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Are you looking for an evening out or maybe something different to do at the weekend?

Well look no further. Here you'll find a range of events taking place in Surrey and the surrounding area.

Halloween Events



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22/23 October   The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Dorking Halls

Would you invite a tiger home to tea?

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!

"The Tiger Who Came To Tea" is a stage adaptation of the classic children's tale of teatime mayhem and is showing at the Dorking Halls on Monday and Tuesday 22 and 23 October.

24 Oct - 3 Nov   Under the Rainbow - Pokla Theatre, Wimbledon

One for the children at Wimbledon's Polka Theatre. "Under the Rainbow’s" evocative music, puppetry and transformative set gently tells the story of one woman’s courageous journey. As she crosses land and sea, she befriends a turtle and a colourful bird of paradise and discovers a plentiful island that gives her hope for the future.

Children will feel part of the journey, with opportunities to interact with the performer on her remarkable journey, before she builds her new home on stage.

"Under the Rainbow" is being performed from 24 October to 3 November at the Polka Theatre

24 - 27 October   Bugsy Malone - Epsom Playhouse

The Sutton Theatre Company are bringing gang warfare to Epsom Playhouse this October.  Don’t be alarmed, it’s New York in 1920 and the two gangs squaring up belong to Fat Sam and Dandy Dan under the watchful eye of the hero Bugsy Malone.

Based on the 1976 film starring this dazzling musical comedy features life sized hoodlums, sleek female gangsters and sassy dancing girls.

"Bugsy Malone" is being staged at the Epsom Playhouse from Wednesday 24 October to Saturday the 27th.

26 - 28 October   Satisfied Eye International Film Festival - Epsom Playhouse

Epsom & Ewell welcomes its first every international film festival this October. 

The Satisfied Eye International Film Festival runs from 26-28 October with a theme of Women Heroes. 

The weekend of film and documentary screenings, workshops, an international street food market and Q&As kicks off with a dramatic Star Wars themed opening ceremony; and culminates in a glamorous red carpet awards ceremony at the historic Queen’s Stand, Epsom Racecourse. 

The main event is the wonderful selection of films screened at the Epsom Playhouse. Details of all the firms can be found on their website and it runs from Friday to Sunday the 26th to 28th October.

26 October   The High Octane Club, Burlesque & Cabaret - Electric Theatre, Guildford

The High Octane Club, Burlesque and Cabaret is back for this Halloween Special at their home, The Electric Theatre.

Mister Meredith is our very naughty compère for the evening and with songs that are often lewd and biting, we advise you come open minded!

Talented burlesque artist, Velvet Jones, performs a blend of seductive indulgence that will surely mesmerise you.

There's the variety act by Symoné - renowned for cleverly combining dance, roller-skating and hula hooping.

A familiar and beautiful face to complete the bill, Miss Glory Pearl is back with two new Halloween themed acts. Glory is one of the most sought after acts on the burlesque scene and she will be wowing us with her sexy zombie witch.

This show is for over 18 year olds and is at the Electric Theatre on Friday 26 October.

28 October   Crawley Records Fair - Hawth Theatre, Crawley

Do you remember vinyl? Do you still collect those 7 inch singles?
The first of series of records fairs at The Hawth in Crawley features everything from rock to soul, punk to reggae, psych to indie… and everything else in between! The fair takes place on Sunday 28 October.

29 Oct - 3 Nov      Trial by Laughter - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have taken inspiration from real life events for their new play Trial by Laughter.

William Hone, the forgotten hero of free speech, was a bookseller, publisher and satirist. In 1817, he stood trial for ‘blasphemy and seditious libel’. The only crime he had committed was to be funny. Worse than that he was funny by parodying religious texts. And worst of all, he was funny about the despotic government and the monarchy.

This play - "Trial by Laughter" is at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford from Monday 29 October to Saturday 3 November.

31 October   Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot - Epsom playhouse

Comedian Tim Vine is back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won't let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do?

His show at the Epsom Playhouse is called "Sunset Milk Idiot" and its on Wednesday 31 October.

Remember Remember the 5th of November

There are a number of organised Firework displays around Surrey.

On Friday the 2nd November you can celebrate Bonfire Night in the beautiful market town of Godalming. Join the torch lit procession which will start at 7.15pm along ancient Church Street, then watch the sky light with fireworks accompanied by music. For more details and to book tickets visit the Godalming Town Council website.

There are many events taking place on Saturday 3 November.

The historic village of Brockham will play host to a sparkling fireworks display, a huge bonfire and a procession to mark the start of the festival. Follow the Guy and a marching band while you take a lovely walk through the village before you get to The Green.

The annual Woking Fireworks Extravaganza returns to Woking Park, with plenty of food stalls, entertainment and a fun fair.

At Horley Recreation Ground, the Horley Town Firework Display. Gates open at 6pm with the fireworks starting at 7.30 There will be a small fun-fair to keep the children entertained between events.

Epsom Fireworks Display & Funfair takes place at Hook Road Arena near Ewell.



Halloween Events in Surrey

5 – 31 October  Fright Nights at Thorpe Park

Fright Nights at Thorpe Park is back and promises to be even scarier than before. There's a live action maze based on the terrifying 'SAW' films - relive the horrors of the 'Walking Dead' and explore the cursed wilderness of the Blair Witch. Suitable for adults from 18 years old and above. 3pm – 10pm. Further details and tickets can be found on the Thorpe Park website and these Fright Nights are running until 31 October.

13 – 30 October                   Howl'o'ween - Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures is bringing you activities for the whole family. Little ones can come dressed in their costumes and win a prize. Or if you're after something frightening, venture into the depths of a cave, there might be something lurking in the shadows. The event runs until the 30 October and to find out more or book tickets, visit the Chessington website.

20 – 28 October                   Halloween at Birdworld - Farnham

At Birdworld near Farnham, you can feel your hair stand on end this Hallow's Eve as you walk through the mysterious Halloween Grotto. Or you can hop on a train ride that takes you around the park and learn about some of the gruesome habits of the larger resident birds. It's open from 11an until 4pm daily from Monday 20th to Sunday 28th October

20 – 28 October                   British Wildlife Centre - Lingfield

The Surrey Wildlife Centre is opening its doors to the public this half term, so if you're an animal enthusiast, this is a great place to see native British animals. There are over 40 different species of wildlife in the sanctuary, and seeing them in their natural environment will be a special treat. 11am – 4pm. Tickets: £11.50 for adults, and £8.50 for children up to 15 years old. Visit the British Wildlife Centre website for more details and to book tickets.

23 – 29 October                   Half term witchcraft at The Wharf, Dapdune Wharf, Guildford

Calling young witches and wizards to The Wharf, in Guildford, for an afternoon of wizardry and mischief. Don't have a broomstick? Make your very own and take it home with you. Just make sure you turn up with your black hat and outfit or wand, you might need it when making potions. These half term witchcraft events are taking place from Wednesday 23rd to Monday 29th October at The Wharf in Guildford

26 October                   Children's Halloween cupcake decorating, Farnham Maltings, Farnham

Halloween isn't all about frights and scares. Children can celebrate by decorating their own fun Halloween themed cupcakes and take them home to show off their skills. This session is taking place on Friday 26 October at Farnham Maltings and are ideal for children between the ages of 6 -12 years old.

27 October                   Halloween Party, The Garibaldi Pub - Redhill

The Garibaldi pub in Mill Street, Redhill are having a Halloween party on Saturday 27 October. Dare you dress up in something spooky???

28 October                   Denbies Halloween Run, Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

Halloween is a time of indulging in sweet treats, but if you're after something different this 10km or 2km family run could be for you. The routes will take you off the trails, meandering around the vineyard and through the haunted woods. Carved pumpkins will guide you, but be warned that a few terrifying surprises await you along the way. Sunday 10am. Tickets: from £10. Visit the 209 Events webpage for more details and to book tickets.

30 – 31 October                   Halloween Walk on the Dark Side, Ewell

Are you brave enough to discover the darker side of Ewell's history? There's a guided walk where you tour graveyards, learn about Ewell's resident witch Joan Butts, get to know the Resurrection Men. These walks take place on Tuesday to Thursday 30 October to 1 November. Just turn up at the foyer at Bourne Hall in Ewell - the cost is just £5

31 October                   The Haunters, Camberley Theatre, Camberley

Be prepared for this chilling, gothic horror story - The Haunters. A bright doctor takes up residence in a dark brooding house by the river, only to die a violent death. The dead man's brother starts to investigate, however he unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will take him down an inescapable spiral of terror.

The play is being performed at the Camberley Theatre on Wednesday 31 October.

31 October      Halloween Horror Movie Triple Beheader - Electric Theatre, Guildford  

Halloween Night at the Electric Theatre in Guildford and they are showing three horror movies.

There's the  'The Omen' at 6:30pm - a scene of which was filmed in Guildford, 'Pet Semetary' at 8:30pm and John Carpenter's 'The Fog' at 10:15pm. 


It's Panto Season

Christmas may be some weeks away but it's never too early to book a seat at a pantomime. This Events Diary looks at some of the pantos taking place in Surrey and the surrounding area.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Epsom Playhouse  14 December - 6 January  

At the Epsom Playhouse - It's Jack and the Beanstalk. The legend of Jack and the Beanstalk can be traced back through many centuries. It's a thrilling tale of adventure... magic beans... a mysterious land way up in the clouds... a hidden treasure... and the terrifying Giant!

This family friendly pantomime runs from the 14th December to the 6th January 2019

Peter Pan - The Richmond Theatre (8 December - 6 January) and Electric Theatre, Guildford (20 - 22 December)

Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland this Christmas in the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan.

There's a couple of performances of Peter Pan.

The Richmond Theatre stars Robert Lindsay as the meanest man in Neverland, Captain Hook with the comedy impressionist Jon Clegg, as Smee.

This production runs from the 8 December to the 6 January 2019.

While at the Guildford's Electric Theatre, you can join Peter Pan and Wendy in their adventure against Captain Hook and his pirate crew. Follow Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, a giant crocodile, mermaids and redskins to a world where anything is possible and whee dreams and imagination have a power all of their own.

This production is being performed by a talented young cast aged 5 to 19 years old and runs from Friday to Sunday 20 to the 22 December.

Aladdin  -  Hawth Theatre, Crawley (7 December - 6 January)

That pantomime favourite, Aladdin, is being staged at Crawley's Hawth Theatre this year. Staring Dancing on Ice's Mr Nasty, Jason Gardiner as Abanazar and star of East Enders and Casualty - Shaheen Jafargholi as Aladdin - this show runs from the 7 December until 6 January.

Snow White  - Harlequin Theatre, Redhill (7 - 31 December)

If you want huge helpings of laughter with a generous serving of traditional pantomime audience participation, mixed with stunning scenery, spectacular costumes, a dashing prince and the fairest Snow White of all then Redhill's Harlequin Theatre is the place to be. Oh and we mustn't forget the seven dwarfs.

Snow White runs from Friday 7 December to Monday 31 December at the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill.

Cinderella  -  Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (7 December - 6 January)

Recording artist, actress, songwriter and author Michelle Gayle stars as the Fairy Godmother in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre's production of Cinderella.

With such a fabulous Fairy Godmother in charge of the panto proceedings, we’re pretty confident that luck is on Cinderella’s side and, in spite of the antics of her Ugly Sisters, she just might get to go to the ball.

Cinderella is at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford from the 7 December to the 6 January.

Beauty and the Beast  -  Dorking Halls (15 - 29 December)

At the Dorking Halls they are putting on Beauty and the Beast and it runs from the 15th to the 29th December

Sleeping Beauty  -  Camberley Theatre (10 - 31 December)

Sleeping Beauty is being staged at the Camberley Theatre from the 10th to the 31 December.