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The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre present an array of entertaining and enlightening events with some familiar faces!

27th July 2022

This autumn brings a star-studded cast of guests to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. From cricket, children’s books and gardening events to stories of the stage and screen from acclaimed British actors, these exciting one-night events offer something to engage everyone!


With Guildford Book Festival returning for its 33rd year, some of their most interesting speakers will be hosted on the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s stage. Superstar space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (25 Sep) answers all your questions about the wonders of the universe for curious children and talks about her new book, guaranteed to bring the wonders of space and science to life for young readers. In another fantastic event for children, author of the bestselling Treehouse series Andy Griffiths (9 Oct) talks all about his new madcap adventure, 156-Storey Treehouse. And for the grown-ups, prepare for an entertaining afternoon of stories as they welcome one of our best-loved and most respected actors, Dame Eileen Atkins (2 Oct). Finally, In Conversation with Hugh Bonneville (24 Oct) brings the stories of one of Britain’s most accomplished actors to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s stage – whether telling stories of working with divas, Dames or a bear with a penchant for marmalade, this will be a richly entertaining account of his life as an actor.


If you’re looking for even more famous faces, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre has you covered. Accompanied by film and rare personal pictures on the big screen, An Evening with Henry Blofeld (18 Sep) promises to be an absolute treat for cricket connoisseurs and a wonderfully engaging evening for all. If gardening is your thing, spend an evening with award-winning British garden designer and Gardeners’ World presenter, Adam Frost (30 Oct), as he shares advice and amusing stories from a lifetime in the garden. Enlightening and engaging, this event will leave you eager to head home and get your gardening gloves on. And Facing the Music: Dame Patricia Routledge and Edward Seckerson (1 Oct) sees a fascinating encounter as this Tony and Olivier Award winning actor recalls a very special and little known part of her career with access to some rare and treasured recordings.


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