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

28
MAY
Healing Hearts High Energy Healers
Bulphan Village Hall

Healing Hearts High Energy Healers provide Psychic Surgery on a donation only basis to anyone who requires it on the 1st and 4th Thursday of each month. We have a number of Psychic Surgeons all of whom have high energy guides who…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07455 227100
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29
MAY
An Evening Of Burlesque
Cliffs Pavilion

Direct from Londons West End tantalising yet tasteful camp and colourful. Elegant showgirls combine Parisian charm with Las Vegas glamour.Marrying live vocal talent with the art of burlesque ‐ comedy magic and vocal harmony combine…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

29
MAY
The Old Soul Roadshow
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

The Old Soul Roadshow brings you a fantastic mix of Funk Soul Boogie Disco and Motown. From the 60s to the present our handpicked seasoned DJs are guaranteed to keep you moving and a grooving to a selection of top quality soulful…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01702 556878
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30
MAY
Joan Armatrading
Cliffs Pavilion

Described as Britains First Lady of Song Joan Armatrading has been nominated for a Grammy Award on no less than three occasions. Possessing an extremely unique voice and strong rhythmical acoustic guitar she is…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
MAY
The Carpenters Story
Cliffs Pavilion

From the stable that brought you the incomparable Illegal Eagles Phil Aldridge presents a sensational new production.....The Carpenters Story.Widely regarded as the first ever tribute show back in its 1989 incarnation.The Carpenters Story brings the show bang up‐to‐date Phil Aldridges lavish…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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02
JUN
Healing Hearts Spiritual Centre
Bulphan Village Hall

Every Tuesday an evening of Clairvoyance Private one to one Readings High Energy Spiritual Healing Stalls and much more. Doors open at 6.30pm for Private Readings and Spiritual Healing all on a first come first served basis. Our Spiritual healers all have…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07956 171822
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04
JUN
Elvis Costello
Southend 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: Live Music & Concerts

06
JUN
Extreme stunt Show
Waterside Farm Sports Centre

Awesome Monster Trucks High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer as our boys hit the air flying Youll be keeping your feet firmly on level ground as the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08444 771000
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06
JUN
UK SUMMER MOTORHOME & CARAVAN SHOW
The Kent Event Centre

Annual event featuring outdoor trade stands from motorhome and caravan dealers and a huge range of accessories campsites with large pitches excellent facilities club rally areas. Weekend camping pitches from £45. Trade stands from £120 VAT…

Location: 4.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01775 723723
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06
JUN
The Overtones
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

The Overtones have stormed onto the scene of popular music in both the United States and the UK and they have done so with relatively simple and incredibly catchy music. The mood of their…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
JUN
The Chuckles of Oz
Palace Theatre

Dorothy The Tin Man the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow are among the familiar characters who join the Wizards Paul and Barry for this sensational new version of the familiar Wizard of Oz story.This enchanting production will give you a unique glimpse…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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07
JUN
Reginald D Hunter
Central Theatre

American stand‐up comedian Reginald D Hunter works mainly in the UK and originally began his time here studying at RADA for a career on the stage. It seems that his ability to make audiences laugh…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
JUN
The Proclaimers
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Charlie and Craig Reid better known as The Proclaimers have put together an impressive body of work since their foundation in 1983. Their rise began with supporting the Housemartins in 1986 later they rose to…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
TROPICANA NIGHTS
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

The Ultimate 80s Party Night for the over 25s Fantastic night out for a hen party birthday group or just a great night out with friends. Fancy dress or casual we are are easy going here at Tropicana Nights these are not…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01702 556878
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13
JUN
West End Men
Cliffs Pavilion

Direct from a West End run and a sell‐out tour of Asia The West End Men return to the UK with a brand new show celebrating the leading Men of the West End. Performing songs from the biggest shows in the…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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14
JUN
How The Koala Learnt to Hug
Palace Theatre

Based on the book How The Koala Learnt To Hug by Steven Lee this charming production is back on tour for its fifth anniversary.Koalas are the cuddliest critters but just how did they learn to hugTheres only one way to find out…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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18
JUN
Shawn Klush Elvis World Tour
Cliffs Pavilion

Direct from the USA the worlds most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time returns to the UK by popular demand. Featuring Elviss original backing singers The Sweet Inspirations who toured with Elvis from 1969‐1977 and featured in concert movies Thats The…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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19
JUN
Take that tribute night .
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

A tribute to take that with the take that experience …

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01795 475547
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19
JUN
Thank you for the Music
Cliffs Pavilion

The worlds favourite ABBA and Bee Gees concert show comes to town with its all‐new sequin‐spangled spectacular. Entertaining the nation for longer than ABBA in their prime the international smash‐hit shows all‐star cast has delighted the world with Lycra‐tight harmonies and superb…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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20
JUN
The Magic Of Motown
Cliffs Pavilion

Britains biggest Motown spectacular returns with an all‐new all‐star show celebrating 50 years of the labels legendary artists in the UK.Featuring more chart toppers than ever before starring the music of the Four Tops Supremes Temptations Jackson 5 Isley Brothers Stevie Wonder…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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21
JUN
Little Howard's Big Show
Palace Theatre

Following the success of their TV show Little Howards Big Question CBBC real human Big Howard and animated six‐year‐old Little Howard are bringing their unique family comedy show to the DixonLittle Howard is the worlds only live interactive animation. Hes won so…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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21
JUN
The Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Cliffs Pavilion

The real stars of the hit movie BRASSED OFF the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are in constant demand throughout the world for concert appearances. Having won almost every brass band accolade these musicians have a highly acclaimed international reputation with numerous television appearances…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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22
JUN
Peter James' Dead Simple
Palace Theatre

ADAPTED FROM THE BOOK THAT HAS SOLD OVER 2 MILLION COPIES THE WORLD STAGE PREMIERE FROM THE NO.1 BEST‐SELLING AUTHOR ONE MANS NIGHTMARE... IS ANOTHER MANS FORTUNE.Directed by Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot with an all‐star cast including Tina Hobley Jamie Lomas…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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23
JUN
Lord of the Dance
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Lord of the Dance at Southend Cliffs Pavilion in Westcliff on Sea on Tuesday 23 June 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Lord of the Dance tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

02
JUL
The Billy Joel Songbook
Palace Theatre

Following on from his highly‐acclaimed New York and Philadelphia Billy Joel Original Touring Band concerts Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits Uptown Girl Just The Way You Are and My Life…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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02
JUL
Gladys Knight
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Gladys Knight at Southend Cliffs Pavilion in Westcliff on Sea on Thursday 02 July 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Gladys Knight live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUL
Kevin Bridges
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

At 24 years of age Kevin Bridges is one of the most popular up and coming comedians in the country. His big break came at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the So you…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
JUL
Dreamboats and Miniskirts
Cliffs Pavilion

Its1963 and the world is changing. Bobby and Lauras single Dreamboats and Petticoats has not taken off. Norman and Sue have settled down to non‐marital bliss and a baby But Ray and Donna seem blissfully happy The advent of the Beatles…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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07
JUL
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Palace Theatre

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big stripy tiger The…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

09
JUL
Clairvoyant Evening with Linda Wyatt
The Paddocks

Linda is an exceptional Medium and extremelly gifted. A very kind and compasionate lady. What a truly gifted woman having seen this lady work and if you get chance the evidence she gives is amazing A fantastic Medium who brings both Love…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07968 851261
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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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