Hever Festival Theatre 2019 is brimming with events . . .

Festival Theatre Director, Ailsa Molyneux said of this year’s Festival:

“The 2019 Festival is brimming with events. This year’s extended selection will appeal to both our existing patrons and those who will be new to the truly magical experience of visiting our theatre in the award winning Hever Castle Gardens.”

Hever Festival Theatre, the open air theatre set in the stunning grounds of Hever Castle, is back for 2019…and it’s bigger, better and longer than ever (4 May to 30 August) with highlights that include Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy, national treasure, broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine, and icons of jazz Mica Paris, Courtney Pine (with special guest Omar) and Miloš Karadaglić performing as part of the Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival.

The Festival offers one of Sevenoaks’ districts best summer experiences. So book now!

Festival Fever hits Sevenoaks

Festival fever has hit Sevenoaks with a vengeance!  Whether you're a fan of books, drama or music there's something on offer for you!

Bank Holiday weekend, May 6/7 is the date for the 2018 Chiddingstone Literary Festival, a literary feast with Ian Rankin, Adam Kay, Diana Henry and so many more - all set within the intriguing setting of this quirky Kent country house. 

Celebrating its 35th anniversary season is Hever Festival Theatre. Booking is now open for an eclectic range of music and drama.  There's definitely a treat in store for all the family here. Take a picnic and make it a real occasion.

Sevenoaks itself launches its 2018 Festival Programme on Saturday 23 June. Don't miss out on this annual cornucopia of delights and book now!


Hever Festival - Cinema under the Stars


             Tuesday 22nd – Friday 25th August

 There is something special about watching Movies on a big screen in the open air, and in the magical setting of the Festival Theatre with tiered seating and the shade of the large canopy, audiences can enjoy classic and recent blockbusters under the stars. People can bring a picnic, wrap up warm and then take their seats to laugh or cry their way through the selection of popular films! This year enjoy vintage classics, the Oscar winning blockbuster of 2017 and a girls-night-out favourite.

New this year, a pizza van will be parked up on the Theatre lawn during film week, offering a selection of freshly cooked pizzas. Audiences will be able to purchase on the evening, or book a special combo deal in advance – two cinema tickets and one 10-inch pizza with toppings of choice for £38. The perfect accompaniment to an evening under the stars!

Cinema Under the Stars: Tues 22nd – Fri 25th August 8pm, Gates open 6.30pm

Tickets: Reserved Covered Seating £14

Box Office 01732 866114 www.heverfestival.co.uk


Singin' in the Rain

Tuesday 22nd August 8pm – Cert U

Reserved Covered Seating £14


Swing along to Hever Festival's late summer delight!






This sensational live music show takes audiences on a journey back in time, stepping back into 1920s and ‘30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest night club – The Cotton Club! Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging – whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breath-taking routines.

In this show, the exhilarating dance of the famous Cotton Club is recreated by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company, the UK’s finest, authentic Jazz Dance Company and the show’s special guest tap-dancer. Alongside them The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, featuring American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington, are specialists in recreating the jazz and hot dance music of the 1920s and ‘30s with characteristic drive and visual appeal.

“A positive pleasure to behold” The Guardian

Book now!

Swinging At The Cotton Club: Saturday 26th August 8pm, Gates Open 6.30pm
Tickets: Reserved Covered Seating £27, Grass Areas £17
Box Office: 01732 866114  www.heverfestival.co.uk