Royal Tunbridge Wells offers a vibrant cultural scene that invites visitors to rediscover their creativity and indulge in a world of entertainment. From its thriving arts community to its lively theatres and bustling year-round events, Tunbridge Wells is a great place for those seeking inspiration and enjoyment.

The Art Scene

Royal Tunbridge Wells embraces the arts, with a thriving local creative community. The town is home to numerous art galleries showcasing works by both local and international artists. Explore contemporary masterpieces, traditional paintings, and thought-provoking sculptures. Engage with artists at their studios and gain insights into their creative process during the annual South East Open Studios. Be sure to view our events calendar to keep up with the latest events and exhibitions at the Amelia Scott.

Vibrant Theatres

For those seeking theatrical delights, The Assembly Hall and Trinity Theatre, stage captivating performances throughout the year. The Assembly Hall Theatre, a cultural hub in the heart of the town, hosts a wide-ranging programme of shows, including drama, comedy, musicals and dance performances. Trinity Theatre, offers a unique theatre experience within a former church. Trinity also provides an intimate setting for innovative productions, including local plays, music events, and film screenings.

Annual Festivals

Black Deer Festival Crowd

We are a town that loves to celebrate, and our calendar is packed with exciting festivals and events that cater to many interests. Jazz on the Pantiles, held during the summer months, is a local favourite, every Thursday evening. The Food and Drink Festival will tantalize your taste buds with culinary delights from local producers, while the TW Fringe Festival, The TW Literary Festival, Local and Live and UNFEST showcase Tunbridge Wells’ creativity. Don’t miss the annual Pub in the Park and Black Deer festival just outside the town centre!

Intimate Events and Local Artists

For an intimate setting, the award-winning grass roots music venue, The Forum, is a popular venue for live music and the performing arts. It has seen the likes of Adele, Rag’n’Bone Man, Green Day, Coldplay, Oasis and many more in the early stages of their careers. Other notable mentions, include the Grey Lady, a great venue for live acts across all genres and serving Italian food and cocktails as well as Even Flow, a record store hosting open mic nights regularly. Local pubs are also a great place to discover new talent while enjoying the community atmosphere

With a vibrant arts scene, large and small cultural venues and lively festivals, there are countless opportunities to embrace your artistic side and indulge in the joy of entertainment in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Whether you’re passionate about art or theatre, or simply curious to discover what Royal Tunbridge Wells has to offer, immerse yourself in the town’s cultural offerings and let your imagination soar.