Quarterhouse
Quarterhouse
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Welcome to Folkestone Quarterhouse - The cultural hub of Folkestone Quarterhouse is a performing arts venue at Folkestone’s cultural heart. We present a regular programme of music, film, comedy and everything in between. We work with the people of Folkestone and beyond to help make creativity happen.
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  • Navigate54783868522
    1 contribution
    Great venue, too hot and stuffy!
    Great venue in the heart of Folkestone’s creative quarter. Attended an amazing club night organised by Damp Disco! Reason for 4 stars is the lack of ventilation in the auditorium and upstairs bar which was unbearably hot (the weather outside was mild), particularly in the 4 deep queue due to a shortage of bar staff. For a newly built modern venue there should have air con or at least fans. I guess this may not be an issue for less energetic or crowded events…but please sort it!
    Thank you for the 4-star review! It is great to hear that you had a good time. We are aware that our building can get really warm especially when there is such a busy night and lots of dancing. However, we will pass on your comments to our tech team to see what can be done to make it more comfortable next time. Thaks again and hopefully we will see you again soon.
    Written 22 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Duncan H
    1 contribution
    A great venue with great staff
    I’ve been to this venue many times and am so happy with the recent reinvigoration of their programme of events with many free things to do. I’ve found it to be a very friendly and inclusive place, staff are brilliant! Thank you
    Thank you for your kind review! We will pass on your comments to the programming team. This kind of feedback is important to us so that we can shape future events. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks again
    Written 22 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 September 2023
  • danny w
    1 contribution
    Rosie Jones - Tour = hilarious
    The show was so funny and the venue is so beautiful. Had a small auditorium however the show felt very intimate and after the show was able to speak and get pictures with Rosie which was a really nice touch. The staff there were very friendly and had smiles from ear to ear. Thanks for an amazing event and look forward to returning.
    Thank you for your amazing review Danny, and glad to hear you had such a good evening with plenty of laughs. We will definitely be passing your kind words on to our front-of-house team. Thanks again
    Written 22 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 September 2023
  • m e
    1 contribution
    Great Entertainment, Shame About The Security!
    Went to see Rosie Jones, who was utterly amazing and brilliant! The experience was however a bit soured by your over officious female security guard - I was made to feel like some sort of criminal with the bag search I received. I have no problem having my bag searched (nothing to hide), but i noticed others didn't get the same "over the top" search that i did. She was frankly quite rude and abrupt and made my partner want to immediately leave. After the show as well, she was being extremely overly officious and was about the only person who couldn't even be bothered to smile, let alone talk nicely to people. Has made me think twice about coming to this venue again because of the distress it caused my partner.
    Thank you for your review and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit overall. However, we are sorry to hear that your evening was spoilt slightly by the behaviour of our security team. We want everyone to feel safe, comfortable and relaxed when enjoying an event at our venue. We will be raising the issue with our security contractor to make sure that this does not happen again. Once again, please accept our apologies for how this incident made you and your partner feel and we hope that we will see you again soon.
    Written 27 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Neil S
    2 contributions
    Rosie Jones
    Went to the Quarterhouse for the first time to see Rosie Jones. We got there early and made use of the free parking just to the rear, it was a shame that they didnt open the doors a bit earlier meaning we had to find a very local bar to have a pre event drink, however the venue bar was a huge surprise beautiful area. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The venue was clean and well laid out. The theatre itself was just the right size to enable us to feel involved with Rosie, who was very entertaining. It is now on our list of places to go.
    Thank you for your amazing review. It is always so lovely to hear of new people coming along and having a great time. We hope to see you again soon. Sorry to hear that you were kept waiting outside. But, at least you found a nice local bar near by (there is plenty to choose from). I have passed your feedback on to the team to make sure we can be clearer on door open times etc. Thanks again and see you soon
    Written 29 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Joanna A
    1 contribution
    A hidden gem of a venue!
    What a great venue - such a surprise! Friendly & helpful staff, clean throughout, excellent facilities & that's before we even got into the auditorium!! It's a cosy performance space, spacious enough for the audience to move around, but so intimate that you felt the band were playing in your living room!! Robert Jon & the Wreck couldn't have picked a better venue.
    What an amazing review! thank you so much. We are so glad you had a good time and we will share your kind words with our front-of-house team. Hope to see you again soon,.
    Written 29 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 September 2023
  • geoff422018
    Aylesford, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Great venue for gigs!
    Great venue, really enjoyed the gig. The staff were friendly very helpful, nice bar area upstairs. The main stage was a good size as was the floor area and the seats upstairs were comfortable enough. Soundstage was very good (from the seating gallery upstairs). It was a great place for this gig and glad that Robert Jon & the Wreck picked a local venue such as this. The only downside was that it was quite hot inside and the venue could do with a little more ventilation. Otherwise no complaints at all.
    What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. It is great to have your feedback and we have shared your words with the front-of-house team. You are not the first person to mention that the auditorium does get very hot, especially at a busy gig. We have met as a team to discuss how we can make the venue more comfortable for audiences and performers. Hopefully, next time you come you will notice a difference. Thanks again
    Written 3 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • nickjohnpage
    Canterbury, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Great little venue..but..!
    Had a great evening with Robert Jon and The Wreck, incredible live band. Even the support act Caitlin Krisko and The Broadcast were brilliant. It's the first time I have paid a visit to this venue, and it's a relatively small venue, and when you have a number of people in there it gets pretty warm and stuffy. Hence two people fainted, and the band had to stop, also it's basically standing only. The air-conditioning and ventilation could be improved, but apart from those few niggles, I had a great time and would venture back to see another band in action.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Keith O
    4 contributions
    Great venue.
    Great, intimate venue. Approx 250-300 seats. Drinks very expensive but there are other drinking places nearby. Small amount of parking at the venue but more spaces available only a few hundred metres away. Love coming here. Every seat has a good view.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Paul M
    Feltham, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Sale of the century..
    I've been to a few events at the Quaterhouse now, and it's always a delight. I Went to see Sleeper not knowing what to expect.. The venue suited the show, and the show did not disappoint. If I had one word to describe my night out,it would be "Class"...
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 October 2023
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Rebecca P
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
Lovely, unpretentious venue for a gorgeously festive winter gig by The Unthanks. A beautiful evening and perfect start to the Christmas festivities. Thank you, Quarterhouse!
Written 10 December 2023
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Ulybug M
9 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Great little venue where you can see bands up close. Really easy to get to and Folkestone has loads of great little pubs, indie shops and a market on the old harbour front. Recommended.
Written 10 December 2023
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Trek10402846410
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Dec 2023 • Solo
Speaking as a long-time follower of The Unthanks live performances, these two gigs (matinee and evening) were superb, as always - I cannot recommend this band highly enough. They were aided by what has become a really nice venue, now with the addition of full theatre-style seating (to what was previously a 'standing' hall). The room is just the right size, seat rakes are good so everyone has a great view, and the atmosphere is intimate and cosy. The quality and clarity of the sound system is first class. Venue facilities are great - a beautiful fully-beamed upstairs bar/cafe, foyer mini-bar, cloakroom etc - all the usuals. Toilets are modern and clean. Staff are very friendly and helpful. They also have some excellent artists performing there. I like everything about the Quaterhouse - well worth a visit if you can.
Written 10 December 2023
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Merryl L
Canterbury, UK33 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We sat in the front row to see the Unthanks 9/12/23. Excellent show ! helpful staff. Good facilities. Upstairs bar had a nice atmosphere and reasonable price drinks.
Written 10 December 2023
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Suzi F
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
Not seen of heard of these before, had a brilliant evening of rousing irish music, in fab venue and a great vibe. Lovely to have somewhere localish to go and see new music at reasonable price xx
Written 16 November 2023
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Mandan2014
London, UK8 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Fabulous evening watching the The Mary Wallopers. Great venue and a unique experience. Will definitely be coming back.
Written 16 November 2023
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Hatfield_visitor
Borehamwood, UK391 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Excellent show, Suzi very funny and really connects with audience. Great story teller. Love Quarterhouse comedy gigs, theatre a great venue for comedy. Staff excellent, very friendly and helpful, shows run very efficiently. Nice bar upstairs as well as at least one other place to get drinks. Keep the shows coming!
Written 11 November 2023
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Wow, what a lovely review. Thanks. Sorry it has taken us so long to respond but we really appreciate your kind words. We will be sure to pass it on to the team. Hope to see you again soon.
Written 15 November 2023
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munchyone
Folkestone, UK71 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Had a thoroughly amazing evening with the wonderful Suzi Ruffell and a brilliant support act.
Absolutely no complaints at all and can't wait to go again.
Written 11 November 2023
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So glad to hear that you had such a nice time. Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon.
Written 15 November 2023
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julie k
11 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
It’s impossible to have a poor seat at this venue the view of the stage is excellent wherever you sit.
Staff are all friendly and helpful.
Written 11 November 2023
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jane b
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
Auditorium far too cold to attract an audience. Must improve heating. Ballet performance excellent and enjoyable - spoilt by cold. If I return will need to wear thick sweater - not what I usually wear to ballet. Also no hot drinks available to warm us up.
Written 8 November 2023
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Hello Jane, thank you for your review. I have spoken with our technician and they have investigated the problem and it should now be solved. Next time you come to Quarterhouse it should be a more comfortable temperature. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon.
Written 17 November 2023
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