Lectures are held at Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, beginning at 11.00am. Please be seated by 10.50am. The coffee shop is open from 10.00am and for lunch afterwards.

Members may bring two guests each year (one per lecture). This is by prior arrangement with the Membership Secretary and the payment of a small charge of £5.00.

Members and their guests must register before going into the theatre.

Notification of any changes to the programme will be posted on the website and emailed to members for whom we hold a valid email address, if there is time to do so.

In case of adverse weather conditions, if you have not received notification and there is no posting on the website and you have concerns, please contact any Committee Member to confirm whether the meeting will take place.

To download a copy of our 2020-21 Programme, please click on the link below:

2020-21 Programme – The Arts Society Royal Tunbridge Wells

To look at our previous programmes, please click on the links below:


The three lectures below have unfortunately been cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and following advice from Public Health England.

Monday 20th April

Raphael of Urbino – Artist and Architect

Shirley Smith BA

Monday 18th May

The Benin Bronzes – masterpieces of African Art

Dr Claire Walsh MA, PhD

Monday 15th June

That woman: the life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Anne Sebba