Hazlitt Theatre

Type:Theatre

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

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About

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, 8th October 2022 - Saturday, 8th October 2022

Logo and singers montageRock for Heroes
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Thursday, 13th October 2022 - Thursday, 13th October 2022

Marc Bolan and logoT.Rextasy
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Friday, 14th October 2022 - Friday, 14th October 2022

Mark ThomasMark Thomas: Black & White
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Saturday, 15th October 2022 - Saturday, 15th October 2022

Hazlitt logoJet Set: Presented by Paris Performing Arts
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Sunday, 16th October 2022 - Sunday, 16th October 2022

Carpenters logo and picture of Karen Carpenter and bandCarpenters Gold
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Tuesday, 18th October 2022 - Tuesday, 18th October 2022

Jim OienJimeoin:The Craic!
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Wednesday, 19th October 2022 - Wednesday, 19th October 2022

Logo in front of purple curtainCurtain Up! HI Choir Concert 2022
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Monday, 24th October 2022 - Sunday, 30th October 2022

Take it to the GraveTake it to the Grave - a Walking Escape RoomA chilling secret hides in the Hazlitt Theatre's walls. Just when she finds out the truth, a tragedy takes place. Help our lady in limbo by uncovering the world she never knew. Will she seek revenge or take it to the grave?
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Monday, 24th October 2022 - Sunday, 30th October 2022

The Stage Managers SecretThe Stage Managers Secret - a Walking Escape RoomThe Hazlitt Theatre has a ghost that needs your help. Join in on a scavenger adventure around Maidstone, solving clues and gathering the pieces needed to solve our mystery.
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Thursday, 27th October 2022 - Saturday, 29th October 2022

Bring it on LogoBring It On
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Sunday, 30th October 2022 - Sunday, 30th October 2022

DS:UK logo for tribute to Dire StraitsDS:UK - The Money for Nothing Greatest Hits Show
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Saturday, 26th November 2022 - Saturday, 31st December 2022

Sleeping Beauty logo and forest backgroundSleeping Beauty
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Wednesday, 21st December 2022 - Saturday, 24th December 2022

Train and Christmas trees in the eveningPolar Express
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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:

    • 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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