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Events at Charlton Park

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Charlton Park is well known in Canterbury for hosting a variety of events including Open Air Theatre, Musical Concerts and various Charity Events. The pictures here include the Black Ram Theatre Group, Illyria Theatre Company, Circus Bezercus, Changeling Theatre, Three Inch Fools, Stringendo, Naomi Tag and Kentish Piano Trio.

We also have ad-hoc participatory events such as dancing, walks and relaxation sessions listed here. For regular classes please see our classes & sports page.
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If you want to know what's on in Canterbury, just bookmark this page for the latest theatre, concerts, comedy and much more. Forthcoming events are detailed below.
click the icon on any event for more information & booking details
Friday 22nd February, 7pm
- Don’t Go Into the Cellar present -
The Canterville Ghost
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Family show full of chills and comedy
Age 7+

Enjoy comedy and chills in this original adaptation of the charming Oscar Wilde tale, written especially for children and young families.

This one-man show, featuring much audience participation, is guaranteed to raise more than just a ghost of a smile!

Philip Jennings stars in a show that's written by Jonathan Goodwin, and directed by Gary Archer.

Adults: £15.00
Conc's: £12.00
Family (2+2): £40
Child or Group of 6+: £10.00

Book Now:
call: 01227 831355
Click for Online Form
or email:

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Saturday 2nd March, 10-1pm
Olwen Shaw introduces
Look Fabulous Forever
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Make-up and Cosmetics
Book for 10am, 11am or 12 noon

Olwen Shaw will be using make up and skin care by Look Fabulous Forever, a range specially formulated for more mature skins

For more information about these products, please contact:

Olwen Shaw on 07720 445 600

Donations to St. Mary’s Church

For Coffee & biscuits

Bookings: 01227 831355

Click for Online Form

Sunday 7th April, 3pm
Canterbury Music Club present
Pianist Young Choon Park
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Playing Mozart Beethoven
& Chopin

Pianist Young Choon Park

Playing Mozart Beethoven
& Chopin:

More to follow…

Tickets: £15


Saturday 27th April,1.30pm-5.30pm
Storytelling Workshop with
Karin van Maanen
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Interactive storytelling for adults
Expect to journey to a different world

This is interactive storytelling for adults.

Expect to journey to a different world in the atmospheric ballroom of Charlton Park through embodied storytelling ritual, to be entertained and moved by what you hear, and encouraged to share and develop your own insights.

Stories and myths are intercultural, interpersonal AND carry individual meaning, all of which you will reflect on as part of the event, guided by the storytellers.

To leave the timeless time of the story gently you will finish by sharing tea and cakes.

Regular price: £25 (reduced to £20 for those on low incomes). A limited number of 'by donation' places also available.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL - places reserved via email: or on 07830 377162

Sunday 24th February, 10am-2pm
Snowdrop Walk
Charlton Park
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For walkers of all ages + dogs
(on lead please)

The Snowdrop Wood at Charlton Park will be open to visitors again this year on Sunday 24th February. From 10am-2pm walkers of all ages (and dogs on leads) will be able to enjoy the mass of 200 year old double snowdrops planted in the wood next to Charlton Place manor house.

The story is that the Prince Regent bet his white charger would be able to jump out of the first-floor Ballroom window – the horse did not survive the leap, and the snowdrops are said to be planted in memory of this poor animal.

Visitors will be able to have fresh coffee or tea and biscuits in the Drawing Room, and are asked to make a minimum donation of £2.50 towards the upkeep of Bishopsbourne’s beautiful and historical Church (St. Mary the Virgin).

Sun 17th March 2:30-6:30pm
West Coast Swing
with Greg John Davy
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Suitable for beginners & experienced alike
No partner required

This brilliant class returns to Charlton Park on Sunday 17th March from 2:30-6:30pm.

The first class of each session is suitable for beginners - and no partner is needed for either session.

Flat or low-heeled shoes only please, no stilettos.

£8 incl. tea or coffee
Book: or 07762 931347

Friday 26th April, 7.30pm
Don’t Go into The Cellar present
“The Witching Hour”
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Adaptations from M. R. James’ “Tales of Unease” & additional material by Jonathan Goodwin

Montague Rhodes James returns with another selection of unsettling tales of antiquarian terror!

Brave the horrors lying in wait within "An Episode of Cathedral History"!

Witness the spectral malevolent seeking revenge in "A Warning to the Curious"!

Jonathan Goodwin plays M R James in a show scripted by himself, and directed by Gary Archer.

Adult £15.00
Concessions £12.00
Group (6+) £10.00 each

Bookings: 01227 831355

or Click for Online Form

Saturday 28th April, 2-7pm
Swing Dances
with Andrew Hall
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Learn various vintage swing dances
No partner needed,

Learn various vintage swing dances

no partner needed

no stilettos

£8.00 for the full afternoon or

£6.00 just to come and dance from 3.30pm

Bookings: or text 07540080224

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