10th May 2024

Pull up a chair, lay down your blanket, grab the popcorn or divide into the picnic basket as this summer the cinema and theatre take a trip outside

As the sun sets and the titles roll, sit back to enjoy some of the biggest and well known shows performed at some of our not so typical venues

The Oval Bandstand Outdoor Cinema

Dating back to 1904 when the soil was removed to create an amphitheatre and bandstand, The Oval Bandstand now provides the backdrop for screening of some of the biggest and most memorable films in history. Sit back in your deckchair, tuck into your favourite treats and enjoy the film


The Oval Bandstand, Cliftonville

Shakespeare with Sheps

With views out across Broadstairs horseshoe Viking Bay beach, the backdrop to Changeling Theatre’s performance of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, Henry V.

A young superstar King has ascended the English throne. When his advisors tell him the French throne is rightfully his too, Henry falls for their persuasion. An insult from the Dauphin – heir to the French throne – is enough to trigger Henry, who gathers a mighty fleet and invades France.

Wednesday 3rd July at The Royal Albion Hotel, Broadstairs outdoor space

The Royal Albion Hotel, Broadstairs

Shakespeare on the Beach

Changeling Theatre and Phoenix Community Events come together once again with the beach as their stage for Henry V.

Pull up a deckchair and sit back to watch this play based on the events of the Hundred Years’ War. Henry V is much more than a historical documentary, it is a play about the merits of war, set against the moral and personal cost of conflict.

Sunday 14th July on Margate Main Sands

Henry V by Changeling Theatre

Open Air Theatre

Quantum Theatre presents a delightful new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved tale ‘The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck’. Prevented from hatching her eggs at the farm, foolish Jemima goes in search of a nesting place in the forest and soon she meets a charming ‘whiskered gentleman’ who offers her the perfect nesting place in his wood-shed.

Don’t forget to bring something to sit on and dress for the weather

Wednesday 21st August at Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens 

Credit Quantum Theatre

For a more traditional setting with a whole host of performances head to the cinemas and theatres across the isle