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

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The Bee Gees Story: Nights On Broadway

Far more than just a tribute act, this highly charged show aims to give the audience the experience of being at a Bee Gees concert - with multimedia and live actors telling the full story of the three brothers who revolutionised popular music. A six-piece live band blends the classic hits, acoustic medleys and songs…

Fri 1 Sep

£23 / 01303 228600

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Fri 1 Dec

£27.50 / 01303 228600

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music.

Fri 21 Jul

£26.40–£28.40 / 01303 228600

Charlie Landsborough

Septuagenarian country singer who is as entertaining on stage as he is melodic.

Sun 5 Nov

£18.90–£23.90 / 01303 228600

Chas & Dave

The cheeky cheery Cockneys return with 'Rabbit', 'Gertcha', 'Margate' and more.

Thu 26 Oct

£36.65 / 01303 228600

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Its Christmas and The Chicago Blues Brothers are back with a brand new festive show, ‘Jingle Blues’. A powerhouse two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage for the Biggest Christmas Party in town. Celebrate Christmas with this tinsel-tastic party show, featuring a festive feast of Christmas classics…

Thu 30 Nov

£25.50 / 01303 228600

The Christians

Liverpool's undisputed kings of soulful pop harmonies.

Thu 19 Oct

£32.75 / 01303 228600


Traditional panto fun.

Wed 13 Dec

£14.15–£28.15 / 01303 228600

Thu 14 Dec

£14.15–£28.15 / 01303 228600

Fri 15 Dec

£14.15–£28.15 / 01303 228600

…and 12 more dates until 30 Dec

The Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare

The troupe celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest spectacular featuring an amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape.

Wed 15 Nov

£19.50–£30.50 / 01303 228600


Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

Tue 7 Nov

£22.85–£44.85 / 01303 228600

The Country Superstars Experience

Dolly Parton-impersonator Sarah Jayne and vocal impersonator Andy Crust take a trip back through time to country music's heyday, featuring Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and John Denver.

Sat 30 Sep

£21.75–£25 / 01303 228600

Dr Hook

Dennis Locorriere brings his incarnation of Dr Hook to town.

Fri 3 Nov

£37.68–£44.83 / 01303 228600

Elkie Brooks

Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.

Thu 5 Oct

£25–£36 / 01303 228600

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards - Puccini Madama Buuterfly Starring the Korean soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* and the international soprano…

Sun 22 Apr 2018

£22.40–£37.40 / 01303 228600

Euro Miniature Expo

A display show by modellers for modellers, which has been born from the ashes of Euro Millitaire.

Sat 16 Sep

£8.90–£12.90 / 01303 228600

Sun 17 Sep

£8.90–£12.90 / 01303 228600

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

  • Directed by: Leanne Harwood

A song and dance show featuring a number of performers showcasing well-known tunes including 'Do You Love Me', 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'I've Had The Time Of My Life'.

Thu 28 Sep

£24–£28 / 01303 228600


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

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£25.50 / 01303 228600

Folkestone Festival Proms

Folkestone Symphony Orchestra brings the festival to a rousing conclusion. Bring your flags and tune your voices for a selection of popular classical gems.

Sat 29 Jul

£7.90–£22.90 / 01303 228600

Graeme Swann's Great British Spin Off With Henry Blofeld

Reminiscence, anecdotes and impressions in the company of England's celebrated spin bowler Swann and the vastly experienced Blofeld, who has spent more than 40 years in the Test Match Special commentary box. No one is better placed to discuss the ups and downs of Swanny's illustrious career.

Thu 2 Nov

£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.

Wed 22 Nov

£34.44 / 01303 228600

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Fri 9 Feb 2018

£25.90–£27.90 / 01303 228600

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Fri 18 May 2018

£31.65 / 01303 228600

Jim Davidson

  • 3 stars

More controversial stand-up from the x-rated comic and inexplicable winner of 2014's CBB.

Sun 19 Nov

£26.65 / 01303 228600

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Wed 12 Jul

£31.65 / 01303 228600

Joe McElderry

Winner of series six of The X Factor (2009) and series two of Popstar to Operastar (2011), the young popster is probably best-known for singles 'The Climb' and 'Ambitions'.

Sun 13 Aug

01303 228600

John Mayall

Elder statesman of British blues, who mentored the likes of the young Eric Clapton and Peter Green on his 80th Anniversary Tour.

Sun 26 Nov

£32.65–£35.65 / 01303 228600

The King Of Pop

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a Michael Jackson tribute show whose star performer Navi once earned a standing ovation from the King of Pop himself.

Sat 9 Sep

£23.25 / 01303 228600

Midge Ure

Ultravox hits, solo work and covers from the man behind Band Aid.

Thu 19 Oct

£33.65–£35.65 / 01303 228600

Midge Ure, The Christians & Altered Images

Three 1980s legends perform a triple headline concert as Midge Ure is joined by his Band Electronica to perform classic songs from across his career, The Christians and Altered Images plus special guest Claire Grogan.

Thu 19 Oct

£30.75–£32.75 / 01303 228600

  • 19:30

Music & Memories

A nostalgia show featuring songs from 1940s to 1970s, with Neil Sands and his West End cast.

Wed 5 Jul

£15.15 / 01303 228600

Puppetry of the Penis

Puppetry of the Penis features two Australians who manipulate their genitals into various shapes, objects and landmarks.

Sat 2 Dec

£19.25–£23.25 / 01303 228600

Purple Rain

A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Sat 21 Oct

£26.12 / 01303 228600

Ralph McTell

Folk singer-songwriter, famed for the Ivor Novello Award winning song 'The Streets of London'.

Fri 27 Oct

£29.15–£31.65 / 01303 228600

Roy Chubby Brown

Controversial stand-up from the Yorkshire-born veteran.

Wed 23 Aug

£24.40 / 01303 228600

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£24.40 / 01303 228600

The Roy Orbison Story

Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O plus a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys, and Bono.

Fri 22 Sep

£26 / 01623 633133

Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band

The veteran singer-songwriter performs hits from his career proving there's more to him than that one Christmas song.

Sat 25 Nov

£23.50–£36.50 / 01303 228600

Sean Kelly

The auctioneering star of the hit TV show, Storage Hunters, return to his stand-up roots.

Thu 12 Oct

£24.47 / 01303 228600

The Searchers

The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet', with Frank Allen, Spencer…

Thu 17 Aug

£24.50 / 01303 228600

The Selecter and The Beat

A co-headline tour featuring the two of the original 2-Tone ska acts who both formed in the late 1970s.

Fri 29 Sep

£28.87 / 01303 228600

The Sensational 60's Experience

Relive the soundtrack to the swinging sixties, when pop music was at its finest! Herman's Hermits, Chris Farlowe, The Merseybeats, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Fortunes, The Ivy League and New Amen Corner perform classic hits such as Hippy Hippy Shake, Out Of Time and I'm Into Something Good. Hosted by Alan Mosca from…

Thu 23 Nov

£30.65–£32.65 / 01303 228600

The Skids

The influential Dunfermline art punk rockers have been in the game over 40 years now.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£27.50 / 01303 228600

The Solid Gold Rock‘n’Roll Show

Rock'n'roll from the 50s and 60s.

Wed 18 Oct

£32.15–£34.15 / 01303 228600

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Thu 16 Nov

£20–£23 / 01303 228600

  • 19:30

Soul Galore

A funk, soul and disco weekender. Kiki Dee, Snake Davis & The Suspicions, SouLutions, Peter Symphorien and over 20 DJs perform across three venues (also including Grand Burstin Hotel and Southcliff Hotel).

Fri 13 Oct

Sat pass £25; weekend pass £34 (accommodation packages also available) / 01303 228600

Sat 14 Oct

Sat pass £25; weekend pass £34 (accommodation packages also available) / 01303 228600

Soul Galore All Dayer/all Nighter Folkestone Kiki Dee Soulutions + 20+ Djs

Early Bird Day Tickets now available for the www.soul-galore.com Weekender in Folkestone, Kent 13th-15th October 20+ DJs plus featuring live on stage Miss "Magic Carpet Ride" Motown + 60's Kiki Dee with Snake Davis & The Suspicions + Soulutions & Peter Symphorien 2pm Saturday to 6am Sunday All Nighter 100 only at…

Sat 14 Oct

£21.43 / 01303 228600

Tap Factory

A mixed programme of contemporary dance styles including urban, tap dance, hip hop, comedy and acrobatics, accompanied by a live band.

Wed 20 Sep

£19.15–£31.65 / 01303 228600

Theatretrain Ashford Presents Once Upon A Time

Drama, dance and music from gifted young students.

Sun 2 Jul

£11.90 / 01303 228600


Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Mon 4 Dec

£42.62 / 01303 228600

Waterloo: The Best of ABBA

Don your flares, chuck on your white pleather and close your eyes – it's the 70s again. This tribute show to Swedish popsters ABBA will also help – all the quartet's best songs performed for an evening of nostalgia.

Sat 18 Nov

£20.50–£22 / 01303 228600

The Wizard Of Oz

Young performers from Kidz On Stage perform the classic musical, which follows Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto as they head down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Wizard.

Thu 10 Aug

£16.90 / 01303 228600

Fri 11 Aug

£16.90 / 01303 228600

Sat 12 Aug

£16.90 / 01303 228600

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