Where To Find Live Entertainment In Kent, Shows, Concerts, Music And Gigs
We have listed many of the theatres and large concert venues in Kent on this page, all information was correct at the time of publication, for information only, always check direct with the theatre if you need the latest details. New submissions and improvements to listings always welcome.As you might be able to tell we are in the process of updating the listings, if the look and feel of the page isn't upto scratch for a few days please bear with us.
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Theatres in Kent
- Revelation St Mary's
- In October 2010, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover, blessed the works at the church in a formal ceremony. Wheelchair users can take advantage of accessible toilets, and specific wheelchair positions, a radio frequency for people with hearing impairments has been installed.
- St Mary the Virgin, The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1QG
- Beckenham Theatre
- Opened in 1960 by Dick Emery in a property identified, purchased and converted by members.
- Beckenham Theatre Centre,
46 Bromley Road,
- 07500 908331
- Edward Alderton Theatre
- An amateur theatre next to the Leisure Centre. It built and financed by drama students during the mid 1970s, first opening its doors in May 1976.
- Edward Alderton Theatre,
5 Brampton Road,
- 020 8298 1269
- Bromley Little Theatre
- A 113 seat theatre, established in 1938 on its present site which was converted from an old Victorian bakery.
- Bromley Little Theatre, North Street, Bromley, BR1 1SB
- 07917 853621
- Churchill Theatre
- HRH The Prince of Wales opened this 785 seat venue in 1977.
- Churchill Theatre,
- 0844 8717627
- The Ballroom
- A well established venue set in a listed 18th century ballroom in Orange Street, a stone's throw from the Cathedral.
- 15 Orange Stret, Canterbury, Kent.
- 01227 760801
- Gulbenkian Theatre
- The creation of the Theatre owes much to a generous grant from the Gulbenkian Foundation in 1969,
- The Gulbenkian,
University of Kent,
Kent, CT2 7NB.
- 01227 769075
- The New Marlowe Theatre
- This brand new theatre is the third Marlowe theatre to grace Canterbury, it opened on 4th October 2011.
- The Friars, Canterbury, Kent. CT1 2AS
- 01227 787787
- Brooke Theatre
- Formerly Chatham Town Hall, The Brook Theatre is a leading Kent venue.
- 5 The Brook, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4SE
01634 338 338
- 01634 338338
- Central Theatre
- The leading venue in the Medway towns can host just under 1,000.
- The Central Theatre, 170 High Street, Chatham, Kent ME4 4AS.
- 01634 338338
- Kings Theatre
- Spotlites @ Kings Theatre is a professional theatre company, based in Chatham, Kent and founded 18 years ago.
- 338 High Street,
- 01634 403737
- The Queens Hall Theatre
- The Queen’s Hall was first opened in 1976, originally to provide a local community theatre. Seating for up to 350.
- Queen's Hall Theatre, Waterloo Road, Cranbrook,
Kent TN17 3JD
- 01580 711856
- The Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre
- It is not only surviving, but positively thriving after half a century.
- Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre, Beech Walk, Crayford, DA1 4NP
- 01322 526390
- Miskin Theatre
- Under Construction for 19 years, the Miskin has been building it's reputation since 1991.
- Miskin Theatre,
Oakfield Lane, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2JT
- 01322 629472
- The Orchard Theatre
- The Orchard formally opened its doors in April 1983 at a ceremony attended by HRH The Duke of Kent.
- 01322 220000
- Astor Theatre
- Has been run by a new management group since 2009 now it aims to create a unique, multi-purpose arts space.
- 01304 370220
- Dover Town Hall
- A suite of four historic rooms able to accomodate between 10 to 500 guests. The largest being the Connaught Hall, first opened in 1881.
- 01304 201200
- KIngs Hall
- A Georgian building modernised for contemporary theatre productions. Holds licences for bar, theatre, cinema, song, dance, music, sport, late food and late bar on Fridays and Saturdays.
- 01304 226528
- The Festival Theatre
- A temporary outdoor theatre on the Two Sisters Lawn at Hever Castle.
- 01732 866114
- Arden Theatre
- This theatre, owned by the group is named after a prominent citizen of Favesham, Thomas Arden from five centuries ago.
- 01795 531334
- Leas Cliff Hall
- Built on the site of The Leas Shelter it was opened in 1927. Extensively modernised in 1980, it can accomodate an audience of 900.
- 01303 228600
- The Quarterhouse is a performing arts and business centre opened in March 2009.
- 01303 858500
- The Tower Theatre
- Formerly the Garrison Church of St Mark in Shorncliffe, now a community theatre with a 300 seat auditorium.
- 01303 223925
- Woodville Halls Theatre
- A large theatre with an auditorium able to hold a capacity of over 800 people.
- 01474 337774
- Herne Bay
- Herne Bay Little Theatre
- A typical 'little theatre' with a 72 seat auditorium owned and run by an award winning drama society.
- 01227 366004
- Exchange Theatre (formerly the Corn Exchange)
- Seating for up to 150 people, with dressing rooms and bar.
- 01622 758611
- Hazlitt Theatre
- First opened in 1955 the 353 seat theatre is home to a number of local theatre groups. Names after William Hazlitt, born locally in 1778.
- 01622 758611
- Maidstone Leisure Centre
- The main hall of the Maidstone sports centre.
- Mote Hall
- 0845 1552277
- Theatre Royal
- Originally opened in 1787 and significantly upgraded in 1874. A listed Grade II theatre.
- 0845 1301786
- Tom Thumb
- 01843 221791
- Winter Gardens
- Opened in 1911 by the Mayor, Alderman Reeve.
- 01843 868302
- Guild Theatre
- Guild Theatre,
- 07981 792101
- The Oasthouse Theatre
- The Oasthouse Theatre a labour of love opened on 8th November 1963 by Irene Weller.
- 0844 8793224
- Granville Theatre
- Set on the East Cliff overlooking the Royal Harbour, the Patron is currently Brenda Blethyn.
- 01843 591750
- Medway Little Theatre
- a 100 seat theatre concerted from a disused warehouse in the 1950's.
- 01634 400322
- Stag Theatre
- The Stag Theatre was created from the old Majestic Cinema which was constructed in 1937.
- 01732 450175
- The Avenue Theatre
- Sittingbourne's theare/cinema complex which includes a large licensed bar.
- 01795 471140
- Royal Victoria Hall
- Created to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria and opened in 1900.
- 01893 516706
- Hextable Dance
- South East Dance Studios in Kent has three dance studios, a studio theatre, conference facilities, media and recording suites
- 01322 618618
- Oast Theatre
- Coverted and brought into use as a theatre in 1974, aims to undertake ten major public productions a year. London Rd, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 3AN
- 01732 363849
- Tunbridge Wells
- Assembly Hall Theatre
- A municipal theatre built to a design by Percy Thomas and Ernest Prestwich and opened on 24th May 1939.
Major renovation took place in 2001, capacity of over 1,000.
- Crescent Road Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2LU
- 01892 530613
- Trinity Theatre
- A very popular venue with a little under 90,000 customers each year.
- Church Road Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JP
- 01892 678678
- Westgate on Sea
- Westgate Pavillion And Theatre
- Sea Road, Westgate on Sea, Kent, CT8 8QW
- Playhouse Theatre
- Transformed from the United Reformed Church in Whitstable High Street to the town's theatre in the first part of 1980s.
- 104 High St, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1AZ
- 01227 272042