Kent has a fine theatrical tradition.
It is is well served with established and renowned theatres such as the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, as well as smaller theatres such as The Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate. The theatres in Kent regularly attract mainstream artists and events, as well as local groups and experimental theatre. Whatever you're looking for, you're sure to find it.
The premier theatre in the area, the current Marlowe Theatre is the third building on the site. It opened on Tuesday 4th October 2011 and so began a new era of theatre-going in Canterbury.
The Marlowe attracts the very best productions and performers from the UK and abroad.
Large enough to cater for extensive shows, but small enough for intimacy, the Marlowe is a genuinely fine theatre.
Situated in the heart of Canterbury it is nonetheless easy to access and parking is nearby.
Gulbenkian is a key part of the University of Kent's Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for and with the public, staff and students. It provides a key role in delivering the University of Kent's commitment to Public Engagement proving an interface between the University and the local and wider community Gulbenkian has a particular commitment to the creative empowerment of children and young people and talent development.
The Gulbenkian is an excellent venue, particularly to see artist trying out their material before an extended national tour.
The Kentish town of Herne Bay is home to its very own charming little 72 seat theatre, and the award-winning drama society that own it.
Herne Bay Little Theatre are members of the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain, and affiliated with the Kent Drama Association and Canterbury Arts Council. Every year, they aim to produce six full length productions (including a pantomime, of course), and their thriving youth theatre performs an additional two full length productions each year. They also host a calendar of social events for their members and are pleased to welcome touring theatre companies to the stage from time to time.
The Lindley Players are an amateur theatre group who are a registered charity.
The Lindley Players bring a wide range of quality plays and shows to the Theatre; from hard edged drama to pantomime. They are fortunate in having a talented Youth Group whose members regularly appear in their productions. However, they are always looking for new members, not only actors/actresses, but members for back stage, lighting, sound, make-up, costumes, bar staff and box office to list just a view of the activities.
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