What's On In Kent - Where To Go And What To See

The Kent Diary is the essential, eclectic guide to what's on in Kent over the coming months. It is constantly updated and highlights some of the best local entertainment opportunities. It's been running for 12 years and aims to provide a mosaic of experiences taking place over the next ten to twelve weeks. The Diary has always juxtaposed summer fetes alongside symphony orchestras and rock bands with ploughing contests. Our ethos is that all of us are interested in a range of things and may even be tempted to try something new should we come across a tempting opportunity.

Local Kent attractions reviewed

Before attending any event always check the details with the organisers, as you may appreciate we publish all event details in good faith and we're not always in a position to present the most up to the minute news regarding changes and cancellations.

Listings are published free of charge, send submissions to content@yourcounty.co.uk, we welcome all event details no matter how big or small, can't always guarantee to publish what we receive. We try and highlight regular annual events and festivals, we publish some links at the foot of this page.

What's On In Kent And Medway

We are unable to publish all the events submitted to us but we welcome interesting entertainment opportunities from all parts of the county no matter how big or small.

Summer Holiday Trail - Lullingstone Country Park (Dartford) - to 01/09/15
Follow the clues, answer the questions and complete the trail to receive a prize. Trail sheets available from the Visitor Centre between 10am and 3pm.

  • Tickets - £2.50 per activity sheet
  • Time - Last trail sold at 3pm
  • More information - 03000 411811

The Mousetrap - Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury) - 01/09/15
The record breaking longest-running show with more than 25,000 performances returns to Canterbury An atmospheric thriller.

  • Tickets - From £20
  • Time - Evenings: 7.30pm, Thu & Sat matinees: 2.30pm
  • More information - 01227 787787

Summer Holiday Activity Trail - Manor Park Country Park (West Malling) - to 06/09/15
Explore the park following our self-led activity trail and see what you can discover about the park. All completed trails will receive a small prize.

  • Tickets - £2.50 per activity sheet
  • Time - Last trail sold at 3pm
  • More information - 03000 414747

Blackadder Goes Forth - Erith Playhouse - 07 to 12/09/15
Witten by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton and set during The Great War of 1914-1918 it follows Captain Blackadder, Baldrick and George in their attempts to escape from the trenches.

  • Tickets - £9
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01322 350345

Hops 'n' Harvest Beer Festival - Kent Life (Maidstone) - 12 to 13/09/15
Up to 60 excellent ales and ciders on display and there's a free pint offer for adults paying in advance.

  • Tickets - Adults £10
  • Time - Saturday 10am until late; Sunday 10am to 7pm
  • More information - 01622 763936

Abbamania - Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone) - 16/09/15
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ABBA with this leading tribute act.

  • Tickets - £20.50
  • Time - 19.30pm
  • More information - 01622 758611

Think Floyd - Assembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) - 17/09/15
One of the best Floyd tributes.

  • Tickets - £21.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

Coward Inc. - Memorial Theatre (Broadstairs) - 26/09/15
Gordon Clarkson presents a celebration of the medium of "Revue"'

  • Tickets - £11 in advance, £13 on the door
  • Time - Matinee 3pm
  • More information - 01843 863701

Islands In The Stream - Woodville Halls (Gravesend) - 27/09/15
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers tribute perform a range of hits including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, Coward of the County, Love is Like a Butterfly and Lady'

  • Tickets - From £19
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01474 337459

Brief Encounter - Erith Playhouse - 28/09 to 03/10/15
Martin Gilby directs this classic romantic drama, written by Noël Coward and featuring some of his most memorable songs.

  • Tickets - £10
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01322 350345

The Canterbury Tales - Trinity Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) - 01/10/15
Acclaimed historical theatre company Blast from the Past present a new version of Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th century classic. Suitable for ages 12+

  • More information - 01892 678678

Die Fledermaus - Assembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) - 09/10/15
An acclaimed Ellen Kent production.

  • Tickets - From £25
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

An Evening of Dirty Dancing - Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone) - 09/10/15
Put your dancing shoes on and enjoy classic songs such as: Big Girls Don't Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Hungry Eyes and The Time of My Life.

  • Tickets - £17.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01622 758611

Choir Concerts - Canterbury Baptist Church - 10/10/15
Snowdown Colliery Male Voice Choir and the award-winning Baarns Mannenkoor will be performing a Two Choirs Concert in Canterbury. The programme will include songs from West End musicals and opera, spirituals, traditional songs and some of the great Welsh hymns.

  • Tickets - £7, students £5
  • Time - 7pm
  • More information - office@canterburybaptistchurch.org.uk

Hamstreet Scarecrow Trail - Hamstreet - 11/10/15
Walk the Trail, match the names with the scarecrows and vote for your favorites - there are prizes on offer, sponsored by the Hamstreet Festival of Transport. Trail maps and list of names £1.00 from the Victory Hall in Hamstreet.

  • Tickets - £1
  • Time - 10am to 4pm
  • More information - hanlon1@btinternet.com

The RAF In Concert - Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury) - 17/10/15
To commemorating the Battle of Britain the bands of the Royal Air Force bring the music of the war years back to life.

  • Tickets - From £19
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01227 787787

Wild Food Walk - Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park (Faversham) - 17/10/15
Learn about the wild foods to look out for at this time of year. To register or book, please call 03000 414793 and speak to Simon Ginnaw.

  • Time - 10am - 12pm
  • More information - 03000 414793

Robert Cray - The Orchard Theatre (Dartford) - 18/10/15
A modern great! Plus special guest Shawn Jones.

  • Tickets - From £30.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01322 22000

Playing the Clown - Memorial Theatre (Broadstairs) - 18/10/15
A Canterbury Festival event in the form of a production about the life, loves and writings of George Bernard Shaw, with Brian Freeland as both narrator and player.

  • Tickets - £10 in advance, £12 on the doors.
  • Time - 3pm
  • More information - 01843 863701

All Star Superslam Wrestling - Woodville Halls (Gravesend) - 27/10/15
James Mason and Oliver Grey are just two of the names on this all star bill.

  • Tickets - From £12.50
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01474 337459

Haunted Castle After Dark - Dover Castle - 30 & 31/10/15
Over-13s only for an evening of spooky fun.

  • Tickets - Adults £12
  • Time - 6pm to 10pm
  • More information - 01304 211067

The Haunted Dolls House - Memorial Theatre (Broadstairs) - 18/10/15
A ghost play by Karen Henson based on a work by M R James, presented by the Rumpus Theatre Company.

  • Tickets - £13.50 advance, £15.50 on the doors.
  • Time - 7.30pm
  • More information - 01843 863701

An Evening with Noel Fielding - Assembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) - 13/11/15
The Boosh's Noel Fielding undertakes his first live tour in five years.

  • Tickets - £25
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01892 530613

Nine Below Zero - Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury) - 14/11/15
The blues and rock outfit still fronted by Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham.

  • Tickets - £15
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01227 787787

Mari Wilson's Ready Steady Girls Tour - Astor Theatre (Deal) - 14/11/15
A performance paying tribute to Dusty, Cilla, Petula and much more.

"Great songs, great singer, great show."
Portsmouth News

  • Tickets - TBC
  • Time - TBC
  • More information - 01304 370220

Avenue Q - Woodville Halls (Gravesend) - 17 to 21/11/15
Winner of the Tony Awards 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.

  • Tickets - From £15
  • Times - Varied
  • More information - 01474 337459

Holmes for the Holidays - Erith Playhouse - 30/11 to 05/12/15
Broadway star, William Gillette, has invited his fellow cast mates to his mansion for Christmas but when one of them is brutally murdered. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. By Ken Ludwig and directed by Gareth Hunt.

  • Tickets - £9
  • Time - 8pm
  • More information - 01322 350345


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This page is maintained on a regular basis, we update manually which means a person at our end is responsible for publishing the information. Whilst this may mean that human errors can occur, it also ensures there is some quality control in the information we provide. These listings are provided for information purposes only always check event details with the organisers. Sometimes the details of an event may be changed or a performance cancelled without us ever being performed, even when we are notified there may not be enough time for us to update this page - always check with the venue! If you'd like details of local attractions visit our Discover Kent. Please see our disclaimer.

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