Cranleigh Arts Centre – February 2020

From the magic of Michael Morpurgo’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon to the comedy of TV favourite Jo Brand, there’s lots to enjoy at Cranleigh Arts this month! Doors open 45 mins before evening events. You are welcome to bring refreshments purchased on the premises into the auditorium to enjoy during the performance.

Exhibition: New Beginnings: Journey Within
Tuesday 7 January – Saturday 8 February

The Women’s Support Centre aims to prevent women coming into contact with the criminal justice system by promoting participation and achievement in the arts. It aims to motivate, inspire and help women to develop the skills needed to lead a positive life. The theme of this year’s exhibition and Awards is ‘Journey Within’.
Free Entry

Event Cinema: Community Drum Circle
Saturday 1 February, 2pm

This fun, noisy, family friendly event is open to everyone and anyone. No musical experience is necessary, and all drums and percussion are provided. There are no wrong notes and no mistakes. It is all about taking part and having fun so come along, grab a drum, and have a go!
£5, £15 family of 4

Exhibition on Screen: Lucien Freud: A Self Portrait
Wednesday 5 February, 7.30pm

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits. The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings. Approx running time: 80min.

Kids’ Craft: Love Heart Wreaths
Saturday 8 February, 2pm – 3pm

Make a lovely Valentine wreath in a fun creative workshop led by local artist Miriana D’ambrosio. Ages 5+ All materials provided.
£6 per child

Music: Catfish
Saturday 8 February, 8pm

UK and British Blues Award winning band Catfish are an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 25 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long. Over 2 years they received 5 nominations in the British Blues Awards and last year were awarded a UK Blues Award as Blues Act of the Year (England).
£12 in advance, £14 on the door

Classical: Lunchtime Concert: Music Scholar Ensembles from St Catherine’s School, Bramley
Tuesday 11 February, 1pm
Enjoy chamber music during daylight hours in the latest of our new series of lunchtime concerts. No booking necessary!
Free admission, with retiring collection

Fundraiser: Quiz
Wednesday 12 February, 7pm

Pit your wits against our quizmaster in an exciting evening of quizzing fun. Come as a team of 6 – 8 or sign up as an individual and we will place you in a team. Tickets include a fish and chip supper! All proceeds sup-port Cranleigh Arts (registered charity no. 284186), helping us bring quality acts to the local stage.
£10 per person, including fish and chips!

Film: Downton Abbey
Thursday 13 February, 8pm Saturday 15 February, 2pm & 8pm

Excitement is high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble soon arises when Mrs. Patmore, Daisy and the rest of the servants learn that the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants.
£8.25; 7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Family Show: Michael Morpurgo’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon
Thursday 20 February, 2pm

A magical musical adventure for ages 3+. Adapted from the book written by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Helen Stephens this heart-warming tale springs to life in an epic mountain ad-venture about friendship and courage that’s packed full of snow, dragons, lively songs and puppetry.
£10 adult, £8 child, £32 family of 4

Music: Darren Page The Voice of Roy Orbison (with Sue Lowry as Brenda Lee)
Friday 21 February, 7.30pm

With his assured stage presence, beautiful voice and a phenomenal vocal range to fit almost any song, Dar-ren Page is a must-see for all Roy Orbison fans. Join him for a nostalgic and uplifting ride though the music of the great man himself, featuring such hits as ‘I Drove all Night’, ‘Crying’, ‘In Dreams’, and many more!

Comedy: Jo Brand – Work in Progress (14+)
Saturday 22 February, 8pm

Join Jo Brand as she takes to the road trying out new material along with her special guest, Andy Robinson. Jo has written several highly acclaimed books Can’t Stand Up For Sitting Down, Look Back In Hunger and The More You Ignore Me.

Event Cinema: ROH Live: The Cellist/ Dances at a Gathering
Tuesday 25 February, 7.15pm

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene, the composer himself wept.
£19.75, £15.50 under 25s

Classical: Jane Gordon (violin) & Jan Rautio (piano)
Thursday 27 February, 7.30pm

Beethoven Spring Sonata in F Op.24
Tchaikovsky Souvenir d’un lieu cher Op.42. (Meditation, Scherzo, Melodie)
Schubert Sonata in A minor D385
Faure Sonata
This concert is sponsored by Bright Care
£8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 25s

Music: The Ron Green Big Band
Friday 28 February, 8pm

The Ron Green Big Band returns to Cranleigh Arts with a whole host of well-known favourites, sure to get those toes tapping! With members from across Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey and a repertoire including Swing, Big Band classics, Latin and Funk, the band have remained a popular choice for local music lovers.

01483 278000 (Tues-Sat 10am-4.30pm) or visit

For further information or images please contact Phoebe Farr on 01483 278001 or email 

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