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Welcome to Cheddar Arts

Cheddar Arts @ Kings Theatre is a community arts organisation based in the Cheddar Valley. It is centred on The Kings of Wessex Academy's state-of-the-art studio theatre and is an important collaboration between the school and the village community. Cheddar has always had a tradition of amateur-based plays, pantomimes and school productions, and has often played host to touring companies and orchestras. Cheddar Arts aims to build on this, and it's hoped that the theatre will become the hub of village theatrical life.

Cheddar Arts provides top quality professional entertainment and films for the local community. The theatre has seating for an audience of 240 and is fully equipped to professional standards with a new screen for the showing of films, and seats raised for perfect viewing. Box office facilities are provided by Kings Fitness & Leisure, and each performance is hosted by volunteer 'Friends of Cheddar Arts' along with staff at the Kings of Wessex Academy and Kings Fitness & Leisure.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our Next Event

A Play to mark the end of the Great War
Written by Gill Scard & Mark Carey from an idea by Gill Scard

In 2014 Cheddar Arts presented a play to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1 called "Letters from the Front." So this year we mark the end of The Great War with an evening of Drama, Music, Comedy & Songs of the Era. The Play will be full of the history of the turning point of the conflict, & the Local & National figures that were an important influence on those months. Our research team have discovered fascinating stories about Cheddar & it's residents of 1918. We look at the Businesses, Pubs, Sports Clubs & Shops of the time, how the High Streets looked then & through the Century to the present time.

It is also the Centenary of the Royal Air Force & Votes for Women, so we explore Cheddar's links with these events. Over two Hundred Photographs will be shown on our Cinema Screen as a backcloth to illustrate the scenes. Many of the Village as it used to be, & touching images of local people who played their parts in Cheddar's history.

To add a different dimension to the play this time, Mark Carey a renowned Actor of the Stage, TV & Radio will join our cast to explore varied comedic & thought provoking characters from the era. Add Songs & a Music Hall Act of the time & this play offers you a chance to see Cheddar as it was… & how it has developed to the present day. Something for everyone who loves this area & it's history.

There will be a Bar, A Charity Raffle as well as a chance to chat to the cast & each other about one's own Memories of Cheddar.

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Coming Soon

Inspired by the ambition and imagination of American showman P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) this big, bold musical tells of his dream to create from nothing the world sensational spectacle of Barnum & Bailey Circus.
With the highs and lows of show business, it explores the lives of its star attractions and is a musical sense of wonder that made entertainment phenomenal.

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The Box Office to purchase tickets for all the Events in the Autumn Season of Cheddar Arts is now open & has GONE LIVE!