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Sarah Thorne Theatre

The Sarah Thorne Theatre presents a wide range of productions throughout the year.

The Sarah Thorne Theatre is a small scale multi use venue and during the weekdays it is occupied by Kent Adult Education for classes. The building is owned and maintained by Kent County Council.

Membership is advised but not essential, although members who attend regularly can save a considerable amount over a year. Licensed Bar open at all performances.

Hooray, we are back!

The tabs will once again rise with our 15th Summer Repertory Season starting on September 10th.

We will follow with further productions up to our pantomime "Puss in Boots". Further details on productions shall be announced and posted on our web site shortly.

Moving forward there are some changes to our service.

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Lockdown Rehearsal

Although the theatre is in hibernation we hope to re-open next Spring. Both our Summer Repertory Season and our annual traditional pantomime have therefore been postponed till 2021.

Here is a short video from our lockdown rehearsals for The Importance of Being Earnest

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Our Patrons

The Sarah Thorne Theatre are proud to have Judi Dench DBE, Sir David Suchet CBE and Julian Fellowes DL as our patrons.

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Who Are We?

The Sarah Thorne Theatre has been formed to present quality professional plays, music and theatre to East Kent and beyond.

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Sarah Thorne

Sarah Thorne was an actress and manager of the Theatre Royal, Margate. She is our inspiration and spiritual mentor.

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The Sarah Thorne Theatre website is provided by Broadbiz as part of our Community Programme
The Sarah Thorne Theatre website is provided by Broadbiz as part of our Community Programme
  • We attended this lovely little theatre for a matinee performance of songs from the musicals. The show was performed by members of Ramsgate Operatic Society. A very good show with some excellent vocalists and dancers. Lovely to have a cup of tea in the garden during the interval.

    Bernard T

  • This Theatre is unique in the fact that its annual programme offers extreme variety, within a small village style theatre experience. Proffesionally run, you can see quality plays, pantomime, song, dance, comedy, live music and community events to name but a few. Ticket prices are amazingly reasonable compared to other theatres and have no bookings fees if you book directly. Definitely take a look, you will not be disappointed.


  • We have belonged to the friends since we bought our holiday home in Broadstairs six years ago and always try to attend as many performances as we can. Wonderfully friendly atmosphere and a wide range of productions to suit all tastes-the summer repertory season has become a must for us and as other reviewers have pointed out is excellent value and the quality is astonishing.