Hazlitt Theatre

Type:Theatre

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

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The Hazlitt Theatre is re-opening from 17th May. If you have tickets for a show then please check their website as many have been carried forward to later in the summer, so that you can still enjoy a great performance.  For more information, please refer to their website. 

 

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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Events

Thursday, 21st October 2021 - Thursday, 21st October 2021

Dr Richard Shepherd with scalpelDoctor Richard Shepherd - Unnatural Causes
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Friday, 22nd October 2021 - Friday, 22nd October 2021

Bowie Experience logoBowie Experience
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Saturday, 23rd October 2021 - Saturday, 23rd October 2021

7 Drunken Nights bandSeven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners
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Monday, 25th October 2021 - Monday, 25th October 2021

Classic Rock logoClassic Rock - USA
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Tuesday, 2nd November 2021 - Tuesday, 2nd November 2021

Paul Zerdin - Hands Free
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Friday, 5th November 2021 - Friday, 5th November 2021

Harry Baker: I am 10,000
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Friday, 5th November 2021 - Friday, 5th November 2021

The Quo Experience logoThe Quo Experience
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Saturday, 6th November 2021 - Saturday, 6th November 2021

Back of ElvisThe Elvis Years
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Thursday, 11th November 2021 - Thursday, 11th November 2021

Jimmy Jones and Mickey Pugh as special guestJimmy Jones - The Guvnor's Farewell TourOver 6 decades, Jimmy Jones paved the way for many of today's well known comics - most of whom still revere him as The Guvnor. His celebrity 'fans' include Royalty, ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, famous former England soccer stars, the heaviest of heavy metal bands and a plethora of TV & Film actors.…
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Friday, 12th November 2021 - Friday, 12th November 2021

Bob Marley Legend logoThe Music of Bob Marley - LegendLegend, the music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast.Together they recreate the timeless hits Could You Be Loved, Is This…
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Saturday, 13th November 2021 - Saturday, 13th November 2021

Broadway and Beyond logoBroadway and BeyondAn uplifting celebration of the best of musical theatre presented in an engaging and entertaining package by one of the country’s finest production companies. Now in its thirteenth successful year, this thrilling mix of live music, movement and wit is performed by eight versatile West End…
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Sunday, 14th November 2021 - Sunday, 14th November 2021

Leo Green Sound of the 50's logoLeo Green and Radio 2's Sound of the 50's
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Monday, 15th November 2021 - Monday, 15th November 2021

Kevin Bloody Wilson FUPC Tour logoKevin Bloody Wilson: FUPC Tour
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Tuesday, 16th November 2021 - Tuesday, 16th November 2021

Not: Lady Chatterley's Lover
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Wednesday, 17th November 2021 - Wednesday, 17th November 2021

Jason ByrneJason Byrne: Audience Precipitation
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Friday, 19th November 2021 - Friday, 19th November 2021

Comedy Store LogoThe Comedy Store
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Saturday, 20th November 2021 - Saturday, 20th November 2021

The Rocket Man logo with Elton JohnNot: Lady Chatterley's Lover
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Saturday, 27th November 2021 - Sunday, 2nd January 2022

Jack and the Beanstalk Cast for 2021 PantoJack and the Beanstalk Pantomime2021 Panto at the Hazlitt will be brilliant David Zachary will be playing Silly Simon and every year he makes us all laugh and laugh and the Hazlitt Panto would now not be the same without him. Ian Good is the brilliant Dame Trott and Kivan Dene is playing the baddie Fleshcreep, who we have loved…
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Saturday, 4th December 2021 - Saturday, 4th December 2021

logoA Christmas Carol
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Friday, 6th May 2022 - Friday, 6th May 2022

Image of Chris McCauslandChris McCausland: Speaky BlinderYou've seen him on Would I Lie to You? - Have I Got News for You - QI - 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown - and Live at the Apollo... One of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is heading back out on tour with his "Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe" show Speaky Blinder. He's blind. He's…
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Wednesday, 21st September 2022 - Wednesday, 21st September 2022

The sell out show of Simon & Garfunkel at the Hazlitt Maidstone.The 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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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:

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    • Very Good
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    • Average
      20
    • Poor
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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 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    opening 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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