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Events16th May 2024

New for 2024 – The Brave and the Waves: A Theatrical Journey of Courage and Kindness

The Brave and The Waves


This May bank holiday and half term, The Historic Dockyard Chatham will host an unforgettable family-fun experience, ‘The Brave and The Waves’, a theatrical journey of courage and kindness.

Visitors will be able to embark on a voyage across time, from 1779 to the present day, guided by three young adventurers: Frank, Billy, and Lola. Witness tales of bravery and compassion as live actors transport audiences from the shores to the ever-changing sea.

Working in partnership with the award-winning ‘Complete Works’, this interactive multi-sensory production will enchant and engage visitors with heartwarming tales that will be remembered long after the show ends.

This unique storytelling experience is included with annual admission and takes place at The Historic Dockyard Chatham from 25 May to 2 June 2024.


The Historic Dockyard Chatham is pleased to partner with the award-winning Complete Works for ‘The Brave and the Waves’ event.

Complete Works are passionate storytellers who find the element of performance in all aspects of their work. When it comes to writing and developing new theatrical experiences they always start with a good story and find the most entertaining way of telling it. They understand that when visitors make a choice to spend on a day out, they are investing in an experience. A shared adventure with friends and family that will engage and entertain.


Alongside ‘The Brave and the Waves’ event visitors will also be able to experience the exhilarating story of the RNLI as the lifesaving charity celebrates its 200th anniversary in the brand-new exhibition for 2024.

In partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, this must-visit exhibition showcases the heroic tales of the men and women who have risked their lives to save others, in times of calm and amidst the most treacherous storms.

Only available for a limited time from 23 March to 1 September 2024, this extraordinary showcase is a truly unmissable experience for visitors of all ages.

Both ‘The Brave and The Waves’ and RNLI 200: The Exhibition are included in your Dockyard entry ticket.

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