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Arts and Events at St John’s

St John’s School presents a varied calendar of exciting events throughout the academic year. Our talented musicians and actors perform in a range of concerts and plays during the -  Summer term, the majority of which are open to the public.

Alongside these, we host a number of exhibitions, chapel services and fundraising events in association with local charities and community groups. We warmly welcome you to our Autumn programme of events, and invite you to experience the talent and variety that St John’s has to offer.

To keep up to date with updates to events at St John’s please follow @STJSchoolEvents on Twitter.


St John's Sinfonia Concert

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 7.30pm in the Old Chapel


The School's now established premier string ensemble, the St John's Sinfonia, takes on the challenge of exciting new repertoire in a concert that will thrill from beginning to end.Nicholas Smith, Director of Music, conducts Beethoven's sixth symphony alongside other evergreen compositions. It will be the orchestra's largest event of the year, aside from its performance in Cadogan Hall in May, in the ambient acoustic of the Old  Chapel. Smaller string ensembles; most notably the string quartet will also have the opportunity to perform in this concert.

- Free
- Refreshments ahead of concert
- All welcome (booking required)


Middle School Play: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe


Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 March 2018, 7.30 - 10pm in the Performing Arts Centre


After stumbling upon an enchanted wardrobe, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy embark on a magical adventure to the  land of Narnia.

A cursed land; Narnia is forced to have an eternal winter, held under the spell of the White Witch. Can the four children aid the poor folk of Narnia and bring them spring again?

St John's Drama Department is pleased to announce this year's Middle School Play The Lion,The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis adapted for the stage by Glyn Robbins.

In the second major production of the year the Middle School Play is an opportunity for Fourth Form and Lower Fifth pupils to showcase their performance abilities.

- Free
- All welcome (booking required)


St John’s School Community Holiday Fundraising Dinner

Saturday 24 March 2018, 7.00 - 11.00pm in the Dining Hall


The annual fundraising dinner will take place on Saturday 24 March, from 7-11 pm, in the School’s Dining Hall. The event will comprise a two-course meal, a quiz, some musical entertainment, games and a raffle. Tickets are £20, to raise money for an excellent cause. 

- £20
- Cash bar
- All welcome (booking required)

St John's at Cadogan Hall

A celebration of music

Friday 4 May, 7.30pm Cadogan Hall


The programme will include:

Mozart Overture from Die Zauberflöte

Carter Benedicite

Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs

Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore

St John’s Sinfonia

Lower School choir

Chapel choir

Schola Cantorum

Choral society

Swing Band

Nicholas Smith Director of Music

Simon Bland Assistant Director of Music

Bec Gresson Director of the Lower School choir


St John’s Leatherhead makes its debut at Cadogan Hall for an evening celebrating the school’s flourishing musical life. The eclectic and exciting programme highlights the depth and breadth of a musical education at St John’s, featuring such diverse groups as the Sinfonia, Chapel choir and Swing Band. In an exciting finale, the massed choirs and orchestra will perform Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore. It promises to be an unforgettable evening.


- £16, £12, £8, £6 
- Concessions (Students/Under 18s) £2 off