The Phoenix Cultural Centre

A member of the Surrey and Woking communities

About The Phoenix Cultural Centre

A community project bringing live music and other cultural events to Woking. The Phoenix Cultural Centre is a social enterprise, working towards creating a welcoming and inclusive space where people from all backgrounds can enjoy and participate in music events and which supports other community groups working in Woking.

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Dates for your diary!

Saturday 18th August – End of Salvation, Gutlocker, Imperium and more

Tuesday 28th August - first Fiery Bird Acoustic Session (monthly)

Friday 31st August - Sunday 2nd September - live music at Woking Food and Drink Festival

Saturday 8th September - Centre Halls Reunion Disco with Jolly Roger

Wednesday 26th September - RSA Fellows Meet Up

Saturday 29th September - Fiery Blues Festival in partnership with Surrey Blues Society £10

Sunday 28th October - Blackstar presents The Rezillos, Department S, Phoenix Chroi

Saturday 1st December - Wake Up Woking

Plus open mics (music/poetry/comedy/writing) and affordable music teaching and workshops starting up again soon and more dates being added all the time…

Bringing the music to you!

Have you seen and heard our StreetLive buskers out and about? The Phoenix Cultural Centre CIC in partnership with Woking Council & Woking Shopping are providing live entertainment in the town centre, bringing the finest emerging and established musicians to you, playing new music and old favourites - free!

We'll also be providing accompaniment to the Woking Food and Drink Festival, taking place in the town centre 31 August to 2 September.

The Rezillos with Department S and Phoenix Chroi

Posted on behalf of Blackstar Promotions
Blackstar Promotions will be bringing The Rezillos and Department S to The Fiery Bird in Woking, with support from local band Phoenix Chroi.

This may be your last chance to hear The Rezillos perform their classic album 'Can't Stand The Rezillos' in full as part of the 40th anniversary tour.

Tickets cost £18 and are available from the WeGotTickets website.
28 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm
until 28 Oct 2018 at 11:00pm
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
GU21 6HJ

Fiery Bird Acoustic Sessions

Claudia Stark and the Fiery Bird team will be running acoustic sessions once a month, starting on Tuesday 28th August with this great line-up:

Zach Johnson
Claudia Stark
Tom Fenton of Dance Like Kings
Jim Cozens Music
China Bears

Plus more acts to be confirmed.

It's a free event, featuring a bar, seating and most probably lots of fairly lights! We really hope to see you there for some beautiful acoustic vibes. Plus it's a chance to check out the venue if you haven't yet had the opportunity.
28 Aug 2018 at 8:00pm
until 28 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
GU21 6HJ

Loud noises guaranteed!

On Saturday 18th August, five bands from across Southern England are coming to jam in jolly ol' Woking town.

Here's the line-up - see you there!

End Of Salvation




Burned For Heresy

£5 entry / Doors 6:30pm / ID required.
18 Aug 2018 at 6:30pm
until 18 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
GU21 6HJ

Friday Night Disco!

People have been asking us and so we obliged - a Town Centre Disco is back! Let your hair down to all those tunes you loved to forget your working or studying week with.

To relive our end-of-term discos, we had to bring Sister Mary of The Five Surprises out of retirement and she agreed to do it!

With old school, 70s, 80s, disco music, it's the only town centre disco Woking has seen for years!

Come and join us and let your hair down, Sister Mary has been told her jurisdiction does not extend beyond the stage, so you can be free to dance with other people and wink at them without a sharp tap of a ruler and she won’t be sniffing your drinks and confiscating them...that is if we can keep her under control! Luckily she still knows how to play great music, well since we hid her Andy Stewart and Val Doonican records and put our own in there.

So come and join us and let your hair down this great Summer of 2018!

Friday 27 July, 8pm-12am, £5 on the door, over 18s.
27 Jul 2018 at 8:00pm
until 27 Jul 2018 at 12:00am
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
GU21 6HJ

Parker Presents - Kiran and the Revival

Posted on behalf of Parker Presents
Parker Presents is hosting an exciting show at The Fiery Bird! Come along on Tuesday (24 July), starting at 7.30pm.

The line up for the night will be:

- Kiran and The Revival ("three piece with a refreshingly stripped back approach to blues rock")

- Glossii (indie/post-punk)

- The Estevans (indie/post-punk)

Tickets are £5 and available on the door.
24 Jul 2018 at 7:30pm
until 24 Jul 2018 at 12:00am
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
GU21 6HJ

Schism Rockclub returns to Woking

Posted on behalf of Schism
We're delighted to see the return of Schism to Woking on Friday 6th July - we're very happy to be hosting them at the Fiery Bird.

"All good things come to those who wait, but our time spent waiting is finally over. The original Schism returns home to where it all began on a cold February night in 2002. Since launching, we’ve been all about the music and so to celebrate the theme is ROCK GODS, come dressed as your musical hero."

Find out more and post your music requests on the Schism event page on Facebook.
06 Jul 2018 at 10:00pm
until 06 Jul 2018 at 3:00am
Fiery Bird Live Music Venue
Church Street East
GU21 6HJ

Summer busking?

We are once again managing the busking slots at Party In The Park on 7 July and Woking Food Festival 31 August - 2 September.

Acoustic slots only.

To register your interest please email with either 'Party In The Park' or 'Food Festival' (or both!) as the subject line.

If you haven’t played for us before please send links to your music, website, or an MP3/phone recording of your work.

A big thank you!

We just want to share our massive thanks to everyone who supported the opening of the Fiery Bird Live Music Venue!

Our opening night was just amazing, with four great bands and a fantastic crowd of all ages. And then we did it again on the Saturday with our free mini music festival for all ages, so people could come and see their new venue and enjoy some of the bands who have supported us over the years and got behind making it happen.

So many people said so many lovely things and are getting involved. We can’t thank you, the visitors, enough and our fantastic volunteers without whom we couldn’t have brought it from our first idea 8 years ago to this.

We have been given this building for two years by Woking Council to bring an alternative arts, live music and community venue for Woking. We can’t wait to get this venue through this next stage over two years to a permanent venue - we need your help and backing but we believe in people here and know they will own and grow their venue - for everyone.