About us

The Queen’s Hall Theatre was first opened opened in 1976; the original vision for the building was to provide a local community theatre which was funded by Cranbrook School, by the Education Authority and by Public subscription.

The subsequent refurbishment twenty years later in 1996 was financed by a generous grant from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the Lottery Agency and by the Governors of the School, to capitalise upon the venue’s ability to attract visiting Arts Companies of a high calibre. The Queen’s Hall Theatre provides a diverse range of professional shows to appeal to all ages and tastes. It is located in the centre of Cranbrook within the grounds of Cranbrook School in the heart of the Weald of Kent, and is available to everyone in the community.

The Queen’s Hall Theatre is a superb facility, seating a maximum of 288 people, which many professionals of the theatre establishment would be thrilled to call home. There is disabled seating available however, we are restricted of where we can place this seating due to the steps down into the auditorium. The performance space is very flexible with adaptable seating allowing performances in the round, as well as on stage within the traditional proscenium arch. From the apex to the stage level the venue stands at 20 meters.

This enables wide coverage of the performance space. The building is well equipped with state of the art technical equipment, and includes Powerpoint facilities, large retractable screen, comprehensive lighting rig, new sound system and a digital film projector. There are 2 good sized dressing rooms and a drama room which doubles as an extra large dressing/band room when required.

See the What's On section for full details and show descriptions

Queens Hall Theatre