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Broadstairs Dickens Festival

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About

Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs in Kent regularly from 1837 until 1859 and immortalised the town as "Our English Watering Place".

In 1937, to commemorate the centenary of the author's first visit, Gladys Waterer, the then resident of Dickens House, conceived the idea of putting on a production of David Copperfield and of having people about the town in Victorian dress to publicise it.

Tickets

Many of the Festival events are free, but for those that require tickets, you can download the advance booking form.

Tickets can also be purchased from the Customer Service desk on Victoria Gardens during the Festival, subject to availability.

Events

2019 Events will be added as they are confirmed.

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