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. 

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Jesus Christ Superstar, The King's Hall, Theatre, Herne Bay

Thursday, 1st August until Saturday, 3rd August 2019

JCS Poster CMYK Flattened WSJesus Christ Superstar is the iconic Rock Opera, which reinvented musical theatre for the modern age.  It speaks to both theatre audiences and concert music fans alike.  Theatrecraft's production will feature a multi-talented cast of more than 40 actors, together with a five-piece live band.

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster has wowed audiences for over 40 years.  This is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events.  It tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.  

Filled with an exciting mix of 1970s rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, reflecting the music roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes the songs Superstar, I Don't Know How To Love Him and Gethsemane.  This contemporary imagining of the biblical tale is a true global phenomenon. 

Tickets can be purchase online by clicking the 'BUY TICKETS' icon below or through the box office on 07842 535596 (no fees)


 Thursday 1st August  7.30 pm  Tickets £15.00, £12.00 (concessions)
 Friday 2nd August   7.30 pm  Tickets £15.00, £12.00 (concessions)
 Saturday 3rd August   2.30 pm  Tickets £15.00, £12.00 (concessions) 
 Saturday 3rd August  7.30 pm  Tickets £15.00, £12.00 (concessions) 

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Sleeping Beauty, The Pantomime, The King's Hall, Theatre, Herne Bay

Thursday, 9th January until Sunday, 12th January 2020


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This festive season, Theatrecraft will be casting a magic spell over Herne Bay with it's production of the spectacular family pantomime Sleeping Beauty. 

To be directed by Norman Holness, holder of two Best Actor Awards, and also director of our Kent Drama Festival play entry, Tom, Dick and Harry, which was nominated for three awards earlier this year. 

Norman will be joined by Musical Director, Jacqueline Francis, previously MD for Theatrecraft's musicals Tommy and Return to the Forbidden Planet, both winners of the NODA Award of Excellence. 

Choreographer to be announced.



Thursday, 5th September at 7.30 pm

Come and read through the pantomime, listen to the songs and hear what our Director, Norman Holness, has to say about his interpretation of the pantomime and the characters.



Tuesday, 24th September at 7.30 pm (main auditions)

Tuesday 1st October at 7.30 pm (overflow auditions and recalls)

Click here for a link to our Facebook Page Event for the Read Through and Auditions