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Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and the Mill Studio

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Currently under the directorship of James Barber, the theatre presents a mixed year-round production schedule that includes an annual pantomime. Its scenery workshop builds for Glyndebourne, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Chichester Festival Theatre. A youth department offers regular productions in the Mill Studio and an annual summer musical on the main stage.The wider theatre space is used for arts and functional purposes including art exhibitions and the annual film season feature, and includes a restaurant and bar.

The Mill Studio

Originally the eighteenth-century Town Mill building housed the theatre’s workshops. The studio opened in 1993 as a base for the Youth Theatre’s activities. In 1997, a National Lottery grant was used to upgrade the facilities, enabling expansion in audience capacity and the range of productions presented.

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June 2021

A Splinter of Ice

June 15 - June 19
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£26

From the writer and director of the award-winning West End hit play Three Days in May which inspired the Oscar Winning film Darkest Hour. Ben Brown’s coruscating new political drama explores an unlikely friendship.

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Jacob and Drinkwater

June 20 @ 19:00 - 22:00
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£18.00

THE 'INTENSE AND SPELLBINDING' FOLK DUO RETURN.
A CONCERT IN OUR RIVERSIDE GARDEN TERRACE

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Blindness

June 21 - June 26
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£28

Simon Stephens' adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago’s novel charting the rise and, ultimately, profoundly hopeful end of an unimaginable global pandemic features Juliet Stevenson as the Storyteller/Doctor's wife with immersive binaural sound design by Ben and Max Ringham.

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July 2021

Gag House Comedy Club

July 2 @ 19:30 - 22:00
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£23.00

Once again, Gag House Comedy Superstars opens Guildford Fringe Festival and this year’s line-up is sensational! A jam-packed evening full of some of the best stand-up comedy available to the UK, as seen on the telly! The line-up includes American comedian, writer, and musician Rich Hall as the headline act (Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI, Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee’s Sunday Service), the cocktail of class, caring and comedy Stephen Bailey as the MC for the…

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Ballet Central

July 3 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£23.00

Ballet Central comes to Guildford with its new tour this summer. This renowned company of young graduate dancers will be performing a crowd-pleasing mix of dance pieces by leading choreographers including Act 1 from Le Corsaire, a thrilling classical ballet with romance and daring, dashing pirates and magical pas de deux set against a backdrop of the high seas; a new creation jigsaw by upcoming choreographer Charlotte Edmonds to a commissioned score by Ballet Central Resident Composer Philip Feeney and to finish, Act 2 of Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling, a gothic fable of winged fairies,…

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Absurd Person Singular

July 6 @ 19:30 - July 10 @ 22:30
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£20.00

Three married couples.  Three kitchens.  Three Christmas parties. Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades wife Jane to throw a Christmas party hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect.  As the celebrations get under way, class differences and naked ambition combine to hilarious effect as, one by one, the characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen. Over the next two years, the Jacksons and Brewster-Wrights take turns to host festivities.  But Sidney’s star has begun to rise and…

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Guildford Arts’ Summer Exhibition

July 10 @ 10:00 - July 22 @ 16:30
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Free

After only being able to see art through our screens over the last year, come and see some real-life art in our annual exhibition from Guildford Arts! Visit the Mill Studio to see a wonderful display of contemporary paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, ceramics and glasswork from exciting national and local artists. All works are for sale and you can meet the artists and chat to them each Saturday. There is also an Art Quiz – with prizes! – for younger visitors. Artists…

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The Woman in Black

July 12 @ 19:30 - July 17 @ 22:00
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£33.50

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a woman in black engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive…

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The Surrey Police Band

July 20 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£15.00

The Surrey Police Band, conducted by Graham Atterbury, will be performing a 1940’s themed evening that is not to be missed. The band will be sharing stories and music from the era including the sounds of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and many more. Not only this, but the band will be remembering many moments from World War II and will also perform music from movies such as The Dam Busters and The Great Escape. The Surrey Police Band is a fully self-supporting concert band that rehearses…

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Sarah and Duck

July 21 @ 14:00 - 17:30
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£15.50

The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure. Sarah…

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Ben Hart: 2 Metre Magic

July 22 @ 19:30 - 20:30
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£20.00

Renowned magician and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Ben Hart performs his most intimate magic show yet in an evening of “close-up magic”. In an era when social distancing is paramount, Ben presents a magical and skilful show which eradicates contact with audience members and allows venues the opportunity to operate with a heavily-reduced capacity. A rare chance to witness up-close Ben’s acclaimed sleight-of-hand, set against a backdrop of hilarious repartee, stories of wonder and moments of deep astonishment. Expect impossible magic with the most…

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I, Clara

July 23 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£28.00

Lucy Parham - Pianist Juliet Stevenson - Narrator Created to celebrate 200 years since Clara Wieck Schumann’s birth in 1819, I, Clara tells her extraordinary life story in her own words.  It is the sixth Composer Portrait created by Lucy Parham and it received its London premiere at Kings Place in October 2019. Clara Schumann was a truly exceptional woman, not just a devoted wife to the composer Robert Schumann, but a ground-breaking musician in her own right. Over a period of 60 years she gave over 1,500 concerts and determined…

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Meet Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking

July 28 @ 11:00 - 18:00
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£13.00

Nine-year-old Pippi is strong, brave and fearless. When she comes to live in her new home with her monkey and horse but with no parents and no rules, she brings mischief, chaos and confusion to the folk of this ordinary and traditional town. Pippi takes charge of her own crazy adventures, with her two new friends, Tommy and Annika. What else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain? In celebration of the 75th birthday of Astrid Lindgren’s much-loved Pippi Longstocking, acclaimed storyteller Danyah Miller (I…

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Guildford Jazz in the Garden

July 31 @ 19:00 - 22:00
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£20.00

Relax in our riverside garden for a summer’s evening of jazz with vocalist Zoe Francis, well known for her take on the repertoire of iconic American singer Blossom Dearie, together with her trio featuring multi-award winning guitar legend Jim Mullen, pianist Gareth Williams, and Marianne Windham on double bass.

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