£25.6m Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury


The Main Auditorium:

  • An increased seating capacity of 1200, allowing us to bring you the biggest and best touring productions and shows
  • Comfortable seating with greatly enhanced sightlines
  • A closer relationship between the audience and the stage, with no seat in the house further than 25 metres away from the stage
  • Much improved acoustics for all types of shows
  • A larger orchestra pit accommodating up to 80 musicians
  • Spacious foyers with bars and amenities on all three floors
  • A riverside café and terrace
  • A building that is fully accessible to all patrons, staff and visiting artists

The Marlowe Studio:

The Marlowe Theatre also houses a brand-new venue called The Marlowe Studio. Here you can experience something that will surprise and inspire, with a range of performances, creative workshops, gigs and events. Designed as a flexible and multi-purpose performance space, The Marlowe Studio can seat 150 people. However, a state-of-the art retractable seating system means that the auditorium can easily be adapted into a flat floor space to accommodate up to 300 people, making it ideal for workshops and music gigs.

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