Events


November 2019


Friday 22 November 2019 – Quiz Night


December 2019


Sunday 1 December Christmas Craft Fair and Open Day

Saturday 14 December – Starquest presents – Cinderella – 11am, 3pm and 7pm

Tickets from box office £6.50

Sunday 15 December – Starquest presents – Cinderella – 3pm

Tickets from box office £6.50


January 2020


Saturday 11 January – Christmas with Steptoe and Sons

Tickets £12 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on the night

Information about the Big Lottery fund

The Big Lottery Fund distributes half of all National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to the lives of disadvantaged people and the wellbeing of communities, through fair and open funding of people, projects and programmes.

Sunday 26 January – Touring Pantos present Jack and The Beanstalk – 2.30pm

Tickets £10 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on the night


February 2020


7 February 2020 – Talk Medieval and Tudor Legacies – Melanie Caiazza

Melanie Caiazza explores the legacies left in the wills of the people of Sheppey during medieval and Tudor times revealing what really mattered in death to our ancestors.

‘Exploring Sheppey lives from last wills and testaments dated from c.1425 and c.1559: What did Sheppey people own, what did they give away, and how religious were they?

Tickets £4 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night


March 2020


6 March 2020 – Martin Watts talk – Richborough – the Secret Port

Richborough was developed a s a secret port to significantly
increase the amount of men, munitions and supplies that could be sent to the western front, as the climactic battles of 1918 approached. A town and manufacturing base consisting of 20,000 people, was created in months, and a revolutionary form of sea transport – the Ro-Ro ferry was delivered built and made operational within a year. This is the story of how this was done and the contribution made by Richborough to victory on the western front.

Tickets £4 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night


April 2020


3 April – Martin and Rosemary Hawkins talk – As you Like It (old photos of Sheppey)

Martin and Rosemary Hawkins give you the chance to choose which views of Sheppey you would like to see. Another opportunity to dip into their extensive photo archive and see some rare and interesting photographs or our Island.

Tickets £4 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night

10 April 2020 – International shows present The Jersey Boys

Tickets £19 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on the night (if available)

25 April – The Terribly Disappointing Mr Pummel – 2 performances at 1530 and 1930

Tickets £10 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night


May 2020


1 May 2020 – Lenny Clarke – Canterbury Cathedral

I take you on a slide show tour of the cathedral including the real story of Thomas Beckets murder, into the Norman crypt dating back to 1070. Showing you things and telling you stories that only a dedicated guide would know , upstairs to secrets of the central tower . Into the magnificent quire , stories of the 2nd world war , the murder of Simon of Sudbury , pilgrims steps , the life and death of the Black Prince, the miracle windows , tomb and stories of Henry 4th , and the trancey or double decker tomb of an archbishop. It does include some gruesome details.

Tickets £4 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night

2 May 2020 – Nicky Hart presents the Hart of Elvis

Tickets available from Event Brite

9 May – Newington Concert Party present TBA

Tickets £tba from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night


June 2020


5 June – Simon Elliott – Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar was Republican Rome’s greatest warlord, a towering figure in world history. In this talk historian, archaeologist and broadcaster Dr Simon Elliott will discuss his new book in which he sets out how Caesar came to dominate the age in which he lived. He will talk about his early life, his political career, and his military conquests which included two incursions into Kent in 55 bC and 54 BC.

Tickets £4 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night

25 June 2020 – The Kylie Story

Tickets via event brite


July 2020


4 July 2020 – The Meyrick Minstrels present TBA

Tickets £tba from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night.

10 July – 2020 – Helen Allinson talk – William Barrow’s Legacy

William Barrow’s largest land holding was Great Bells at Eastchurch. The trustees of the charity set up to administer his legacy continually had trouble with the sea wall and later with the air ministry bombing the farm. The whole story of the charity is a juicy saga probably mirrored  by many other charities.

Tickets £4 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night


September 2020


4 September – Dave Burton talk – Short Brothers

The talk is an illustrated history of Shorts production from the beginnings in London to the move to Belfast after the war and includes Balloons/Planes/Buses and much more. There are personal recollections from my Aunt and Uncle who both worked at Shorts from the 1920’s and some of the pieces my Uncle made as a apprentice toolmaker.

Tickets £4 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night

19 September – Sounds Familiar present TBA

Tickets £tba from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night.


October 2020


2 October 2020 – Chris Reed – The Rise and Fall of Lady Emma Hamilton

Chris Reed will tell the story of the rise and fall of Lady Hamilton – the original celebrity Diva. From prostitute to aristocracy and the Lover of Britain’s Greatest Hero, back to obscurity and a paupers grave.

Tickets £4 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night

10 October 2020 – Don’t Go Into The Cellar presents Strictly Sherlock

After the terrific success of The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, we return with this follow-up stage play. Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life those three startling cases, The Sussex Vampire, The Creeping Man and The Devil’s Foot!

Jonathan Goodwin returns as Sherlock Holmes, in a show scripted by himself and co-directed by Goodwin and Gary Archer.

Tickets £12 from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night.


November 2020


6 November 2020 – Talk – Janys Thornton -What the Papers Say

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Janys Thornton relates the gossip of the day from WWI. Attempted suicide love pacts, affairs, adventure and celebrity from the war years.

Tickets £4 – We regret we are unable to take card payments

28 November 2020 – Memory Lane present – tba

Tickets £tba from Box Office in advance and at theatre on night


December 2020


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Biffa awards supports theatre

Biffa Awards have granted Sheppey Entertainments Association £6,194 to install a new energy efficient boiler in the theatre. The old boiler was over 40 years old. The new boiler is far more efficient and has helped us to both cut our fuel bills and our carbon footprint.

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