Live Music Venues in Folkestone

The Chambers

The Chambers Pub Bar Live Music Folkestone

Folkestone’s longest running Grassroots Music Venue, now in it’s 25th year! The finest local & international artistes & Djs on the towns best sound system every week. Come & discover the towns most important hidden gem.


Quarterhouse is a performing arts venue at Folkestone’s cultural heart. We present a regular programme of theatre, music, film, comedy and everything in between.

Leas Cliff Hall

Kent’s premier entertainment venue. It offers the very best in entertainment, from live music to headlining comedians, international dance acts to shows for all the family. The Leas Cliff Hall has played host to some of the best music acts around such as Ozzy Osbourne, Kings of Leon, Status Quo, Stereophonics, The Darkness, McFly and many more…

The Red Cow

Welcome to The Red Cow – your cheery local based in Folkestone. Watch with commentary a variety of sports on our many screens!  Live music events will be advertised on our Facebook & Instagram accounts when booked. We are pet-friendly and we welcome everyone.


jamjar music cafe bar live music venue folkestone

jamjar is one of Folkestone’s live music venues showcasing local musicians and guest appearances from singer/songwriters. Live music events include cover artists as well as musicians playing original music of their own creation!

The Music Workshop

Nestled in the heart of Folkestone, The Music Workshop is a community space for music lovers of all levels. Whether you’re taking your first musical step or are a seasoned professional, our variety of classes, workshops and events are open to everyone. Come and enjoy a light bite, discover a new tune, or simply share in our passion for music.

Harbour Arm

Folkestone’s Harbour Arm is a collection of small, independent businesses that have rapidly become a centre for food, drink and entertainment. Live bands and DJ sets are a regular feature.

The Tower Theatre

Tower Theatre is a fully equipped 300 seat theatre, providing a venue for performances, music and other events


Skuba Bar Folkestone

Skuba Bar opened in 2002 and is situated directly opposite the Leas Cliff Hall . With free entry, a vast selection of good value, quality dishes on the Skuba Grill menu, a spacious beer garden, a heated terrace area, live DJ’s, a selection of quality cocktails and great drinks promotions, SKUBA BAR is the place to go!!!


Bar and restaurant
Local neighborhood dive bar
Fine Burgers, wings and alcohol.
No bookings, walk-in welcome.
60 Tontine Street


gallery bar & secret garden: open thursday to sunday from 2pm

Space 7 Gallery bar & secret garden: open thursday to sunday from 2pm. One of Folkestone’s live music venues and event space.

The Rum Clinic

Rum Clinic Bar Live Music Venue Folkestone Kent

A taste of the Caribbean in the heart of Folkestone: Soul, funk, reggae vibe, over 100 rums, cocktails, Caribbean beers and a variety of drinks and snacks. Live DJ’s and music events to get involved in!!

Kipp's Alehouse

Kipp’s Alehouse is a comfortable and inviting venue. Cask ale, gravity poured. An excellent selection of wine,cider and craft and speciality beers. Great Whole World Vegetarian Food lovingly prepared and served quickly to you using seasonal ingredients. Keep an eye out for live music gigs too!

Bay Tree Bar & Grill

Bay Tree Bar & Grill Folkestone

Bay Tree Bar & Grill is an independent Cocktail Bar & Grill set in Folkestone’s West End in the 4-star Burlington Hotel. The Grill serves modern British fayre with local ingredients cooked fresh. The cocktail bar is bar well stocked with premium drinks, all served in relaxing and stylish surroundings. Evening entertainment includes live bands and DJ nights.

The Party Bar

Party Bar Folkestone Live Music Venue

The Partybar is a fun pub/bar
Open Friday and Saturday nights, from 9pm til 3am.
Over 18’s Only
Valid Photo ID Required
Passport / Driving licence

Radnor Arms

Radnor Arms - Live Music Venue Folkestone Music Town

New addition to the Ramblinns collection of Inn’s across the south east! Live music entertainment includes singer/songwriter acoustic gigs.

Dover Road Social Club

A live music venue with a regular program of acoustic artists and open mic nights


Folklore is Folkstone’s home of the cocktail! We have live music every Thursday, always free and always original artists. We have a great range of cocktails but also beers wines and spirits and you can enjoy pizza whilst you listen to some great live music!

20th Century Speedway

Wild Rides! Speed, Thrills & Chills!
Welcome to Folkestone’s newest Live Music Venue & Creative Space
Hold Fast!


Tofts Cafe Bar Folkestone Music Town

Tofts was once a jazz club / music venue and boasts a rich musical history. The building has a blue plaque featuring the names of some of the great musicians (such as Little Richard, Fleetwood Mac, The Who and more) who played at the venue in the 60’s. We have poured love and soul into renovating part of the original building to create a music themed café bar.

The Park Inn

Live music! Great thai food! Great prices! Lovely atmosphere. Opposite radnor park

Brewing Brothers

Brewing Brothers Beachside is a taproom space anchored by an impressive wood fired oven focused menu. 

The Tasting Rooms

The Lighthouse Tasting rooms is a brand new restaurant, brought to you by the team behind The Lighthouse Champagne Bar.  Get ready for a full Oyster Bar, over flowing Platters, delicious Frenglish (French/English) cooking, a regular live music programme and much more.

Three Hills Bar

Three Hills Sports Park is an event hire venue Kent locals recommend, hosting everything from birthday parties to business meetings.  With experienced staff on site to aid you with your every need, Three Hills Sports Park is a fantastic spot for event hire in Kent.

The Pilot Bar

Situated on the western side of the Harbour Arm, with an expanse of sea and sky beyond, and vistas of France on a clear day, the Pilot Beach Bar is the perfect place to sit back and relax with family and friends and enjoy a drink in this spectacular scene.


Speciality coffee shop & cocktail bar – snacks, pickles, epic milkshakes, live music & events.

The Dugout

Sports Bar & Kitchen

The Cliffe

Lounge Bar & Kitchen on the Leas in Folkestone. Specialising in good food and tantalising cocktails

Gee's Bar

Gee’s Bar & Kitchen serves Continental Lagers, Real Ales, Wines, Spirits, Food & Sunday Carvery. Open Mic Nights and Live Music

Golden Arrow

Relaxing family & dog friendly pub serving great food and drink. With outdoor seating, live sport’s, pool table, party venue, live entertainment and quiz night

The Nailbox

Friendly local pub. Live Music, Real Ales, Beer Garden. One of the few proper pubs in Folkestone

Master Brewer

The Master Brewer, a homely and hospitable pub with a ‘best of both worlds’ location, it lies on Folkestone’s Broadmead Village estate – a leafy, peaceful neighbourhood yet conveniently close to the M20 and central Folkestone.

East Kent Arms

Folkestone’s Only high street pub, we have Pool table, Darts, live music, karaoke & TNT sports

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