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Acoustic Sussex has in the past used several venues (see below), depending on the nature of the artist, seating requirements, etc. Currently, regular events are only held at Chequer Mead Arts Centre in East Grinstead but this may change in future. For information on nearby accommodation, go to our Links page.

Picture of Chequer Mead

Chequer Mead Conveniently located in the centre of East Grinstead, with excellent parking opposite, Chequer Mead auditorium seating
it has a delightful 340-seat auditorium with comfortable seating, ample leg room and excellent visibility from all seats.  In our view, the sound quality here is unsurpassed. 

The on-site Cuisine Studio offers superb quality, freshly made, pre-show meals but you must telephone in advance to book a table on 01342 324860 - ask for Mandy or Paul.

Chequer Mead Theatre & Arts Centre      Venue website and map:
De La Warr Road
East Grinstead 
West Sussex  RH19 3BS                      Box Office: 01342 302000         

The Ravenswood at Sharpthorne, near East Grinstead. Easy to find, with plenty of parking in beautiful surroundings, it's a majestic 15th Century Sussex Manor House that specialises in hosting events of all kinds.  It is well-known in the locality for regular Sunday jazz sessions and other music nights.  Doors open from 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Licensed bar but no food available.

The Ravenswood Hotel                           Venue website, directions and map:
Horsted Lane, Sharpthorne
West Sussex RH19 4HY                       Telephone: 01342 810216 (daytime for venue information only - not tickets)

Directions: 1 mile south of Turners Hill on the B2028, turn left and drive for about 5 miles to Sharpthorne, turn right just after the village.  The hotel is about another 2 miles on the right. Click here for PDF map showing local pubs and visitor sites

The Hawth is one of the south's liveliest arts venues playing host to an exciting and diverse mix of theatre, dance, music, comedy, concerts, film and visual arts. Set in a 38 acre wooded site, its main theatre seats 855

The Hawth                           Website, directions and map:
Hawth Avenue, Crawley
West Sussex RH10 6YZ                       Box Office: 01293 553636       

Directions: Crawley is minutes away from the M23 motorway which links to the M25. The Hawth is well signposted on all major routes into the town. Three Bridges and Crawley rail stations are both close by.

Picture of The Red Lion

The Red Lion, Turners Hill (formerly the home of the Turners Hill/Crawley Folk Club) is a traditional Harveys pub with a large rear garden with a stage for occasional summer events.  Mine hosts, Ashley and Elaine, are musicians themselves - so anything can happen here!  Prepared food normally available lunchtimes only but if you telephone well in advance, Elaine may be able to accommodate your requirements!

The Red Lion                                        Map:
Lion Lane
Turners Hill
West Sussex RH10 4NU                       Telephone: 01342 715416