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Folkestone Documentary Festival: Origins Untold presents Rebel Dread

Autumn is here, bringing with it cooler weather, cosy knits and pumpkin spice everything and our awesome autumn programme packed with world-class theatre and opera screenings, two brilliant Festivals and oodles of family fun. 

And that's not all. We have something for everyone at Quarterhouse and beyond. From side-splitting comedy to community meals and so more. Explore the full programme in our What's On section or scroll down for some highlights. 

If that wasn't enough, don't forget to check our social media channels for news, announcements and programme updates. 

Film and Screenings 

Royal Opera House Live: Aida

Wed 12 October, 6.45pm

Love and duty collide and nations clash in Verdi’s political drama when a kidnapped princess and an ambitious soldier draw close, and are forced to make an impossible choice: loyalty or love?

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National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

Thu 27 Oct, 7pm

Roll up, roll up for a rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night) based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals. How on earth will pilot Jack Absolute win the heart of his old flame when she demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms?

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Tune In Folkestone: Randolph Matthews

Thu 13 October, 7pm

Ever wondered what Folkestone sounds like? Come and find out at the world premiere of a brand-new musical composition by our artist-in-residence, with accompanying images by film-maker Alex Davies. 

Over the summer, Randolph Matthews took to the streets and landscapes of Folkestone to collect its sounds and tune into the town’s unique frequency that binds us as a community. For Tune In Folkestone, Randolph will talk about the project and present the world premiere of Tune In Folkestone accompanied by acclaimed musicians Paul Cheneour and Adam Betts.

Come and hear the sound of your town – all welcome!

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Screen Archive South East: Our Screen Heritage Gala & Cabaret Night

Sat 15 October, 7.30pm

Join Folkestone Pride for a gala event to celebrate the culmination of the Our Screen Heritage project; expect fizz, canapes, performances, films and fabulousness.

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Folkestone Documentary Festival: Origins Untold present Rebel Dread

Folkestone Documentary Festival: Origins Untold presents Rebel Dread

Sun 23 October, 2pm

This Black History Month, come and watch Rebel Dread, the story of Don Letts, a first-generation British-born Black filmmaker, DJ, musician and cultural commentator.

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A & E Comedy: Witch Hunt

Wed 26 October, 7.30pm

Following their sell-out, award-winning show Enter the Dragons, A&E Comedy (Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards) return with a spell-binding, surreal and darkly hilarious cautionary fairy for our time. Come and see the duo Phoebe Waller-Bridge thinks A & E Comedy are amazing, and we think you will too.

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