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.

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Events

Friday, 21st January 2022 - Friday, 21st January 2022

Both sides of Phil Collins logoBoth Sides of Phil Collins
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Saturday, 22nd January 2022 - Saturday, 22nd January 2022

Get Ready LogoGet Ready
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Tuesday, 25th January 2022 - Tuesday, 25th January 2022

Mark Watson photoMark Watson: This Can't Be It
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Wednesday, 26th January 2022 - Wednesday, 26th January 2022

Logo over crowdThe Best of Take That performed by Rule the World
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Thursday, 27th January 2022 - Thursday, 27th January 2022

Sun Records - The Concert
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Saturday, 29th January 2022 - Saturday, 29th January 2022

The Floyd Effect - The Dark Side of Reason
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Sunday, 30th January 2022 - Sunday, 30th January 2022

Picture of The HolliesThe Hollies Story
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Thursday, 3rd February 2022 - Thursday, 3rd February 2022

Three men from BlakeBlake
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Tuesday, 8th February 2022 - Tuesday, 8th February 2022

Logo for American Country show with a variety of famous faces around itThe Legends of American Country
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Wednesday, 9th February 2022 - Wednesday, 9th February 2022

Picture of David AlaceyFrankly Sinatra
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Friday, 11th February 2022 - Friday, 11th February 2022

Complete Madness plus logoComplete Madness
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Saturday, 12th February 2022 - Saturday, 12th February 2022

Dr Who CastDr Who - Any Suggestions Doctor
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Saturday, 12th February 2022 - Saturday, 12th February 2022

Supersonic 70's logoSupersonic 70's
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Wednesday, 16th February 2022 - Saturday, 19th February 2022

Addams family logoThe Addams Family
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Saturday, 19th February 2022 - Saturday, 19th February 2022

L M O'Shea photoL M O'Shea
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Sunday, 20th February 2022 - Sunday, 20th February 2022

Caricature logoReginald D Hunter: Bombe Shuffleur
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Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 - Tuesday, 22nd February 2022

Suggs photograph on wooden throneSuggs - A Life in the Realm of Madness
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Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 - Wednesday, 23rd February 2022

photo of Syd Lawrence and orchestraSyd Lawrence Orchestra
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Thursday, 24th February 2022 - Thursday, 24th February 2022

photo of Geoff HurstAn Evening with Sir Geoff Hurst
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Friday, 25th February 2022 - Friday, 25th February 2022

Steve William and Steve Hall photoSteve William and Steve Hall
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Saturday, 26th February 2022 - Saturday, 26th February 2022

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, 26th February 2022 - Saturday, 26th February 2022

Whole Lotta Led logoWhole Lotta Led - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin
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Sunday, 27th February 2022 - Sunday, 27th February 2022

Wind in the Willows logo and toadWind in the Willows
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Wednesday, 16th March 2022 - Wednesday, 16th March 2022

Ray Mears photoRay Mears - We Are Nature
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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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    Recent Reviews:

    • 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
    • 539ageorge
      Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Jack & The Beanstalk
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 12th December 2021
      Excellent performance great family friendly fun .Panto cast engaging, a very enjoyable time. Checked for covid passes on way in . Not asked to wear a mask but we did. Bit cooler in bar area due to... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    opening 2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
    opening 2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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