Welcome


THE FESTIVAL THEATRE AT HEVER CASTLE

March – September 2024

We have put the final touches to the full programme for next summer, it’s very exciting and packed with festival favourites. The majority of our tickets will go on sale to our Festival Friends first in February. We are regularly adding our new events to the performances page so you can see our calendar of events as it unfolds. Full details to follow and the complete line-up will be listed in the coming weeks.

The Festival has been shown huge support by many of our festival artists. They have offered us an exciting Spring programme of fundraising events which are on sale now, ahead of the main season events. Everyone is welcome and there is a special offer on tickets to the JS Bach concert in St Peter’s Church Hever if you join our Festival Friends scheme. Full details of these events are on the programme page.


GIFT VOUCHERS

Gift vouchers are available here and cost between £5- £60. Vouchers will be sent to you by email so you can print them off or pass them on by email. The greenest of presents and the gift of excellent entertainment and barmy summer nights!


NEW 2024 FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP SCHEME

Our new 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.


WHY ARE WE RUNNING A FUNDRAISING PROGRAMME?

You may be wondering why we are fundraising. It is to help us with our winter overheads until the box office (our only income) opens again in February. We are still negotiating with our insurance company who have offered us a fraction of the amount required to cover our expenses from last season. Hever Castle are going to be providing a structure (with a roof), we are working with them on possible tents at the moment. We have programmed and contracted our 2024 season which will go ahead as planned, we just need a little help to get there.


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 


JOIN OUR FESTIVAL FRIENDS 

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?

JOIN TODAY AND ENJOY GREAT BENEFITS.

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.