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Welcome to Hever Festival Theatre 2019

We have had inquiries regarding the weather this weekend. The festival have cancelled less than a handful of shows in 35 years. We have no intention of doing so over this weekend unless it is unsafe to perform, in which case the decision will be made at the time of the performance. Please come suitably attired to enjoy the evening.

‘Excellent theatre in beautiful surroundings.’ Audience Member 2018

Superb speakers, great comedians, stars from the West End and the worlds of classical and jazz music, family shows, films and musical entertainment. Hever Festival Theatre promises a truly exciting 2019.


We are very proud that the home of our Festival is Hever Castle, one of the country’s best-loved historic tourist attractions. The Tudor castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn stands in magnificent gardens and boasts a beautiful lake. What better surroundings in which to enjoy a pre-event picnic.


Following the success of last year, our 35th, we have extended our programme and are able to offer an even more exciting range of events. The Festival runs from the beginning of May to the end of August.


We are delighted to be working in partnership with our great friends, Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival and with Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival who are hosting three spectacular concerts in May. Charles Court Opera, the champions of the current reinvigoration of Gilbert and Sullivan, are also joining us for the first time. It feels good to be part of a bigger team.


Very excitingly this year, we are offering reduced ticket price entry to Hever Castle Gardens alongside our theatre tickets so do make a day of it and before the Festival event starts, take the opportunity of exploring even more of this stunning estate.


It’s going to be an electrifying year. We very much look forward to welcoming you to the theatre in 2019.


Some feedback from our lovely 2018 audience


‘Why go to London in the summer, when you can come to the Festival Theatre at beautiful Hever Castle?’


‘Each year we look forward to the HFT – Have Fun Theatre!’


‘Absolute Heaven @ Hever.’


‘Summer means Hever – picnic, theatre, entertainment, fun.’