The multi-faceted Stag Community Arts Centre was originally opened as the Majestic cinema in 1936. It has been at the heart of the Sevenoaks community for decades and continues to delight audiences of all ages. More than 25,000 people currently visit the Stag every month, making it the ideal performance venue in Kent.
The Stag is a 10 minute walk from the train station, a short walk from Sevenoaks bus station and on the route of the Sevenoaks Town number 8 circular bus route. It also has a large pay and display car park to the rear, ensuring easy access from all transport links.
The Stag Theatre
The 450-seat Stag Theatre boasts the largest performance stage in the South-East. It is the perfect choice for professional and community productions. The theatre regularly hosts choral and orchestral concerts, dance shows, musical theatre productions, pantomimes, school plays, and much more. There are an additional 140 on stage raked seats which can be used for performances in the round too.
The Stag Plaza
The multi-million pound Stag Plaza is the perfect performance venue for theatre, gigs and events and parties. The venue has capacity for up to 300 standing, 150 seated theatre-style or up to 150 for sit down meals. There is a fully equipped kitchen with servery, a bar, stage, and full theatrical lighting and sound.
Apart from the regular bookings by music promoters, theatre and dance companies who love using this performance space, the Stag Plaza sees regular use hosting special events such as the Mayoral Civic events, the Sevenoaks Business Show, Arts and Crafts fairs, boot fairs, stamp fairs, auction valuations, product launches, training seminars and networking events.
There are two cinema screens at the Stag, including 3D. The latest release films are shown and the range includes something for all ages.
The cinema’s digital screens can be hired for business events, private parties and more.
The Stag Cafe & Bar
The Stag Cafe and Bar is open from 10am Monday to Saturday and has free WiFi. It is available to hire seven days a week. The venue is on the first floor of the Stag and can be reached via the central stairway in the foyer and by lift from the ground floor.
The venue is perfect for small groups and has seen much use for business meetings, parties and masterclasses in catering and arts.
Accessibility & Equal Access
There are disabled parking bays in the South Park pay and display car park located to the rear of the venue.
The premises has the following facilities: Level access for one wheelchair in Cinema Screens One and Two from the foyer. Necessary companions will be admitted free with a CEA card.
There is a lift linking the foyer, Stag Café/Theatre Bar and auditorium. The lift is located next to the disabled toilet (adjacent to Cinema Screen Two on the ground floor).
For the bar, turn immediately left after exiting the lift on the upper level. For the auditorium, proceed straight ahead after exiting the lift and the entrance to the theatre is down a short corridor on the left. This takes you to the front of the theatre and the wheelchair spaces are in the centre of the front row.
Parents / Carers
Baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor to the rear of the foyer, on the first floor adjacent to the ladies toilets and in the Stag Plaza foyer.
The Stag Art Gallery Wall
The Stag Community Arts Centre supports local arts in all forms. The Stag Art Gallery Wall is located in the Stag Café/Theatre Bar and is free to exhibit on. All genres of art are welcomes, as well as work within an equal opportunity remit.
The Stag Art Gallery Wall is also available to visiting artists to display framed work. The area is 6m x 2.2m and each artist can exhibit for a period of three weeks. Please see details (download the PDF).