Assembly Hall Theatre

Creative Learning

Our Creative Learning Department was created in 2017 following a restructure of resources and our desire to work in our community outside the walls of the building.


Donations, Grants and Council subsidy all contribute to the theatres Creative Learning work in our community.  

In the last financial year (19/20):

548 School children benefited from free art provision through illustration workshops. 

13 Tunbridge Wells Primary schools participated in projects, 3 from some of our most rural areas (Sandhurst, Frittenden and Benenden). Delivering theatre benefits outside the town centre. 

We developed our Stairwell Art projects programme where our Stairwells are used as a community art gallery, we hosted ‘Blooming Marvellous’, created in partnership with Royal Tunbridge Wells in Bloom; with help from local budding photographers, we collected photographs of our town, parks and borough looking ‘Blooming Marvellous!’

We delivered an 84% increase in our arts based workshops in the community. 

We delivered 146 hours of arts facilitation in the community.

We hosted 8 non-performance community events with 7 community groups. 125 people participated, creating the Panto Art Display and decorating the theatre foyers. 

We hosted regular "during performance" guide dog training days.

We ran a new formalised Work Experience programme, resulting in 5 students participating in the programme, they then produced their own on stage event at the end of the programme.

We delivered tours of the theatre to 152 people including Heritage Open Days.

We delivered, in partnership with Trinity Theatre, Sherwood Youth Drama a free drama club for 8-16year olds from the Sherwood/Lakewood area. 

We hosted our first ever Pride event in partnership with Tunbridge Wells Pride, which saw the stage adapted to a small speakeasy cabaret bar, the event was hosted by Charlie Hides (Ru Paul's Drag Race).

Also during the Centenary Poppy Appeal between 20,000 – 30,000 poppies were created and donated by members of the community for the Knitted Poppy display. Approximately 5000 people participated, based on 5 poppies made per knitter. A project delivered through our Gateway and wider Council colleagues.

We developed a new cross culture (Museum and Theatre) Creative Learning Menu that is heavily subsidised to ensure accessibility - it can found HERE.

This list does not cover the work that our team members in other Council services such as the One You (Health) Team, and the Museum and Gallery Team are also doing in our communities.

We hope you can see that the support that you give us really does enable us to continue this work and we hope to be able to expand our programme of creative learning over the next few years.  If you would like to offer or continue your support please find out how by clicking HERE.

Thank You.




What's On?

Dance The Night Away
March 5th 2021
Until March 5th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Indoor Pets
March 11th 2021
Until March 11th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Lady Bird
March 18th 2021
Until March 18th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Back To The 80s
March 19th 2021
Until March 19th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
The Comedy Store
March 20th 2021
Until March 20th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Le Cabaret Rock
March 27th 2021
Until March 27th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Bowie Night
April 2nd 2021
Until April 2nd 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Pop Divas Live!
April 3rd 2021
Until April 3rd 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Le Cabaret Fantastique
April 9th 2021
Until April 9th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
The Comedy Store
April 10th 2021
Until April 10th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Bye Bye Baby
April 16th 2021
Until April 16th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Trexstasy
April 17th 2021
Until April 17th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Think Floyd
April 24th 2021
Until April 24th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
The Barricade Boys
April 25th 2021
Until April 25th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Newton Faulkner
April 26th 2021
Until April 26th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
The Quo Experience
April 30th 2021
Until April 30th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain
June 10th 2021
Until June 13th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
June 16th 2021
Until June 17th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Strictly Presents: The Power of Dance
July 6th 2021
Until July 6th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Legend
July 9th 2021
Until July 9th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Anton & Giovanni
July 15th 2021
Until July 15th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Wrong Jovi
August 13th 2021
Until August 13th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Calling Planet Earth
November 6th 2021
Until November 6th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
John Bishop
November 17th 2021
Until November 18th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Kevin Bloody Wilson
November 20th 2021
Until November 20th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Sleeping Beauty
November 30th 2021
Until November 30th 2021
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Katherine Ryan
January 29th 2022
Until January 29th 2022
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Count Arthur Strong: And This Is Me!
April 7th 2022
Until April 7th 2022
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Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Billionaire Boy
May 23rd 2022
Until May 27th 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Jason Manford
July 20th 2022
Until July 21st 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Sarah Millican
October 7th 2022
Until October 7th 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
The Legends of American Country
November 1st 2022
Until November 1st 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU