Theatres & Entertainment in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

After exploring the Canterbury district during the day and the evening begins to set in, this doesn't mean the city and towns will be going to sleep! They come alive with theatregoers, film buffs, foodies and those enjoying a relaxing drink in one of the district's many pubs and bars.

Take a trip to the theatre and enjoy a pre theatre meal beforehand or why not see the latest films at one of the districts cinemas?

Theatre & Entertainment in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

Theatre in the Park

Theatre in the park

Herne Bay 01227 373292

A charming amphitheatre set within 14 acres of beautiful grounds at Strode Park in the picturesque village of Herne, located on the A291 between Herne Bay and Canterbury.


Playhouse Theatre Whitstable

Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable

Whitstable 01227 272042

Playhouse Theatre Whitstable is a community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.


Conquest House at Conquest House Gallery

Undercroft at Conquest House

Canterbury 01227 472953

In the candlelit 1066 Undercroft, enjoy a variety of events including; acoustic music, spoken word and medieval music and tales.


Curzon Canterbury

Curzon Canterbury

Canterbury 0330 500 1331

Curzon brings to Canterbury its renowned programme of independent films from all over the world, as well as a range of exciting events including live opera, ballet, theatre and art broadcasts.


The Marlowe Theatre

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Canterbury 01227 787787

Situated in the heart of Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre is one of the South East's most popular theatres. Offering the biggest and best in touring productions.


This Turbulent Priest

This Turbulent Priest

Canterbury 07786917333

This Turbulent Priest tells the dramatic story of Thomas Becket’s and King Henry II’s friendship and eventual conflict, ultimately resulting in the devastating death of Canterbury’s renowned Saint.


Gulbenkian Theatre

bOing! Festival, Gulbenkian Canterbury

Canterbury 01227 769075

Gulbenkian is the University of Kent's Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for the public, staff and students.


Gulbenkian Cinema

Gulbenkian Cinema © Natalie Lacey

Canterbury 01227 769075

Regular screenings include broadcasts from the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House, blockbusters, 3D, independent, arthouse and foreign language films.


The Kings Hall

The Kings Hall, Herne Bay © Caroline Huff

Herne Bay 01227 374188

The King's Hall, Herne Bay hosts a variety of events from dance, music, theatre and much more.


Herne Bay Little Theatre

Herne Bay Little Theatre, exterior

Herne Bay 01227 366004

After many years of extensive fundraising Playmakers proudly opened the doors of the Herne Bay Little Theatre to it’s first audience in 1987. The theatre seats 72 people producing up to 8 productions annually.


Kavanagh Cinema

Kavanagh Cinema

Herne Bay 01227 360569

Cinema in Herne Bay. Call the information line on 01227 365676 or to book tickets telephone 01227 360569.


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