Things to see & do

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The First Actress

9 August, 3pm

This ninety-minute program will include an introductory talk, a staging of the play, and discussion with the audience, directed by Lesley Ferris.                       Book tickets here

Music and Beer Festival VIII

Some live music at Smallhythe Place's Music and Beer Festival

Some live music at Smallhythe Place's Music and Beer Festival

The Kent Famous Music and Beer festival returns to Smallhythe Place. With a great variety of music and lots of beers and ciders to choose from, plus a BBQ and wine tent, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Ellen Terry's War Exhibition 1914-1918

A new exhibition comes to the Barn Theatre, a video with unseen material and brought to life by the voices of Dame Eileen Atkins and Charles Collingwood. On most days throughout opening, please call ahead on 01580 762334 if you would like to check the running times and days.

Group visits

If you're coming on a group visit, there's a lot to see in the charming 16th-century house and you can wander in the beautiful garden. You can even book a show in our Barn Theatre.

Don't miss

  • Upcoming events in the barn and in the garden
  • Shipbuilding exhibition: explore Smallhythe's early history
  • All book lovers: check out our large collection of second-hand books
  • Great walks through the garden, up to the church and the public footpath next to the stream
  • Our new range of gifts in the café