What's on inChatham

Welcome to Chatham

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Chatham - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Chatham to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Chatham

02
JUL
Greyhound Racing Evey Sat & Sun
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

Great Fun For The Whole Family Works Parties Stage & hen nights birthdays etc private suites for 4050 people Food & Bars plenty of parking .please quote STUMPY when booking . …

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01795 475547
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02
JUL
Mark Watson
Palace Theatre

British stand‐up comedian and novelist Mark Watson hails from Bristol and is enjoying success on his own ITV 4 sports panel show Mark Watson Kicks Off as well as pulling crowds on the comedy circuit.…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
JUL
Jamie Raven Live
Cliffs Pavilion

Jamie Raven burst onto an unsuspecting world during the 2015 series of Britains Got Talent. His magic amazed audiences and even made Simon Cowell exclaim I now finally believe in magicJamie has been perfecting his craft over the past 11 years working…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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04
JUL
Kent Slyde Kings Speedway
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

Speedway Racing Every Monday Evening With The Kent Slyde Kings Food & Bar Available Plenty of Parking .Great Fun For The Whole Family .…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01795 475547
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05
JUL
Healing Hearts Spiritual Centre
Bulphan Village Hall

Every Tuesday an evening of Clairvoyance Private one to one Readings Psychic Surgery Healing withHealing Hearts Psychic Surgeons limited slots 6.30‐8pm stalls and much more. Doors open at 6.20pm for Private Readings and Psychic Surgery all on a first come first served…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07956 171822
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06
JUL
Burt Bacharch Live in Concert
Cliffs Pavilion

6 Decades.8 Grammy Awards.9 Number One songs.3 Academy Awards.48 Top 10 Hits.More than 500 Compositions.Burt Bacharach brings his remarkable show to the Southend Cliffs Pavilion in this prestigious and highly anticipated concert. In a landmark 50 year run on the charts Bacharachs…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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06
JUL
Chaplins Circus is coming to Dartford
Hawley Garden Centre

. If you are looking for a reasonably‐priced entertainment experience suitable for your whole family then look no further. Chaplins Circus is an all‐human circus designed to be entertaining for the whole family from the youngest of children to the eldest of…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01727 555250
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07
JUL
HEALING HEARTS PSYCHIC SURGEONS
Bulphan Village Hall

Healing Hearts Psychic Surgeons are a unique groupwho are leading the way in high energy spiritual healing. Each of our Psychic Surgeons has their own high energy guides who can work with them and independently. Our guides use techniques not available on…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07455 227100
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07
JUL
Horrible Histories
Cliffs Pavilion

So its time to prepare yourselves for HORRIBLE HISTORIES live on stage Using actors and ground‐breaking 3D special effects these two astounding shows THE TERRIBLE TUDORS and THE VILE VICTORIANS are guaranteed to…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

08
JUL
The Comedy Club Chatham
Chatham Bridgewood Manor Hotel

The Comedy Club Chatham at the Bridgewood Manor Hotel on Friday 8th July. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host Comedian ‐ Barry Castagnola:Comedy Shuffle BBC3 Christian OConnells Sunday Service Sky One Glee Time ITV Popcorn Sky One The 11 Oclock Show…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01634 201333
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12
JUL
Dance Rio- A Taste of Brazil
Leigh Community Centre

Ladies join us for this fun and tasty workshop exploring Brazilian Culture Carnival and Food. Learn some Brazilian Carnival Samba DanceTry traditional dances from BrazilTry some Brazilian Food and Drink Tasters Workshop suitable for allLadies workshop ‐ £10.00 person…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07527 945467
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15
JUL
The Drifters
Cliffs Pavilion

American 'Doo‐wop'R&B group 'The Drifters' have had many different incarnations since their formation in the early 1950s. They are believed to have had in total 65 different members since 1953 The two most notable periods…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
JUL
Angela Langford to bake up a storm at Fremlin Walk
Fremlin Walk

Prepare to tickle your taste buds as Fremlin Walks first ever festival of food hits the centre on Saturday 16th July featuring live demonstrations by Masterchef finalist Angela Langford and chef Richard Hunt.Theres also your chance to be crowned Fremlin Walks Bake…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01622 356584
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17
JUL
BASILDON Over 30s 40s & 50s PARTY
Ye Olde Plough House

NEW & UNMISSABLE Over 30s 40s & 50s party nights for singles and couples with top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from 80s to date. From 8.30pm till 1am at Ye Olde Plough House in The Monks…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08003 134441
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18
JUL
Cats
Cliffs Pavilion

Andrew Lloyd Webbers record‐breaking 2015 Olivier award nominated musical CATS returns to the Cliffs Pavilion direct from its sell‐out seasons at the London Palladium for 1 week only.Adapted from TS Eliots Old Possums Book of Practical Cats this ground‐breaking musical Daily Express…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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22
JUL
The Comedy Club Dartford
Brands Hatch Thistle Hotel

The Comedy Club Dartford at The Brands Hatch Hotel on Friday 22nd July. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host Comedian ‐ James Redmond:Emmerdale ITV Hollyoaks Ch4 Casualty BBC1 Never Mind the Buzzcocks BBC2 Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire ITV1…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01474 855712
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28
JUL
Mad Madhatters Summer Tea Party Picnic
Chalkwell Park

Celebrate 150 years of Alice in Wonderland and join us on your un‐birthday for a Mad Madhatters tea party picnic in the park.Explore the world of Alice in WonderlandMeet some of the charactersTake part in fun games and activitiesTea Party tasters included…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07527 945467
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28
JUL
The ELO Experience
Cliffs Pavilion

The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet 10538…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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29
JUL
Chilled in a Field Festival
The Hop Farm Family Park

We are excited to announce our new homeThe Hop Farm KentNestled on the Kent East Sussex border with oodles of flat grassy space secluded woods proper toilets hot showers miniature ponies and lots more for the kidsLive Headliners: The Egg Tankus…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07808 926139
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29
JUL
The Dreamboys Featuring Scotty T
Cliffs Pavilion

The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new Show and UK Tour for 2016 featuring Scotty T form the hit reality TV Shows Geordie Shore and Celebrity Big BrotherThe Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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30
JUL
The Chicago Blues Brothers
Cliffs Pavilion

The legendary Chicago Blues Brothers are back on their brand new Jailbreak Tour Celebrating over 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon this non‐stop revue is packed with over 2 hours of the very best Blues Motown & Soul music from both…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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31
JUL
Some Guys have All The Luck The Rod Stewart Story
Cliffs Pavilion

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons Rod Stewart ‐ from street busker through to international superstar Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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02
AUG
Fairies and Elves Adventure
Chalkwell Park

Come and Play in our Midsummer Fairy Meadow‐ Create a natural flower fairy elf headdress to take home lots of fairy and elven fun. Games dancing drama and singing as you take part in our fairy adventure.…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07527 945467
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05
AUG
Mainly Madness Ska Night
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

A Tribute to Madness & Ska with Mainly Madness plus dj …

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01795 475547
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05
AUG
The Glenn Miller Story Starring TOMMY STEELE
Cliffs Pavilion

Its been seventy years since Glenn Miller vanished over the English Channel as he flew to Paris to entertain the troops during the Second World War. Did he crash Was he shot down Will the mystery ever be solvedBrought to the stage…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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06
AUG
KIDZ FEST: Family Summer Festival in Essex
Orsett Showground

. TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR KIDZ FEST FESTIVAL This Summer join us for a unique weekend full of fun at Orsett Showground EssexThe Kidz Fest festival will host an array of interactive activities and performances across several themed zones to inspire…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08452 305255
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12
AUG
Summer Ball
The Village Hotel

. A great night out meeting and chatting to other singles in a sophisticated atmosphere in beautiful classy surroundings. The men move after each course so that everyone gets to meet lots of new friends and a glass of wine is served…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01622 863769
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15
AUG
Superheroes and Villains
Chalkwell Park

Superheros and Villains ‐2 ‐10 yrs‐ £4child £3 each siblingsTake part in a Superhero adventure‐ Create a simple superhero mask and badge to take home. Take part in games that build your strength and fitness. You will be able to learn…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07527 945467
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15
AUG
The Rocky Horror Show
Cliffs Pavilion

Directed by Christopher Luscombe.Starring Diane Vickers as Janet Liam Tamne as Frank n Furter and Norman Pace as the Narattor.Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Sweet Transvestite Damn it Janet and of course the pelvic‐thrusting Time Warp Richard OBriens Rocky…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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17
AUG
Charlies Chocolate Factory
Leigh Community Centre

Willie Wonka is on his Summer Holiday and Charlie has been left in charge of the factory but the chocolate stores are disappearing and no‐one knows why. Worse still the Annual Chocolate Festival is only a week…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07527 945467
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Tourist Attractions


Coalhouse Fort

The Thameside Aviation Museum has been based at Coalhouse Fort since 1984 but started life many years earlier in 1974 under the name of The Essex Historical Aircraft Society with our first excavation being carried out in August 11th of that year, on Hawker Hurricane P3518 of 257…

Dickens World

May 2007 will see the opening of an innovative and exciting new £62m indoor visitor complex in Kent in the UK, themed around the life, work and times of one of Britain's best loved authors, Charles Dickens.Dickens World will take visitors on a journey of Dickens lifetime as…

Historic Dockyard Chatham

Naval heritage site covering 80 acres. Stunning architecture and displays including WWII destroyer, submarine, recreation of the 18th century dockyard, RNLI lifeboat collection, ropery and museum.‐ Wheelchair access limited‐ Groups accepted‐ Picnic area‐ Coach parking‐ Refreshments‐ Parking on‐site‐ Free site transportOpening times: Closed January and until…

Charles Dickens Centre

Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. In 1817 his father, who worked as a clerk for the Royal Navy, moved the whole family to Chatham where he took up a post in the Royal Dockyard. The Dickens household was based first in Ordnance Terrace and later…

Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway

Situated within the Historic Dockyard of Chatham, the CHDR has just under 1 mile of line to operate demonstration trains on predetermined weekends throughout the summer season, as well as dockyard events.The Dockyard Railway is operated on behalf of The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, by members of the North…

Crown Quay

Dolphin Yard is the name given to Burley's Barge‐yard which was once also the location of their Dolphin Brand Cement Works. The site includes the original sail loft and forge which have been converted into a museum devoted to the history of the Thames Sailing Barge and the…

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