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the channel suite at the leas cliff hall The panoramic balcony offers breath-taking views of the English Channel and soft multi-coloured controllable lighting ensures a stunning ambience, whatever the time of day or night. The simple, chic and modern decor is the perfect backdrop for you to create whatever style of event you desire. Whether you are planning a wedding, dinner dance, birthday party, reunion, retirement, anniversary or Christmas party; any and every occasion can be catered for. The Channel Suite has a variety of layouts and can be designed to perfectly suit the occasion you have in mind. This unique flexibility means that we can cater for any size of event, be it an intimate gathering of ten or an elaborate affair for 250.

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Welcome to another fantastic season as at the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone.

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With a variety of entertainment on offer you will find there is something for everyone in the family including Vienna Festival Ballet for Mum, Roy Orbison & Friends for Dad, Wizard Of Oz for the kids and The Glenn Miller Orchestra for the Grandparents! And, don’t forget to book early to get the best seats for all your favourite shows! This years magical pantomime, Cinderella is now on sale and with tickets at just £13, it’s the perfect Christmas treat for the family. Did you know we are more than just an entertainment venue? We have The Channel Suite, a lovely private function space with views across the English Channel ideal for weddings, dinners and parties. Don’t forget you can keep up-to-date with all the latest news and announcements from the Leas Cliff Hall by joining our facebook page or follow us on twitter @leascliffhall We look forward to welcoming you back to the Leas Cliff Hall very soon. Clive Watson General Manager

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the dreamboys

The proclaimers

roy orbison & friendS

glenn miller orchestrA

one night of queen

The rat pack vegas spectacular

halfway to parAdise

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s top male glamour show, perfect for a girls night out with your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced.

lt’s 26 years since The Proclaimers released their first album This is the Story. Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have over the years enjoyed huge successes across the globe and last year released their 9th album ‘Like Comedy’ on leading independent Cooking Vinyl.

If you love good music, then this is the show for you as Barry Steele presents his all live spectacular Multi Media Tribute to The Big O, featuring classic Orbison hits from the 60s right through to the Late 80s when Roy joined a band of men, who called themselves The Traveling Wilburys. Add to the mix the sounds of The Shadows, Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis and our special star guest tributes to Johnny Cash and Elvis.

Under the dynamic direction of band-leader Ray McVay, The Glenn Miller Orchestra continues to thrill and delight audiences around the world. Now with the line-up loved by UK audiences during the Glenn Miller’s wartime years, this is your opportunity to enjoy The Glenn Miller Strings! The show features the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the swinging jazz band, The Uptown Hall Gang.

Over the past 9 years One Night Of Queen has rocked sold out audiences all over the World including UK, Germany, Holland, France and New Zealand. Fresh from their second tour of the USA Gary Mullen and ‘The Works’ return with a stunning live concert featuring fantastic staging and lighting effects. Tear It Up and Keep Yourself Alive. Have One Vision before Another One Bites The Dust, book a ticket now, it’ll only take a Flash.

Purveyors of Cool return with the greatest music of the 20th century. Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis. Under My Skin, Mr Bojangles, That’s Amore, Come Fly With Me, Sway, Mack The Knife and many more of your favourites.    

Billy Fury was Britain’s own Elvis and girls loved him! 30 years after his untimely death, Billy’s own band – his Original Furys Tornados remember him by re-playing live his timeless 29 hit records – Wondrous Place, Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, A Thousand Stars, Jealousy, Halfway To Paradise and many more.

sat 13 Jul 7.30pm £20.50

SUN 11 AUG 5pm £19.50 c g

sat 24 aug 7.30pm £18 A C G

fit and famous 2013 tour

If you’re looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, then look no further than these incredible stripping hunks. Over 18s only.

Expect to hear all the classics: Sunshine on Leith, (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles, Letter From America and many more.

Fri 28 Jun 7.30pm £23.50 g a

Fri 5 Jul 7.30pm £25.50

This summer Kidz on Stage present a fantastic production of The Wizard of Oz. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. This is a must see timeless musical for all the family, featuring 100 local children and young people. With classic numbers such as We’re off to see the Wizard, If I only had a Brain and the Academy Award winning song Over the Rainbow. All accompanied by a live orchestra and lavish sets. thu 29 - sat 31 aug 7pm Fri & Sat mats 2pm £11 A C G

the billy fury story

With giant onscreen footage of Billy & his Furys Tornados playing live with the uncanny voice of Colin Gold.

The BBC summed it up in just one word ‘MAGNIFICENT’

sat 7 sep 7.30pm £17 - £21 c

thu 19 sep 7.30pm £20.50 c

‘Still One Of The Great British Voices’ The Guardian

The ELO experience

let’s hang on

40 years on, and the music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra is still regularly played on radio stations throughout the world. Re-live this fantastic music and take a magical trip down memory lane for 2 hours with The ELO Experience. This show, currently wowing audiences up and down the country, is not to be missed

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, their music and their everlasting popularity spanning many decades was finally brought to iconic status with the Broadway hit musical Jersey Boys.

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alison moyet


Cooking Vinyl are proud to present the minutes, a new album by world-renowned musical icon Alison Moyet, who has achieved sales of more than 20 million, both as a solo artist and half of influential duo Yazoo. The minutes also features the brand new single When I Was Your Girl.

The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their third album in a Paris studio and are looking forward to road testing the new tracks live in front of the fans. Reports leaking from the locked down studio suggest their much anticipated return is a huge return to form.

Sequel To The Prequel Tour

the minutes tour

Let’s Hang On has captured the magic of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, not only their music, but also the uniqueness of the group. Definitely not a night to be missed!

‘Just as sure as all men are born equal. A prequel to the sequel’ Drew McConnell

This tour places the minutes centre stage and will focus on the significant electronic material in her back catalogue.

elkie brooks

ready steady cook LIVE!

the drifters

The sensational 60s experience

diamond dynasty tour


Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the 5th decade of her career, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are a treat for fans old and new.

The nation’s favourite cookery show comes alive on stage at Leas Cliff Hall! Star host Russell Grant and TV chef Lesley Waters are joined by a celebrity chef serving up all the favourite ingredients of Britain’s best loved cooking show. Will ‘Green Peppers’ or ‘Red Tomatoes’ triumph? Book now to decide and vote at Ready Steady Cook Live!

2013 marks the 60th Anniversary of The Drifters and to celebrate they will be producing their most spectacular show to date; The Diamond Dynasty Tour. Including songs such as Under the Boardwalk, Saturday Night At The Movies, Up On The Roof, Kissin In The Back Row, Come on Over to My Place, More Than A Number In My Little Red Book and many more from The Drifters’ vast back catalogue.

Without doubt the most dynamic 60s show touring the UK. This is the must see 60s extravaganza for 2013. Original classics performed by 4 of the most popular artistes of the 60s starring The Marmalade, Hermans Hermits, Chris Farlowe and Steve Ellis’ Love Affair. Also hosted by Alan Mosca from Freddie & The Dreamers. With over 25 hits, step back in time.

sat 2 nov 7.30pm £26 c

Thu 7 nov 7.30pm £21.50 - £23.50 A C G

Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, an electric evening with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you begging for more.

Chefs and guest hosts appear subject to availability.

Wed 2 oct 7.30pm £21 A C G

Fri 11 oct 7.30pm £22.50 A C G

Thu 17 oct Doors 7pm £26 - £46

Fri 18 oct Doors 7pm £24

thu 24 oct 7.30pm £25

TUE 29 oct 7.30pm £26

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‘Surely the best live act in the country’ The Independent

The vagina monologues

alan davies

Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash hit is back, featuring three amazing actresses from the world of TV and stage.

Following the phenomenal success in 2012 of his critically acclaimed show, Life Is Pain, Alan Davies - the much-loved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI - will tour the UK again this Autumn.

life is pain

snow white

vienna festival ballet


with holly-jay bowes terri dwyer & diane keen

An unmissable show for every generation - bring your mum, your best friend, your sister or even your gran - this is the ultimate girls night out… trust us! ‘Laugh out loud funny’ The independent TUE 12 NOV 7.20pm £20 c g

an evening show of burlesque of hands

the darkness

remember when at christmas

jason manford

Britain’s biggest burlesque extravaganza arrives direct from London’s West End, unveiling a fresh cast of burlesque all-stars for 2013. Join a riotous romp into the bizarre world of burlesque and cutting-edge variety. It’s the slickest, wickedly wittiest, most delightfully choreographed cabaret extravaganza of the year. Dress up and come to the cabaret.

Celebrating a 21 year musical partnership, singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi instrumentalist Phil Beer have sold out the Royal Albert Hall four times and are triple winners at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (Best Duo, Best Original Song, Best Live Act). Joined by musical chameleon Miranda Sykes on double bass they have become one of the acoustic roots scene’s major players.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their legendary number one debut album Permission To Land – which featured the classics – Get Your Hands Off My Woman and I Believe In a Thing Called Love and garnered the band 3 Brit Awards – they will play the record in full alongside their hits from the subsequent two top ten albums One Way Ticket To Hell And Back and last year’s Hot Cakes.

This enchanting Christmas production now in its 7th sell out year, is a truly wonderful mixture of great songs, stunning costumes, lots of good old fashioned festive fun, and a unique atmosphere that will warm your heart on the coldest winters day, taking you back to a time when Christmas really was the most wonderful time of the year.

Everybody’s favourite northern comedian, Jason Manford, has announced a brand new tour for 2014. The show promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, comic misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

sat 30 nov 7.30pm £18.50

SUN 8 dec Doors 7pm £26

mon 16 DEC 2.30pm £11 - £13 c a G

with miranda sykes


sat 16 nov 8pm £25 A

Join Vienna Festival Ballet on a magical journey with their brand new production of Snow White. World premiere choreography propels this timeless fairytale and answers the question, who is the fairest one of all. Based on the traditional Grimm’s Brothers story, this spellbinding ballet incorporates all the important elements and promises to entertain and dazzle the whole family.

‘An excellent company of talented young dancers. Their energy and enthusiasm is breathtaking’

FRI 22 nov 7.30pm £14 - £29 A C G

Winner of Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Their third album, Hedonism, the highest-selling independently-released traditional folk album of all time, sold a staggering 60,000 copies and was awarded a Silver Disc. 5-times winner of Best Live Band at the Radio 2 Awards, they have transported folk music into hitherto unknown territory and spearheaded the new folk boom. sat 23 nov Doors 7pm £19.50 - £24.50

First World Problems

‘effortlessly entertaining’ Guardian

Over 18s only.

FRI 29 nov 8pm £23 A C

tue 21 jan 8pm £23.50

opera and ballet international present an ellen kent production featuring the Celebrated Chisinau National Opera and national philharmonic with International guest Soloists

AIDA verdi

spectacular family pantomime CTP Productions (osborne & hunnusett) present

THE GRANDEST OF ALL ellen kent’s OPERAS returns to the uk A stunning, traditional production of this magnificent story of war, jealousy and revenge. The doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames, set against stunning sets inspired by the Valley of the Kings. Spectacular ballet sequences. Unforgettable arias including the classic Triumphal March. Incredible pyrotechnics with a magnificent wall of fire! NOT TO BE MISSED!

‘Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish’ The Independent on AIDA




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‘Aida has one of the most imposing sets you will see on an operatic stage’ Manchester Evening News

Thu 2 – Sun 12 January 2014 family ticket £46 (4 people)

sun 1 Dec 7.30pm £15 - £32.50 A C G Aida cast is subject to change. Sung in Italian with English surtitles

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the perfect venue for a magical christmas party! starters tomato & roasted red pepper soup (v, g) vegetable soup (v) duck & port pate trio of melon (v, g)

saturday 30 november friday 6 december - sold out saturday 7 december friday 13 december saturday 14 december - sold out wednesday 18 december thursday 19 december friday 20 december saturday 21 december welcome drink & disco until 1am included!

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main roast turkey, stuffing & pigs in blankets braised rib eye in mushroom sauce (g) seared filleT of salmon & hollandaise sauce (g) roast loin of pork & caramelised apple (g) asparagus & red pepper risotto (v) all served with roast chateau potatoes, yorkshire pudding & seasonal vegetables dessert chocolate fondant pudding & vanilla ice cream lemon panacotta tart & clotted cream christmas pudding & brandy sauce Fresh fruit salad (v, g) coffee, tea & mini mince pies £30pp V - Vegetarian | g - gluten free option available

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Tue 31 december 7pm-2am age: 12+ only

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by car The Leas Cliff Hall is situated along The Leas in Folkestone. There is an underground car park on Sandgate Road; at the rear of the car park a tunnel leads directly through to the Leas Cliff Hall’s entrance. Please note, this car park is managed by the council and as such hourly fees will apply. (Sat Nav users - CT20 2DZ)

by bus Folkestone’s bus station is located on Bouverie Square in the town centre, just a 10

minute walk from the theatre. For local bus services, please contact 0871 200 2233.

by train The new high speed link means that we are less than one hour away from St Pancras International. Folkestone Central train station is a 15 minute walk from the theatre and serves all main local towns. For more information, please contact 0845 748 4950.

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Co-founded by Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE in 1992, the Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) has grown to be the UK’s largest theatre group with a total of 40 venues in Britain and on Broadway and an internationally recognised theatre producer. It is also a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets. ATG’s impressive portfolio of West End theatres includes Apollo Victoria, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Harold Pinter, Lyceum, Phoenix, Piccadilly, Playhouse, Savoy and Trafalgar Studios 1 & 2. In New York, ATG owns The Foxwoods Theatre, the largest theatre on Broadway. ATG’s regional theatres include The Ambassadors Woking encompassing the New Victoria and Rhoda McGaw Theatres and the award-winning Ambassador Cinemas; Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham; Theatre Royal Brighton; Bristol Hippodrome; Churchill Theatre Bromley; Edinburgh Playhouse; Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone; King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal, Glasgow; Grimsby Auditorium; Liverpool Empire; Palace Theatre and Opera House, Manchester; Milton Keynes Theatre; New Theatre, Oxford; Richmond Theatre; Southport Theatre; Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent; Sunderland Empire; Princess Theatre, Torquay; New Wimbledon Theatre and New Wimbledon Studio and Grand Opera House, York. Current and recent ATG co-productions include Macbeth, The Hothouse, Passion Play, Posh, Jumpy and Constellations (Royal Court at the Duke of York’s), 9 To 5 The Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Legally Blonde The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show, Goodnight Mister Tom, The Mystery of Charles Dickens, South Pacific, All New People, Dandy Dick, Blue/Orange, Ghost The Musical, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!, Exit the King, The Mountaintop, Being Shakespeare, The Misanthrope, West Side Story, Elling and Guys and Dolls.




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*Drinks included are a large (187ml) glass of wine, a pint of beer, single spirits and alcopops.

Call the ATG Customer Contact Centre on 0844 871 3015, open 9am – 10pm Mon – Sat, 10am – 8pm Sun. Contact Centre opening hours may vary on Bank Holidays. Calls are charged at national rate (may vary according to provider). We accept Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express. We are unable to accept ticket reservations over the phone or online.


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On the night, redeem each voucher for a drink.* Not only will this avoid a longer wait at the bar, but will also save you up to £1 per drink!

Concessions may be restricted to certain price levels and performances and can be withdrawn by management without notice. Only one concession can be applied at any one time and proof of status is required. Please call the box office for more information on different show discounts. The ticket price for all shows includes a £1 contributions to the theatre’s restoration fund.


It couldn’t be easier; buy 4 vouchers for £14 at the box office when you book your tickets or before the event.

Call into the Leas Cliff Hall’s Box Office on The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DZ. The box office is open from 9am - 5pm, Mon - Sat or 15 minutes after the show starts on performance days.


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Something sweet? Have a slice of one of our homemade cakes. We also have a selection of scones, doughnuts, cupcakes, biscuits and ice creams too!

You can now purchase drinks vouchers in advance of an event, saving you money and time on the night!

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We have a wide selection of coffees, teas, hot chocolate and cold drinks on offer, along with delicious light snacks including freshly made sandwiches, rolls, paninis and jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings.

The Café Bar is open 6 days a week; Monday to Saturday, 9am - 5pm.

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The Café Bar is the perfect spot to stop, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Leas promenade and the magnificent sea view.

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