Festival Theatre


The Festival Theatre

The Festival Theatre is an open air venue set in the gardens of Hever Castle. Located on the Two Sisters Lawn adjacent to Anne Boleyn Walk, the Theatre is surrounded by delightful flower beds and an abundance of ornamental trees; it also contains the picturesque Two Sisters pond and a magnificent Tulip Tree.

The Summer Festival

The Summer Festival presents a wide selection of shows with something to suit all ages and most tastes. The stage is fully covered, and the seating tiered, with the vast majority of seats also under cover.

The audience

The audience are 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

BENEFIT FOR 2021: Complimentary Festival Theatre Festival Friends Membership (usually £27).

This includes 10% off all ticket prices and catering in the Guthrie Pavilion on your event evening, and priority booking (dates TBC). View the 2021 performances here. During priority booking please call 01732 866114 (Mon-Fri 10am-2pm). After this period book via the festival website or by phone using the discount code HCM2021. 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 Gardens 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.