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Applause Touring Theatre

Applause is based in Tunbridge Wells and helps small communities to host professional performances in their local venues. A twice-yearly menu of events can be provided to potential promoting groups, the menu offers an exciting choice of shows for adults and children. The performances are generously subsidised and all publicity material is also provided.

A brochure of all the booked events in Kent and East Sussex is produced for autumn and spring seasons and can be downloaded in PDF format from the Applause website.

Prices for performances vary between £4 and £8 with additional costs where food and drink is available. When booking tickets please check the venue for wheelchair access if required.

Applause is currently supported by:

  • Kent County Council
  • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Sevenoaks District Council
  • Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
  • Maidstone Borough Council
  • Swale Borough Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Rother District Council
  • East Sussex Arts Partnership and
  • Arts Council England

To find out more, to book tickets or to join our mailing list, please contact the Applause office.


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