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

Saturday, 25th May 2024 - Saturday, 25th May 2024

Pete FirmanPete Firman - Trik TokWith over 250 million online views and countless TV appearances under his belt, Pete is firmly established as the UK's top comedy magician.
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Sunday, 26th May 2024 - Sunday, 26th May 2024

Fire and Rain & American PieFire and Rain & American PieFire And Rain & American Pie is a wonderful, musical tribute to the great U.S. singer-songwriters of the late 60's and early 70's, featuring many beautiful, timeless songs from James Taylor, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Don Mclean, Crosby, Stills, Nash, Bread, The Byrds, America,…
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Friday, 31st May 2024 - Friday, 31st May 2024

Treasure IslandTreasure IslandJoin us aboard the Jolly Roger for a swashbuckling pantomime adventure like you've never seen before ‘Treasure Island.’
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Wednesday, 5th June 2024 - Wednesday, 5th June 2024

Girls Night OutGirls Night Out With Flat and the CurvesAs seen on the BBC, brace yourself for this award winning smash hit Girls Night Out with Flat and the Curves, the comedy girl band that’s leaving a trail of sequins across the UK in 2024!
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Friday, 7th June 2024 - Friday, 7th June 2024

The Bon Jovi ExperienceThe Bon Jovi ExperienceCelebrating 30 years on the road this year, The Bon Jovi Experience is back with a brand-new production for 2024.
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Saturday, 8th June 2024 - Saturday, 8th June 2024

The Ultimate Commitments and Blues Brothers ExperienceThe Ultimate Commitments and Blues Brothers ExperienceIn a show that has been described as “absolutely amazing” and “truly authentic”, take a trip down memory lane as you re-live both the storylines and the fantastic music from the films of The Commitments and The Blues Brothers in a full live-band show experience of Two halves.
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Thursday, 13th June 2024 - Thursday, 13th June 2024

Talon The Best of the EaglesTalon - The Best Of Eagles: To The Limit 2024Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and ‘TO THE LIMIT 2024’ will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes,…
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Sunday, 23rd June 2024 - Sunday, 23rd June 2024

Dance the Day away posterDance the Day AwayJoin The Craddock-Hayes School of Dance on 23 June as they Dance the Day Away!
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Thursday, 4th July 2024 - Thursday, 4th July 2024

Group of male dancers stripped to the waistForbidden NightsBrace yourself for something truly spectacular...Forbidden Nights is here, celebrating 9 years of muscles, mayhem and over 11,000 shirt rips!
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Wednesday, 10th July 2024 - Saturday, 13th July 2024

MatildaSTS: Matilda the Musical JRThis uplifting family musical will delight audiences, young and old!
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Wednesday, 24th July 2024 - Wednesday, 24th July 2024

Thursday, 25th July 2024 - Thursday, 25th July 2024

Friday, 26th July 2024 - Friday, 26th July 2024

Saturday, 27th July 2024 - Saturday, 27th July 2024

Edinburgh PreviewsEdinburgh PreviewsA variety of Edinburgh Preview Comedians performing at the Hazlitt Theatre.
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Friday, 13th September 2024 - Friday, 13th September 2024

Friday, 15th November 2024 - Friday, 15th November 2024

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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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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    Recent Reviews:

    • Alexandra W
      Maidstone, United Kingdom
      The manager this evening was awful.
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th February 2024
      I can't begin to explain how awful the manager made me and my nine year old son feel earlier this evening. Absolutely disgusted in how she conducted herself. My poor son later cried because of her... Read full review
    • Maz H
      My mums Mothers Day pressie
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 9th March 2024
      I took my mum (91 years old) to see Elvis last night. The show was really good and my mum had a fantastic time. The staff were exceptional and really went out of their way to making sure my was... Read full review
    • Hoppityskip
      Essex, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Opera Boys
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 18th May 2024
      Great experience. Reasonably comfortable seats with shortish leg room. Strange not to have the sweets booth open when we went in Read full review

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    Opening Times

    opening 2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
    opening 2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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