Theatre in the Park

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.

Foodworks available at all performances except on Saturday 30th June when Temple Foods will be selling Mexican food.

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.

This is a no smoking venue

No glassware is to be brought to the venue. Please make sure that your refreshments are in plastic containers.

All shows start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated

Theatre Programme for 2014

For the full line-up of this year’s events, click here >>

To view the Theatre in the Park photo gallery click here >>


The seating in the theatre comprises plastic chairs, any of which can be removed to accommodate wheelchairs.

Booking tickets

All tickets may be purchased in advance using a Debit/Credit Card by calling the Box Office on 01227 373292, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm or online using the “BOOK NOW” links.

Tickets may also be purchased on the door, but availability is not guaranteed.

In case of circumstances beyond its control, Theatre in the Park reserves the right to cancel or change any performance. In the event of Theatre in the Park cancelling a performance 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.


The audience is encouraged to dress appropriately for a completely outdoor venue.


These apply to senior citizens, children under 16, people registered as disabled and students with an NUS card.


Various discounts are available to large parties, especially schools. Please contact the Box Office for further details.

Coach Parties

We welcome coach parties, and although we have a designated coach parking area, the Box Office must be notified in advance.


There is a free on-site car park next to the theatre. Visitors should follow the signs from the main gate.

Other information

Dogs are not allowed on the premises, except for registered assistance dogs.

Mobile phones must be switched off inside the auditorium.

For further information about any aspect of the theatre, please contact Tracy Barden, 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

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