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Evening Session - 12 Hour Music Marathon

Saturday 22nd February 7pm

Simon, Alex and Simon's dad Ray are running the London Marathon in 2020. To raise funds for their chosen charities, they are putting on a Marathon Gig at the Tower Theatre in Folkestone - 12 hours of non-stop music from musicians from around Kent!!
Details of individual performances & times will be added nearer the date. Drop in to watch/listen during the day whenever you want, and for however long you fancy. 9am - 7pm entrance is by donation.

Tickets are £5 for the evening session 7pm-9pm


The Sorcerer by Gilbert and Sullivan

Saturday 7th March 7.30pm

Every year local singers join pre-rehearsed soloists, to give a concert performance of one of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, raising money for the Demelza House hospice and Jessie's Fund, a wonderful charity that provides music therapy for terminally ill children.

Tickets £12 | Concessions £10 (over 60s) | £5 children 14 and under

Comedy Mash presents Angela Barnes

Friday 13th March 8pm

Comedy Mash Presents Angela Barnes

After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes took the plunge and embarked on her life-long dream to be a comedian. Within a couple of years she had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition. Angela has gone on to star in BBC Two’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Insert Name Here, as well as being a regular on BBC Radio 4 having starred on The Now Show, The News Quiz and in 2017 she took the prestigious role of host on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s News Jack. In 2019 Angela's new series for BBC Radio 4 You Can’t Take It With You aired in the prestigious 6:30pm comedy slot to critical acclaim.

Tickets £13 | £14 on the door

The Vicar of Dibley

Wednesday 18th - Saturday 21st March 

Is the Vicar of Dibley coming to The Tower Theatre? No, no, no, no, no, YES!
This hilarious show by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer is adapted from the original TV series by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter, and brings to the stage all those favourite characters we remember so well. Join us for the first FHODS show of 2020!

Tickets £13 | Concessions £11 (over 60s and full time students) | £10 (children aged 14 and under) 
Contains swearing and adult humour

An evening with 4 Poofs and a Piano

Friday 27th March 8pm

4 Poofs and a Piano became famous as the house band from the BAFTA and comedy award winning Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on BBC1. Described as more "hairdresser than barbershop" they bring their unique blend of harmony humour and superb vocals to the stage.

Tickets £21 | Concessions £19 (over 60's & full time students)

Easter Workshop Show - Royals

Friday 10th April 7.30pm

The Beddow Academy Easter workshop show, with a royal theme!

Tickets £12 | £10 (over 60s & under 14s)

The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!

Saturday 11th April 7.30pm

Join 'Oh What A Nite!' as we celebrate the timeless music of the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Incredible falsettos, beautiful acapellas -the authenticity of the sublime harmonies of the 60s and 70s - with a huge repertoire, including 'Sherry', 'Walk Like A Man', 'My Eyes Adored You'... They've even performed for her Majestey!  Currently in it’s 4th sell out U.K. tour!

Tickets £19 | Concession £17 (over 60s & full time students)

The Bluejays

Saturday 25th April 7.30pm

Award-winning band The Bluejays (featuring stars of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamboats & Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet) take you on a jiving journey through the fabulous fifties.

“The Bluejays are the real Rock ‘n’ Roll deal!” Vintage Rock Magazine

"The ultimate 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll show!” BBC Radio Scotland


Tickets £20 | £18 Concession (over 60s & full time students)

Romeo & Juliet

Wednesday 6th - Saturday 9th May 

FHODS is excited to present William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, ‘Romeo and Juliet’…with a twist! One of the best-known love stories of all time, we are looking forward to bringing this wonderful play to life for our audience, in settings that will be very familiar! This promises to be a unique production, full of energy and imagination… we can’t wait to see you there.  

Tickets £13 | Concession £11 (over 60s) | Under 16s £5

Soul Train

Friday 22nd May 7.30pm

SOUL TRAIN will steam into Folkestone and on board will be a fine feast of soulful gems!

Harking back to the wonderful days when the dance floor was king, the show features a fun presentation of 60s and 70s soul classics.
From the early days of Tamla Motown, Stax and Atlantic records through to the disco years and beyond - dig out those flares!

Tickets £20
Running time 2 hours including interval 

Comedy Mash presents.....Mark Simmons

Friday 5th June 8pm

Mark has been seen recently on BBC2’s Mock the Week, delivering a great performance alongside regulars Hugh Dennis and Ed Byrne. Other TV work has included starring in the hit BBC3 documentary One for the Road, where a film crew followed him alongside Seann Walsh on tour.

Master of one liners! -  one4review ★★★★★         Absolutely hilarious! - The Scotsman ★★★★

Strictly over 18s. Acts subject to availability and may be changed at any time.

Early bird tickets £12 (until 1st February) | £13 thereafter | £14 on the door | Doors from 7pm

The Wizard of Oz

12th - 14th June and 18th - 20th June

There may be ‘no place like home’, but in summer 2020, FHODS will welcome you to The Tower Theatre and its fantastic production of the firm family favourite, The Wizard of Oz
Based on the classic 1939 film starring Judy Garland, join Dorothy Gale with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and of course Toto, on their journey to the Wizard to find what they have been looking for. 

Tickets £16 | Concessions £14 (over 60s) | Children aged 14 and under £10
We are also offering a family ticket for £50 (2 adults & 2 children 14 and under)

The Young Performers Dance Academy

Sunday 26th July 5pm

The YPDA presents their 2020 annual show! Come along and see our stunning dancers in their wonderful performance as they dance the night away. 

Tickets £8 | Concessions £6 (over 65s and under 16s) | Doors from 4pm | Running time 135 minutes 

We Will Rock You Young@Part

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th August 7.30pm

A jukebox musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. 

Lyricist: Queen | Playwright: Ben Elton

Tickets £12 | £10 Concessions (over 60s & children 14 and under) |  Doors from 6.30pm

Sunset Boulevard

11th - 12th September and 17th - 19th September 

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film, comes to Folkestone’s Tower Theatre in a stunning new FHODS production.

With its much-loved score including Sunset Boulevard, With One Look and The Perfect Year, this new production promises to be a spectacular event!

Adult £16 | Concession (over 60s) £14 | Children 16 and under £10 (suitable for 12+)

Hell of a Show

Friday 25th September 7.30pm

Taking you through hit after hit of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman classics, legendary songs from the iconic album, 'Bat Out Of Hell' which sold over 43 million copies worldwide and later albums such as, 'Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell.'

Fronted by the powerhouse that is Lee Brady and accompanied by the very beautiful and talented Melissa Xenofontos. Their knock out vocals will blow your socks off and have you up on your feet rocking the night away. Backed by some of the countries best musicians this is a live, energetic, knock out show that has to be seen.

Tickets £21 | Concessions £19 (over 60s and under 16s)


A Story of Swing - Simply Swing

Saturday 17th October 7.30pm

You will be taken on a nostalgic journey back in time, both musically and visually, from 1939 to the modern day. This fantastic show includes the
music and footage of Cab Calloway, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, even a little Bublé and many more, all 
performed brilliantly by a 10 piece show band including 3 great vocalists.
So get your tickets, sit back and let us take you on a trip down memory lane.

Tickets £18 | Concessions £16.50 (over 60s and children aged 14 and under)

The Hijacked Hollies

Friday 20th November 7.30pm

Paying tribute to one of the 60’s and 70’s greatest vocal bands The Hijacked Hollies feature all the classic Hollies favourites  including Bus Stop, Carrie Anne and The Air That I Breathe and their smash hit He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. Formed in 2016 The Hijacked Hollies replicate the unique Hollies sound to stunning effect.  If you are a big Hollies fan or just enjoy reminiscing the sounds of the 60s and 70s then this tribute is one not to miss.

All tickets £12.50 | Doors from 6.30pm

Tony Stockwell Psychic Medium

Tuesday 24th November 7.30pm

Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous!

The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established credibility as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all round the world with international mediums such as Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams. 

Tickets £22 (first 5 rows) |  £19.50 all other seats

Dick Whittington

12th - 28th December 2020

FHODS present the pantomime Dick Whittington! He is sure to bring a smile to your face next Christmas - expect dancing, music and a lot of laughs. A puuuurrfect treat for all the family, especially as 
Mike Nolan from Bucks Fizz fame and John Pritchard will be back for a seventh time!

Tickets £16 | Concession £14 | Children 14 and under £10 | Family £50 (2 adults & 2 children)