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Culture Recovery Fund Award

We are very excited to hear that we have been awarded Government funding thanks to the DCMS (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee) Culture Recovery Fund this means we can continue to write campaigns and fund bids and get ready to make an amazing space for our Woking community to enjoy next year.

#HereForCulture #LetsCreate 

Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that.

Now, in these challenging times, it’s everybody’s turn to show our support for culture. With an unprecedented investment through the Culture Recovery Fund, the government is #HereForCulture so it can continue to weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger.

And we are #HereForCulture too.

#HereForCulture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.

By being #HereForCulture, we aren’t just supporting the people in the industry, we’re also supporting communities across the country.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support can’t wait to welcome you next year.

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Gig Announcements

There is so much in the pipeline, BUT we still are waiting on the YourFund decision on our community venue refit from Surrey County Council , no work can begin on the venue until we know the outcome.

We have submitted all the information requested and look forward to hearing soon.

So we have been trying to reschedule and move our booked shows. Unfortunately for all concerned we have had to cancel 2 shows, move 3 to a different venue and reschedule one of the dates.

We are really sad that Cut Capers and Hannah Moule and the Moulettes have had to cancel because of the venue not being ready.

We have worked really hard to find alternative space for the gig but with no other venues available to accommodate them and their touring schedules not coinciding with reschedule dates we have no choice.

Both bands have been incredible about this and we thank them for their understanding. We hope next year we can rebook them when we are fully open!

You should have received an email about a refund from Seetickets. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Unfortunately we couldn’t find another venue locally for the Hang Massive gig so the gig will now be taking place at Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham. Tickets for this gig will still be valid but refunds will be issued if you can no longer make it.

We are delighted to have been able to move the Kristin Hersh gig to the fantastic brand new, Buzz Theatre in Woking, and we have been able to negotiate a discounted meal offer at the Italian Kitchen restaurant next door for anyone with tickets to this show. Buzz Theatre is in the Peacocks Shopping Centre, Commercial Way Woking GU21 6YA

We will update the location of Dani Larkin’s gig as soon as we have it finalised.

John Otway will be rescheduled to 9th December.

All other shows stay the same.

Hopefully we will have more news soon.

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Due to the funding decision being delayed, our amazing venue won’t be ready to open in time for our upcoming shows!
With the fantastic support of the bands, the agents, Woking Borough Council and other partners we have been able to move some shows to different venues and other shows have had to be rescheduled to 2022.
Martha Hill has moved to the Rhoda McGaw Theatre. Unfortunately there was nowhere in Woking to host the Chubby & The Gang gig but The Face Bar in Reading has been able to help us there.
Important update: the Skints gig due to take place on 28th October has unfortunately been cancelled.
Please look out for an email from SeeTickets regarding a refund if you have purchased tickets.
We are absolutely gutted that this gig could not take place, but circumstances beyond our control have made the alternative venue unviable. It is not the fault of the band in any way.
Unfortunately there was nowhere in Woking to host the Chubby & The Gang gig but The Face Bar in Reading has been able to help us there.
All the other gigs have been postponed to next year all the details are below.

Thank you to everyone involved in these big decisions and for still putting your support behind us.
If you have already bought a ticket we will be in touch in the next week with all the details about the new dates along with refund details if you can’t make the new dates.
We are gutted to be having to make all these changes but we when we are able to open will be fully ready to welcome everyone and Woking will finally have the venue and community space that you have been crying out for. We are excited to welcome you in 2022.

21 OctoberMartha Hill 
with support from
Annabel Allum
The Velveteen Orkestra 
Rhoda McGaw Theatre
The Ambassadors,
Victoria Way, Woking
GU21 6GQ
Martha Hill Ticket Link
4th NovemberChubby & The GangThe Face Bar 
Ambrose Pl,
RG1 7JE 
Chubby & The Gang Ticket Link


APRIL 2022

8th April 2022Cut CapersCut Capers Ticket Link
15th April 2022Hannah Moule & The MoulettesMoulettes Ticket Link

MAY 2022

3rd May 2022Dani LarkinDani Larkin Ticket Link
19th May 2022Thomas GabrielThomas Gabriel Ticket Link
22nd May 2022Hang MassiveHang Massive Ticket Link


17th June 2022John OtwayJohn Otway Ticket Link
10th November 2022Funke and the Two Tone BabyFunke Ticket Link

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Eddie&The Hot Rods/DeptS/Ed Tenpole-Tudor/Phoenix Chroi PHOENIX RISING!

Legends Eddie & The Hot Rods, Dept S, Ed Tenpole Tudor & with local support from Phoenix Chroi playing in Woking’s new community live music venue to raise money to make a place that brings live music back into the town and welcomes all the community.

This is going to be a fantastic fundraiser to help us do more to the venue to make it a place the whole town can call their own, bring in fantastic bands, DJ’s and help new musicians get a platform to be heard as well as all the lovely community stuff we can do with a great big venue in the heart of Town.
2 mins from Woking Mainline station, car park pop, 10 mins from M25, hotel attached to venue and plenty of lovely bars and restaurants right next door- fantastic night out, fantastic live music and all for a good cause.


Get tickets here!

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Shenanigans and Stuff

Lots of events coming up to look forward to… this Monday is Open Mic again 7-10pm, Sat 23rd 11-3pm we have a Table Top Sale, local art/jewellery/gifts/retro £2 entry £5 to have a table

Sat 30th we are hosting The Jumping Fleas Youth Ukelele session at the Centre,  providing some music down at The Lightbox for their Arts and Crafts Fair, attending the launch and celebration for Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum presenting a traditional Irish song there, and open in the evening for a very special CD launch for us from a great band destined to do so well, Cardboard Carousel 8-11pm.

Monday 2 December more open mic sorties

Friday 6 Dec Tai Chi in the evening at The Centre contact us for booking details

Sat 7 Dec JAKEFEST – we are supporting this charity who are putting on another brilliant night of music at The Westfield Social Club with The Sha La La’s, Jezebel Phoenix, The Toniks & The Real Me (who have flown over from Spain to support this event) PLUS the brilliant Rudeboy Productions DJing for the night. Sound is provided by Nick How. Tickets are £10 and all proceeds go to the charity. Contact us here for ticket details

The Centre can be hired for music nights, events and workshops too.

And as always, in the background the work continues to get Woking it’s own live music venue to promote home grown original music and attract nationally touring bands in.

If you have expertise and want to help see it happen do contact us 🙂

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Phoenix Cultural @ Undercover Festival Bisley Woking

The Phoenix Cultural Centre will be working at this festival helping to run the beer tent stage. Identified as one of the causes being supported by the festival we are particularly proud that amongst the national and internationally successful bands playing there is a good representation from local Woking bands keeping the town’s music heritage alive. As well as headliners, Cockney Rejects, Dreadzone and The Glitter Band, local bands playing are The Toniks, Phoenix Chroi, The Brompton Mix, The Sha La La’s, Rob Foster & Return of Thanks.

At only £45 for  a weekend ticket that represents excellent value for a two day festival. Tickets and more details can be obtained from www.undercoverfest.com

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Woking Food and Drink Festival

The Phoenix Cultural Centre will be providing the live music entertainment for Woking’s first ever Food and Drink Festival taking place on Friday 13th Sept Sat 14 Sept and Sunday 15th Sept.  A selection of acts that have featured in the Lovely Music Nights the group have been running in Woking will be performing their songs to show the excellent original music that is grown and played in the Town. For more details of the music keep checking this site out as it is updated, our facebook page and twitter @PhoenixCultural and for more details of the festival check out


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Bank Hooliday Open Mic Monday

Yep originally the word Holiday was written as Hooliday a time when people got together and made lovely noises and sang songs so, how fitting to carry on this venerable tradition and who are we to argue this coming Monday 7-10pm open mic hooley all welcome £1 entry


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Brooklands Radio at the Phoenix Cultural Centre Opening Sat 1 June

Ok , we admit it we are a bit tardy putting this up but we are really grateful for David Durant of Brooklands Radio – a community station that supports local unsigned music They came to support us at our opening. David wrangled people to compile an interview where he completely gets what we are all about. No one he asked knew they were going to be interviewed in advance – least of all us,  we thought they were covering the fantastic unsigned musicians who agreed to play. So, every one is talking from their own heart and we are very grateful for their support and for getting it out there so you can see it is what people do want all different people from different perspectives will hopefully get something out of it that they believe will make things better