October
16

Guildford International Concert Season At G Live

16 October 2019 - 26 May 2020 Guildford International Concert Season 2019/20
Presented by G Live and IMG Artists Welcome to our grandest and most opulent international orchestral series yet.  We’re delighted to present seven concerts featuring some of the greatest symphonic music ever composed. We’re fortunate enough to have two of the greatest of all Russian orchestras, the Moscow Philharmonic and St Petersburg Symphony, performing some of the great masterpieces of Russian music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Khachaturian and Rachmaninov.

Our resident orchestra, the renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform three splendid programmes featuring some of the most popular music ever composed. Our concerts with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Philharmonia featur... read more

January
08

Colour Wheel Art Classes at The Electric Theatre

Weekly on Wednesdays from 8 January - 8 April 2020 2hr evening art classes on Wednesday’s for beginners and improvers. Over the 14 week course you will be guided by our wonderful and encouraging tutor in various mediums like acrylics, pastels, sketching and charcoal. Explore your creativity in a friendly environment where you can learn, have fun and make new friends. Please contact us on 01483 901888 or via our website www.colourwheelartclass.co.uk

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March
01

Visit Guildford Castle!

 Opening times: March: Saturdays and Sundays only, 11:00am to 4:00pm, April to September:10:00am-5:00pm, October: Saturdays and Sundays only: 11:00am-4:00pm, Castle Street Guildford GU13SX

Visit Guildford Castle and head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360 degree panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside.Inside you'll find amodel of the origiona castle circa 1300 and interperation panels tracing i... read more

May
01

Guildford House Summer Opening!

1st May until 30th September, Monday to Saturday 9:30am-4:45pm, Sunday 11am to 4pm

Guildford House is a fascinating 17th Centuary grade 1 Listed town house located on the High Street. It houses Guildford House Gallery: A changing exhibition space offering a varied programme of art and craft shops, workshops amd talks, a craft gi... read more

May
01

Visit the Medieval Undercroft

May to September Only: Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm, Saturday's 12:00pm-4:00pm, 72 High Street Guildford GU13HE

The Medieval Undercroft is one of the finest examples in the country. Dating from the end of the 13th Centuary, this stone vaulted semi basement is thought to have been a merchant's shop, selling wine or expensive cloths or silk. Free entr... read more

May
04

Guildford Musuem Reopening!

 From Monday 4th May from 11am, (Opening times Monday to Saturday 11am-5pm) Guildford Museum- Castle Arch, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU13SX

Guildford Musuem reopens after a period of refurbishment! Set in a series of historic buildings just a couple of minutes walk from Guildford High Street, the Musuem is full of charm and interest. Step into the world of prehistoric man, the Romans ... read more

May
04

World War 2 Display- Guildford's Experience

4th May to 12th September 2020, Guildford Musuem, Castle Arch, Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3SX

Seventy five years after World War 2 ended this display remembers Guildford's experience of that time.  Free Entry ... read more

May
04

Lamb, Flag, Star and Castle

4th May to 12th September 2020, Guildford Musuem, Castle Arch, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU13SX

Military Units proudly display their insignia on uniforms, drums, badges, buttons and Colours. The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment and its foreberas, the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) and East Surrey Regiments are no exception. Su... read more

May
04

Endgame- The Surrey's 'Finish the Job'

4th May to 12th September, Guildford Musuem, Castle Arch, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU13SX

1945 witnessed some of the most vicious fighting of the Second World War as Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan fought desperatley to avoid defeat. Battalions from the Surrey Regiments were in the thick of the action in North-West Europe, Italy and th... read more

May
06

The Shires at G Live

Wednesday 6 May 2020 The UK’s best-selling country act The Shires have announced new music alongside the announcement of a UK tour!

Having made huge waves both on home soil and across the pond as the first UK artists to win ‘Best International Act’ at the prestigious CMAs, the duo are ecstatic about the double announcement: “We are so excited to be releasing ‘Good Year... read more

May
07

The Guilty Feminist: Live with Deborah Frances-White at G Live

Thursday 7 May 2020 'I’m a feminist but…'

The Guilty Feminist podcast has become a comedy phenomenon with over 70 million downloads since it launched in late 2015. Comedian Deborah Frances-White and her guests explore the noble goals of 21st century feminists whilst confessing the insecur... read more

May
07

World War 2- German Fortifications in the Channel Islands

7th May 2020, Arrival at 10:30am for an 11am start, Guildford Musuem, Castle Arch, Quarry Street, GU13SX

To mark VE Day join expert Chris Shaw to look at German World War 2 fortifications in the Channel Islands. The talk includes rarely seen pictures of the sites under construction, and an extract from one of the men who helped to build them ... read more

May
08

VE Day Party!

Friday, 8th May 2020, From 7:30pm at The Keep Pub, 29 Castle Street, Guildford, GU13UW

Come and join The Keep to celebrate VE Day with a fantastic evening of 40's music and cabaret. Fancy dress is optional but there is a prize for the best! Discounts are also avaliable on 40's drinks.  All proceeds to the Royal British ... read more

May
12

Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour at G Live

Tuesday 12 May 2020 The best Elvis show in the world… just got even better!  Direct from the USA, Shawn Klush & Dean Z have now been joined by fellow US Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Ray Slaughter, now making this an all-American spectacular not to be missed by any Elvis fan across the globe.

All three performers are previous grand champions of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis Tennessee with Cody himself taking the crown back in 2011. He has since taken the Elvis world by storm particularly ... read more

May
13

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny, G Live

Wednesday 13 May & Tuesday 15 December 2020 Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things.

Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you... read more

May
13

Jake Xerxes Fussell at The Keep

13th May 2020 at The Keep, 29 Castle Street, Guidford, GU13UW

The Paradise of Bachelors label has some great artists, and some we've brought to Guildford. I'm so happy to have Jake come here, he's such a wonderful talent and so looking forward to seeing him play live for the first time. Brilliant... read more

May
16

Guildford Symphony Orchestra Presents Russian Spectacular at G Live

Saturday 16 May 2020 The Guildford Symphony Orchestra (GSO) end their season with a bang – complete with cannon - and a giant bear-hug of unabashed romanticism from Tsarist Russia.

The programme is packed with thundering good tunes, including Mussorgsky’s Great Gate of Kiev, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, and Khachaturian’s Romance from Spartacus. But none more legendary than Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, with its witty... read more

May
16

Make a Knight's Helmet!

16th May 2020, 11:00am to 1:00pm at Guildford Museum, Castle Arch, Quarry Street, GU13SX

Ride your horse to Guildford musuem to make a knight's helmet using paper. All materials provided Suitable for children aged 4 years plus  Children must be accompanied by an adult Free entry- drop in For more infomation pl... read more

May
19

Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull at G Live

Tuesday 19 May 2020 An evening of cosy chat and performance! After the success of the “ Rubbing Elbows with…. ” tours in the USA in 2002/3 Tull front man and composer  Ian Anderson  brings to the UK in 2020 a similar format of talk, music and interaction with audiences for a limited series of engagements.  Join Ian for his reminiscences, intimate performance and some tricky questions from the audience!

Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull band are one of the world’s most successful and enduring Progressive Rock bands. At the beginning of February 1968 Jethro Tull first appeared under that name at the famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London. Quic... read more

May
21

Ivo Graham The Game of Life at G Live

Thursday 21 May 2020 The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business.

Most recently nominated for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award after a sell-out run at the 2019 Fringe Festival. Also spotted on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live from the BBC, Cats Does Countdown, Richard Osman’s House of Games, Roast Battle... read more

June
02

Heathers the Musical at G Live

Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 June 2020 Greetings and salutations! Welcome to Westerberg High, where popularity is so very a matter of life and death, and Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day!

But when she's unexpectedly taken under the wing of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally start to come true. Until JD turns up, the mysterious teen rebel who teaches her that it might kill to be a... read more

June
02

Dylan LeBlanc at The Keep!

2nd June 2020, 7:30pm at The Keep, 29 Castle Street, Guildford, GU13UW

It's great to be able to let you know that we have Dylan coming back, after his triumphant show last year with The Pollies. This time he's bringing his new band, so again we're in for a real rocking show which made last time so excelle... read more

June
04

A History of Guildford Museum Buildings

4th June 2020, arrival at 10:30 for an 11:00am start at Guildford Museum, Castle Arch, Quarry Street GU13SX

Did you know that Guildford musuem is made up of several different buildings and that the oldest includes parts dating back to the 1250's?  Join Melanie Holliker to find out more. For more information or to book please either: Pho... read more

June
06

The Fleetwood Mac Songbook at The Electric Theatre

Saturday 6 June 2020 During their dynamic, hit packed show you can expect to hear well loved songs from all eras of FM's incredible 50+ year career ... Go Your Own Way, Little Lies, Dreams, The Chain (the Formula One racing theme song), Don't Stop, Rhiannon, Seven Wonders, Oh Well, Big Love ... from the 60's 'Blues' incarnation of the band with frontman, Peter Green, through the 70's massive, multi million selling 'Rumours' album and slick 80's, hit single packed production, 'Tango In The Night' this is a popular show for all ages and the urge to get up and dance always proves to be irresistible !

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June
06

Picnic in the Castle Grounds

6th June 2020, 12:30pm-4:00pm, Guildford Castle Grounds, Castle Street, Guildford, GU13SX

Picnic in the Castle Grounds celebrates Guildford in Bloom. This year when you are enjoying your picnic in the Castle grounds be sure to join the team from Guildford Museum on their stand to make a Giant Flower! A free drop -in activity for ev... read more

June
20

G Live - The Illegal Eagles

Saturday 20 June 2020 EXCLUSIVE G LIVE FRIEND'S PRE-SALE: Tue 16 July, 9am (online only*)
ON SALE: Wed 17 July, 9am (online only*) The Illegal Eagles are ready to entertain you at their critically acclaimed show where they will rock out with all of the classics such as Hotel California, Desperado, Take It Easy, New Kid In Town, Life In The Fast Lane and many more… Their musical prowess will blow you away and their energetic performance is the perfect tribute to the legendary band itself! *Telephone and Box Office open at 10am EXCLUSIVE G LIVE FRIEND'S PRE-SALE: Tue 16 July, 9am (online only*)
ON SALE: Wed 17 July, 9am (online only*) The Illegal Eagles are ready to entertain you at their critically acclaimed show where they will rock out with all of the classics such as Hotel California, Desperado, Take It Easy, New Kid In Town, Life In The Fast Lane and many more… Their musical prowess will blow you away and their energetic performance is the perfect tribute to the legendary band itself! *Telephone and Box Office open at 10am.

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June
20

Surrey Mozart Players Concert Gala Concert featuring Alec Frank-Gemmill at The Electric Theatre

Saturday 20 June 2020 Outstanding horn player, Alec Frank-Gemmill will be both conductor and soloist for the Surrey Mozart Players’ final concert of the 2019-2020 season. Alec’s horn playing has been described as “a phenomenon with a tone of golden purity, wraparound warmth and ecstatic afterglow” and he will be directing the orchestra from the horn for Mozart’s rousing and well-known Horn Concerto no. 4. Beethoven’s glorious tour de force, the Eroica Symphony, marks the climax of the orchestra’s year and completes an unforgettable night of music-making.

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June
20

Build a (little!) Upcycled Car!

20th June 2020, 11:00am - 1:00pm at Guildford Museum, Castle Arch, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU13SX

Make a fabolous (little)! moving car for Father's Day, using recycled materials. Take inspiration from Dennis Brothers who started making cars in Guildford in 1901, or deorate your own futuristic style.  All materials provided Suitabl... read more

June
24

Ed Byrne If I’m Honest… 2020, G Live

Wednesday 24 June 2020 Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert! A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pil... read more

June
27

G Live - The Carpenters Story

Saturday 27 June 2020 EXCLUSIVE G LIVE FRIEND'S PRE-SALE: Tue 16 July, 9am (online only*)
ON SALE: Wed 17 July, 9am (online only*) This highly acclaimed and hugely entertaining production continues to captivate audiences across the UK and will be at your doorstep in June! Join us for an evening spent celebrating the incredible repertoire that made The Carpenters truly legendary. Brand new for 2020, this show features the outstanding vocals of Claire Furley with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story Orchestra, as they masterfully re-create Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements. *Telephone and Box Office open at 10am.

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June
29

A Bunch of Amateurs at Yvonne Arnaud

Monday 29 June - Saturday 4 July 2020 Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of Shakespeare, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of starring alongside Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from ruthless developers.

Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner lear! ... read more

July
02

Wanborough's Training School for World War 2 Secret Agents

2nd July 2020, Arrival 10:30am for an 11:00am start at Guildford Musuem, Castle Arch, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU13SX

Find out more about the role of the local Wanborough Manor in training secret agents in World War2. Expert Carol Brown will tell us about the skills agents of the Special Operations Executive learnt in the Surrey countryside. Free entry bu... read more

July
04

Russell's Women: Female Portraits by John Russell

4th July to 6th September 2020, Guildford House, 155 High Street, Guildford, GU13AJ Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 4:45pm, Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm

This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see the female works presented together with a fresh view on their interpretation.  Free Entry ... read more

July
07

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em at Yvonne Arnaud

Tuesday 7 July - Saturday 11 July 2020 Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale (New Faces, I’m a Celebrity, Spamalot, The Producers) as the lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer.

Betty has exciting news for Frank, but he’s preoccupied by possible newfound fame as a magician. With guests arriving for dinner and crossed wires all round, priceless misunderstandings are on the menu. Susie Blake (Coronation Street, Mrs Br... read more

July
17

Showaddywaddy, G Live

Friday 17 July 2020 ‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades!

Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the World extensively. Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of ... read more

July
18

Creatures from Wonderland

18th July 2020 11:00am-1:00pm, at either Guildford Castle Grounds or Guildford Museum depending on the weather!

The Alice in Wonderland story is full of fascinating creatures. Join us to make one- or create your own. Curiouser and curiouser.... All materials provided Suitable for children aged 4 years plus Children must be accompanied by an adul... read more

July
30

Guildford-on-Sea!

30th July 2020, 11:00am-2:00pm, Adjacent to the Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford 

Make an arty animal headband fit for 'Wonderland'! Why not wear it to the Inspired by Alice Family Fun Day in Guildford Castle Grounds on 1st August?  Free entry ... read more

August
01

Inspired by Alice Family Fun Day

1st August 2020, 11:00am to 4:00pm. Guildford Castle, Castle Street, Guildford GU13SX

Join kus in the grounds of the hisotirc Guildford Castle for a day of entertainment inspired by Lewis Carroll's famous story book character Alice. Entry to the grounds and many of the activities, including a range of children's events ... read more

August
06

John Russell's Women

6th August 2020, arrival 10:30 for an 11:00am start at Guildford House, 155 High Street, Guildford, GU13AJ

An introduction to, and tour of the exhibition Russell's Women : Female Portraits by John Russell, by exhibition curator Gemma Haigh. Free entry, booking is essential. For more information or to book please either: Phone 01483444751 ... read more

August
15

Smudge a Pastel Portrait

15th August 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm, Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford, GU13AJ  

Do you like your art smudgey? Smudge some pastel crayons with your fingers to create a portrait. Look at our exhibition of portraits, Russell's Women, for inspiration.  All materials provided Suitable for children aged 4 years plus ... read more

September
01

Watch this Space: Guildford Museum Town Take Over

September 2020, Around Guildford and Guildford Museum 

This September keep your eyes open for pictures of objects from Guildford Museum popping up where you least expect them.  Our museum collection holds many items which connect to the buildings aroundus, and the history of the town. Several Gui... read more

September
03

A History of Guildford House

3rd September 2020, arrival 10:30am for an 11:00am start. Guildford House, 155 High Street, Guildford GU13AJ

By popular demand join Dennis May to learn more about this delightful grade 1 listed town house on Guildford High Street, built in 1660. Free entry but booking is essential. For more information or to book please either: Phone: 01483444751... read more

September
04

Harris & Baker’s Backstage Pass at G Live

Friday 4 September 2020 Bob Harris & Danny Baker, two of the nation’s best broadcasters, have unparalleled experience of witnessing the great names of modern music up close.

hey have been back stage, front stage, at home and on the road with virtually every legend in the business. Fortunately they both have great memories (in both senses of that phrase). Make no mistake - rock and soul music really did have a gold... read more

September
12

Modern and Ancient- Forty Years of Painting by Jennie Tuffs

12th September-3rd October 2020 at Guildford House,155 High Street, Guildford, GU13AJ. Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 9:30am to 4:45pm, Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm   

Jennie Tuffs is an artist with an international reputation who trained at St Martin's School of Art, the Academia dei Belli Arte, Florence, and Goldsmiths. Commissioned by London Undeground for posters on the tube, her work is known to mil... read more

September
12

Meet the artist: Jennie Tuffs

12th September 2020, Guildford House, 155 High Street, Guildford, GU13AJ. 11:30am to 3:00pm

Pop in to see the exhibiton and take the opportunity to ask Jennie about her work.  Free entry, drop in. No booking required  ... read more

September
18

The Jam'd at The Electric Theatre

Friday 18 September 2020 THE JAM’D are the UK's best known and most authentic tribute to the live performance and sound of The Jam.

The show includes the only replica of Rick Bucklers ‘Great White’ drum kit (signed by the man himself) & features their own brass section! I.O.W Scooter rally; “THE BEST JAM TRIBUTE YOU WILLL EVER SEE!” As featured on BBC Radio 4... read more

September
18

Tez Ilyas Populist at G Live

Friday 18 September 2020 The brand-new stand-up show from the star of The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three).

Join Tez as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive approach to pit ordinary people against the establishment. Expect huge laughs, groans and shocks as Tez confronts the state of the world with his cheeky, provocative flair. Clic... read more

September
19

Mini Tulip in a Pot

19th September 2020,11:00am-1:00pm, Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AJ

Inspired by the exhibition Modern and Ancient by Jennie Tuffs, make a tulip in a pot. All materials provided Suitable for children aged 4 years plus Children must be accompanied by an adult  Free entry- drop in  For more info... read more

October
02

Paul Foot – Swan Power at G Live

Friday 2 October 2020 The multi-award winning comedian presents his brand new show. Tired of the goose? Swan Power is here. Paul opens his beak and explores topics including Nanna on the rack, murdering Santas and interfering ambulance drivers (self-appointed busybodies!) Plus Billy Zane’s Valuable Diamond (c/o RMS Titanic).  Live by the swan, fly by the swan.

Paul Foot has made numerous television and radio appearances, the most recent of which include 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Channel 4, ABC Australia’s Melbourne Gala, Breaking The News BBC Radio Scotland and Dave News for Dave at the 2019 Edi... read more

October
29

A Country Night In Nashville at G Live

Thursday 29 October 2020 A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.

Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of Country, featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present.  Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Kacey Musgraves, are ... read more

November
04

Maximum R’n’B with The Manfreds Plus Very Special Guest Georgie Fame at G Live

Wednesday 4 November 2020 Join the legendary Manfreds and Georgie Fame for an evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, and some of the greatest hits ever written.

The Manfreds with an all-star line-up of original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie will be recreating many of their greatest hits both as part of Manfred Mann and as s... read more

November
17

The Australian Pink Floyd 2020 at G Live

Tuesday 17 November 2020 The critically lauded The Australian Pink Floyd Show have announced a brand new tour for 2020 featuring tracks from Pink Floyd’s classic albums.

Selling 5 million tickets worldwide and described by The Times as “The Gold Standard” and The Daily Mirror as “The Kings of the Genre”, The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave its first ever concert in Adelaide, Australia in 1988. Since then, ... read more

December
15

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny, G Live

Tuesday 15 December 2020 Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things.

Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you... read more