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Since 2007 The Tower Theatre has been the go to venue for live entertainment in Folkestone and further afield. Situated in a grand former church on an army barracks you cannot fail to be amazed from the moment you walk through the gates.
Bar & Snacks
The venue has a public bar, The Peter Heselden Bar, and offers a pre-order interval drinks service. Coffee and tea are also available. The bar opens an hour before an evening performance. If it’s an auditorium show it closes after the final interval. If the show is in the foyer the bar closes 20 minutes before the end of the event.
The venue also sells a range of soft drinks, snacks and crisps pre-performance and during the interval.
Smoking & E-cigarettes
It is illegal to smoke indoors but we do have a dedicated smoking area to the side of the building (beyond the main entrance).
Any events with an age limit due to the nature of the content of the event will be publicised with the appropriate age limit or cinema classification. If you are unsure about any event and its age limit, please contact the venue.
Hiring the Venue
The venue has an impressive auditorium and foyer that can be hired at very competitive prices, in accordance with the programming policy of the venue. Please contact the venue for further details.
Photography & Filming
Photography & Filming by us
By entering the premises of The Tower Theatre (“TTT”), you understand that you may be photographed, filmed, or videotaped and you hereby give TTT the unqualified right to take pictures and/or recordings of you and grant the perpetual right to use your likeness, image, photo (collectively, “image”), without compensation, for broadcast or exhibition in any medium and to put the finished pictures/recordings to any legitimate use without limitation or reservation. You hereby waive, release and forever discharge TTT from and against any and all claims or actions arising out of or resulting from any use of your image. TTT shall not be obligated to use and may elect not to use your image.
Photography & Filming by you
Unless otherwise stated (on signs by the doors; an announcement in the foyer prior to the doors opening; or by an announcement by the performer(s) on stage) all photography and filming is strictly prohibited. Should we announce any of the above is permitted for a particular event please ensure your flash is turned off so as to not disturb the performer(s).
Should you be found taking photographs or filming, when permission has not been given by the above means, you may be asked to delete any photographs/footage on your device. Failure to follow the instructions of the ushers/Duty Manager may result in you being removed from the venue.
Please switch all mobile phones and pagers off during any performance. A switched-on mobile phone can interfere with our sound system and ruin your experience with us.
Latecomers will be allowed into the auditorium at a suitable break in the performance, at the Duty Manager’s discretion. The latecomers may be asked to ask in seats other than their booked seats until the interval so as to not disturb the performance.
Entry to the Venue
Entry in to the venue is at the Duty Manager’s discretion and we reserve the right to refuse entry.
Young Children and Babies
To comply with licensing and health and safety requirements, all audience members, including babies and children, must be in possession of a valid ticket. Children under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult, who must accept full responsibility for the children in their care at all times.
There are baby-changing facilities at the venue.
Prams and car-seats are not permitted in the auditorium.
We know that very small children may have difficulty seeing the action on stage, so we have a limited number of booster seats available in the foyer. These are free and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please ask a member of staff if you’d like to use one for your little one.
Secondary Ticketing Sources
The Tower Theatre does NOT endorse using ANY secondary ticketing sources (i.e. “scalpers” online or in-person). Our ticket office cannot resolve any issues involving lost or fake tickets. Tickets for all shows are sold through our ticketing agent thelittleboxoffice.com/towertheatrefolkestone online or in-person at The Tower Theatre box office. The Tower Theatre has the right to change/cancel ticket transactions that are suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling. If you do experience any issues with tickets and/or sellers, please contact the box office.
We’re delighted that The Tower Theatre is a very safe environment for all members of staff, volunteers and theatregoers. Our venue should be the norm, not the exception, that’s why we’re supporting the UK Safer Theatres Charter.
For more information, and to sign the charter, visit here.
Proud members of the
Little Theatre Guild