertainment to the community. The Club offers a variety of entertainment throughout the year.

The Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton

The Vera Fletcher Hall hosts a wide range of theatrical productions including classical music concerts, opera, drama, music hall, film nights, jazz and contemporary music and shows for families and children. On a weekly basis the Hall offers the local community an exciting range of classes for people of all ages.

See what’s on at The Vera Fletcher Hall

Galleries and exhibitions

Cinemas

Dance

Fine arts

Literature

  • Claygate Writers 

Music

Theatre groups

If you would like further information regarding arts organisations please contact the Arts Development Officer.  

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