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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Chatham

24
MAY
Elf Lyons - Swan
Dixon Studio

The giraffe‐limbed clown and raconteur is delighted to present her Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show: a one woman production of Swan Lake. In an hour. Yes really. Matthew Bourne would be proud. Think big. Think weird. Its going to be fun. And…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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24
MAY
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 psychic surgeon 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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25
MAY
Thunderbards
Dixon Studio

Critically‐acclaimed sketch duo Thnderbards present an hour of the very best material from their four sell‐out Edinburgh Fringe shows from 2013‐2017.Their gag‐laden comedy is filled with their trademark off‐beat jokes fast‐paced sketches and overwhelming politeness. With a potent combination of heartfelt absurdity…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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25
MAY
Alfresco Festival 2018
Hop Farm

Alfresco is a festival designed for all the family with plenty of tasteful activities on offer to keep young ones busy as well as wonderful stage deigns and exotic arenas all splendidly decorated to provide safe spaces to dance the days and…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07584 072308
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25
MAY
Vinyl Fridays ft. Simon Webbe
Unit 7, Basildon

Introducing Simon Webbe formerly of boyband Blue Simon joins us in Vinyl for a DJ set at the biggest party in Essex on Friday 25th May at the new home of all your favourite retro and party classics with resident DJ Jammy.Venue:…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: n/a
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26
MAY
Some Guys Have All The Luck
Cliffs Pavilion

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

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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26
MAY
Suzi Ruffell - Keeping It Classy
Dixon Studio

Following a sell‐out run at the Edinburgh Festival Suzi Ruffell is taking her critically acclaimed show Keeping It Classy on tour. This thought‐provoking and hilarious show has nabbed Ruffell the working‐class comedy crown of her generation.Nominated Best Breakthrough Act at The Chortle…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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27
MAY
Walk Right Back
Cliffs Pavilion

From the Producers of Thatll be the Day comes Walk Right Back.Walk Right Back tells the story of the most successful duo of all time ‐ The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love All I Have To Do Is…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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27
MAY
Pure House & Garage ft. Coldabank!
Unit 7, Basildon

Pure House & Garage in Arena ft. ColdabankAdmission Information:£7.00 entry £5.00 onlineVenue: Unit 7 Basildon Festival Leisure Park Pipps Hill Basildon SS14 3WBPriceprice 1: GBP 5.00Links: Booking: https:go.evvnt.com232292‐0pid269…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: n/a
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27
MAY
Vinyl Bank Holiday Sunday ft. Pat Sharp
Unit 7, Basildon

Introducing Vinyl the new home of all your favourite retro and party classics with resident DJ Jammy alongside our special guest on the night Pat Sharp FunhouseVenue: Unit 7 Basildon Festival Leisure Park Pipps Hill Basildon SS14 3WBPriceprice 1: GBP 5.00Links: Booking:…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: n/a
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28
MAY
Gareth Malone
Cliffs Pavilion

Get ready to sing from your seat as Gareth Malone invites you the audience to be part of his first ever live tour. This live tour and his new album follow a period of…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

28
MAY
Tiddler and Other Tales
Palace Theatre, Southend on Sea

. FOUR TERRIFIC TALES ONE SUPERB SHOWUnder the sea out on the farm and into the jungle these terrific tales are woven together with live music puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Schefflers best‐loved…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01702 351135
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01
JUN
Showaddywaddy
Palace Theatre

The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decadesFormed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands they have sold more than 20 million…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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01
JUN
The Dreamboys
Cliffs Pavilion

The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2018.The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UKs most famous and successful show of its kind in history. Their breath taking show…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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01
JUN
Hot Air Balloon Rides - Kent Experiences
Kent

Enjoy a hot air balloon ride across Kent on this hot air balloon ride experience.Further information:https:sites.google.comviewhot‐air‐balloon‐experiencesGift vouchers:http:tidd.lyf8681898Balloon rides take place at dawn or dusk and the whole experience lasts around 3‐4 hours. Your pilot will give you a full safety briefing and…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: Seew ebsite
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01
JUN
ADFAB Interactive Dinner Show with 3 Course Meal
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea Hotel

Fabulous Absolutely Dining InvitationCome and Join Patsy Saffy and Eddie as they take you down memory lane the only problem is they are not invited but Patsy has a plan.Any One for Champagne.The girls are all attending a Gala Saffy having been…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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02
JUN
Kevin & Karen Dance
Cliffs Pavilion

Following their sell‐out debut tour last year Kevin and Karen Clifton are back with a brand new show. Featuring music that has inspired them to dance ‐ Roxanne Smooth Criminal Respect Jail House Rock and many more...Its a hip‐swinging journey with heart‐pounding…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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02
JUN
Daliso Chaponda - What The African Said...
Palace Theatre, 430 London Road

Britains Got Talent and Amanda Holdens golden buzzer act comedian Daliso Chaponda has announced his debut stand up tour for 2018 entitled What The African Said.... The Malawian born stand up was a stand out star from this years show capturing the…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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03
JUN
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Film Music
Cliffs Pavilion

From swashbuckling pirate ships to Gladiator battles audiences will be transported to the exciting world of the silver screen in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestras Film Music Gala. Perfect for new‐comers to classical music families and film fans this concert brings the action…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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04
JUN
Thriller Live!
Cliffs Pavilion

Direct from Londons West End where it is now in its record breaking 9th year Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the worlds greatest entertainer.Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries Thriller Live…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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06
JUN
The Blues Band
Palace Theatre, 430 London Road

2018 sees The Blues Band Celebrate their 39th year together.Many of the Blues Bands 21st century fans werent even born when these five virtuosos already music industry veterans decided to fly in the face of musical fashion in 1979 and form a…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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07
JUN
We Remember Joe Cocker
Palace Theatre

.Paul Cox his band and singers celebrates 50 years 1968‐2018 of Joe Cockers With a Little Help from my Friends recreating the Woodstock atmosphere whilst taking you on a passionate journey through all the hits and classic tracks in this full evening…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01702 351135
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08
JUN
Tee off for charity at Chart Hills Golf Club
Chart Hills Golf Club

Kent‐based chartered accountants Perrys will be hosting its seventh annual fundraising golf day at Chart Hills Golf Club on Friday 8 June and still has spaces available for teams of four to take part.The company which has five offices across Kent is…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01892 543900
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10
JUN
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cliffs Pavilion

The Worlds GREATEST Big Band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s ‐ with the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter. Also featuring with the sounds of…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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15
JUN
Funny Women at Powder & Magazine
Powder & Magazine

Funny Women combines great comedy with amazing food at Medways finest award‐winning restaurant Powder & Magazine.Funny Women is delighted to be back at Medways finest award‐winning restaurant Powder & Magazine for a specially curated evening of award‐winning comedy fresh from the final…

Location: 3.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 7973 470577
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16
JUN
Emma Stevens 'To My Roots Tour' Kent
the dancing dog saloon

Hailed as just magical by the late great Sir Terry Wogan Emma Stevens is the surfer chick singersongwriter whos taken the UK by storm with her distinctive fusion of countrypop. With almost three million Spotify plays over a million video views on…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01795 475474
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22
JUN
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Queen
Woodville Auditorium

. SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF QUEENPerformed by FlashFlash have been performing across the world since 2002. Italian born front man Claudio Desideri plays an uncannily realistic Freddie with just the right look and stage persona. From an early age Claudio…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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27
JUN
Elvis Costello
Cliffs Pavilion

Regarded by many to be one of the more influential and creative musicians of his era Elvis Costello has consistently released his unique variety of music since the late 1970s. With an individual style that…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

28
JUN
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 351135
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30
JUN
The Illegal Eagles
Cliffs Pavilion

The Worlds Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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Tourist Attractions


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…

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…

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…

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…

Fort Amherst

Fort Amherst is a Georgian Fortress set in over 15 acres of parkland, consisting of caves, tunnels, gun‐batteries and barracks. The Civil Defence building was formally a search light store used by the Territorial Army. It contains a unique collection of artefacts and documents coving the…

Upnor Castle

This attractive, turreted castle is set in a picturesque village area that is backed by rolling, wooded hills. The castle is fronted by a water bastion jutting out into the River Medway.Upnor Castle was originally built in 1559 as a gun fort on the orders of Queen Elizabeth…

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