The Marlowe Theatre
- Telephone 01227 787787
- Website www.marlowetheatre.com
The original theatre opened just before the First World War and was converted into a cinema in the 20s. However the building was demolished in 1981 and the second Marlowe Theatre was established by modifying an old Odeon Cinema before reopening in 1984. After 25 years the second Marlowe theatre closed in 2009 before a third building to bear the name in 2011, boasting an increased capacity of 1200.
The theatre is close to two train stations, Canterbury West and Canterbury East, and 700m from Canterbury Bus Station.
There are 50 events at this location
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Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire
Political satire from the writer and radio regular.
Apollo Theatre Company: The Snow Queen
The story of Gerda's search for Kai in Hans Christian Andersen's famous story is adapted and directed by Lucy Betts.
Tue 13 Dec
The London-based pairing of Paul Sartin of Bellowhead and Faustus, plus Paul Hutchinson of Hoover The Dog, performs its folk-based originals with classical overtones.
Brendan Cole: All Night Long
Choreographer, performer and Strictly's dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.
La Cage Aux Folles
John Partridge stars as Albin and Adrian Zmed as Georges in this Bill Kenright production about drag artists and family values.
Tue 24 Jan 2017
Wed 25 Jan 2017
Thu 26 Jan 2017
A Christmas Carol: As Told By Jacob Marley (Deceased)
This Brother Wolf production tells the tale in a new way in a solo performance by James Hyland as the eponymous Jacob Marley.
Fri 16 Dec
£11.50; £10.50 friends (£8 16-26yrs/) / 01227 787787
CK Gospel Choir
The choir from London performs its gospel, soul and jazz material.
Coco & The Butterfields
Folk with a little difference
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.
Count Arthur Strong
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
A festive adaptation of the popular children's story starring one of the UK's most popular TV stars Stephen Mulhern and Marlowe favourites, Ben Roddy and Lloyd Hollett.
Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
Don't Dribble on the Dragon
An adventure about friendship featuring a magical dragon.
Tue 14 Feb 2017
Wed 15 Feb 2017
Emily Portman & The Coracle Band
Contemporary folk from the Newcastle-based singer-songwriter and her accompanying musicians.
From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads
Alex Walton presents a solo production that tells the story of a young David Bowie obsessive. Set against a soundtrack by the late legendary musician.
The Full Monty
Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy has adapted his feel great 1990s film about six washed-up Sheffield steel workers, who swap the dole queue for the stage. Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain and Kai Owen flex their pecs to great songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.
The Marlowe Friends Committee presents Melody-Jane Faulkner as the legendary performer Judy Garland, featuring songs including Over The Rainbow, Stormy Weather, The Man that Got Away and The Trolley Song.
Sharon Byrne presents a poignant black comedy set in a fish factory where three women tell the stories of their often mundane lives in the factory staffroom. Through dynamic monologue, pure Irish storytelling and comedy, the women then dramatise the events of a very significant night in their lives.
A House Repeated
Written and performed by Seth Kriebel and also featuring Zoe Bouras, this unique experience is built on the same premise as The Unbuilt Room, and is an interactive performance-game inviting you to explore an imagined building without leaving your seat. Seeing might be deceiving.
The singer/accordionist performs a selection of traditional songs from his native Devon and some from his album of self-penned work.
Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Tue 4 Jul 2017
Phone for availability / 01227 787787
Josie Long: Something Better
The politically astute Sidcup-born comedian, who took part in the Channel 4 show Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign, waxes lyrical about optimism, hopefulness and the giddy joys of surrounding yourself with people you can look up to.
BAFTA-award winning character actor Justin Fletcher presents a family-friendly mix of games, jokes, songs and plenty of surprises.
Sat 18 Feb 2017
Laid Bare Cabaret
Comedian Lloyd Hollett comperes an evening of entertainment and burlesque featuring the artiste Jolie Papillon. Contains nudity, adult content and language.
Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted
Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…
Let's All Dance: The Nutcracker
The famous ballet about Clara and her Nutcracker Prince has been adapted especially for children in this production.
Fri 23 Dec
Sat 24 Dec
Tue 27 Dec
Wed 28 Dec
The Little Mermaid - Northern Ballet
Based on the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid tells of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows for love and the desire to gain a human soul. This original ballet will transport you to a world beneath the waves.
Tue 14 Nov 2017
Wed 15 Nov 2017
Thu 16 Nov 2017
Live At The Marlowe
An opportunity to see comedians you know and love, as well as hopefully discovering some new favourites.
The Magic Paintbrush
Set to an urban soundtrack, the ensemble's version of the book follows the young heroine as she leaps, splatters, swirls, boogies and paints her world into a brighter place and tries to vanquish the mighty shadow of greed.
The Marlowe Young Musician Of The Year
This year will see a fresh and exciting new programme for this much-loved event with young finalists accompanied by the Kent Concert Orchestra.
Miles Jupp: Songs Of Freedom
The actor, stand-up and host of The News Quiz muses on modern life.
Million Dollar Quartet
Musical based on a recording session that saw Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins working together for the first and only time.
Thu 2 Mar 2017
Box Of Tricks presents a period musical by Lizzie Nunnery, set during the Second World War, and following the story of a Liverpudlian man and a Norwegian woman pulled together and torn apart by war as the events of one summer cause ripples across an ocean of time.
Out of Order
Ray Cooney's 1990 farce set in a posh London hotel.
Philharmonia Orchestra: Nielsen Cycle
Nicholas Dodd conducts a performance of the music of legendary Hollywood composer John Barry, who won five Oscars throughout a career creating some of the most memorable movie music in history, beginning with his scores to numerous Bond films and then on to Oscar-winning movies such as Dances With Wolves.
Fri 10 Feb 2017
Politics Is Farce
A sideways look at contemporary Britain in a group of plays chosen, directed and performed by The Marlowe People's Company.
Pride and Prejudice
- Directed by: Deborah Bruce
- Written by: Simon Reade (adapt)
Simon Reade's adaptation of Austen's classic novel.
Tue 31 Jan 2017
Wed 1 Feb 2017
Thu 2 Feb 2017
The Rat Pack: Live
Hartshorn-Hook Productions present a night of swinging jazz covering the songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin.
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much and Such
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
Sun 11 Jun 2017
Ross Noble: Brain Dump
The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.
Run The Beast Down: Libby Brodie Productions
An insomniac's fantasies about an urban fox is at the heart of this contemporary work. Includes live music.
Tue 24 Jan 2017
Wed 25 Jan 2017
Fri 27 Jan 2017
Comedian Russell Howard tries out brand new material.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
The story of one of music's most compelling duos.
201 Dance Company presents a fast-paced, intimate performance, exploring the relationship of two young men.
The Snowman: The Birmingham Repertory Theatre
When a young boy's snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman's friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning? Based on Raymond Briggs' much-loved…
Wed 18 Jan 2017
Thu 19 Jan 2017
Fri 20 Jan 2017
Stewart Lee: Content Provider
The deep-thinking, anti-comedian returns with another panoply of caustic observations in his first full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.
Tiff Stevenson: Seven
The Mock the Week panellist celebrates her lucky seventh solo show. Ages 16+.
Urinetown: The Musical
A side-splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals) in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
The Vanishing Man
Show based on the Edwardian magician Hugo Cedar who is said to have disappeared forever, featuring director and performer Simon Evans and directed by David Aula.