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

Friday, 6th August 2021 - Friday, 6th August 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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Saturday, 7th August 2021 - Saturday, 7th August 2021

The Sound of Springsteen logoThe Sound of SpringsteenThe “SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN”, take to the stage for the second year of touring in 2020. After 2 years of getting the show together, and 1 year of touring in 2019, crowds, fans and theatres have given such high reviews from all over the UK. With a passion for the work of "The Boss", the 8 piece…
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Monday, 16th August 2021 - Monday, 16th August 2021

Ireland the Show logoIreland - The ShowFollowing a debut sell out nationwide tour join an all star cast of Ireland’s most talented singers and performers accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm band and world champion Keltic Fusion Irish dancers for an unmissable Ireland the Show that will take you on a journey through the decades of a…
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Tuesday, 24th August 2021 - Tuesday, 24th August 2021

Francis Rossi on stageFrancis Rossi - I Talk Too MuchLegendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music. In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about…
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Thursday, 26th August 2021 - Thursday, 26th August 2021

Forbidden NightsForbidden Nights 2021 Tour is here... celebrating our 5th year so it’s bigger and better than ever! Immerse yourself in this sexy, innovative and classy show this new age entertainment brings you world-class circus acts with our signature Forbidden tease. Get ready for your ultimate ‘Forbidden’…
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Friday, 27th August 2021 - Friday, 27th August 2021

Total Pop Party logoTotal Pop PartyThe Perfect Party for your little ones. Total Pop Party is brand new and exciting for 2019! These incredible girls celebrate the modern day pop legends from Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, P!NK, Anne Marie, Panic at the Disco, Dua Lipa, Jonas Brothers, Jess Glynne, The Spice…
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Saturday, 28th August 2021 - Saturday, 28th August 2021

Totally Tina logoTotally TinaCome shake a tail feather with the UK’s supreme Tina. . . Justine Riddoch and her talented cast.  When Tina Turner burst onto the scene, she won the hearts of music fans from the outset, creating a fearsome reputation for her live performances – and those never-ending legs! 
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Saturday, 28th August 2021 - Saturday, 28th August 2021

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Sunday, 29th August 2021 - Sunday, 29th August 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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Thursday, 9th September 2021 - Thursday, 9th September 2021

Celebrating Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons logoBye Bye BabyBye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography – all backed by their excellent 4-piece band -…
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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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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
      40
    • Average
      20
    • Poor
      4
    • 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 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    opening 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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