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What’s on in Kingston this autumn for creatives

By Anize Keers Oct 12, 2023
a pumpkin painted as a skeleton beside a pumpkin with a haunted house painted on it surrounded by tiny squashesCredit: Drew Hays via Unsplash

Calling all theatre fanatics and those looking for something artistic to do. This month sees a brand new production come to our local theatre, exciting pop-up markets, movie night sing-a-longs and much more.

So whether you’re into painting, fashion or murder mystery, we’ve rounded up the best ways to indulge your creative side this autumn.


Shooting Hedda Gabler 

Rose Theatre 

29 September – 21 October 

Starring Antonia Thomas from The Good Doctor and Misfits, follow the story of Hedda, the American starlet who seizes an opportunity to work on a Norwegian film. The only problem? Demanding director Henrik, played by the brilliant Avi Nash (The Walking Dead), struggles to separate reality from fiction. Student tickets start at £20. 

Uncanny: I Know What I Saw 

Rose Theatre 

22 October 

A night of supernatural tales. Danny Robins, creator of the BBC Radio 4 paranormal podcasts Uncanny, The Battersea Poltergeist and The Witch Farm brings thrilling real-life stories to life on stage. It’s designed to make you jump, laugh and question yourself.

three shadows of theatre performers on stage illuminated by a red curtain
This month sees a range of exciting shows coming to Kingston’s theatre scene. Credit: Kyle Head via Unsplash

Creative Sparks: Scratch Nights 


25 October 

Join emerging artists from all types of backgrounds for a night of visual art, music, theatre, comedy and more at FUSEBOX. The showcase will be from 6-9pm with drinks served at the bar and entry is free for all.

Anything Goes 

ACT THEATRE, Kingston College 

24- 28 October 

Cole Porter’s iconic musical follows the heart-warming love story between stowaway Billy Crocker and engaged heiress Hope Harcourt aboard an ocean liner from New York to London. Will Billy win over Hope’s heart? Tickets start at £19. 

Heathers The Musical 

New Wimbledon Theatre 

24-28 October 

A little further afield but worth travelling for, following two smash-hit West End seasons, Heathers The Musical is set to take the Wimbledon stage with discounted student tickets available. Buy yours to join Westerberg High and meet the impossibly cruel Heathers in a murder-or-be-murdered world… 

Art & More

Paint and Sip Workshop

Not My Beautiful House, Ancient Market House 

19 October 

Hosted by ‘Hues by Abha’, let your creativity flow as you paint a masterpiece step-by-step with Abha. This is the perfect activity to explore your artistic side. Tickets are £35 but a complimentary glass of wine will be given for a relaxing experience and all materials will be provided.

Vintage Second Life Fashion pop-up

All Saints Church, KT1 1JP

14 October

From summer skirts to winter warmers, this vintage pop-up shop brings you everything you need to find a steal or two. You can buy as much as you like, with a deal on one kilo costing just £25, and if you book entry in advance, you can get a 10 per cent discount on this. 

Kingston Makers Market 

Not My Beautiful House

28 October 

Celebrating Black History Month, this month’s Makers Market will support black-owned businesses. Head to Ancient Market Place to find all kinds of trinkets including ceramics, jewellery, unique crafts and more. The market is free entry and is open from 10am to 4pm. 

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