Hazlitt Theatre

Type: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.

 

Events

Friday, 22nd February 2019 - Friday, 22nd February 2019

Glenn Wool - Wools Gold 11
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Sunday, 24th February 2019 - Sunday, 24th February 2019

Mandy Muden's Cunning Stunts
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Sunday, 24th February 2019 - Sunday, 24th February 2019

Suddenly
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Tuesday, 26th February 2019 - Tuesday, 26th February 2019

Naturally 7
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Thursday, 28th February 2019 - Thursday, 28th February 2019

Lipstick On Your Collar
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Friday, 1st March 2019 - Friday, 1st March 2019

Lucy Porter - Pass It On
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Saturday, 2nd March 2019 - Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Barbara Dickson: In Concert
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Sunday, 3rd March 2019 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio
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Sunday, 3rd March 2019 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

The Shy Manifesto
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Tuesday, 5th March 2019 - Tuesday, 5th March 2019

Pirates of Penzance
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Thursday, 7th March 2019 - Thursday, 7th March 2019

Crimes on the Nile
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Friday, 8th March 2019 - Friday, 8th March 2019

Buble Meets Sinatra: The Showdown
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Saturday, 9th March 2019 - Saturday, 9th March 2019

The Salts
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Wednesday, 13th March 2019 - Wednesday, 13th March 2019

Circus of Horrors: Psycho Asylum
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Wednesday, 20th March 2019 - Wednesday, 20th March 2019

The Way of the Drum
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Thursday, 21st March 2019 - Thursday, 21st March 2019

The Comedy Store
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Friday, 22nd March 2019 - Friday, 22nd March 2019

The Bob Dylan Story
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Friday, 22nd March 2019 - Friday, 22nd March 2019

Where is Mrs Christie?
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Sunday, 24th March 2019 - Sunday, 24th March 2019

Sourpuss
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Wednesday, 27th March 2019 - Wednesday, 27th March 2019

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster
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Thursday, 28th March 2019 - Thursday, 28th March 2019

MHT - Musical Hall Tavern
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Friday, 29th March 2019 - Friday, 29th March 2019

Pete Firmin: Marvels
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Friday, 29th March 2019 - Saturday, 30th March 2019

The Best of Wham!
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Saturday, 30th March 2019 - Saturday, 30th March 2019

The Noise Next Door
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Monday, 1st April 2019 - Saturday, 6th April 2019

Oliver!
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Tuesday, 16th April 2019 - Tuesday, 16th April 2019

Pop Divas Live!
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Thursday, 18th April 2019 - Thursday, 18th April 2019

Goldilocks & The Three Bears & The Mayor of Porridgeton
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Saturday, 20th April 2019 - Saturday, 20th April 2019

Game On
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Monday, 22nd April 2019 - Monday, 22nd April 2019

Alice in Wonderland
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Thursday, 25th April 2019 - Thursday, 25th April 2019

Coldplace
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Friday, 26th April 2019 - Friday, 26th April 2019

Katy vs TaylorKaty Vs Taylor, who gets your vote? Join James Baker Productions in trying to decide! Two pop icons, one stage.
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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

Marilyn
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Saturday, 27th April 2019 - Saturday, 27th April 2019

The Quo Experience
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Saturday, 4th May 2019 - Saturday, 4th May 2019

Adam Riches - The Adam Riches Experience
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Friday, 10th May 2019 - Friday, 10th May 2019

Jim Tavare - Bedpan to Deadpan
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Friday, 10th May 2019 - Friday, 10th May 2019

Lee Mead: My Story - A Dream that became a Reality
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Saturday, 11th May 2019 - Saturday, 11th May 2019

Bye Bye Baby
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Wednesday, 15th May 2019 - Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Angela Barnes - Rose-Tinted
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Friday, 17th May 2019 - Friday, 17th May 2019

Bowie Experience
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Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 - Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Dear Zoo
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Thursday, 23rd May 2019 - Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Andrew Maxwell: Showtime
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Wednesday, 5th June 2019 - Wednesday, 5th June 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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Saturday, 8th June 2019 - Saturday, 8th June 2019

Jackson: Live in Concert
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Wednesday, 19th June 2019 - Wednesday, 19th June 2019

Rhythm of the Dance
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Friday, 28th June 2019 - Friday, 28th June 2019

Rock and Roll Revolution
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Saturday, 13th July 2019 - Saturday, 13th July 2019

Sam Avery - The Learner Parent
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Facilities

Other

  • Booking essential
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Parking (charge) - Parking available at Fremlin Walk Car Park
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Accessibility

  • Disabled facilities (please call for details)

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M20, J6 take the A229 to the town centre. Access to Fremlin Walk car park is on this route.

Public Transport Directions

Maidstone East and Maidstone West Railway stations are within a 10 minute walk of the theatre. Fremlin Walk Shooping Centre car park is a few minutes walk and is open to park in the evening.

Opening Times

opening 2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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