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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Tuesday, 3rd October 2023 - Tuesday, 3rd October 2023

Ben HartBen Hart: JadooWorld-renowned, multi award-winning magician and west-end star Ben Hart returns to the stage in his most personal show yet.
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Wednesday, 4th October 2023 - Wednesday, 4th October 2023

Macbeth GraphicMacbethA full-scale production set in the murky Dark Ages where love, politics and witchcraft collide.
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Thursday, 5th October 2023 - Thursday, 5th October 2023

Strictly NashvilleStrictly NashvilleCelebrating the very best in music from America's 'Music City' this show promises an exciting fusion of pure Country gold with 'New Country' blockbusters!
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Friday, 6th October 2023 - Friday, 6th October 2023

Charlie Baker holding a PastyCharlie Baker: 24 Hour Pasty PeopleWasson? Award-winning comedian, tap dancer and Talksport radio host Charlie Baker brings an hour of 'genuinely funny ★★★★' (The Herald) stand-up drenched in manure, cider and clotted cream to your village/town/cattle market.
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Friday, 6th October 2023 - Friday, 6th October 2023

Dreamboys PosterDreamboys 2023Dreamboys are ready to give you a night of fun, fantasy and no holding back with their brand new “No Strings Attached” UK tour!
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Saturday, 7th October 2023 - Saturday, 7th October 2023

Markus Birdman PosterMarkus Birdman: PlatinumMarkus Birdman has thundered back into comedy with his Edinburgh Fringe show earning him a nomination for the 2023 Chortle Awards.
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Saturday, 7th October 2023 - Saturday, 7th October 2023

The Simon & Garfunkel StoryThe Simon & Garfunkel StoryDirect from a week-long run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD-OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!
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Wednesday, 11th October 2023 - Wednesday, 11th October 2023

Funny Girls presents Halloween Tour PosterFunny Girls - Halloween TourBasil Newby presents the legendary Betty Legs Diamond and the Funny Girls follies in their fabulous Halloween tour.
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Thursday, 12th October 2023 - Thursday, 12th October 2023

The Haunting by Hugh Janes PosterThe Haunting, by Hugh JanesIn an ancient, crumbling mansion, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change their lives forever.
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Friday, 13th October 2023 - Friday, 13th October 2023

Johnny Cash Roadshow GraphicThe Johnny Cash RoadshowThe only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back and better than ever.
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Saturday, 14th October 2023 - Saturday, 14th October 2023

Scott BennettScott Bennett- Great ScottRecently described by the Evening Standard as “Live Comedy’s best kept secret” Scott Bennett has been blazing a trail through the stand-up circuit for the best part of a decade.
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Saturday, 14th October 2023 - Saturday, 14th October 2023

The Cavern Beatles LogoThe Cavern BeatlesThe Cavern Beatles are one of the country’s longest established tribute shows, able to  recreate the incredible Beatles back catalogue with fastidious accuracy, both musically  and vocally. 
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Sunday, 15th October 2023 - Sunday, 15th October 2023

Susie DentSusie Dent: The Secret Lives of WordsTake a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day with Susie Dent.
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Tuesday, 17th October 2023 - Tuesday, 17th October 2023

The Best of QueenThe Best Of Queen - The Break Free TourGet ready to Break Free with the UK’s biggest Queen Tribute band – Majesty, in a brand-new show – The Break Free Tour!
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Wednesday, 1st November 2023 - Wednesday, 1st November 2023

Shark in the ParkShark in the ParkFrom the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ and ‘You Choose’ - see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live on Stage! 
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Thursday, 2nd November 2023 - Thursday, 2nd November 2023

Ivo GrahamIvo Graham: Organised FunAfter dismantling a barge, doxxing himself in the Doubletree, and blanking on the 1992 Ipswich Town crest (Taskmaster, Off Menu, University Challenge), Ivo ropes his audience into more chaos against the clock.
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Friday, 3rd November 2023 - Friday, 3rd November 2023

Paul Zerdin with puppets graphicsPaul Zerdin: PuppetmanAmerica’s Got Talent winner is back with a brand-new comedy show for 2023.
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Saturday, 4th November 2023 - Saturday, 4th November 2023

The UK Rock Show LogoThe UK Rock Show
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Tuesday, 7th November 2023 - Saturday, 11th November 2023

Don't Dress for Dinner PosterDon't Dress For DinnerDon’t Dress For Dinner is a classic French farce, which ran in London for seven years with Simon Cadell and Sue Pollard in the leading roles.
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Saturday, 11th November 2023 - Saturday, 11th November 2023

Christian BrightlyChristian BrightlyLord Christian Brighty is the nation’s most notorious rake. He puts the bi in Byron, the don in hedonism, and the key in chastity belts. But when this saucy libertine falls for a Duchess, can he reform himself?
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Wednesday, 15th November 2023 - Wednesday, 15th November 2023

The Wizard of Oz charactersThe Wizard Of OzJoin Ballet Theatre UK as we follow the yellow brick road and discover all the wonders of Oz.
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Thursday, 16th November 2023 - Thursday, 16th November 2023

Psychic SallyPsychic SallyThe nation’s favourite psychic is back on tour! Sally has been wowing theatre audiences young and old around the world for over 12 years.
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Friday, 17th November 2023 - Friday, 17th November 2023

The Comedy StoreThe Comedy StoreRenowned as the breeding ground for new talent, the likes of Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and Sarah Millican all began their careers at The Comedy Store and have since gone on to become household names.
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Saturday, 18th November 2023 - Saturday, 18th November 2023

The Greatest Hits of MotownMotown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It IsThis stunning 100% live show combines first class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have!
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Saturday, 25th November 2023 - Sunday, 31st December 2023

Peter Pan at the Hazlitt Theatre castThe New Adventures of Peter PanLet Your Dreams Take Flight & Don't Miss Our Next Epic Adventure! Join Wendy, Michael and John as Peter Pan takes them on a magical journey to Neverland.
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Friday, 12th January 2024 - Friday, 12th January 2024

Rock for HeroesRock For Heroes'Rock for Heroes - The UK's No.1 Touring Rock Show!'
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Saturday, 20th January 2024 - Saturday, 20th January 2024

Dazzling DiamondsThe Dazzling Diamonds
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Friday, 8th March 2024 - Friday, 8th March 2024

Logo and back of Elvis in white studded jacketThe Elvis Years
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    Recent Reviews:

    • potatohead44
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      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
    • Alison Y
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Mediocre performance
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 27th August 2023
      We was looking so forward to seeing Kinky Boots at the Hazlitt Theatre as seen it many times in London. We wasn't expecting it too be as incredible but I wasn't expecting it too be so terrible... 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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