Welcome to Theatrecraft Herne Bay


Theatrecraft Herne Bay is an award winning amateur dramatic society based in Herne Bay, Kent.

We have been entertaining local audiences since 1948 and put on three major productions each year: a play, a musical and Herne Bay's annual pantomime.

Latest News                                                

Kent Drama Association Radio Play Festival Awards 2021


KDA AwardsTheatrecraft is delighted to have scooped the following accolades at the KDA Radio Play Festival Awards for their entry Far Side of The Moore by Sean Grundy:

  Overall - Equal 4th

  Winner of Best Actor in a Cameo Role

  Runner Up in the Best Actor Category

  Consideration for Best Audio Initiative

We are so proud of our amazingly talented actors, creatives and production team who worked so hard on our entry.

We would also like to offer our congratulations to all of the winners and participating societies.  The entries have truly been of an outstanding standard.

Head to www.kentdrama.org.uk for the full results.




Cinderella, The Pantomime - The King's Hall Theatre, Herne Bay

Thursday, 6th January 2022 until Sunday, 9th January 2022

Cinderella Kings Hall Image Website

Theatrecraft is delighted to announce its 2022 Herne Bay pantomime, the magical Cinderella.

So please put the dates in your diaries and watch this space for details of when tickets will go on sale.

If you are an aspiring Cinderella, Ugly Sister, Prince Charming, ensemble or any other character and you would like information on how to audition for this spectacular production, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you.

We are so happy to bring you this news and cannot wait to be back on stage and bringing first class entertainment back to Herne Bay. 

Buy tickets 




Made in Dagenham - The King's Hall Theatre, Herne Bay

Wednesday, 6th July until Saturday, 9th July 2022


Made in Dagenham No Border

We are delighted to announce that we will be bringing the award-nominated musical Made in Dagenham to The King's Hall Theatre, Herne Bay in 2022.  Following on from our amazing productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Tommy, which were both met with packed houses and standing ovations, and even a NODA Award of Excellence, this is live theatre that you will not want to miss.

Set in the 60s, Made In Dagenham has a huge heart – it is funny, sad, uplifting and has some belting musical numbers to boot.

It is inspired by the true story of 187 upholstery machinists at Ford's Dagenham plant who came out on strike in the late 60s for equal pay. In doing so they took on the full might of Ford USA, the British Government, the TUC, public opinion and initially their own colleagues. And WON!!! 





'Allo 'Allo - The Playhouse Whitstable, Whitstable

Wednesday, 13th April until Saturday 16th April 2022

Allo Allo Poster Low Res Image Only

Theatrecraft is absolutely delighted to announce that our amazing comedy 'Allo 'Allo has now been rescheduled for April 2022 at the Playhouse Whitstable.

This stage version of 'Allo 'Allo follows the adventures of Rene, a hapless cafe owner in Nazi occupied France, and his wife Edith, who entertains their patrons with her special brand of "cabaret".

Rene must keep many secrets; he has concealed a priceless portrait in a knockwurst sausage on behalf of the Nazis (but plans to keep it for himself), he is reluctantly hiding two British Airmen for the French Resistance and there will be big trouble if his wife discovers his amorous affairs with his young waitresses.

Matters come to a head with the news that the Fuhrer is to visit the town and the cafe become filled with tricksters intending to impersonate or assassinate Hitler.  Rene will need all the wit he can muster to save his cafe and his life!

Come and join us for this wonderful version of this very British comedy.