Show goes on despite wind destroying theatre

Hever Festival Theatre suffered a literal blow on Saturday July 15 when a branch from the iconic tulip tree on the theatre lawn broke off, fell on the theatre, and damaged the theatre roof beyond repair.

Theatre Director Ailsa Molyneux says: “We are heartbroken as you can imagine… but we are not giving up”.

On Monday 24 July, we began to build a temporary home on Anne Boleyn’s Walk. We intend to have this stage established, ready for our press night tomorrow (July 27) with ELO Again

When it comes to size, the new temporary stage will rival the former one, but will not have the extended roof. This means that there will be no weather cover for the audience at any performance, and the festivalgoers will need to bring their own seating. But the theatre is closer to the car park. If we can get back into the theatre this season, we will do so.

Please be assured we are looking forward to setting down our roots next week and to welcoming you to our temporary theatre over the next few weeks.

The theatre does have a Just Giving page, where the public is welcome to donate to the costs, or simply book to see a show. Phone 07379 488477, Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm. 

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