What’s On in Kingston: 2 December – 8 December


SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what Kingston has to offer.


By Hardeep Matharu

Looking for something to do this week? SW Londoner gives you a weekly round-up of what Kingston has to offer.


The Snow Queen: The Rose Theatre

Saturday 3 December – 8 January

Ticket prices vary

The Rose Theatre presents Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of friendship, adapted by Charles Way.
Directed by Natascha Metherell, the story sees the power of love triumph over wickedness, as Cei and Gerda embark on an epic journey to conquer the evil Snow Queen.

Contact the Rose Theatre box office on 08444 821 556 or book online at


The Broadway Bar Charity Pub Challenge: The Broadway Bar, Tolworth

Saturday 3 December, 7.30pm

Tickets: £5

Always a fun and friendly night, this quiz will be hosted by two experienced quiz masters, with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the Mayor of Kingston’s nominated charities – Macmillan Cancer Support and Born Too Soon.  Teams of individuals can enter. The Mayor, Patrick Codd and the Mayoress, Susan Codd will be entering a team.  There will be seven question rounds, three table rounds and a music round plus an opportunity to bride the quizmaster with all the proceeds going to the two charities.  Nibbles and drinks will be served on the evening and there will be a prize for the winning team.

For more information call 0208 399 7698 or 07771817346 to reserve your seat, or email [email protected]


Castle Hill Christmas Fair: Castle Hill Primary School, Chessington

Saturday 3 December at 1.00-3.00pm

Entry: free 

Visit this Christmas fair and enjoy the tombola, raffle, luck dip, homemade produce, cakes, gifts, refreshments, crafts, face painting, a Santa’s grotto and lots more.

For more information contact Abi Matthews on 07932735215 or email [email protected]


Beauty and the Beast Pantomine: Hook and Southborough Parish Hall

Saturday 3 December at 2.30pm or 8.30pm

Tickets: £7

Have a laugh and get into the festive mood with this pantomime by the St. Paul’s Players which helps support the Kingston Samaritans charity.

For more information contact Jan Hesse on 0208 397 3515


Live Music: The Duke of York Pub, 65-65 Victoria Road, Surbiton

Monday 5 December at 8.00pm

Entry: free

Go along and enjoy live music and a special guest at this great pub which is only a one minute walk from Surbiton station.


Market Discovery Evening: Ancient Market Place, Kingston Town Centre

Thursday 8 December, 5.00pm

Entry: free

Enjoy an evening of entertainment and shopping at the Ancient Market Place.  Chocolate lovers will no doubt flock to the ground floor of the Market House throughout the evening where Montezuma’s, Patisserie Valerie, Hotel Chocolat, ShakeAway, Thornton’s and Bentalls will all be on hand. There will also be fantastic displays of fruit and vegetables from the regular Ancient Market traders as well as the Christmas Market and Eden Craft & Gift Fair where Christmas shoppers can purchase some extra-special presents for their loved ones.


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