Festival Theatre


The HEVER Festival Theatre

The Festival Theatre is an open-air festival set in the gardens of Hever Castle. Located in three open-air theatre venues in the gardens: the Two Sisters’ Theatre, the Loggia and Anne Boleyn’s Walk.

The Summer Festival presents a wide selection of shows: family events, plays, films, classical concerts, opera, jazz, comedy and musical tribute performances.

The stage located on the Two Sisters’ Lawn is covered, and the seating tiered, with the vast majority of seats also undercover, other locations are fully open air.

The audience

The audience is able to enter the grounds from 6.30pm for evening performances, where they may enjoy the beautiful Castle gardens and ambience by bringing a picnic, choosing to eat in the Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant or by simply wandering through the magnificent gardens. For matinee performances, the audience may remain in the gardens after the performance until the grounds are closed for the day, usually at 6pm.

For performance dates and bookings at The Festival Theatre go to: www.heverfestival.co.uk

hever castle annual membership beneFIT

If you are a Hever Castle Annual Member, your membership includes complimentary Festival Theatre Friends Membership (usually £27.50). This provides 10% off all ticket prices and catering at the event you attend. From 10 – 21 February, please book by phone 07379 488 477 and state the discount code HCM2022. From 22 February onwards you can book by phone or at heverfestival.co.uk using the same code. 

(Box Office opening date for Annual Members is 10 February. A valid membership card will need to be shown on arrival.)

Learn more about becoming an Annual Member here.

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Stay with Us

Within the grounds of the Hever Castle estate there are two opportunities for you to spend the night with us. One is as a guest in our ‘five star’ Luxury Bed and Breakfast, which is located in The Astor Wing, an Edwardian Wing attached to Hever Castle. The other is in our ‘five star gold’ rated holiday cottage, Medley Court, which is attached to The Astor Wing.


Situated in the Italian Garden next to the walled Rose Garden, the Guthrie Pavilion with views of the lake offers the opportunity to indulge yourself in elegant surroundings before your performance. A snack food counter and bar are also available pre-performance and during the interval.