The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle

25 May – 2 September 2024

We all know 2023 will go down in the Festivals’ history for playing on, despite losing our roof. We have just put the final touches to the full programme for next summer, it’s very exciting and packed with festival favourites.

Tickets will go on sale in February 2024.

In the meantime, our NEW 2024 Friends membership scheme is now open. Do read through the new membership levels here, designed to heighten your festival experience and to entice you to join and support us. We might be the longest-running open-air festival in the South-East but we like to count our age by our Friends, not by our years.

You can also sign up to our mailing list (at the bottom of this page) to be the first to hear our plans.

The Summer feels closer already…

Comments from our audience during the 2023 season

‘Love what you all do here, it really is something spectacular.’ – LT  

‘Such a great night with some fantastic acts.’ – AM on Grinstock Comedy 

‘OMG her sax is on fire!’ – IS on Dinner Jazz 

‘Well done Hever Festival a brilliant night with ELO again. 2 Standing Ovations and completely deserved.’ – NC on ELO Again 

‘Enjoyed an exquisite evening watching this lovely ballet against the backdrop of the Loggia. Magical, emotional and memorable in equal measure.’ – PO on Nightingale 

‘Very funny production!’ – CW on A Chorus of Disapproval 

‘Another lovely evening with a fantastic performance!’ – RCW 

‘We enjoyed Pride & Prejudice last night overlooking the castle and it was a fabulous performance thank you for a beautiful evening.’ – SK-S on Pride and Prejudice 

‘Brilliant evening. We had a fabulous time.’ – RCW 

Comments from our 2023 artists 

‘Wahey! We had such fun at Hever!’ – Trinity Creative Engagement 

‘Try keeping us away!!! Thank you so much for having us. We had a ball!!’ – Night Owl Shows 

‘Thank you so much for having us again, it was an absolute joy as always. See you next year.’ – Immersion Theatre Company 


Did you know that Festival Friends can book an UNLIMITED number of tickets at the discounted rate and with Silver and Gold membership can arrive earlier on the day of the performance?


Membership fees start from £29 and can be booked here. Join before 1st February 2024 and you will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win two front row seats to a 2024 performance of your choice.

As the longest running open-air theatre in the South East we are here for audiences to discover all the Arts can offer. By becoming a Festival Friend you will be supporting our work and the longevity of the theatre. Full details available here.