In and around Fernhurst are a number of well established stage and screen organisations offering a wide range of choice. This is a guide to what they offer.
Fernhurst Films Has been set up with the objectives of showing films to local people in the Fernhurst Village Hall, and in doing so raising money for local organisations. This is a new rural touring cinema initiative for West Sussex and is aided and supported by the West Sussex County Council and the Rural Arts Partnership. This initiative provides high quality equipment, a broad choice of films and enables small venues to participate in the scheme. Tickets are available in person in advance from Fernhurst Post Office or 'on the night' at the Village Hall.
Haslemere Cinema Located in Haslemere Hall shows recently released films on a full size screen with Dolby surround sound. patrons can enjoy an interval drink at the bar. Tickets are bookable in advance - full details of forthcoming films can be obtained by telephone or email. Call 01428 661793, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Haslemere Players who celebrated their centenary in 2005 perform high standard fully staged musicals in March and October, plus an Old Time Music Hall in May. Rehaersals are on Tuesdays and Thursdays and they are always on the look out for new talent on, off and backstage. Contact01428 6605237
Haslemere Thespians are an amateur theatre group founded in 1937 who perform two stage plays a year and a Christmas pantomime. They also host and participate in an annual festival of one-act plays. The group also have a youth wing 'the Next Generation' (for 8-18 year olds) that also presents plays and shows. Contact by email@example.com
Midhurst Players have been performing for audiences from Midhurst and neighbouring areas since 1950 in the Midhurst Grammar school. As a drama society the Players have always aimed to offer plays, both old and new, thought provoking, comedy, murder and mystery. But music, song and dance have not been neglected. In earlier years the annual Music Hall was a highlight, more recently musical revues have been a feature.
Opera South established to bring opera to audiences in the South of England, their objectives are to produce little known operas and concerts with scenes and arias from well-known ones together with giving young professional singers an all important early chance in their careers. For information or membership details contact 01428 684291