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Autumn 2018 season highlights

Autumn 2018 season highlights 14 August 2018

The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre is a small venue where big things happen and the stunning mix of shows and events on offer in its new autumn season has something for everyone. Here are just a few of the highlights…


Rock legend Andy Fairweather Low returns to The Spring after a sell-out show in 2016. This one looks set to be even better as he is performing not only with The Low Riders, but also The Hi Riders Soul Revue so comes with a nine-piece band complete with an extended brass section and a Hammond organ to help get those dancing feet moving.

Andy’s show is on Saturday 15 September at 8pm and standing tickets are £25



As always The Spring has a mix of comedy acts throughout the season, but be sure not to miss Graham Fellows, aka John Shuttleworth, aka Jilted John who comes to Havant for the first time. Graham is performing under his own name with his new show, Completely Out of Character where he talks about his life discussing everything from life as a teenage pop sensation to the creation of John Shuttleworth, to his experiences as a Co-Op milkman in the late 80s. Complete with his acoustic guitar and harmonium, Graham will sing his own songs making it a night of comedy and music not to be missed.


Completely Out Of Character is on Saturday 10 November at 8pm

Tickets £13. £12 concessions



Once again the team at The Spring are taking theatre out and about to local libraries across the Borough. This year it’s Young Herbert’s Horrors, a show for 4 to 9 year olds featuring swashbuckling verse, jaunty music, gallows humour and the obligatory parrot.

You need to book tickets in advance but you pay nothing upfront. Once you have seen the show, you pay what you think it is worth.

Monday 8 October, 4pm - Emsworth Library

Tuesday 9 October, 4pm - Waterlooville Library 

Wednesday 10 October, 4pm - Leigh Park Library

Thursday 11 October, 4pm - Hayling Island Library



Once again The Spring has something new and innovative on offer with Frogman, a crime drama with a difference. The story unfolds through live theatre and ground-breaking virtual reality technology.

Summer 1995, The Great Barrier Reef. Police divers hover over the reef, looking for traces of missing teenager Ashleigh Richardson by torchlight.

Meera, daughter of a police diver and coral reef expert in her own right, revisits her memories of that summer as she helps with a present-day murder investigation.

Each audience member experiences the 1995 storyline through the headset in a unique, award-winning theatrical experience.

There are four performances of Frogman at The Spring

30 October at 7pm and 9pm
31 October at 7pm
and 9pm

Tickets £15, £14 concessions


In December, The Spring is launching Event Cinema with The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker beamed direct from The Royal Opera House. Ballet lovers can experience the action as if they were right there with the best seats in the house.

Saturday 8 December, 1.45pm

Tickets £15, £10 under 8s

Spoken Word But Not As You Know It!

In another first for this season, a new series of events, The Front Room, begins. Each event will showcase the region’s finest performance poets and musicians and an open mic for a night of the spoken word, but not as you know it!

8 September, 1pm Free

20 September, 18 October, 22 November, 7.15pm Tickets £5, £4 concessions

For more information on these shows and to view the full season programme, including films, workshops and heritage exhibitions, please visit The Spring website or call the Box Office.

Box Office: 023 9247 2700