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Dance House 2017 60 Minutes of Classical Music Sincerely Yours - The Vera Lynn Story Betty Blue Eyes Jackson - Live in Concert The Big Band with Five Star Swing Dance House 2017 Tonight with The Bersted Boys Lesley’s Choirs - The Finale South Coast Crew’s Full Impact The King and I

The King and I 60 Minutes of Classical Music The Ladyboys of Bangkok The Pasadena Roof Orchestra Dream Dance - Beyond the Imagination Gulliver’s Travels RnB The Music of George Harrison The Kast Off Kinks

The 60 Minute Orchestra: Opera Night 60 Minutes of Classical Music Arabesque Summer Show The Take That Experience Dance With Attitude - Just Dance The Royal Marines Association Concert Band The Vicar of Dibley

60 Minutes of Classical Music Virtuoso Dance Company - Dance First 2017 Treasure Island: Show in a Week The Roy Orbison Story Pesky Pirates The Summer Variety Show Bringing on Back the 60s

60 Minutes of Classical Music Once Upon a Time Barista - A New Musical Bognor Concert Band The Definitive Elvis Experience Southdowns Folk Festival The 24hr Musical

APRIL DIARY RICHARD DIGANCE Fri 7 April 7.30pm Richard comes to the Regis Centre as part of his golden anniversary tour.

THE BARRON KNIGHTS Sat 8 April 7.30pm

thank you We’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has either visited us in the past year, donated to Arun Arts, or given up their time to join us as a volunteer. As a registered charity, without you and your support we wouldn’t be able to provide this facility to the local area. In whatever way you’ve supported us, thank you! From the team at the Regis Centre

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It is now 50 years since The Barron Knights started touring the world with their unique style of comedy and rock 'n' roll. With over 300 performances at the London Palladium to their credit they have established themselves as a unique musical comedy attraction.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Mon 10 April 2pm & 6pm Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family.

Rainbow Productions

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL Thu 20 - Sat 22 April 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat Set in the late 1970s and featuring the music of Dolly Parton, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.



DANCE HOUSE 2017 Drama workshop for ages 8 to 16 years Saturday mornings Just £3 per session Arun Theatre Youth is an exciting youth theatre on the South Coast. We enable young people between the ages of 8 and 16 to get involved in drama, providing a broad range of high quality theatre experiences in a positive and supportive environment.

Working towards performances in the Alexandra Theatre, young people can develop their skills, not only in theatre and performance but also in confidence, communication and creativity working with theatre industry professionals. Come along to a free first session to find out more, email us at or visit the Youth Theatre page on our website. Check out the ARTY TREASURE ISLAND SUMMER SCHOOL on page 16. Put on a show in a week in our Alexandra Theatre!


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Tues 2 & Weds 3 May Weds 17 May 7pm The House of Dance is a local Arts driven initiative dedicated to supporting and encouraging the development of innovative and exciting dance. One of our aims is to provide performance opportunities for young people outside of the classroom and to experience the workings of a professional theatre. Our Dance House evenings celebrate the hard work, commitment and skill of young people within our vibrant community. It is an opportunity to share their dance work with an audience, as well as other schools, in a positive collaboration with professional artists and theatre technicians. There is much to celebrate here.


£9 / £4.50 Children H

Fri 5 May 2pm SINCERELY YOURS - THE VERA LYNN STORY will take you on a journey through the early career of Vera Lynn, the most famous lady of WW2, the forces sweetheart who captured the hearts of nation. Featuring many of the songs she would have sung in her big band days through to the blockbuster hits which propelled her to international stardom with classics such as White Cliffs of Dover, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and of course We’ll Meet Again. The show finishes on a rousing flag waving finale which will have everyone on their feet bursting with pride. Join us to celebrate the centenary of a great lady featuring video footage from her performances in the 40s as well as personal memories from Dame Vera herself. Including top class support with a tribute to George Formby, this is a show not to be missed if you are a fan of pure nostalgia.


£15.50 / £14.50 Concs



Fri 12 May 7.30pm Ben’s portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime has to be the most vocally and visually accurate tribute to the King of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres. Ben is joined on the stage by his incredible Band and Dancers who work their way through all the hits. He’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice! His renditions of Thriller, Beat it and Billie Jean are truly sensational. JACKSON LIVE IN CONCERT features all-live vocals and superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop.


£22.50 / £21 Friends of the Theatre

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University of Chichester


BETTY BLUE EYES Book by Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman Music by Lyrics by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe

Weds 10 & Thurs 11 May 7.30pm University of Chichester’s unique Musical Theatre Festival company are taking the sizzling, hilarious and satirical Alan Bennett comedy BETTY BLUE EYES to England’s foremost arts festivals. Based on Bennett’s A Private Function, Britain’s leading Musical Theatre duo, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have created a sensational, rude and loveable show. With post-war rationing and unemployment taking its toll the only light on the horizon is the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. While the Prime Minister assures the public it’s ‘fair shares for all’ the reality is somewhat different! Members of the Town Council are fattening up a highly illegal pig – Betty; this very private function is going to be the social event of the season and when humble chiropodist Gilbert Chilvers and his determined wife Joyce are left off the guest list, the couple take drastic action to get their fair share of the banquet’s illegal pork roast! Based on the HANDMADE film ‘A PRIVATE FUNCTION’ and the original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray Adapted from the Screenplay by Alan Bennett Originally produced in London by CAMERON MACKINTOSH This amateur production is licensed by Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd


£12 / £10 Concs / £8 NUS

THE BIG BAND WITH FIVE STAR SWING Sun 14 May 7.30pm "Superb - they swing like crazy!” - Sheila Tracy, BBC

“Swing and Song of the highest order” – Telegraph As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Swing-along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz & Blues. As seen on BBC TV’s "Children in Need", Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball and Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!


£15 / £14 Concs £13 Friends of the Theatre



Bersted Arts



THE KING AND I Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on Anna and the King by Margaret Landon Original choreography by Jerome Robbins

Thurs 18 & Fri 19 May 8pm They’re back! Local singing trio The Bersted Boys play the Little Alex stage for just two nights. Bringing another intimate show full of fun, laughter & music from West End to Broadway and beyond, this is a night not to be missed!

An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe

"This slick evening of West End quality performances was yet another notable landmark in their already impressive diary." - Bognor Regis Observer

BROS Musical Productions presents the sumptuous Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, THE KING AND I.


Set in 19th Century Thailand, it's the story of the unlikely romance which blossoms between Siam's King and an English widowed governess, Anna Leonowens. Featuring memorable songs Getting to Know You, Hello Young Lovers and the unforgettable Shall We Dance.

£12 / £10 Concessions


Tues 30 May - Sat 3 June 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat


Combining musical elegance and brilliance, drama and dance, The King and I has become synonymous with the great Broadway classics that sweep you away, time and time again.


£15 / £12.50 Under 16s

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Mon 5 June 7.30pm Energetic, exotic, eclectic and completely unpredictable – those sensationally glamorous LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are ready to whoop it up in the UK with a dazzling new production of the country’s most popular touring cabaret show. East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of show-stopping choreography, lavish costumes and painstakingly immaculate makeup. Sexy, funny, eye opening and totally entertaining. Attired in specially created and hand-sewn lavish costumes, 16 of Thailand’s most stunning Lady Boys are touring the UK for a record breaking 19th year and their loyal audiences, and critics alike, can’t wait.


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Fri 9 June 7.30pm A vintage dance band in every sense of the word! For more than 45 years THE PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s.. Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries and re-live the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. Presenting the show, and putting on the top hat and tails, is vocalist and band leader, Duncan Galloway. So pack up your troubles, come on get happy, and experience an evening of superlative live music - with more than a dash of wit and humour.

“It is said that if some Pasadena Roof Orchestra tunes are floating past her window, the Queen is not displeased” - The Daily Telegraph

“An evening of rare musical entertainment” - The Financial Times “For the PRO I have nothing but praise, they brilliantly evoked an array of 20’s and 30’s musical styles” - The Sunday Telegraph

TICKETS £19 10

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University of Chichester

GULLIVER’S TRAVELS Book and Lyrics by Chris Chambers, Music by Andy Rapps Based upon the novel by Jonathan Swift.


Thurs 22 - Sat 24 June 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm GULLIVER’S TRAVELS is a new musical work encompassing all four parts of Jonathan Swift’s classic novel. From the tiny inhabitants of Lilliput and the giants of Brobdingnag to the flying Island of Laputa and the serene horses of Houyhnhnmland, the adventure-loving Gulliver sets off on an epic journey that thrusts him on a path of self-discovery and transforms his view of the world.

350 years since Swift’s birth, Chris Chambers and Andy Rapps applaud and celebrate his satirical genius by bringing his most famous work to the stage - a story that has resonated profoundly through the centuries, and continues to inspire.

A fantastic ten piece band dedicated to the Quiet Beatle’s work. George Harrison wrote some of the Beatles’ most beautiful songs (Something, Here Comes The Sun, While My Guitar Gently Weeps etc.), but he continued to write great music during his solo career (My Sweet Lord, All Those Years Ago…) on twelve studio albums. Band leader Alex Eberhard picked some of the finest musicians around Brighton to form this incredible ensemble. They will be joined on stage by a very special guest on ukulele: Sam Brown. A real treat, not just for Beatles fans, but anyone who appreciates great music.


This production is brought to you by Andrew Wright and The University of Chichester, by kind permission of Chris Chambers and Andy Rapps @UOCGulliver

£13 / £12 Concessions

TICKETS £12 / £10 Concs / £8 NUS H



KAST OFF KINKS Thurs 29 June 7.30pm

The 60 Minutes of Classical Music Trust


THE KAST OFF KINKS are actual former members of the legendary band The Kinks. This great line-up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 1966 & 1969-‘76), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 1979-‘96 and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, previously worked with the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose).

Sat 1 July 7.30pm

Expect all the hits, including: You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, and many more for a great night out!

Soloists : Soprano Sylvia Rota, Mezzo Soprano Lisa Byrnes, Tenor Yuri Sabatini, Bass Baritone Dario Dugandzic.

“A full house, and a standing ovation. To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate” - The Stables, Milton Keynes “Nothing short of superb. From start to finish it was filled with hit after hit” - Mad Ferret, Preston



£20 / £18 Concessions

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Famous Overtures and Opera Extracts with the beautiful 60 Minute Orchestra Presented by Roger Clayden Conductor Mark Fitz-Gerald

This is the third year the Opera Night is running. An exceptional team of professional soloists, musicians and conductor will once again be working very closely together to produce a truly unforgettable evening. Ticket price includes a free drink of Red or White Wine in the interval and a free Opera programme with complete set of translations for each opera extract.

TICKETS £12 / £6 Under 25s


Thu 20 July, 7.30pm Relight your fire for one of the most successful boy bands of all time. Take That Experience show “ Relight The Fire “ gives you the very latest Take That favourites as well as all the classic songs from the past including Back For Good, Relight My Fire, Could It Be Magic, Patience, Shine, Rule The World, Up All Night, Greatest Day and The Flood. Featuring five wonderfully talented guys, with a remarkable on-stage chemistry, full replica costumes, and a performance that literally gives you The Take That Experience!




THE ROYAL MARINES BROS Musical Productions THE VICAR OF DIBLEY ASSOCIATION An amateur production by kind permission of CONCERT BAND Tiger Aspect Productions, in support of Comic Relief Sun 23 July 3pm The Royal Marines Association Concert Band returns to the Regis Centre for a very special concert this summer. The Band boasts over 1800 years’ Service to Queen and Country, without doubt one of the most experienced bands in the country! The concert will feature traditional music such as marches, overtures and soloists, plus music from the Big Band era and West End shows, culminating with a traditional Last Night of the Proms finale. Definitely music to suit all tastes. Come along for an afternoon of great music by this superb band.


£15 / £14 Concessions

Adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer

Fri 28 & Sat 29 July 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat Life in the sleepy Oxfordshire village of Dibley is turned upside-down when the ancient Reverend Pottle dies and the diocese sends a new-fangled female vicar, Geraldine Granger, as his replacement. Join us as we relive the arrival of the new Vicar and meet again the many insane inhabitants of the quiet village of Dibley.

After the success of staging Fawlty Towers in 2015, BROS Musical Productions return with another hilarious summer comedy. All of your favourite characters from the hugely popular TV series - Alice, Hugo, Owen, Jim, David and of course Geraldine, will be onstage to create an evening of laughs.



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THE ROY ORBISON STORY Sat 12 August 7.30pm This musical and semi-autobiographical celebration of The Big O’s musical legacy is quite simply unmissable, as Barry Steele takes you on this specially revamped musical journey in time, from the early years at Sun Records right through to the late 80s and the internationally acclaimed concert The Black and White Night. The show also pays homage to the time Roy spent with the Traveling Wilburys. Add to the mix star guests celebrating the music from legends Roy actually toured and performed with, backed by our fabulous musicians and singers and you have yourselves an incredible fusion of 60s solid gold classics and 80s contemporary musical genius.

“True identikit brilliance” -The Stage



BRINGING ON BACK THE 60S Sat 26 August 7.30pm The hottest ticket in town has just arrived. Get ready for Bringing on Back the 60s starring NEW AMEN CORNER with special guests including MIKE PENDER, original voice of The Searchers whose hits include Needles and Pins, When You Walk In The Room, Sweets For My Sweet and Sugar And Spice. We also welcome to the stage CHRIS FARLOWE who will perform Out Of Time, Handbags and Gladrags (written by Mike d’Abo for Chris) and Let The Heartaches Begin to name but a few. Chris was the 60s star who out sold everybody to become number 1 for 13 weeks with Out Of Time when England won the world cup in 1966. Join us for a fantastic evening with Europe’s leading 60s revivalists, as they perform 2 hours of the million selling hits from the most prolific decade in musical history.





PUT ON A SHOW IN A WEEK FOR AGES 8 TO 16 YEARS Mon 7 - Fri 11 August 10am - 4pm (performance at 4pm on the Friday) Are you between 8 and 16 years old? Do you have a passion for drama, either performing or behind the scenes? Work under the guidance of a highly skilled professional team on this one week course and put on a show in just a week! This not-to-be-missed workshop is the only summer drama school in the local area that finishes with a show on a professional stage. Perform this well loved piratical tale in a professional theatre with costumes, scenery and lights! If being on stage is not for you, the course also covers prop-making, scenery design, costume design and lots more that goes on behind the scenes. Learn new skills, make new friends and perform on a professional stage!


ÂŁ120 (ÂŁ100 for additional family members)

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PIRATE CRAFTS DROP-IN We’ll be getting stuck in with lots of pirate crafts this summer. Make your own pirate hat, decorate your very own pirate ship flag and take part in our Summer Pirate Colouring Competition.

Mon 14 August 11am & 2pm Our cheeky pirates love playing, dancing and having fun. They would love to have some fun with you too so come along and help them find their treasure! Sometimes they like to play tricks on each other and can be a little mean. Can you help them be better friends and be kind, while having fun at the same time? After sell-out tours last year, Let’s All Dance is back with this high-energy, interactive production, full of action, giggles and fantastic hip hop dancing. Children will be able to clap along and join in with the pirate moves… a terrific treat for 2-9 year olds and their families.


£8 / £7 Concessions / £28 Family Ticket

The winner will get a family ticket to this year’s spectacular pantomime Aladdin.

Drop in from 10am on Monday 14 August for some cool pirate arts and crafts.

Running time: 40 mins - Suitable for all, especially 2-9 year olds Feedback from audiences

“wonderful - so much energy, really good fun & a fantastic experience for children” “What a fantastic performance! The dancers were brilliant and kept the audience entertained throughout!” “excellent - well done to the performers. 2 year old daughter loved it”





PAUL ZENON hilary o’neil In a show that harks back to the glory days of summer at the seaside, this top class variety performance will showcase the best in professional and local talent. 18

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FEATURING PAUL ZENON Britain’s Top Trickster and Comedy Magician From the London Palladium to Hollywood's Magic Castle, and The Comedy Store to Channel 4's Countdown, for 30 years the UK's top trickster has brought his unique combination of contemporary trickery and streetwise stand-up to the stages and screens of around 40 countries worldwide. Paul has made hundreds of television appearances including 5 one-man network specials, where he pioneered the Street Magic genre, and he was a regular guest in Countdown's Dictionary Corner for almost a decade. Besides being a favourite on the festival circuit, Paul has a wealth of experience performing, presenting and hosting at business events for blue chip companies worldwide, and is an accomplished actor and the author of three best-selling books.

HILARY O’NEIL Comedienne, Impressionist & Singer Hilary O’Neil is one of Britain’s best loved Female Comedy performers. Her spectacular career has spanned the broad spectrum of all show business genres, having appeared on stage in London’s West End, in countless summer seasons, and numerous TV appearances.


Friday 18 & Saturday 19 August 7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat TICKETS

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Newman Productions



Fri 1 & Sat 2 September 2pm & 7pm

Music and Lyrics by Nigel Newman Book by Nigel Newman and Anna Newman

ONCE UPON A TIME is a pantomime like no other, written by Jason Green. Jason is a local performer and is also directing the show along with Derek Speer and assistant director Sammie Watts. Set in the land of Oz it follows poor farmer boy, Jack and his pet winged monkey, Chistery, as they set off on an exciting adventure to the forbidden mountains to save the beautiful Princess from her curse and to defeat the notorious Demon Vanity as played by Paul Manners from Britain's Got Talent. They are joined by Jack's lovesick pal Buttons, Lady Gretel and Dame Stella Artois. The show also features Simon Fielding from Spirit FM taking on the role of Sir Lancelot. Once Upon A Time is an explosive show packed full of outrageous jokes, beautifully choreographed dance routines by Sharon Brisley Moore, colourful costumes by Wendy Green and well known sing along songs. A perfect show for the whole family to enjoy. Don't miss it!



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New and dramatic, BARISTA is an original contemporary musical written by Nigel Newman. The modern day phenomenon of the coffee shop culture is the backdrop of this intriguing story of love, friendship and ambition, told to a western and Latin American fusion of music and dance.

Andy, a passionate and idealistic young café owner, has a burning desire to expand his business, however his enthusiasm and vanity lead him to compromise his most deeply held values. A thought provoking reflection of society today and its obsession with material success, this vibrant, fun and morally centred story will leave you both uplifted and challenged.


£12 / £10 Concessions


Fri 8 & Sat 9 September 7.30pm


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Bognor Regis Concert Band


Sat 16 September 2pm & 7.30pm

Sun 10 September 2pm Join the Bognor Regis Concert Band for an afternoon of patriotic music at our Afternoon at the Proms! Bring your flags and best singing voices to enjoy Proms classics such as Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and many more under the baton of our Musical Director Dave Poste. Comprised of over 30 local musicians, Bognor Regis Concert Band has been entertaining audiences in Bognor and the surrounding area for 30 years.


39 years after his untimely passing, the legend of Elvis Presley continues to grow. THE DEFINITIVE ELVIS EXPERIENCE is the most authentic live stage show produced to honour Elvis Presley’s legacy. The show encapsulates all Elvis’ eras, from the ’56 explosion that sky rocketed his dynamic career, through to his gospel roots, Hollywood years, ’68 comeback and later iconic concerts. Ben Thompson is one of few tributes that can replicate every era of Elvis - the exhilarating pinpoint movement of the 50s, the overwhelming charisma of the 60s and ’68 NBC special, through to the phenomenal stage presence of the 70s, with his superb vocal range.

£8 / £7 Concessions @BognorBand

This show will leave you… All Shook Up. Accompanied by the live Definitive Show Band.


£19 / £18 Concessions



Thurs 21 - Sun 24 September

STEVE KNIGHTLEY Thurs 21 September

with support from THE JIGANTICS Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands; widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England.

HOME SERVICE Fri 22 September

with support from MEGSON Home Service was formed out of members of the Albion Band who had participated in what is often said to be the group's most successful album in its long history. These chaps make up one of the UKs greatest folk-rock bands.

SKERRYVORE Sat 23 September

with support from THE ALISTAIR GOODWIN BAND A joyous multi-award winning Scottish band creating a ‘trad-rock-folk’ fusion for the 21st Century. They've spent the last decade ‘twisting the roots of tradition around their own inventions’; to wonderful effect.

RICHARD DIGANCE Sun 24 September

with PHIL HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN Richard has 3 million YouTube hits, 27 albums, a Golden Anniversary Tour and 50 years of songs and stories.

Plus many more artists to be announced - Dance Sessions • Giant Festival Markets Sussex Young Folk Competition • Free Workshops • Real Ale Festival • Singarounds Music Sessions • Special Children's’ Concert • Free Kiddies Entertainments and more!

Weekend Ticket - £69 / Under 16s £31 / Family Ticket £150 Individual Concerts - £20 / Under 16s £12 Studio Sessions - £10 / Under 16s £5 BOX OFFICE 01243 861010


THE 24HR MUSICAL Sat 30 September 7.30pm No don’t worry. It’s not a musical that lasts for 24 hours! It’s in actual fact an intrepid group of local performers who are taking on the challenge of learning and staging a popular musical in just 24 hours, with no sleep!


What’s the musical? Well neither the performers and the audience will know until 7.30pm on the Friday evening. The cast then have all night and day to learn their parts, perfect the harmonies, practice the dance routines and perform the musical in front of a paying audience.

Sun 1 October 2.30pm

All proceeds of this fun night go towards the Regis Centre and its upkeep. Previous 24hr Musicals have been By Jeeves!, Seussical the Musical, Pippin and West Side Story, all received to great acclaim and standing ovations!


£12 / £10 Under 16s £8 NUS



For one performance only, join Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup from Strictly Come Dancing plus professional singer Paul Amer and guests for a spectacular afternoon of dance, singing and stories from their time on the BBC hit show. During the show, Ian and Camilla will perform some amazing Latin and Ballroom routines and tell their inside stories from their time on “Strictly”.


£26 / £24 Concessions



Thurs 12 October 7.30pm TICKETS £21 / £19 Concs / £16 child Performed by the Russian National Ballet, this is the ultimate and beautiful fairy-tale where goodness and beauty triumph.

HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN Tues 17 October 2pm TICKETS £12 / £11 Concs Neil Sands and his West End Cast take you on another wonderful trip down Memory Lane, with over 60 of your all time favourite songs from the Fabulous 1940s, The Rocking 1950s and The Sensational 60s.

WATERLOO: THE BEST OF ABBA Fri 20 October 7.30pm TICKETS £21 Now the phenomenal new tribute show WATERLOO looks back at the sensational rise to stardom of Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid and gives fans the opportunity to experience the thrill of a live Abba show!

CHICHESTER CITY BAND Sun 22 October 2pm TICKETS £10 / £8 Concs Chichester City Band return for what is becoming an annual concert. Expect the usual variety of marches, film music and light classical pieces brought to you by this wonderful local ensemble.

FAMILY FUN WEEK Half Term Mon 23 - Fri 27 October Join us during half term for lots of free activities throughout the week. We’ll also have two great shows in our theatre - to celebrate Halloween we have Crafty’s Creepy Castle plus a classic musical adventure The Wizard of Oz.




Fri 27 October 7.30pm TICKETS £19.50 Following a sell out UK tour The Legends of American Country is a fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics. This brand new show includes highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson plus four brand new tributes to country icons in this must see extravaganza.

PSYCHIC SALLY KISSES TO HEAVEN Weds 1 November 7.30pm TICKETS £25 World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium SALLY MORGAN is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show.




WEEKLY GROUPS & CLASSES BALLET TOTS Monday & Friday, 10.10am & 10.45am For children walking to 4 years old. Dance, Musicality and Imagination.

PILATES Monday, 10am Contact

MS SOCIETY FITNESS CLASS Tuesdays, 10.15am FREE TROMBONE CLASSES Wednesday, 5pm Free lessons for youngsters. Come and learn a new skill. Instruments provided Contact

BALLET FUSION Thursday, 9.15am This is a unique holistic adult ballet group fitness class. Ballet Fusion fuses the principles from classical ballet technique with Pilates and dance. Contact

MUSICAL TOTS Friday, 11.20am For children walking to 4 years old. Movement, Singing and Imaginative role play.

REGIS DANCE ADULT BALLET Friday, 5.30pm Classes are suitable for improvers to intermediate level dancers and are ideal for those looking for a more technical and expressive challenge. Contact

RnB DANCE COMPANY Mondays, 5pm RnB Dance Company offers classes for all ages and capabilities. Contact Rachael on 01243 829188.


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BODY SCULPT FITNESS CLASS with Steph of Skybody Tuesday, 6.15pm - 7.15pm A fun and highly effective workout resulting in all over body sculpting to improve fitness & assist with weight loss goals, promoting a lean sculpted and fit body. Options for all fitness levels & abilities. £6 per class. For further info please email or text/call 07787424060.

BROS MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS Monday & Wednesday, 7.30pm Local Musical Theatre group which produces two major musicals a year. Contact the company at

RAINBOW PRODUCTIONS Tuesday, 7.30pm Local Musical Theatre group which produces a major musical every year. Contact the company on Facebook. Just search for Rainbow Productions.

CHICHESTER CITY BAND Tuesdays, 7.45pm To contact the band for information please email

For more information on hiring our spaces please contact us on 01243 867676.

CAFE Situated a few steps away from the seafront, our Café is the perfect location for a freshly ground coffee, light snack or delicious cake. Stay as long as you like, use our free Wi-Fi, read the paper and relax. Whether it’s meeting friends, taking a break or relaxing before seeing a show, our Café is the ideal place.

OPENING TIMES: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and during performances

CHARITY SHOP You'll find all sorts of little gems in our Charity Shop at the side of our building. Everything from books, games and toys to clothes and electricals (all pat tested).

We're probably the cheapest and friendliest charity shop in Bognor Regis, with all proceeds going towards the theatre. Pop in anytime and see what we have to offer. We also welcome donations.

OPENING TIMES: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm



BECOME A PATRON It costs £95 for the year or £115 for a joint membership. Your benefits include:

All of the benefits included for Friends of the Theatre.

A theatre seat in your name.

An invitation to be our guest at two dress rehearsals a year.

Invitation to a patron’s night for two productions a year.

To apply to become a Patron please call our Box Office on 01243 861010, collect a form from our Box Office or visit the website or social media pages to download a form.

GET INVOLVED Become a Volunteer The Regis Centre is run by the charity Arun Arts Ltd. and relies heavily on the help of our dedicated volunteers. Volunteering can be a great way to give back to your community and meet new people but it can also open up a door to opportunities though gaining new skills and experience. Whether you can spare a couple of hours a week or are just available to help once in a while we’d love your support. Get involved with the following areas:

Front of House

Box Office


Charity Shop

Maintenance and more

If this is something you’re interested in, why not pop in to have a chat, contact us on 01243 867676 or fill out one of our Volunteer Application Forms online at


BOX OFFICE 01243 861010

BECOME A FRIEND At the Regis Centre we strive to bring you a wide range of entertainment. We’re a charity run venue and as such depend upon the great work done by our volunteers and the support of the local community. If you would like to add your support, why not join our Friends scheme? It costs just £20 for the year or £30 for a joint membership. Benefits include:

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Discounted tickets. Regular newsletter updating you on upcoming events, Centre news and community activities.

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Opportunities to attend exclusive Friends’ events. Free bookable backstage tours. 10% discount in our seaside café.

Already a friend? Introduce a new Friend and receive a £5 voucher To join fill in the form below and return it with payment to Arun Arts Ltd. at the Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis, PO21 1BL.

 Friends of the Regis Centre Name: Address:


Phone No.:



Single Membership

Joint Membership

Please tick this box if you are a UK tax payer and would like the Regis Centre to claim gift aid on your donation:

Introduced by (put existing friend’s name here) optional:



VENUE HIRE Situated on the seafront, the Regis Centre offers an ideal venue for performances, meetings, conferences and exhibitions in the heart of Bognor Regis. The building is a 1980s architectural landmark which provides a distinctive and unique venue for any function. Our spaces are highly versatile and can be tailored to your needs. These include our studio spaces, airy and spacious foyer area, the wonderful 353 seat Alexandra Theatre and the Little Alex - a 60 seat studio theatre situated on the stage of the Alexandra Theatre.

For more information on hiring our spaces please contact us on 01243 867676.


By phone: Book online: By post:



Concessions & Offers:


Our Box Office opening times are: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm or one hour before the start of each performance. Call us on 01243 861010. Write in with details of your booking, contact details, full payment and a stamped addressed envelope and send to: Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis, PO21 1BL We accept cash, cheque, theatre tokens and all major credit and debit cards. Please make cheques payable to Arun Arts Ltd. We charge a £1 per transaction fee for all bookings. We charge £1 if you would like your tickets posted. There is also a charge of £1 for reprints/exchanges. One discount per ticket applies. Concessions include senior citizens, students, under 16s, disabled patrons. Appropriate ID required. Offers cannot be applied to previously purchased orders or in conjunction with any other offers.

BOX OFFICE 01243 861010

ACCESS The Regis Centre welcomes all patrons and has an extensive range of services to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable visit. Please mention your requirements at the time of booking and don’t hesitate to ask the Duty Manager if there is anything you need on arrival. Parking:

There are four parking spaces for blue badge holders at the front of the Centre and additional blue badge bays in the public car park next to the Centre.

Hearing Impaired:

There is a hearing loop in our auditorium.

Assistance Dogs:

We welcome assistance dogs in all areas of our building. Please talk to our Box Office staff about any special requirements when booking.


Row J has 3 permanent wheelchair spaces but we can accommodate up to 8 wheelchairs with prior notice. Wheelchairs spaces can be booked in person or over the phone at our Box Office. Row J is also suitable for patrons with walking difficulties. Due to our licensing regulations, we are unable to permit the transfer from wheelchairs to theatre seats.

WHERE TO FIND US By Car: Follow the brown signs to the Regis Centre. We are between Belmont Street and the Esplanade, There is a large car park next door. FOR SAT NAV OUR POST CODE IS PO21 1BL. By Bus: Take a bus to Bognor Regis High Street. Walk east towards the main shopping parade (London Road) and turn right through the arcade. We are located at the end of the arcade (5 minutes walk). By Train: Take a train to Bognor Regis station. Leave the station by the main exit through the booking hall. Turn left to the main shopping precinct (London Road). Cross into the arcade. We are located at the end (10 minutes walk).

Details are correct at the time of printing the brochure, however may be subject to change.


The Regis Centre frequently makes its facilities available for hire to local societies and non-professional companies and does not accept any responsibility for the quality, content or pricing of these events.



Regis Centre - Summer 2017 Brochure  

What's on at the Regis Centre this summer? Find out in our season brochure.

Regis Centre - Summer 2017 Brochure  

What's on at the Regis Centre this summer? Find out in our season brochure.