Camberley Theatre was officially opened in October 1966 by the then Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Munster.
On November 10th 2016, at the fiftieth birthday celebrations, enthusiastic speeches were made by both the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr John Winterton, and by the Chief Executive of Surrey Heath Borough Council, Karen Whelan.
The speeches focussed on both the community aspects of the theatre and the long list of wonderful past performers; Lenny Henry, The Dubliners, Barbara Dickson, Julian Lloyd Webber, Des O’Connor, T’Pau, Craig Charles, The Chuckle Brothers and Jenny Agutter are just a selection of artists to have appeared at Camberley over the years.
Children from the current youth theatre, Creative Minds Academy, sang beautifully in the café before Farnham duo, Portland, performed a selection of original material along with a few choice cover versions in the bar.
The new seats in the main auditorium where then enjoyed as the party attendees went through to see a selection of short films shown on the cinema screen. The films highlighted Camberley Theatre’s versatility, with special birthday messages recorded by Strictly Come Dancing’s Ian Wait and Natalie Lowe, Rick Wakeman, Chris Ramsey and the Vienna Festival Ballet.
A delightful birthday cake, made by Camberley Theatre staff member Kayleigh Nicholson, in the form of the new red auditorium seats was served to everyone as they left.
Our largest space and home to a host of professional touring shows, local hirers, our annual pantomime and some of the biggest names in showbiz; this can seat up to 400 theatre style, 200 cabaret or 520 standing.
Camberley Theatre Getting here!
Camberley Theatre is very easily accessible by road. Junctions 3 & 4 of the M3 motorway are approximately 2 miles away, with the A30 linking Camberley to many local areas. For Sat Navs, the postcode is GU15 3SY
The Train station is just a 2 minute walk away from Camberley Theatre.
Getting to Camberley via local bus routes is easy and efficient, plus the bus station is just a 2 minute walk away.
Please use Knoll Road multi-story car park when visiting Camberley Theatre. This uses ANPR technology; you won’t get a ticket but will need to remember your car reg number to exit. You can also pay for your parking at the Box Office pre-show or at the Bar during the Interval. More information on parking