Hazlitt Theatre


Hazlitt Arts Centre, Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PL

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The Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone provides a great variety of entertainment events from comedy and drama to dance and music productions. The theatre has seating for around 350 people and a licensed bar offering refreshments.

The Hazlitt Theatre is home to such a wide range of quality entertainment and cultural activities for all ages and tastes, including a 5 week run each year of the annual Christmas Pantomime with well-known TV stars in the line-up.

If you enjoy dance, then look out for the Vienna Ballet Company who frequently include the Hazlitt on their UK tour. If you love music then the Hazlitt is a popular venue for great music acts, and if comedy is your preference then you will enjoy the well-known comedians who make Maidstone one of the stops on their circuit.

In addition to the main auditorium, the Hazlitt Theatre complex includes the Exchange Studio Theatre which seats 150, and the Fourth Wall Studio, with a capacity of 60, is popular as a rehearsal space or a small performance area. These additional spaces provide smaller, more intimate shows allowing new and original work to be seen.

As well as professional shows, the Hazlitt Theatre is hired by many groups and companies to stage their own shows. In addition, the Hazlitt attracts film companies, ghost hunters, and local businesses looking for meeting facilities, plus numerous workshops and classes.

The Hazlitt Youth Theatre, a weekly workshop for 11-18 year olds, now has a membership of almost 200 and invites members to take part in events and productions throughout the year.

Maidstone Film Society is based at the Hazlitt Theatre and shows a diverse range of world cinema from September through to April with screenings on Monday evenings at 8pm.

Also within the Hazlitt complex, the Graham Clarke Gallery is an intimate space for local artists to exhibit and create work.

The Hazlitt Theatre is located in Earl Street, home to numerous restaurants and pubs, great for a pre-show meal. There is ample parking available at the nearby Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre car park which is open in the evening.

If you are interested in the history of the Hazlitt Theatre, go to the Inspire Me section of the Visit Maidstone website.

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Wednesday, 5th April 2023 - Wednesday, 5th April 2023

Little Mermaid logo picture under seaThe Little Mermaid
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Monday, 10th April 2023 - Wednesday, 12th April 2023

Axel Blake photoAxel Blake: in Style
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Thursday, 13th April 2023 - Thursday, 13th April 2023

Tracey Higgs PhotoTracy Higgs - Grief is Love
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Friday, 14th April 2023 - Friday, 14th April 2023

Tom Davis photoTom Davis - Work in Progress
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Saturday, 15th April 2023 - Saturday, 15th April 2023

Photo of Richard JonesRichard Jones - An Evening of Magic
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Thursday, 20th April 2023 - Thursday, 20th April 2023

Simon Bodkin photoSimon Bodkin - Screwed Up
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Friday, 21st April 2023 - Friday, 21st April 2023

The Comedy Store LogoThe Comedy Store
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Tuesday, 25th April 2023 - Saturday, 29th April 2023

A poster of the play The 39 Steps with a backdrop of the Union Jack and featuring a silhouette of a man running with the Forth Bridge in the backgrounThe 39 StepsThe Willington Players present John Buchan's farcical adaptation of Hitchcock's classic spy thriller to the Hazlitt Theatre this spring. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who likes the magic of…
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Wednesday, 17th May 2023 - Wednesday, 17th May 2023

Moments of Pleasure - The Music of Kate Bush PosterMoments Of Pleasure - The Music Of Kate BushSee the tribute band that everyone is talking about - Moments Of Pleasure are considered by many to be the next best thing to listening to Kate Bush herself!
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Saturday, 20th May 2023 - Saturday, 20th May 2023

Bublé meets SinatraBublé Meets Sinatra: The Showdown!
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Sunday, 23rd July 2023 - Sunday, 23rd July 2023

Fire and Rain & American Pie
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Sunday, 10th September 2023 - Sunday, 10th September 2023

The Wonder of StevieThe Wonder of StevieThe ultimate celebration of the genius of Stevie Wonder!
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    Recent Reviews:

    • angakhlaq
      Maidstone, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 22nd December 2022
      Went to see Sleeping Beauty at the panto with work colleagues. We have been a few years now and it was the best one ever!!! It was so funny and very enjoyable. It was so good, ached from laughing and... Read full review
    • potatohead44
      London, United Kingdom
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      Brilliant Pantomime
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th December 2022
      Fantastic pantomime, great singing. dancing, lots of fun for all the family, I have seen many pantomimes over the years but this was the best one I can remember ever seeing, well done to the entire... Read full review
    • Hoppityskip
      Essex, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fun outing
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 28th January 2023
      Went for a Robbie and Gary tribute event, despite my hesitation they were great.coukd do with slightly increased toilet facilities. Seats are not the most well padded I have ever sat in but overall a... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    opening 2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
    opening 2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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