What’s On

Creative and performing arts events across Mole Valley’s towns and villages.

View the Arts Alive 2018 brochure.

Have you attended one of the events? Tell us how it went and you could win a family Friends membership at Dorking Halls!

Tue 25 Sep
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Tue 30 Oct

LeRoc Modern Jive Classes

Tuesdays 7.45 - 11pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

LeRoc Surrey dance classes and practice freestyle evening. Start any week, with or without a partner and learn how easy it is, with our “fun, laughter & dance" style.
£1 non members on first visit with Arts Alive brochure, £10 for three nights thereafter
leroc.dance.com

Sat 06 Oct
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Sat 03 Nov

LeRoc Modern Jive Big Dance Nights

Sat 6 Oct & Sat 3 Nov 8pm - 12am, Sat 13 Oct 8pm - 1am - Tylney Hall Ballroom, Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Guildford Road, Leatherhead, KT22 9BL

LeRoc Surrey presents modern jive dancing in this excellent venue dance floor. Always a big atmosphere with additional seating area, air con, free parking and bar. Come with or without a partner, all welcome. 'Big Saturday' on 6 October, 'Black Night on 13 October and 'Red Hot' on 3 November.
£10, £11 on 13 Oct
leroc.dance.com

Mon 15 Oct
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Sun 28 Oct

Surrey Hills Artists Exhibition

10 - 5.30pm (closing 4.30pm on Sun 28) - Denbies Vineyard Gallery, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA

An exhibition of recent work by a popular group of local painters - all mediums and subjects which range from contemporary "room focus" to traditional landscape. Over 120 framed and unframed original paintings.
www.surreyhillsartists.co.uk

Sat 20 Oct
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Sun 28 Oct

Dorkers' Spooktacular Halloween Hunt

- Dorking town centre

Can you find the spooky Halloween characters hidden in over 100 shop windows around Dorking? A fun treasure hunt for all the family - free to enter with great prizes to be won!
www.friendsofdorking.org

Sat 20 Oct
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Sun 28 Oct

Leatherhead Art Club Autumn Exhibition

10am - 4pm - The Old Chapel, St. John's School, Epsom Road, Leatherhead KT22 8SP

This exhibition by Leatherhead Art Club will feature a varied selection of members' paintings in a wide range of subjects, both traditional and contemporary in style. All work will be for sale, at affordable prices.
www.leatherheadartclub.com

Sat 20 Oct

Creating with Fibres

11am - 4pm - Boxhill Village Hall, Boxhill Road, Tadworth, KT20 7JT

East Surrey Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers invite you to come and see our display of work which shows the wide range of crafts and skills we enjoy. We shall be demonstrating many of these and there will be an opportunity for all visitors to have a go. Refreshments available.
www.creativefibres.org

Sat 20 Oct

Creating your Character

2 - 4.30pm - Reeves Room, Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8BD

A workshop to encourage both beginners and those with some writing experience to think about and develop characters in their work, whether it be a novel, short story or even poetry. Led by authors from Goldenford Publishers, you will be encouraged to write, so bring along paper and pen.
£15, £12
www.goldenford.co.uk

Sat 20 Oct

Songs Of Rod Stewart

8:00 pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

Starring Jim Cregan, one of the guitarists in Rod Stewart’s band The Faces. Jim co-wrote and musically directed for Rod for approaching two decades. Now he is taking to the road to present the very best of Rod Stewart, featuring hits including You’re in My Heart, Baby Jane, Forever Young, and D’Ya Think I’m Sexy.
£22, £20
www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

Sat 20 Oct

LeRoc Modern Jive Two Dance Halls Special

7.45 - 11.30pm - Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, KT21 2BE

LeRoc Surrey presents modern jive dancing at this excellent venue. A chance to dance in two different dance halls on the same night within the same venue. Come with or without a partner, all welcome. .
£10, £9 with Arts Alive brochure
leroc.dance.com

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Tue 23 Oct

The Tiger who Came to Tea

Mon 1pm & 4.30pm, Tues 10.30am & 1pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!
£14, Groups of 10+ tickets £10.50
www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

Tue 23 Oct

Presentation of work and workshop

2 - 5pm - Our Lady and St Peter Church Hall, Garlands Road, Leatherhead, KT22 7EZ

A small group of creative writers meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month. We share our work in stories, poems and essays on a variety of subjects chosen by members.
www.facebook.com/MolesCreativeWriting

Tue 23 Oct

Half Term Drama Workshop

9am - 3.30pm - Old Pixham School, Pixham Lane, Dorking, RH4 1PQ

Come and explore the wonderful world of drama with our half term drama workshops for 6 - 14 year olds! Lasting three hours, students enjoy a mix of games, improvisation and storytelling, followed by a small theatre project. Taught by industry professionals, our drama workshops are fun, exciting and rewarding.
9am - 12noon (6-10 years). 12.30 - 3.30pm (10-14 years)
£10, £5 per additional sibling
www.dsopa.co.uk

Wed 24 Oct

Chasing The Dream - The Reboot

7.30 - 10pm - The Leatherhead Theatre, 8 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DN

Following their world tour, dance troupe Flawless are back in the UK performing even bigger! Two-time winners of the World Dance Championships, Flawless came to the fore on TV’s Britain’s Got Talent a few years ago and their popularity has continued to rise ever since. This high-energy family show has the message - Team Work Makes the Dream Work.
£24.50
www.theleatherheadtheatre.com

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Thu 25 Oct

‘Sex is Another Language…'

8 - 9pm - The Stepping Stones, Westhumble Street, Westhumble, RH5 6BS

The life, lusts and loves of Elizabeth Taylor’. Love, loyalty, betrayal, tragedy, hatred, adulation. Elizabeth Taylor knew them all. Claire Malcomson stars as writer Tony Earnshaw and director Darren Cheek bring a fresh perspective to the life of one of the last stars of classical Hollywood cinema and one of our first modern celebrities.
£11
www.ticketsource.co.uk/damn-cheek-productions-cic

Wed 24 Oct

Dorking Folk Club presents Stephen Fearing

8.30 - 10.45pm - Dorking Golf Club, Deepdene Avenue, Dorking, RH5 4BX

Stephen is considered one of the finest songwriters in Canada and has built a national – and international – audience for his music, appearing at major events such as the Reading Festival and WOMAD. He is a gifted storyteller and true musical nomad with the ability to enthrall audiences. Do not miss his visit to Dorking.
£10 on the door
www.dorkingfolkclub.org.uk

Thu 25 Oct

Leatherhead Lunchtime Concert

12.30 - 1.15pm - Leatherhead Methodist Church, Church Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8AY

Emily Newman studies bassoon at the Royal Academy of Music. She and her piano accompanist bring us a varied and entertaining programme. For full programme details, please see the website.
www.musiconthursdays.org

Thu 25 Oct

You Win Again

8:00 pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

Prepare to experience the distinctive sounds of the Bee Gees in a breath-taking concert featuring: Night Fever, How Deep is Your Love?, Jive Talkin’, Tragedy, Islands in the Stream, Grease, If I Can’t Have You and many more! This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly Stayin’ Alive.
£26, £23
www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

Thu 25 Oct

Kickstart your creative writing

7 - 9pm - St Alphege Hall at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Lower Road, Effingham, Leatherhead, KT24 5JP

Ever wanted to try your hand at writing fiction but aren't sure where to begin? Or you've started a story but can't get past the first few pages? This taster workshop supports your storytelling by exploring the building blocks of fiction. Guided by practical exercises and advice, you will leave the workshop armed with newfound knowledge and renewed enthusiasm.
www.facebook.com/georginaaboudwriter/

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Sat 27 Oct

The Gondoliers (or The King of Barataria) by Gilbert & Sullivan

7.30pm with Sat matinee at 2.30pm - Fetcham Village Hall, The Street, Fetcham KT22 9QS

A fully staged and costumed production of Gilbert & Sullivan's beautiful operetta, performed by Bookham Light Operatic Society (BLOS) and directed by Jackie Shearer.  The Gondoliers contains some of Sullivan's most sparkling tunes and of course Gilbert's rapier sharp, satirical wit.  It tells the story of the young bride of the heir to the throne of the fictional kingdom of Barataria who arrives in Venice to join her husband. However, he cannot be identified, since he was entrusted to the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son. To complicate matters, the King of Barataria has just been killed. The two young gondoliers must now jointly rule the kingdom until the nurse of the prince can be brought in to identify which of them is the rightful king. Moreover, when the young queen arrives to claim her husband, she finds that the two gondoliers have both recently married local girls, and she, herself, is in love with another man.   This production is choreographed by Gill Eve, with musical direction from Roger Wilman.  Refreshments and programme included in the ticket price.  Join BLOS for a memorable evening.
Price: Adults £12, under 16s £7. 

www.bookhamlightoperatic.co.uk

Thu 25 Oct
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Fri 26 Oct

Wicked Workshops

9.30am - 3pm - The Leatherhead Theatre, 8 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DN

Plotting the story that precedes The Wizard of Oz, Wicked the musical has broken box office records around the world, with its wizardry music telling the tale of the Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Glinda. Using a selection of the show's music, learn the songs and dances to this off-beat fantasy production.
£65
www.dandeliontheatrearts.co.uk/workshops

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Sat 27 Oct

ShedArt's Early Christmas Event

11am - 4pm - ShedArt, Harlow House Barn, Dukes Road, Newdigate, RH5 4BX

Start your Christmas shopping early at ShedArt with a huge range of affordable artwork on show as well as stained glass, stitch art and artists cards. Mulled wine and mince pies.
www.shedart.co.uk

Fri 26 Oct

Dirty DC

8:00 pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

Dirty DC have always been renowned for their heavy stage presence, authenticity and the delivery of the music AC/DC has become so famous for. Every member of the band has a passion for the music the Aussie rockers produced. They know exactly what level of performance and musicality is required to replicate one of the most iconic bands in history.
£19.50
www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

Sat 27 Oct

Vocal Workshop with Linda Glenn

2 - 4.30pm - Kingscroft Chapel, Kingscroft Road, Leatherhead, KT22 7QN

All Aloud Community Choir is hosting a vocal workshop with ‘a cappella’ specialist Linda Glenn. Linda has sung with many professional choirs, in ensemble and as a soloist. She now trains amateur singers of all standards, leads three choirs in the South-East and runs workshops on singing technique.
£10
www.surreycommunity.info/all-aloud

Sat 27 Oct

Le Roc Modern Jive Black & White Ball

7.45 - 12pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

Amazing night of LeRoc dancing.  Always at this time of year, we celebrate dance with this ball, and this year is our 23rd Anniversary of LeRoc Surrey.
£15
www.lecroc.dance

Sun 28 Oct

Introduction to Mixed Media Art

1:30 pm - Westcott & Williams, West Street, Dorking RH4 1BU

Learn several techniques of how to incorporate different media into an artwork, from using different tools and paint media, to using paper and even incorporating textiles and natural elements. Inspirations include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Chris Ofili, and Edgar Degas. With artist Vera Blagev. 1.30pm-4pm.
Price: £30 -Quote 'MOLEVALLEYARTS' for a 30% discount
http://www.veraveraonthewall.co.uk

Sun 28 Oct

New Dawn - Houses of Parliament

2:30 pm - Leatherhead Theatre, 7 Church St, Leatherhead KT22 8DN

Mary Branson, Artist in Residence at The Palace of Westminster, will talk about the creation of New Dawn. Her six metres' high light sculpture is located above the entrance to St Stephen’s Hall, the site of numerous demonstrations. Viewers of the commemorative artwork will literally stand in the footsteps of the hundreds of thousands of women and men who came to Parliament to fight for women’s right to the vote.
Price: £7.50: Bookings Leatherhead Theatre Box office 01372 365141
www.theleatherheadtheatre.com

Sun 28 Oct

Brass Band Joint Concert

2.30 - 5pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

Mole Valley Silver Band and Horsham Borough Band are delighted to present their popular massed bands concert. The programme will include traditional brass band marches, themes from shows and classical and modern selections. An afternoon of entertaining music.
£10, £6
www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

Tue 30 Oct

Waiting for God Open Rehearsal

2 - 5pm - The Leatherhead Theatre, 8 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DN

Waiting For God is the first production in November's Repertory Season at The Leatherhead Theatre, after April saw the first professional rep there for almost 30 years. During the afternoon, you will have a unique opportunity to watch this professional company of actors at work and have a first glance at the show that will be opening the following week.
£5 - includes a hot drink and cake
www.leatherheadrep.com

Wed 31 Oct

Halloween Night around the Town

3.30 - 6.30pm - Leatherhead High Street, Church Street and the Swan Shopping Centre

A family evening of fun, thrills and (slightly) scary sights around the town centre. Take part in our trick or treat Halloween trail around the shops and in the fancy dress competition. Hold a tarantula in your hands and take a trip on the screaming train down the haunted mall. Side stalls, magic shows, food and free entertainment
www.facebook.com/swanshoppingcentreleatherhead

Wed 31 Oct

Dorking Folk Club Mary Humphreys and Anahata

8.30 - 10.45pm - Dorking Golf Club, Deepdene Avenue, Dorking, RH5 4BX

An evening of English traditional music and song. Mary sings and plays English concertina and banjo, and Anahata plays melodeons, Anglo concertina and cello. Much of their material is based on Mary's research into unpublished versions of traditional songs, and is presented in simple but beautifully crafted musical arrangements.
£9 on the door
www.dorkingfolkclub.org.uk

Thu 01 Nov

Leatherhead Lunchtime Concert

2 - 5pm - Leatherhead Methodist Church, Church Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8AY

Chichester has one of the UK's largest music departments and, as a result, the University has several choirs.  Come and listen to Diminished 5th: Stephanie, soprano, Katie Utting, mezzo, Oliver Franklin, tenor, Tom Underwood, baritone, with piano accompanist, Lauren Potiphar
www.musiconthursdays.org

Sat 03 Nov

Leatherhead celebrates 100 years since WW1

10.30am - 4pm - Leatherhead High Street, Church Street and the Swan Shopping Centre

Go back in time and celebrate the end of WW1 with lots to do and things to see and hear around the town. With live music, singing and shows, stalls and games. Bring the family and help us raise money for the Royal British Legion
www.facebook.com/swanshoppingcentreleatherhead

Sun 04 Nov

Rampant Rooster Morris Dancers

1 - 2.30pm - The Royal Oak, Brockham Lane, Brockham, Betchworth, RH3 7JS

Join Rampant Rooster Morris and friends for an extravaganza of morris dancing to celebrate the end of the summer dance season. The performance culminates in the ceremony of Burning of the (morris) Sticks in the embers of the Brockham bonfire.
www.rampantrooster.co.uk

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Sat 24 Nov

Leatherhead Rep Theatre Season

- Tues 6 - Sat 7.30 - 10pm & 2.30- 5pm on Sat 10, Tue 13 & Wed 14 10.30am - 1pm, Thu & Fri 7.30 - 10pm, Sat 17 2.30 - 5pm & 7.30 - 10pm, Tue 20 to Fri 23 7.30 -10pm, Sat 24 2.30 - 5pm & 7.30 - 10pm

After a hugely successful first season in April, this professional company is back with a new programme of plays. Waiting For God by Michael Aitkens, The Railway Children, a musical adapted by Dave Simpson and Seasons Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn. Each show runs for 6 performances.
£16 - £20
www.leatherheadrep.com

Tue 06 Nov

Introduction to Abstract Art

10:30 am - Westcott & Williams, West Street, Dorking RH4 1BU

Learn several key techniques used by abstract artists (from Jackson Pollock, to Yayoi Usama,  Gerard Richter, and Mark Rothko) and create your own original abstract artwork.  With Artist Vera Blagev.  10.30am-1pm. 
Price: £30, quote discount code 'MOLEVALLEYARTS' for 30% discount.
www.veraveraonthewall.co.uk

Wed 07 Nov

Film Night 2018

7.30pm - 10pm - Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SG

Film Night 2018 from Freewheelers Theatre and Media features ‘Witches’ (a film drama about magic and mystery), a radio drama set in Roman times, short films commissioned by Trading Standards raising awareness of scams, and, marking the Centenary of the end of WW1, three films about a young cavalry officer, with songs by Richard Stilgoe and Luke Tye.
£12, £6
www.freewheelerstheatre.co.uk

Thu 08 Nov

Leatherhead Lunchtime Concert

12.30 - 1.15pm - Leatherhead Methodist Church, Church Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8AY

Buck Brass: the mellow sounds of four Royal Academy of Music graduates now making their way in the world of professional performance, led by trombonist Richard Buck. For full programme details, please see the website.
www.musiconthursdays.org

Sun 11 Nov

'We Will Remember Them'

6.30 - 9pm - St Martin's Church, Church Street, Dorking, RH4 1DW

On the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, a performance of Mozart Requiem, with full orchestra, soloists and chorus, along with music from Elgar, Parry and Vaughan Williams, and selected WW1 poetry readings. Presented in conjunction with the WW1 Exhibition created by Dorking Museum, which focuses on the war on the Home Front, as well as the individual Dorking men who fought and died, and who will be remembered in a 'Roll-Call'.
£16, Under 16's £5. Exhibition free
www.eventbrite.co.uk

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Sun 25 Nov

North Weald Art Group - Annual Autumn Exhibition

10am - 5pm, Sun 25 10am - 4pm - Denbies Wine Estate Gallery, London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA

The North Weald Art Group is holding its annual exhibition of around 120 framed paintings, prints and mixed media at the Denbies Art Gallery. Most works are for sale, as well as a large selection of unframed works and cards. The locally based society includes both amateur and professional artists. John Yardley, the renowned watercolour artist, is the group's president
www.northwealdartgroup.org.uk

Thu 15 Nov

Leatherhead Lunchtime Concert

12.30 - 1.15pm - Christ Church (United Reformed), Epsom Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8ST

Popular organist Ed Sutton plays the modern pipe organ in Christ Church. For full programme details, please see the website.
www.musiconthursdays.org

Thu 15 Nov

Words is Words is Words

4:30 pm - VIVA, 55 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BS

Following a mind-blowing performance at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, performer Tess Adams is bringing Words is Words is Words to Dorking.  A word weaving psychotherapist, Tess will take you on a shocking journey of loss and incredible gain.  Moving, motivational and memorable, be prepared to melt in your seat. 
www.poettess.com
Tickets: £5 on the night or in advance on 07946 119375 

Sat 17 Nov

Handel Israel in Egypt

7.30 - 9.30pm - St John's School, Epsom Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8SP

Leatherhead Choral Society and St John's Choral Society come together to perform Handel's biblical oratorio, Israel in Egypt.
£14, £10 (over 65, under 18s free
www.leatherhead-choral.net

Tue 20 Nov

Creative Screenprinting

10:30 am - Westcott & Williams, West Street, Dorking RH4 1BU

Learn a few different techniques to create your own unique print – this is more than just another screen-printing workshop, this is a workshop to help you learn some creative ways of printing including exploring monoprinting, linocuts, stamping, reverse printing and creating texture in your prints through a technique used by Andy Warhol. With artist Vera Blagev. 10.30am-1pm.
Price: £30 -Quote 'MOLEVALLEYARTS' for a 30% discount
http://www.veraveraonthewall.co.uk

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Sat 24 Nov

The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley

8 - 10pm plus 2.30pm & 5pm on Sat - Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, KT21 2BE

The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley is set in a station waiting room in the 1920’s. Six passengers become stranded by the antics of a very silly young man. Despite the station master’s tales of a mysterious ghost train they decide to stay the night. A decision they come to regret as ghostly and not so ghostly apparitions materialise.
£12, £10 in advance
www.ashteadplayers.co.uk

Thu 22 Nov

Leatherhead Lunchtime Concert

12.30 - 1.15pm - Leatherhead Methodist Church, Church Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8AY

Trio Pantoum comprises Naori Takahashi, violin, Yanyan Lin, cello, Lysandre Ménard, piano, who all appear courtesy of the Royal Academy of Music. For full programme details, please see the website.
www.musiconthursdays.org

Wed 28 Nov

Introduction to Mixed Media Art

10:30 am - Westcott & Williams, West Street, Dorking RH4 1BU

Learn several techniques of how to incorporate different media into an artwork, from using different tools and paint media, to using paper and even incorporating textiles and natural elements. Inspirations include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Chris Ofili, and Edgar Degas. With artist Vera Blagev. 10.30am-1pm.
Price: £30 -Quote 'MOLEVALLEYARTS' for a 30% discount
http://www.veraveraonthewall.co.uk

Thu 29 Nov

Leatherhead Lunchtime Concert

12.30 - 1.15pm - Leatherhead Methodist Church, Church Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8AY

Francisco and David have given many concerts in Leatherhead, since their solo days at the Royal Academy of Music. Here they are with a classical mix, a little Colombian, perhaps, a hint of Christmas. For full programme details, please see the website.
www.musiconthursdays.org

Sat 01 Dec

Christmas Narnia Event

10.30am - 4pm - Leatherhead High Street, Church Street and the Swan Shopping Centre

Come and visit the wonderful land of Narnia this Christmas, walk through the giant wardrobe in Church Street into the magical world of Narnia, see Aslan the lion in the Swan Centre and be amazed by the White Witch in the High Street. With stalls, shows, bands and entertainment throughout the day.
www.facebook.com/swanshoppingcentreleatherhead

Sat 01 Dec

Brockham Choral Society Celebrates Music at Christmas

7.30 - 9.30pm - St Martin's Church, High Street, Dorking, RH4 1UX

Celebration of Christmas music featuring The Farnham Youth Choir including St. Nicolas by Benjamin Britten. Tenor Soloist Rhys Batt, Organist Ben Giddens, Boy Soloist to be arranged. A small orchestra will accompany the programme. Conducted by Patrick Barrett.
£12 in advance, £15 on the door, under 25s £5
www.brockhamchoral.org

Sun 09 Dec

Snow White: Multi-sensory Pantomine

11.15am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 3.15pm - The Dawnay Primary School, Griffin Way, Great Bookham, KT23 4JJ

Interactive, multi-sensory pantomime for children/young people with SEND and their families/carers. Sensory room. Fun songs full of repetition plus makaton signing, voice output communication aids. Suitable for PMLD, ASD, SLD, VI, HI, complex health needs. Safe and secure venue with accessible toilet (note: no hoist facilities).
2+ years £5
www.head2headtheatre.co.uk