Open air theatre for children in Kent with Hever Festival Theatre between May and August 2021

Open air theatre is returning to one of Kent's most picturesque venues throughout this spring and summer.

Following it's successful bitesize programme in the midst of the pandemic last year, Hever Festival Theatre is planning a vibrant programme of shows across four outdoor venues at Hever Castle this year.

Picturesque gardens and grounds will host theatre this summer
Picturesque gardens and grounds will host theatre this summer

The gardens at the childhood home of Anne Boleyn - and one of Kent's top tourist attractions - will be transformed to enable performances to go ahead for both adults and families outside.

As well as the Two Sisters Theatre, the original theatre where the seating is tiered and under cover, performances will also take place in The Loggia the tranquil Italian Gardens with the magnificent lake view, Anne Boleyn’s Walk a secluded open-air ancient woodland glade and on The Main Lawn with a superb view of the castle.

There's children's comedy with Blue Planet III
There's children's comedy with Blue Planet III

The new performance spaces will allow audiences to choose where to sit on their own chairs or blankets which will enable social distancing and keep groups and bubbles safely together.

The open air festival will take place from May 29 until August 30.

The programme of family shows, and events has been extended with a performance to entertain children every week of the school holiday breaks.

There's a show ideal for Harry Potter fans
There's a show ideal for Harry Potter fans


Amongst the scheduled shows is The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle, hilarious comedy Blue Planet III, Immersion Theatre’s wild adaptation of The Jungle Book, Arthurs Dreamboat, Dustbin Doris presented in association with the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival, exceptionally popular Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians, a Celebration of Harry Potter and Morgan and West’s action-packed family show The Three Musketeers.

Horrible Histories is expected to be popular
Horrible Histories is expected to be popular

Tickets to all open air performances are now bookable online at www.heverfestival.co.uk or the box office is open for telephone bookings Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm on 01732 866114.

For more suggestions of things to do with the kids this spring visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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