We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great theater

Me and my husband watched shrek at the Marlowe the production was very good the staff all seemed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Interesting performance smart surroundings

Went to see 'Awful Auntie' in May bank holiday with my nephews. The theatre was smart and clean... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy I
via mobile
Read all 1,068 reviews
All photos (57)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“west end”(61 reviews)
“upper circle”(33 reviews)
“peter pan”(18 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
+44 1227 787787
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Canterbury
from US$13.35
More Info
Reviews (1,068)
Filter reviews
1,056 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswest endupper circlepeter pancentral aislemamma miamain auditoriumnew buildingcomfortable seatsgreat seatsplenty of leg roomproductionpantostagecastintervalstallsballet
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,056 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my husband watched shrek at the Marlowe the production was very good the staff all seemed very friendly the only thing I thought was strange was thinking the security is very high at the moment for obvious reasons my bag wasn't searched just...More

Thank emma1989Kent
Reviewed 6 days ago

This theatre is brand new and from what I can see has excellent views from every seat. We arrived just before the show so can't comment on anything else.

Thank Jennie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see 'Awful Auntie' in May bank holiday with my nephews. The theatre was smart and clean and the staff friendly. The performance/production was a little odd (although perhaps to be expected) and despite the theatre being far from at capacity it was still...More

Thank Amy I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to get Access tickets which are available in all major Theatres over England. This theatre said only had these if in wheelchair, not everyone who is disabled uses a wheelchair all the time. Very disappointed, not only in this but in expensive prices of...More

Thank kabjeffrey890
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw Flashdance at this theatre and was not disappointed. Acting, music, and stage production excellent. Before Seeing Flashdance went to a restaurant called Dems Brasserie and had a beautiful meal, the service was first class and meal excellent. Would definitely go back to both places.

Thank deniseaxtell735
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flashdance was full of energy, songs and dance. It was a very enjoyable show and the acting was very professional, especially enjoyed watching Joanne Clifton dancing and she has a good singing voice as well. The last part of the show was full of audience...More

2  Thank Lin34_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another series of visits to Marlowe. Friday saw a great show in Studio - Sarah Kendall. Great story teller, very funny. Also tested some of the stories she plans to introduce in her Radio 4 show. Staff the usual efficient/helpful people. Was surprised a few...More

1  Thank Hatfield_visitor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Marlowe to watch a show seats were in the upper circle seat noH3 and H4 . The view was fantastic but the leg room was poor .The staff were very friendly and helpful the Bar was just outside the door very easy...More

Thank chrisgodden
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The alternative comedy show left a lot to be desired . Although the comedians were professional and alternative, the show was embarrassingly awkward and not funny . The show wasn’t organised or executed well. There was a lot of waiting and delays between acts. However...More

Thank jordanhQ1008XT
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The theatre always has a wide selection of high class entertainment on for respectable ticket cost. Easier than going to London but has a selection of visiting West End Shows on!

Thank chrisndelyss
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Debbie J
3 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Hatfield_visitor | Reviewed this property |
From twitter in 2015 When someone asked the same question: They're our best seats - these tend to be our most popular seats that our customers really love. Makes sense to give them a quick call and ask for details... More
Debbie J
1 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from hanspans83 | Reviewed this property |
A more expensive ticket in the centre/front of the auditorium. The actual seat is no bigger or different than the rest.
1 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Hatfield_visitor | Reviewed this property |
Yes, several car parks near. Large one, Pound Lane, 5 mins walk away. You pay prior to leaving car park. Fees payable until 9pm. There can be queues at payment machines when theatre closes. Can register on web so that... More