RTWCS has performed in a number of venues over the years. This page gives brief details of those in current use by the choir.


Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre

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Trinity Theatre – Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JP

Trinity is a converted church on Church Road, a short distance from the Assembly Hall. Located in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, Trinity is a vibrant theatre in one of the most beautiful buildings in the region (it was originally designed by Decimus Burton), hosting around 350 events a year, ranging from the best in theatre and dance through to the biggest names in comedy and music.

It has a relatively small (350 seats) but intimate auditorium with comfortable seating, and good refreshment facilities. It is being used for the first time by RTWCS for our informal summer concert in 2016. They have on-line ticketing facilities.

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St John’s Church, Tunbridge Wells

The newly rebuilt church hall alongside the church with its associated extensive facilities provide an ideal location for most of our rehearsals. View church website

The location is on the main A26 (St John’s Road), Tunbridge Wells TN4 9LG, but note that we use the entrance by the Amherst Road car park.

Although our major concerts are held in the Assembly Hall, St John’s Church is currently the favoured venue in Tunbridge Wells for RTWCS concerts in circumstances:

  • When a large audience is not expected (St John’s has a maximum capacity of about 500)
  • When a large orchestra is not required

The church also has a side gallery which is occasionally called for in performances (a recent staging of Britten’s “St Nicolas” is a case in point)

St. Peter’s Church

Bayhall Road – TN2 4UX
This church is occasionally used for rehearsals

St Mary’s

The Parish Church of Goudhurst

St Mary’s, the parish church of Goudhurst, is the choir’s favoured location for its annual Christmas concert. Its acoustic is particularly favourable for choral singing, and its friendly village atmosphere makes it a favourite for both choir and audiences. The church is located in a prominent position at the top of a hill in the centre of Goudhurst (postcode TN17 1AN).

The church has recently been remodeled to include toilet and other facilities.

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Vale Royal Methodist Church

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This church has been used for concerts and rehearsals on occasions when St Johns is not available. The basement rooms were also used for committee meetings.

Regretably, the building is in a poor state of repair, is no longer used for church services and unlikely to be used again for concerts in the foreseeable future.

updated 2016

Holmewood House

Holmewood House is a private co-educational preparatory school in the Langton Green area to the west of Tunbridge Wells.

The school has a 300 seat theatre with tiered seating, and is used for smaller scale concerts and recitals.

The full address is Holmewood House School, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent,TN3 0EB – it is located to the south of the main A264 road.

Wiesbaden Venues

Although RTWCS is no longer formally linked with the “Bach Chor” in Wiesbaden, the venues used in the past are referred to in the historical record, reviews and list of events with Wiesbaden Choir. The main venue for our past concerts in Wiesbaden is the home church of our Bach Chor – the magnificent Lutherkirche.

The other venue we have performed is the imposing town hall or “Kurhaus” of Wiesbaden.

On the visit by the Bach Chor to Kent in 2007 we performed together in Rochester Cathedral (see Review).