Curtain rises for Marlowe Theatre

CANTERBURY’S new Marlowe Theatre opened on 4th October, marking the completion of a two-year, £25.6 million project.

The striking new Marlowe Theatre

The striking new Marlowe Theatre

The theatre, which has been designed by architect Keith Williams, stands on the bank of the River Stour, and began life in the 1930s as one of the leading regional venues in the country.
Glazed foyers on three levels now reveal new views of the roof tops of the historic city and its cathedral, and areas including bars and cafes, a new riverside walk and piazza are available throughout the day, with visitors able to enjoy a year-round programme of daytime activities and exhibitions.
The new theatre features a 1,200-seat auditorium with red leather acoustically-tested seats, meaning that they have been designed to reflect the same sound whether the auditorium is full or occupied! There is also a separate studio space, which can seat up to 150 people.
UK and international touring shows are set to form the basis of the launch season. These include plays, musicals and dance productions such as The Madness of King George III, Top Hat, Cirque Eloize, The Comedy of Errors and Glyndbourne Opera’s only touring dates in Kent. Group rates are available.

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