The Kings Hall
The Kings Hall
4.5
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK1,005 contributions
Sep 2021
We visited the Kings Hall on a sunny Sunday afternoon with our grandchildren to see the Titanic ‘Honour & Glory’ exhibition. We had travelled here by car and there is a good amount of (pay & display) parking along the seafront and also street parking close by if you can find a space. Herne Bay railway station is just over a mile away if you walk. This review will concentrate on the venue, its facilities and the overall visitor experience as opposed to the content of the exhibition itself.
The Kings hall is located on Herne Bay seafront to the east of the main beach area and cut into the banked area of ground sloping down to the sea. It is a lovely turn of the (20th) century Edwardian brick built structure with some elegant metal uprights supporting a surrounding canopy. It has an open concrete amphitheatre area above the hall with a small stage. Below this is the hall itself and what appeared to be public toilets were open available to the right hand side.
Outside, the hall had a facility selling hot & cold drinks and snacks and seating with tables which was well patronised on the day of our visit. Entrance to the hall is via a foyer and this had an opening for selling refreshments as you entered, though this was not in use for our visit, potential customers being asked to use the outside facility.
The main auditorium is large enough to accommodate an exhibition such as the ‘Honour & Glory’ one and there was plenty of room to move freely around the various exhibits and get a good view. At one end was a stage and this was being used to show occasional audio / video enhancement to the static exhibits.
Having been delayed from earlier in the year and still subject to some Covid 19 restrictions, access to the hall was by means of timed slots though there was no restriction in place as to how long you could spend in the exhibition.
The few members of staff that we came into contact with were friendly and helpful enough.
Written October 16, 2021
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Bring Your Own Sunshine
Canterbury, UK39 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We booked 2 tickets to see NIGHTWATCH a local band.

Booking was easy and straight forward. The venue is on the water front with good access. Staff attentive and friendly. A safe one way system was in place with lots of sanitiser stations dotted around.

We were ushered to our seats. Only 50 people per session in a big hall so we felt super safe. Table service was extremely efficient with a WhatsApp ordering system in place.

Very lovely, spacious venue. We would highly recommend. Video clip is a little blurry but hopefully shows the large distance between each table.
Highly recommended
Written October 10, 2020
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jimbojim007
London, UK59 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Great place local to me loved the night once again ELO experience. King's Hall is a great venue kept clean and tidy everyone had a good time a typical seaside venue at its best.
Written August 6, 2019
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Helen G
19 contributions
Nov 2015 • Friends
Two tribute acts at their best. Mike Appleton as Buble was superb as opening act and Dan Maines as Gary Barlow was also fantastic. The nice surprise of the evening was when his band members of Rule the World came on and help him out with a few numbers starting off with Shine. Then Mike Appleton and Dan Maines came back on stage at the end (around 11pm) to sing two songs together and then the whole of the Fake That members came on as well. Kings Hall had plenty of tables set up, still left room for people to dance and a good time was enjoyed by all. Well done Herne Bay promo for getting them together and I hope they will be back next year.
Written November 23, 2015
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Lianna S
Ospringe, UK309 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
We went to see Reg E Mental a local magician at the Kings Hall today and he was fab. Parking is sparse on event days so make sure to leave a good 15 minutes for searching for a spot - or park a little way out and walk the last 5 minutes.

There is a small serving hatch that offers plenty of food and drink at very reasonable prices. It's not the Ritz so don't expect that but does a fantastic job. The staff are helpful and polite (always a bonus) and there are plenty of toilets (great for with little ones).

Situated directly on the sea front once an event is over there is plenty to do - if you like beaches (my children adored throwing stones in to the water and wandering with the many dogs).

The event today was free with any donations going to help future events.
Written October 28, 2015
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leswarwicker
Canterbury, UK6 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Great venue 5 rows back from the Jstage, excellent sound, only problem seats were not very comfortable cushion would be an asset. but all in all a wonderful experience, Joe Brown great performance WELL DONE.
Written March 22, 2018
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colinpease56
Herne Bay, UK14 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Went down to watch this ELO tribute band on Saturday evening 10th February 2018 - the group was really good - all very good musicians in their own right & sounded just like the real ELO - the venue was full & sold out so a packed house enjoyed a really good show - good value too at only £10 a ticket.
Written February 11, 2018
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weemanKent
Herne Bay, UK14 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Went here to see Omid djilli, got there reasonably early an had no problem getting a seat although it soon filled up, went to the bar an got a lager, no problem, the second lager though was an issue it transpires, asked for a fosters, ran out!!, ran out!! Its not even officially open yet ffs, asked for a becks draught, flat as you bloody hat, so went for wine, that said the staff were really apologetic and attentive, one young girl( I’m sorry i forget your name) but she had a tattoo on her neck, but this young lady will go far, she was clearly new but she could show a-lot of people how to do customer service, 100% to you girl, also big shout out to the management, well organised, controlled, top job!
Overall top-top night, and getting back to my original point.... omid is by far THE funniest comedian I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a few, if you can please go see him you will laugh at him, yourself, your beliefs and the world like you didn’t think you would.
Omid, if you happen to read this, whens the next gig because I’m most definitely in , top top top gig , simply brilliant!
Written January 19, 2018
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jacquie u
Canterbury, UK6 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
Rubber biscuit new years party amazing evening for all age groups .could make better by letting balloons out at midnight next year but great all age groups
Written January 9, 2014
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DickySixpence
United Kingdom35 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
We went here for New Year's Eve having paid £15 per head to be entertained by a band called Rubber Biscuit. The band were fine; this is not about them, it is about the facility.

Upon arrival, my party of 6 adults were unable to find any seating or tables. Doors were opened at 8.00pm, we arrived at 8.30pm which clearly wasn't early enough given that the event finished at 1.00am! We were informed that seating had been made available for up to 350 although 500 tickets had been sold.

Add to this the fact that there was no real ale on draft, no food available to purchase and this made for a very uncomfortable evening. We were also surprised at the number of young children present; this had not been advertised as a family event.

Certainly won't be going back next year.
Written January 4, 2014
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The Kings Hall is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM