Become a star at the Assembly Hall Theatre

The local arts venue offers children two opportunities to take to the stage…


Little Wolf Entertainment is looking for talented youngsters to appear in the Junior Ensemble alongside professional actors, in this year’s pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.

The production company is creating a pantomime never before seen in Tunbridge Wells, whisking the audience away on an adventure with Rita Simons (from Eastenders), and featuring the return of both Stewart McCheyne (of CBBC’s Andy and the Band) and award-winning dame, James Peake.

Auditions are open to children aged between 9 and 16, and will take place at the Assembly Hall Theatre, on Sunday July 9. To book, simply complete a form at

While acting, singing, and dancing abilities are required, previous theatre experience is not essential.

Beauty and the Beast plays at the Assembly Hall Theatre from December 9-31. Tickets are available now at:


Find the spotlight

Assembly Hall Theatre is also preparing to launch its One Week Summer Acting Programme for
young people.

This immersive theatrical experience is designed for aspiring actors aged from 15 to 18 with a love of theatre.

Taking place from August 21-25, the programme promises to ignite a passion and unleash the potential in young people, while providing them with an unparalleled opportunity to learn from industry professionals in the captivating world of the theatre.

The One Week Summer Acting Programme will immerse participants in a series of masterclasses, enabling them to hone their acting skills and gain valuable insights into the entire theatre production process. Among those leading the process will be theatre director Joe Harmston and renowned playwright Diane Samuels. Through hands-on exercises and collaborative sessions, participants will explore the characters and compelling narrative of Ms Samuels’ play, Kindertransport, which resonates deeply with audiences of all ages. “I look forward to being involved and sharing both the drama and real experiences behind it,” said
Ms Samuels. Applications are now open and limited spaces are available.

Visit: for more details and to secure your spot.

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