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A Taste of Faulty Towers

2024 dates now on sale!

A Taste of: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience!
Straight from London’s West End via the legendary Sydney Opera House, this international sensation has been specially adapted to be performed on a moving steam train and is returning to the Spa Valley Railway for 6 shows throughout 2022. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is the world’s most sought after tribute to the BBC sitcom and is simply ‘fantastic!’ (What’s on Stage) and ‘outrageously funny!’ (BroadwayBaby).

Become part of the action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up mayhem on a moving steam train alongside a 3-course meal, and two hours of laughter. Expect nothing short of guaranteed fun as you climb aboard and climb inside the BBC's iconic TV show and experience it from the inside out… this completely immersive and highly interactive experience is a comedy spectacular where anything can happen… and usually does!

2024 menus to be confirmed but bookings are now open for January and February!

Available now - it is £89.50 per person, there are no discounts available for groups or otherwise for this experience.

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
‘A two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation’ ★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

Born in Australia 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 is Suzanna Hughes (Sybil), Jonathon Saunders (Basil) and Nick Moon (Manuel).
* Performer biogs are on the About/Actors page at  

‘Absolute genius!’ ★★★★★ The Break A Leggers, London West End

‘Deliciously entertaining’ ★★★★★ What’s on London

'For a good dinner and an even better show – this one is a no brainer! It is a fantastic concept executed to perfection, and we can’t recommend this enough. It is two straight hours of side-splitting laughter guaranteed.' ★★★★★ Scottish Field, Edinburgh Fringe 2019

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. 

Terms & Conditions for all dining trains can be found by clicking this link

Book tickets

Sat 13 Jan 2024
18:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 03 Feb 2024
18:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West

Booking information

Advance booking is essential to ride on our A Taste of: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Please book the required amount of tickets to match the size of your party.

Tables will be allocated after booking.

On the day of your visit you MUST have your eTickets available to show either in a print out or on a mobile device, both will be checked visually by a member of staff before boarding the train.

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations.

Click here to view our refund, cancellation and alterations policy

We regret that there can be no refund or transfer to a future date for ‘no show’ customers. The Spa Valley Railway still incurs charges for its services which must be paid to our suppliers. We recommend taking out a form of insurance to protect yourself if necessary. To re-book you will be required to pay the full fare again.