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A Taste of: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Straight from London’s West End via the legendary Sydney Opera House, this international sensation is coming back to the Spa Valley Railway on selected dates in 2022! Officially the world’s most sought after tribute to the BBC sitcom, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is simply unmissable – and ‘outrageously funny’ (BroadwayBaby)! This popular dining experience sold out during 2021 so do not delay your booking for our 2022 experiences!

Arrive at Tunbridge Wells West for either an 18:00 or 18:20 start in our Engine Shed (see your tickets) prior to boarding our dining train for two return trips to Eridge, hauled by steam and heritage diesel. Become part of the action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up mayhem on a plate alongside a 3-course meal and two hours of non-stop laughter. Expect nothing short of guaranteed fun and a brilliant night out as you climb inside the BBC's iconic TV show and experience it from the inside out… With over 70% improvised, this is the completely immersive and highly interactive comedy spectacular where anything can happen… and usually does!

2022 Menus

We can cater for Vegetarians, Vegan, Gluten and Dairy Free dietary needs providing these are made aware at the time of booking.

Available now! It is £150 for a Table for Two Persons and £300 for a Table for Four Persons, there will be no discounts available for groups or otherwise for this experience. Due to the fixed seating layout of our train we cannot accomodate bookings of odd numbers.

All tickets include the show, train rides along the Spa Valley Railway, Apéritif and Canapés upon arrival, Starter, Main & Dessert followed by Tea, Coffee & Mints.

‘Immersive theatre at its startling best’ ★★★★★ Best of Theatre, London West End 2019
‘Fantastic!’ ★★★★★ What’s on Stage
‘A two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation’ ★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

Australia born in 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience has been receiving critical and audience acclaim ever since. It’s appeared in 41 countries over the years, and tours constantly in Australia, Europe, Scandinavia and Asia. It also returns for extended seasons every year to Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and has an ongoing residency in London’s West End. And having recently sold its millionth ticket, it’s clear that this is the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind.

The cast for the Spa Valley Railway features Sybil, Basil and Manuel.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is an affectionate homage to Fawlty Towers, the BBC TV series written by John Cleese and Connie Booth; their original TV scripts are not used in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience uses its own original script and format.

Copyright Interactive Theatre International 2020.

Advanced booking is essential. 

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Map & Directions

A Taste of Faulty Towers at Spa Valley Railway

Type:Food and Drink Event

Nevill Terrace, Tunbridge Wells, KENT, TN2 5QY

Tel: 01892 537715

Opening Times

Season (26 Mar 2022)
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