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Theatre in the Park information

A charming amphitheatre set within fourteen 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.

2024 season

There is parking on site for all of our Theatre in the Park events, follow the signs to ‘Theatre in the Park’ and look out for the volunteers.

Admission and Tickets
Your ticket is your email confirmation and you will need to show your email on a mobile device or as a print out. This is the only ticket you will get. You will not be admitted without it. We will not be sending tickets out in the post.

In case of circumstances beyond our control, we reserve 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 the cancellation occurs during a performance there will be no refund. Please note refunds will not be issued unless the show is cancelled.

Food and drink
Only food and drink bought at the theatre can be consumed on site. We have a licensed bar and there will be hot food and cold snacks available at each performance. We operate a Challenge 25 policy and may ask you for ID.

Contactless and card payments
We accept cash, card and contactless payments.

Contactless payments  Mobile Wallet Update

Polite reminder
We’re a no smoking, no vaping, no glass venue. We have designated areas if you wish to smoke or vape.

No smoking, vaping, glass

Parking and local transport
There is on-site parking available for all of our Theatre in the Park events but if you wish to use a local taxi service there are a number of local firms available:

  • Herne Cars – 01227 369999 │ 01227 373333 │ 01227 363333
  • Clocktower Cars of Herne Bay – 01227 693155
  • A2A Cars Herne Bay – 01227 362222
  • Abacus Cars – 01227 283666 │ 01227 283777

We have a raffle at every show. It’s £1 a strip, with some great prizes up for grabs, so please do dig deep and help support Strode Park Foundation. All profits raised will go directly back into the charity which provides vital care and support for children, young people and adults with disabilities.

Theatre in the Park is run entirely by volunteers. You can recognise staff as they are in the teal coloured t-shirts. Please join us in thanking them for their time and commitment. If you would like to find out more about volunteering on one of our nights please email

Other information
Most of our shows are suitable for all ages. Every person coming will need a ticket. All children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please use our litter bins on site during the event or take any litter home with you. We ask that you leave our premises quietly and respect our residents and local neighbours.