Discover the magic of ‘live’ at Folkestone Quarterhouse this autumn!

Kicking off the autumn season at Folkestone Quarterhouse, SALT Festival of the Sea & Environment returns for its fourth year from Friday 13 – Sunday 22 September, inviting you on a creative and inspiring journey through the landscape and culture of the coast.

Celebrating 10 years of National Theatre Live, James Corden takes to the stage the hilarious West End hit, One Man Two Guvnors; before multi-award-winning director, Emma Rice brings her exuberantly impish vision to life in Wise Children. You also won’t want to miss Hansard; Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda; and Noel Cowards provocative comedy, Present Laughter.

Sizzling off the hottest Madrid stages, hop on the Flamenco Express for healthy dose of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco; and find out what all the fuss is about, with fuzzy alt-rock quartet Salvation Jayne. Filled with fiery and soulful acoustic magic, Romany Diamonds is guaranteed to make your heart thump, feet tap, and hands clap as you are invited into the secret world of joyous Gypsy melodies! And acclaimed vocalist Randolph Matthews performs exhilarating music that confronts the issues of Walter Tull’s heroic life 100 years ago.

Catch the latest hit films on the big screen for just £5, including Jordan Peele’s Us; Bo Burnham’s first feature film, Eighth Grade; and Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart. A new addition to Folkestone Quarterhouse, Doc Club is a monthly film club devoted to showing documentaries from mainstream to experimental; and historical to contemporary; with a discussion after each screening. The inaugural screening is the first ever cinema release of the beloved but unknown gem, 1968 film Inquiring Nuns, which sees two nuns touring Chicago during the Summer of Love, asking “are you happy?”.

October is packed with comedy, including stand-up legend Rob Newman who will be trying out new material; Paul Foot returns with his show Image Conscious; Griff Rhys Jones is back with his brand-new full-length show; and Suzi Ruffell turns tragedy and anxiety into big laughs.

Try something new this autumn and pay what you decide for theatre shows. Enjoy a classic tale of classroom crushes and awkward bedroom encounters in Love Songs; Build a Rocket is a powerful and uplifting play about teenage pregnancy in a small seaside town; and New Queers on the Block is a weekend packed with experimental performances by LGBTQIA+ artists.

Finally, enjoy a variety of family entertainment, including everybody’s favourite, Mrs H and the Sing-along Band! Eggs on Legs is a cracking show bursting with wonder and surprise; and Oxford Playhouse recount the race between the USA and the USSR to send the first man to the moon in the inventive and action-packed One Small Step. You’ll not want to miss a colourful retelling of Hansel & Gretel, or award-winning dance, humour and spoken word in The Little Prince. Early bird tickets are also available for this year’s Christmas show, the magical Once Upon a Snowflake, packed with shadow puppetry, storytelling and enchanting songs for all the family.

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