The Marlowe

The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury is keen to support the D/deaf and people with hearing loss to enable them to enjoy performances in their venue.

They already have captioned and BSL interpreted performances and have also just had a new loop style system installed. See here for their current access arrangements. Our Marlowe Theatre Access Scheme allows you to access the best seats for BSL Interpreted and Captioned performances and to get discounted tickets for you and a companion. Please get in touch with our Box Office in person, or by calling 01227 787787, to find out more and sign up today!

Information on BSL Interpreted performances can be found here

Information on captioned performances can her found here

Bookings for the following shows are now open:

Upcoming BSL Interpreted Performances:


101 Dalmatians - Thursday 18 July 2024, 2pm

Hairspray - Friday 9 August 2024, 7.30pm

& Juliet - Wednesday 16 October 2024, 7.30pm

Come From Away - Wednesday 13 November 2024, 7.30pm

Upcoming Captioned Performances at the Marlowe Theatre:


Pretty Woman - Friday 2 August 2024, 7.30pm

New BSL Interpreted & Captioned Performances Announced at the Marlowe Theatre:


War Horse

BSL Interpreted performance - Saturday 26 October 2024, 2.30pm

Captioned performance - Tuesday 29 October 2024, 7.30pm

An unforgettable theatrical experience which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat

BSL Interpreted performance - Thursday 30 January 2025, 7.30pm

The multi award-winning show from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, featuring much loved pop and musical theatre classics, including ‘Any Dream Will Do’, and ‘Close Every Door’.

Giovanni Pernice: The Last Dance

BSL Interpreted performance - Thursday 27 March 2025, 2.30pm

The 2021 Strictly champion and BAFTA winner will be taking to the stage once again with his company of world class performers.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

BSL Interpreted performance - Thursday 10 April 2025, 2pm

Captioned performance - Friday 11 April 2025, 7pm

The ravishing award-winning musical is bursting with unforgettable songs by the Sherman Brothers including ‘Toot Sweets’, ‘Hushabye Mountain’, and of course the Academy Award-nominated title song, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.

The Marlowe, The Friars, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS

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