Welcome

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‘West End in The Garden of England.’

Welcome to the 2021 Hever Festival.

We’ve made it – hooray! What’s more, it’s our largest festival ever with even more of your favourites – music acts, operas, Gilbert and Sullivan and films. Plays and family shows are planned throughout the season and our events will take place in four locations across the estate – the Two Sisters Theatre (the original heart of the festival), the Main Lawn Stage, The Loggia and Anne Boleyn’s Woodland Walk.

We celebrate our opening night with the unique, heart-warming gipsy virtual orchestra, The People’s String Foundation. Ben Hart is joining us with his unbelievable magic show and what better place to perform a brand–new production of the ballet, ‘The Secret Garden’ than in the magical setting of The Loggia in the Italian Garden? We are thrilled to be hosting a number of new-to-Hever events and hope you will come on the journey of new experiences with us – it promises to be very exciting.

It’s going to be a season of optimism and joy this Summer and we can’t wait to see you there.

Recent feedback from our Bitesize audience.

‘The best theatre setting in the world.’

‘I’m so delighted to be seeing live theatre again after all these months, I just can’t wait!’

‘Superb night – what a setting and how the audience behaved perfectly! A great time was had by all.’


As happened last year, Covid restrictions will be fully in place and will be highlighted throughout the website. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you need further details.

COVID-19 Safety precautions.

We will follow the government guidelines throughout the season.

When you visit, we will have some new safety measures in place. Please respect the rules and guidelines for your own protection and the safety of others. Those who do not follow the guidelines may be approached by staff and could be asked to leave.

We promise to keep you feeling safe by:

Restricting audience numbers.

Providing a warm welcome at a distance.

Using one-way systems to enable social distancing.

Additional cleaning.

Staff will wear face coverings in line with current government guidelines.

Operating a cashless system.

Providing the NHS QR Code poster with which to check in.

We ask of you in return:

To book your tickets in advance online or by phone.

Follow the one-way system in the grounds.

Wash your hands for 20 seconds after using facilities.

Use hand sanitiser when necessary.

Check in with the NHS Covid-19 App.

Take your litter home with you.

Wear a face covering where needed (exemptions apply)


Everyone can be our Friend

If you haven’t signed up already please do consider becoming a Friend in 2021. It costs £27 and you can feel great about supporting the Festival Theatre whilst benefiting from a 10% discount on your theatre tickets and meals in the Guthrie Pavilion – which all adds up quite quickly into being a saving for you too. There are additional new benefits this year thanks to Hever Castle Golf Club, full membership details are available here


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