Leas Cliff Hall

Leas Cliff Hall
The Leas, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2DZ
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The venue was originally opened in 1927 by Prince Henry, later Duke of Gloucester, with a concert featuring Folkestone Municipal Orchestra. Leas Cliff Hall was modernised in 1981 and now has a capacity for 900 (seated) or 1500 (standing). Notable performers over the years range from Ozzy Osbourne and The Rolling Stones to Victoria Wood and Norman Wisdom.

The venue is also available for corporate, party and wedding hire.

Folkstone Central train station is 15 minutes walk from Leas Cliff Hall while the nearest bus stop is located on Bouverie Square.

Events at this venue

There are 43 events at this location

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ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

Sat 23 Nov

£13–£27 / 01303 228600

An Audience with Simon Reeve

The journalist sets out on his first-ever tour to discuss the many fascinating adventures he has undertaken.

Thu 31 Oct

£26.25 / 01303 228600

Ben Elton

The legendary comedian, author and playwright heads out on a stand-up tour for the first time in 15 years.

Fri 1 Nov

£33.65 / 01303 228600

Ben Fogle: Tales From the Wilderness

TV adventurer Ben Fogle tours with his latest evening of storytelling.

Thu 12 Mar 2020

£29.40 / 01303 228600

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie. Featuring songs including 'Space Oddity', 'Starman', 'Fashion', 'Life on Mars', 'China Girl', 'Rebel Rebel', 'Golden Years' and 'Modern Love'.

Fri 13 Mar 2020

£21.50 / 01303 228600

The Boys Are Back! With 5ive, A1, Damage and 911

Showcase of pop classics from 5ive, A1, Damage and 911.

Thu 26 Mar 2020

£31.75 / 01303 228600

Carole: The Music of Carole King

Musical journey through the life and career of the great American songwriter Carole King.

Sun 13 Oct

£13–£27.25 / 01303 228600

Circus of Horrors: The 25th Anniversary Tour

Circus show featuring rock music, comedy, and more.

Thu 13 Feb 2020

£13–£28.50 / 01303 228600

David Baddiel – Trolls: Not the Dolls

One-man show from David Baddiel about his interactions with internet trolls.

Sat 8 Feb 2020

£31.40 / 01303 228600

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Sat 28 Sep

£24.15–£27.15 / 01303 228600

Fisherman's Friends

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 52min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Chris Foggin
  • Cast: Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Daniel Mays, David Hayman

Danny (Mays) is a music industry talent handler who arrives in Cornwall on a stag night, and discovers the titular (real-life) folk singers and signs them. Mays is a watchable lead and generates rom-com chemistry with Middleton, the daughter of the group’s grouchy Jim (Purefoy). An undemanding yarn with nevertheless the…

Tue 25 Feb 2020

£25–£33.50 / 01303 228600

Fisherman's Friends

A nine-man shanty folk group drawing on 200 years of traditional vocal repertoire.

Tue 25 Feb 2020

£29.15–£38.65 / 01303 228600

Frankly Sinatra

Stephen Triffitt presents a tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes himself.

Thu 28 Nov

£24.15–£29.15 / 01303 228600

Happy Mondays

Watch out, the gang's all back together. Madchester nostalgia reigns as the original line-up of The Happy Mondays returns.

Fri 8 Nov

£37.65 / 01303 228600

Hello Again: The Story Of Neil Diamond

Brooklyn Creed & The Salvation Band recreate the story of the American singer-songwriter.

Thu 3 Oct

£13–£27.50 / 01303 228600

James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

New show from the comedian who named it after a time he tried cold lasagne and enjoyed it.

Thu 10 Oct

£18.50 / 01303 228600

Jim Davidson - Last Man Standing

The people’s favourite and one of Britain’s greatest ever comedians, Jim Davidson OBE telling it ‘like it is’. Are you fed up with this PC world we now find ourselves in? Well, come and see Jim’s brand-new and outrageous show. Enough is enough, It’s time to fight back! ★★★★​★ ***'Boy does Jim know how to deliver…

Sun 15 Mar 2020

£21.90–£26.90 / 01303 228600

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Thu 6 Feb 2020

£33.65 / 01303 228600

Thu 9 Jul 2020

£33.65 / 01303 228600

John Finnemore's Flying Visit

The writer and star of many multi-award winning BBC Radio shows brings his new sketch show to the stage.

Tue 29 Oct

£29 / 01303 228600

Kent Choir Competition Final

The Folkestone-based charity Music and Arts for the Shepway Community (MASC) is proudly holding its second Kent Choir of The Year competition. The finalists have been chosen from choirs from all over the county. Kent Soul Choir, who won last year’s competition, will open the show, with MASC’s very own Shepway Voices…

Sun 29 Sep

£11.90 / 01303228600

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.

Wed 6 Nov

£33.65 / 01303 228600

Les McKeown's 70's Legendary Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown takes audiences back to the heady days when the Rollers dominated the charts and tartan bellbottoms were considered an acceptable choice of attire. Featuring all the best-known songs including 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Shang A Lang' and 'Summer Love Sensation'.

Wed 13 Nov

£21.65–£31.65 / 01303 228600

Live On Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie

Tribute to David Bowie and all his alter egos by Alex Thomas.

Fri 25 Oct

£13–£38.90 / 01303 228600

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Sat 19 Oct

£22.75–£29.75 / 01303 228600

The Magic of the Beatles

A recreation of the full Beatles live show, taking you through their different eras from the skiffle-influenced mop top years of 'Love Me Do' and 'She Loves You' to the later psychedelia of songs like 'Strawberry Fields' and the classic rock such as 'Let It Be'.

Sat 9 May 2020

£23.15–£29.15 / 01303 228600

One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King

An evening in the company of top Elvis impersonator Lee 'Memphis' King, performing a selection of Presley's hip-shaking greatest hits.

Sat 25 Jan 2020

£23.50–£29.50 / 01303 228600

Paul Carrack

The voice behind hits such as Ace's 'How Long', Squeeze's 'Tempted' and Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years'.

Sun 22 Mar 2020

£33.90–£40.90 / 01303 228600

Paul Zerdin

Paul Zerdin and his dysfunctional puppet family are back by popular demand with a brand-new UK tour. As well as starring everyone’s favourites Sam, Albert and Baby, there’ll be his new bodyguard, an urban fox, some hilarious audience participation - and a talking ice cream - all using a mixture of master puppeteering…

Fri 18 Oct

£21.50 / 01303 228600

Paul Zerdin's Puppet Party

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin takes to the stage with his hilarious puppet pals.

Fri 18 Oct

£24.40 / 01303 228600

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

Sat 15 Feb 2020

£31.65 / 01303 228600

Rib Ticklers Comedy Club (June 2019)

Rib Ticklers Comedy Club is taking up residency in the Channel Suite at Leas Cliff Hall so you can enjoy stand-up from some of the finest up-and-coming comedians around, fresh from the UK's prestigious comedy circuit! Featuring Heidi Regan and Eshaan Akbar. Heidi Regan has been writing comedy for over ten years and…

Fri 25 Oct

Channel Suite

£12–£22 / 01303 228600

Fri 22 Nov

Channel Suite

£12–£22 / 01303 228600

The Rolling Stones Story

Tribute to rock'n'roll pioneers The Stones.

Sat 2 Nov

£20.25–£24.25 / 01303 228600

Roy Chubby Brown

Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet! He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so…

Thu 26 Sep

£21.25–£25.25 / 01303 228600

Ruby Wax: Frazzled 'A Guide To Mindfulness'

Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new one-woman show to the stage. Based on her number one best seller, “A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.” She’s been honoured with the title of poster girl for mental illness; once crazy now less so, she gives a tour of the mind – how to use it, not lose…

Fri 29 Nov

£26.15 / 01303 228600

The Sensational 60s Experience

Music show featuring Mike Pender (original voice of the Searchers), The Trems, The Fortunes, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Dakotas. Hits include 'Needles and Pins', 'Silence Is Golden', 'Storm In A Teacup', 'Hippy Hippy Shake', 'Little Children' plus many more.

Thu 23 Apr 2020

£13.25–£30.75 / 01303 228600

Seven Drunken Nights

Musical tribute to Irish music giants The Dubliners.

Thu 21 Nov

£13–£27.75 / 01303 228600


Doo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on Top of the Pops more than 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.

Sat 30 Nov

£19–£26 / 01303 228600

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

The explorer discusses his record-breaking experiences and expeditions.

Wed 2 Oct

£28.15–£35.15 / 01303 228600

Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

Thu 10 Oct

£35.15–£39.15 / 01303 228600


One of the best post-punk pop acts, helmed by the songwriting duo Glen Tilbrook and Chris Difford.

Tue 19 Nov

£41.15–£130.15 / 01303 228600

Steve Hackett

The one-time Genesis guitarist revisits his time in the band with new versions of songs he co-wrote from the period 1971–1977.

Sun 3 Nov

£44.65 / 01303 228600

The Story of Guitar Heroes

Tribute to guitar-playing legends.

Sun 22 Sep

£13–£26.50 / 01303 228600

Wannabe: The Spice Girls Show

Go on a Spice World journey for an evening of your favourite Spice Girls hits.

Sat 12 Oct

£13–£36 / 01303 228600

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