Hazlitt Theatre

Type:Theatre

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

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak The Hazlitt Theatre remains closed. All events, classes, screenings, shows and any other activities are suspended. Please check this page for future updates. 

 

While the Hazlitt Theatre remains closed, they want to keep you inspired and entertained from the safety of your home. Click here to watch a collection of The Hazlitt Theatre's favourite performances from around the world, so you can still get the very best of theatrical offering from home. 


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.

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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
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    • Very Good
      40
    • Average
      20
    • Poor
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    • Terrible
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Gordon D
      Maidstone, United Kingdom
      Good, Small Theatre
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 31st July 2019
      Staff are very helpful and pleasant and the shows are varied and should be something to suit most tastes.We are quite regular visitors Read full review
    • SMcDuff
      Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A lovely small theatre.
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 30th October 2019
      Went here for the first time on Monday to see Jim Davidson. Friendly staff, a lot of stairs to walk up to the main area. Nice bar and plenty of seating places. Toilets clean but need updating. The... Read full review
    • davidbV3405RB
      Kent, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      A beautiful theatre
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 14th March 2020
      This was the first time we have been to the hazlitt theatre and we loved it. All the staff were fantastic friendly and very welcoming all with smiles and helpful. We went with friends from the blind... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    opening 2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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