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Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

The Sound of Music comes to the Assembly Hall Theatre!

Tue 27 Feb to Sat 3 Mar

One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in this magnificent five star production to enchant the young and the young at heart. This wonderfully lavish staging tells the true story of the world famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWll.

Lucy O'Byrne returns to the iconic role of Maria in which she was hailed by critics as ‘Quite possibly the best Maria since Julie Andrews herself’ (The Scotsman). Lucy was the runner up of BBC One’s The Voice in 2015, impressing the nation and chart-topper Will.I.Am with her stunning vocal range, and was recently seen in the West End as Fantine in Les Misérables.

Joining as the dashing Captain Von Trapp is TV and stage favourite Neil McDermott, whose characters include playing heartthrob Ryan Malloy in EastEnders, as well as featuring in numerous West End productions such as Shrek The Musical where he played Lord Farquaad.

The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including EdelweissMy Favorite ThingsDo-Re-MiClimb Ev’ry MountainSo Long Farewell, and of course, The Sound of Music.

Theatre and live entertainment venue in Tunbridge Wells, Kent

For over 75 years, the Assembly Hall Theatre has presented an eclectic programme of live events from family shows to classical music. Our regional receiving theatre in Tunbridge Wells can seat 1,020, and over the past six years over 1.2 million customers have attended shows. We’re renowned for attracting diverse audiences from Tunbridge Wells and beyond.

The Assembly Hall Theatre has undergone a £1.5 million refurbishment with new auditorium seating, carpets and curtains, plus a completely redesigned bar as well as major refurbishments and enhancements backstage.

We are proud to have played host to major shows and performers including: musicians like Nigel Kennedy, Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong, Gregory Porter, Madness frontman Suggs, the ever-popular Jools Holland and Paul Carrack, the Robert Cray Band; children’s' favourites Peppa Pig, Horrible Histories, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and Sing-a-long Frozen; West End touring productions Evita, The Full Monty, Avenue Q and Calamity Jane; inspiring evenings with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Chris Bonnington; comedians Reginald D Hunter, Al Murray, Paul Merton, Jimmy Carr, Ross Noble and many more.

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Assembly Hall Theatre - Tunbridge Wells

Our theatre is larger than many in the region. Our high seating capacity, large stage and excellent backstage facilities and crew mean that we can attract big shows that other theatres in the area can’t. For example, touring runs of major West End productions including Chicago, Cabaret, Priscilla, and Evita.  We offer eclectic programming to suit all tastes and ages, from musicals and drama to top notch comedians. The theatre is also the chosen venue of several highly-regarded community groups, hosts an annual arts exhibition and is used as a conference venue.

The Assembly Hall Theatre is a valued cultural asset in the heart of the historic spa town of Tunbridge Wells, with many restaurants, bars and cafes nearby. Visit our website to find out what’s on or contact the box office on 01892 530613.





Sleeping Beauty Pantomime - Open for bookings!

Once upon a time in a land far away, a beautiful princess was born. Cursed by a wicked fairy, she was destined to spend her life as the Sleeping Beauty, until awakened by true love’s kiss…

Following the production of Aladdin, the Assembly Hall Theatre and Martin Dodd – UK Productions proudly present another spectacular pantomime jam-packed with smash-hit songs, stunning sets, spectacular costumes and an all-star cast yet to be announced.

The tale of Sleeping Beauty is renowned worldwide as one of the most magical and enchanting of all.

Book your tickets before 31 March 2018 and save £5 per ticket

Contact Assembly Hall Theatre

Contact details

Box Office - 01892 530613


Crescent Road
Tunbridge Wells

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