Nashreen Issa talked to Mark Everett, the man responsible for getting the Marlowe Theatre full. The theatre's programme director told us how he went about it.
The decision to build a multi-million pound theatre on the eve of possible budget cuts in schools and libraries was a surprising one for a small council in East Kent. But bosses at Canterbury Council say the investment it made in the new Marlowe Theatre, to give the city a boost, has paid off.
They say the venue, which opened two years ago this month, is now generating £25 million a year for the local economy. Nashreen Issa reports.
TV comic Jim Davidson has been barred from playing at a Kent theatre because of his controversial jokes, it's been reported.
The comedian took to social media website Twitter to complain at not being allowed to perform at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.
He recently Tweeted: "Forget the Marlow thing now. Its political. Left wing stuff is ok I'm not. The man has every right I guess. lets move on. Come to Maidstone."