Hire Us

Private Hire


It is possible to hire our open-air theatre at Hever Castle for private events. Organisations such as Hever Primary School, Rock Choir, St John’s Ambulance, Kent and International Needs have chosen to do so over the years.

The following information provides some basic details regarding the venue and should help you decide whether the Festival Theatre might be the right venue for your event:

The auditorium seats 450 people in reserved chairs, of which 380 are under cover. In addition, there is space to seat up to a further 120 people in unreserved grass seating areas to either side of the main seating stands

The stage is fully covered and is 9.6 metres wide by 7.2 meters deep, with approximately 3m distance in height from the stage floor to the lighting truss.

There are two dressing room tents and space for prop and costume storage immediately behind the stage within the same covered canopy.

Theatre hire includes full use of our lighting facilities, sound can be provided by negotiation. Hire also includes a technician to oversee your whole visit, and operate your lighting (if required). A technical spec can be provided upon request. We also provide a Front of House Manager, and stewards by negotiation for your performance.

Theatre Hire includes access to a proportion of Hever Castle gardens: the Two Sister’s Lawn, the Rose and Blue Gardens and the Lakeside picnicking areas. The Guthrie Pavilion forms part of your facilities for the evening and can provide pre-theatre suppers and interval refreshments for your audience. There is also scope to provide event specific catering such as, sponsors packages, a gala dinner or hog roast, subject to negotiation with the restaurants operators.

If you would like to discuss your event in more detail please contact our festival director on ailsa@heverfestival.co.uk or telephone 01732 866114