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Ashford Road • Tenterden • Kent • TN30 6LT

Box Office: 01580 763 826



Welcome to the Sinden Theatre

The Sinden Theatre is located within the grounds of Homewood School in the heart of the Weald.
Opened in 2004, the venue is named after its patron, actor and former local resident, the late Sir Donald Sinden CBE.

The theatre was created from a pre-existing school hall when Homewood achieved Arts College status in 2003, enabling funds to be made available for conversion to a 231 seat theatrical venue to take place.

The  Sinden’s 231 seats all have unrestricted views of the stage, and we have disabled access.

The Sinden provides facilities for both the school, which has a strong Performing Arts Department, and for a wider audience in its role as a professional receiving theatre serving Kent and East Sussex.

As well as hosting many school productions The Sinden provides a wide diversity of entertainment for the area, from Standup comedy to high drama and music. Artistes who have appeared here include Steven Berkoff, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Phil Cool, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, The Fureys & Davey Arthur, Sunny Ormonde and of course Sir Donald Sinden.

A regular on-site Saturday morning theatre school ‘The Academy’ put on two or three shows each year.

The Sinden frequently offers its facilities to local charitable organisations at special rates. Among those to host fund-raising shows have been Macmillan Cancer Relief, Canterbury Oast Trust, Cancer Research UK, The Red Cross and the Tenterden Lions.

Our audiences are attracted from all over Kent and East Sussex, some from even further afield; a new online booking system is set to increase our demographic even further in the future.

In conjunction with our new website we hope our new twitter feed will make our news and show information easily available to everyone! Follow us now @sindentheatre