What a weekend ahead!

The playback of the rare jazz recording made by the New Jazz Orchestra in Camberley in 1966 went very well last night in the theatre bar. A knowledgeable crowd asked questions of our host, Adam Sieff from Gearbox Records and then listened intently as the crackly recording was played back. Here’s a picture of the one and only vinyl copy of this 50 year old recording. A lovely way to help celebrate the theatre’s 50th anniversary.


What a weekend of wonderful entertainment we have for you…!

Tonight, the Rooftop Cinema series orgnanised by our friends at Collectively Camberley features the Quentin Tarantino classic ‘Pulp Fiction’. This has now SOLD OUT, so ticket holders only please.

Pulp Fiction

Tomorrow night (Sat 4th June) we have the Vienna Festival Ballet performing at the theatre. This is a ticketed event and has very nearly sold out – we would advise you to book your tickets today to avoid disappointment. Don’t forget to use your CIF coupon code to get your £5 ticket discount.

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During the day tomorrow it’s our adrenaline fuelled free Camberley live music and poetry slam!

Starting off at the theatre with acoustic sets from Sophie and the Giants and Sun Circus from 1pm, followed by the poetry slam hosted by Hammer and Tongue, still at the theatre café between 2 and 4pm.

Then, get ready to bowl around Camberley’s finest pubs, taking in the best of the local live music scene! We’ll see you at The Bear for a well earned lemonade at 8:30 for The Luxe and headline slot from Sun Circus!

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Have a great, Camberley International Festival weekend 🙂


Live Lau footage and news of tonight!

Thanks so much to all who came to the theatre last night – Lau were magnificent. What a tremendous way to open the festival. Here’s a little clip….


The Rooftop Cinema, organised by Collectively Camberley, also kicked off to a wonderful start with a sold out performance of ‘Dirty Dancing’.

June 1st 2016 – was a night to remember in Camberley!!

So….tonight, there’s another film on the top floor of the multi storey, tonight it’s ‘Back To The Future’.

At the theatre, this time in the café / bar we have a truly unique experience. We are having a playback of a recording made in Camberley in 1966 by the New Jazz Orchestra featuring Jack Bruce. Gearbox Records have burned off one acetate vinyl to play…here it is fresh off the press this afternoon!

Gearbox test pressing

See you later!


Jazz Archive Playback from 1966

As part of the C.I.F., on Thursday June 2nd, Camberley Theatre are hosting a very exciting playback of a recording of  The New Jazz Orchestra made when they played the Highwayman pub in Camberley in 1966. This is particularly poignant as this is also the year that the theatre opened.

Gearbox Records, in association with The Heritage Lottery Fund, have purchased rare recordings of the London jazz scene from the 1960s – including this one from The Highwayman.

The New Jazz Orchestra featured world famous bass player, Jack Bruce (also of Eric Clapton’s Cream) and Jon Hiseman of Colosseum on drums.

Gearbox Records will be pressing up one acetate of the recording, to be played on a record deck in Camberley Theatre’s café bar and will be giving a talk, including Q&As after the playback.

This is a free event and doors will be open from 7:30pm. The bar will be open, serving cocktails, locally-brewed craft ales, excellent wine list and a great new menu of contemporary food and snacks.



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