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The Marlowe Theatre is located in Canterbury and is a 1,200 seat theatre. The current building is located close to the centre of the city and was rebuilt with 2 new auditoriums in 2011. It was named after the 16th-century playwright Christopher Marlowe.
Several famous artists and theatre companies visit The Marlowe Theatre including the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Philharmonia Orchestra. The Marlowe Theatre also runs a community programme and workshop, and is committed to helping everyone experience theatre.
While visiting The Marlowe Theatre it is worth walking an extra 10 minutes to the 12th century building that houses The Marlowe Kit. This stunning stone building hosts workshops and creative classes for all ages including The Marlowe Youth Company.
The Marlowe Theatre is popular with locals in Canterbury and in wider Kent with 420,000 visitors every year. There is also an on-site restaurant called The Green Room which is open Monday to Saturday between 9:00am and 8:00pm. You can check upcoming shows and book tickets online at The Marlowe Theatre’s website.
Canterbury itself has a population of around 165,000 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Canterbury Cathedral is probably the most famous attraction. The cathedral was founded in 597 when Augustine was sent to England by the Pope. The Archbishop of Canterbury ministers here, and the cathedral is also known for it’s beautiful stained glass windows and fan vaulting in the ceiling.
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Parking at The Marlowe Theatre
There is no parking at The Marlowe Theatre but parking is available within a 5-minute walk at the North Lane car park. This car park is open between 7:30am and 9:00pm at a cost of £1.90 per hour with an overnight charge of £2. The North Lane car park also provides easy access to the rest of Canterbury’s city centre.
The Pound Lane car park also provides parking near The Marlowe Theatre at a cost of £1.90 per hour with an overnight charge of £2. This car park is also open between 7:30am and 9:00pm and also provides easy access to the rest of Canterbury’s town centre.
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As The Marlowe Theatre is located centrally in Canterbury there are plenty of other attractions nearby to explore. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has plenty of historic places to visit. The Westgate Gardens are a popular place to spend a sunny afternoon and the nearby Westgate Towers Museum is also worth visiting. St Augustine’s Abbey is also worth visiting. The ruins of this 6th century abbey can be explored and are a great place for a picnic.
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By Train: The nearest train station is Canterbury West which is around a 10-minute walk from The Marlowe Theatre. The southeastern line stops here and connects Canterbury to London and other major cities.
By Bus: The nearest bus stop is Westgate Towers on North Lane. This bus stop services lines 4, 21A and UNI2 which connect Canterbury with the city centre.
By Car: The Marlowe Theatre is accessed off The Friars. If you are travelling from London or beyond follow the A2 and M2 into Canterbury. Alternatively you can use postcode CT1 2AS in your sat nav.
Disabled Parking at The Marlowe Theatre
Parking at The Marlowe Theatre is available for disabled visitors, although there is no standard parking on-site. Blue Badge holders are able to park in designated parking spaces at the theatre but these are not bookable spaces. There is also an easy drop off point if all disabled parking spaces are full.
The nearest 2 Marlowe Theatre parking spaces are at the North Lane car park and Pound Lane car park. The North Lane car park has 3 marked disabled spaces available and the Pound Lane car park has 10.
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Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Canterbury. The closest ones to The Marlowe Theatre are:
- Westgate Hall Road
- Pound Lane
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How can I contact The Marlowe Theatre?
You can call the box office on 01227 787787.
Who owns The Marlowe Theatre?
The Marlowe Theatre is now run by The Marlowe Trust although it was previously managed by the Canterbury City Council.
Where is Canterbury located?
Canterbury is in Kent in the southeast of England.
What is the address of The Marlowe Theatre?
The Friars, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS
How do I book tickets to see a show at The Marlowe Theatre?
You can book tickets online at marlowetheatre.com, or call the box office team on 01227 787787. If you chose to get a physical ticket it should arrive within 7 working days or you can collect it from the theatre. However, e-tickets are also available.
What are Discovery Tickets?
Discovery Tickets are discounted tickets and are only available for select performances for customers aged between 16 and 26.
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