Theatre in the Park

The Strode Park Theatre in the Park is a charming amphitheatre set within 14 acres of beautiful grounds at Strode Park in the picturesque village of Herne, located on the A291 between Herne Bay and Canterbury in Kent. The theatre has seating capacity for 300 people and has been purpose-built to offer total access for people with disabilities.

Our facilities include picnic area, free parking and licensed bar selling real ale. We also have hot food available at most performances. This is an ideal family venue and group bookings are welcome with discounts available for groups of 10 or more.

Theatre in the Park 2017

Online bookings now available – or call the Box Office on 01227 373292 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5.30pm)

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Booking fee applies to the above methods of payment

We have a wonderful line-up this season and look forward to seeing you!
Details may change… so keep an eye on this page for the latest news!

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Available in S/M/L/XL/XXL sizes for only £10 each!

On sale at all Theatre events this summer or call 01227 373292 / email




Friday 21st July

Show starts at 7.30pm


A highly talented and very popular four-piece band who bring their own fabulous blend of jazz, jive, swing and an original twist on pop. Ideal music for a summer evening.

Tickets £12.50

Saturday 22nd July

Show starts at 7.30pm


Barn Dance & BBQ

(A special charity event for Parkinsons UK Local Branch and Strode Park Foundation)

A fabulous fun evening with live band and caller. Join in some easy to learn traditional dances or simply sit back and enjoy the music.

Tickets £10

Friday 28th July

Show starts at 8pm

Ian Dury Tribute

New Boots & Panties

Sponsored by EKS Office EquipmentA bells and whistles tribute show to the unique talent that was Ian Dury and The Blockheads.

Tickets £10

(not suitable for children)

Friday 4th August

Show starts at 8pm

A SKA…tastic night!

Curb Pilots

The Curb Pilots are an exciting mix of two tone ska and reggae with melodic vocals, driving guitar, retro keyboards and ska horn section featuring original material and songs by The Specials, Madness, The Beat, UB40

Tickets £12.50

Not The Rolling Stones

Saturday 19th August

Show starts at 8pm

Not The Rolling Stones

return to Strode Park!

With the best Mick Jagger lookalike that you’ll ever see and capturing the authentic sound and spirit of the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world, Not the Rolling Stones takes you back to the Golden Age of The Stones from Satisfaction to Sympathy for the Devil. You won’t believe it’s not Jagger!

Tickets £14

Sunday 27th August

From 12 noon – 9pm

Kent Tribute Festival

Strode Park is pleased to be hosting this all day event featuring top tributes to: Queen, Bon Jovi, UB40, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Michael Buble, Gary Barlow, The Beautiful South.

For tickets and full event information, please visit

Rubber Biscuit

Saturday 2nd September

Show starts at 7.30pm

Rubber Biscuit

Kent’s biggest and, some say, best rhythm & blues and soul band have been performing to packed venues at home and abroad since 1992. Playing the very best of Atlantic R&B, Motown soul and much more.

Tickets £12.50

Saturday 9th September

Show starts at 8pm

90s Chart Toppers


We are proud to be presenting Dodgy this summer to bring a dynamic close to the season. During the 90s they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and enjoyed 12 Top 40 singles, including ‘Staying Out For The Summer’, ‘In A Room’, ‘If You’re Thinking Of Me’ and the massive hit ‘Good Enough’ – officially one of the most played tracks on British radio in the last 20 years. A night not to be missed!!

Tickets £19

For further information about any aspect of the theatre, please contact Tracy Lovatt, Fundraising Manager, on 01227 373292 or via email at .

For theatre enquiries (out of office hours) call 07546 804336.

Please see our booking Terms and conditions

Theatre in the Park is a ‘No Smoking and No Glass’ venue.

The theatre is run entirely by volunteers and any profits from ticket sales, raffles and refreshments are donated towards the work of Strode Park Foundation, a registered charity providing vital care services for people with disabilities.
In case of circumstances beyond its control, Theatre in the Park reserves the right to cancel or change any performance. In the event of a performance being cancelled before the start, tickets will be valid for a rescheduled performance or money refunded. If cancellation occurs during a performance there will be no refund.

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