We are a community, not-for-profit theatre group, occupying a professionally designed theatre space. We produce a variety of shows, year-round, as well as showcasing affiliate groups on our stage. We have a thriving group for youngsters (Nomes Youth Theatre), a regular community lunch & speaker event (Prompt Corner – get involved by emailing), the amazing annual event Play In A Week and plenty of opportunities to socialise at a Club Night, social event.
The Dorking Group of Artists meets on Tuesday afternoons at Beare Green Village Hall from September through to Easter. Membership is open to artists of all abilities, from beginner to professional and costs just £25 per calendar year. The activities programme is varied and includes workshops and demonstrations.
(Outdoor painting and sketching during the summer months).
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As a picture framer for more than 45 years, we can assist you with all aspects of picture, memorabilia and object framing from our workshop at the Mayford Centre, between Guildford and Woking. SERVICE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, bookable from our website.
Founded in 1998 by Wasfi Kani OBE, Grange Park Opera has staged more than 50 operas, including the acclaimed productions of Rusalka, Tristan und Isolde, Peter Grimes, and Fiddler on the Roof with Bryn Terfel at the BBC Proms.
Grange Park Opera held their last season at The Grange, in Hampshire, in 2016.
In 2017 the company relocated to West Horsley Place, Surrey. West Horsley Place is a 300-acre estate with a glorious, sprawling 15th century house surrounded by formal gardens with secret corners, aged trees, box hedges and a majestic crinkle crankle wall.
The house was inherited in 2015 by author and broadcaster Bamber Gascoigne from his aunt Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. He gifted the estate to the Mary Roxburghe Trust.
The Society exists to provide exhibition opportunities for our members, to encourage interaction and exchange of ideas and to promote a greater appreciation of sculpture within society. The consistent quality of our artists is reflected in the prestigious venues that host our exhibitions, year on year.
AppArt was founded in 2012 by Evelyn & Gwyn Phillips to encourage interest in the visual arts in the Surrey area. They hold an annual exhibition at Prior’s Field School and smaller events at their Grayswood Studio. They have been curating exhibitions for over 20 years.
Our mission at The Guildford Institute is to provide an educational, cultural and social community hub in the heart of Guildford offering a special place for people of all backgrounds to meet, learn and explore.
Guildford Opera has been performing opera and operetta for over 40years, at venues in Guildford, most recently at the Electric Theatre. Working with experienced music and stage directors, we seek to achieve a high musical and dramatic standards. We attract many young soloists who go on to have successful careers in both UK and international opera houses.
We rehearse every Wednesday evening (mainly term time) from 7.30 to 10pm at Merrow Methodist Church Hall, Bushy Hill Drive, Guildford, GU1 2SH. For more information, contact our membership secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.guildfordopera.com .
The company is run by its members, who are responsible for all aspects of performance both on and off stage. If you think you would prefer to help behind the scenes, as backstage crew, set building and painting, costumes, props, publicity etc – then you will be equally welcome.
Godalming Operatic Society is widely regarded as one of the country’s leading Gilbert and Sullivan Societies. The Society was founded in 1924 and had its first production, The Yeomen of the Guard, in 1925. Since then (excepting the war years) it has put on a major Gilbert and Sullivan production every year, including the more rarely performed works such as ‘The Grand Duke’ and ‘Utopia Ltd.’
Currently we perform a fully staged G&S opera every February, with a full 22+ piece professional orchestra under our Musical Director, David Wright.
In June or July we put on a smaller scale work, often at a smaller local venue such as the Wilfrid Noyce Centre in Godalming. Our previous summer productions range from a concert version of ‘Aida’ to ‘The Zoo’ by Arthur Sullivan and most recently our 2019 Summer concert ‘A Night at the Opera’ featuring a wonderful selection of grand opera arias, ensembles and chorus pieces.