Welcome to Pirbright Arts, a year round series of events curated for you and the community featuring internationally acclaimed artists from the worlds of music, theatre and art.
After a difficult year we are on our way back to bringing you live events!!
Please keep an eye out for notifications on the website and on social media.
All concerts will be staged within prevailing Covid restrictions and we will continue to stream some events.
In addition to fabulous performances in venues around Pirbright, there will be strong collaborations with local schools and community groups.
A fantastic programme for the autumn and winter is now organised, so please check out all the events and buy your tickets as soon as you can.
Director, Pirbright Arts
Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey is one of the most highly regarded theatre schools in the UK with a vibrant community of performers, performance makers, creative practitioners and technicians graduating from our wide variety of programmes each year.
Building on a heritage of over 80 years and our reputation as arguably the leading musical theatre school in the world, we are passionate about helping our students to develop the practical, inter-personal and intellectual skills needed to make them employable in today’s highly competitive and ever-evolving creative industry.
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.
GSA Singers is a 24 strong company of performers selected from the 2nd year Musical Theatre and Acting courses. The singers present a fully choreographed and staged programme of material from musical theatre and popular classics and are available for corporate functions, private and charity events and concerts.
A prime location offering Film and other events on a regular basis.
The Electric Theatre is proudly managed by The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM)
In the heart of Guildford and close to the mainline railway station and Bedford Road Car Park, the Electric Theatre provides bright and contemporary spaces of varying sizes:
The auditorium an accommodate up to 210 people theatre-style. Alternatively the seating can be retracted to provide a banquet space for up to 100 people seated. For a standing event, the auditorium can accommodate 250 people.
01483 501 200
Guildford’s live entertainment venue
We are a state-of-the-art entertainment, conference and hospitality venue located in the heart of Guildford. We’re operated by HQ Theatres & Hospitality, which provides quality entertainment and dining, conferencing and banqueting opportunities at venues across the south of England. HQ Theatres is part of the Qdos Entertainment group.
What’s on at G Live
Our programme includes extensive live music gigs as well as a wide range of comedy, classical music, family shows and dance, ensuring there is something to suit all tastes – sign up to receive updates to ensure you never miss your favourite artists – and the best seats in the house.
A group of trustees committed to the maintenance and restoration of a ‘retired’ village church with Saxon origins through the organisation of a number of events throughout the year.
01483 202 636
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.