Hazlitt 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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Wednesday, 28th February 2024 - Saturday, 2nd March 2024

The Little Mermaid graphicThe Little MermaidStage Theatre Society are proud to present Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’.
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Monday, 4th March 2024 - Monday, 4th March 2024

This is the MomentThis Is The MomentJoin the sensational in-house HI Choir as they celebrate your favourite show-stopping hits from the West End, Broadway & Beyond!
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Tuesday, 5th March 2024 - Tuesday, 5th March 2024

Tom HoughtonTom Houghton: It's Not IdealAfter an incredible break-out year, the multi-viral, social media sensation, star of Netflix “The Circle” and host of "Very British Problems: Live" and “Bad Manors” podcast, Tom Houghton sets out on his biggest and most hilarious show yet. 
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Wednesday, 6th March 2024 - Wednesday, 6th March 2024

Count Arthur StrongCount Arthur Strong - And It's Goodnight From HimHaving consulted with top Harley Street specialists, the St Anne’s Jombulance Brigade and Professor Twitty, that did covid, (the bald one), Count Arthur Strong has decided to gradually phase in his farewell tour over a, yet to be specified number of parts, because of the likelihood of people doing…
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Thursday, 7th March 2024 - Thursday, 7th March 2024

T J HiggsT J Higgs: Grief is LoveTJ is well known for working alongside the late Colin Fry in many of his live theatre shows including The Three Mediums which was also with the late Derek Acorah.
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Friday, 8th March 2024 - Friday, 8th March 2024

Logo and back of Elvis in white studded jacketThe Elvis YearsNow in its 20th year, The Elvis Years, led by original West End lead Mario Kombou, embarks on its biggest ever tour of the UK and beyond.
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Saturday, 9th March 2024 - Saturday, 9th March 2024

Oh What A NightOh What A NightOh What A Night! Takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
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Saturday, 9th March 2024 - Saturday, 9th March 2024

Ray BradshawRay Bradshaw - DoppelgingerDoppelginger is a funny heartwarming comedy show about a silly search for a man with an orange beard who’s follicly challenged.
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Sunday, 10th March 2024 - Sunday, 10th March 2024

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science ShowMark Thompson’s Spectacular Science ShowA regular at Edinburgh Fringe, Mark Thompson is going on a national tour this Spring.
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Tuesday, 12th March 2024 - Tuesday, 12th March 2024

Mark WatsonMark Watson: SearchMark Watson's 12-year-old son has just got a phone. His 70-year-old dad has been through the most frightening experience of his life. Both a dad and a kid himself, around the midpoint of his life, the Taskmaster star and multiple award-winner - now also famous as one-third of YouTube cult sensation…
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Thursday, 14th March 2024 - Thursday, 14th March 2024

LionelLionel - The Music Of Lionel RichieFollowing his appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores.
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Monday, 18th March 2024 - Saturday, 23rd March 2024

The Addams Family MAOSMAOS: The Addams FamilyThe Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her…
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Friday, 22nd March 2024 - Friday, 22nd March 2024

The MetamorphosisThe MetamorphosisThe Metamorphosis is a new adaptation of Franz Kafka's classic story of a man whose society causes him to feel so isolated and worthless that he physically transforms into a giant insect.
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Tuesday, 2nd April 2024 - Tuesday, 2nd April 2024

Alice in WonderlandAlice in WonderlandMulti award-nominated Immersion Theatre - the team behind last year’s smash hit “The Jungle Book” - bring their trademark energy to their biggest, funniest, and most spectacular family musical to date: Alice in Wonderland!
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Wednesday, 3rd April 2024 - Wednesday, 3rd April 2024

Griff Rhys JonesGriff Rhys Jones - The Cat's Pyjamas (Tour Preview)Griff Rhys Jones is back on the road with his much-anticipated brand new stand-up tour for 2024. Join Griff as he shares more funny observations and comic stories.
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Wednesday, 3rd April 2024 - Wednesday, 3rd April 2024

Paul YoungPaul Young - Behind The LensHe’s been a major star for four decades. Paul Young broke into the big time 40 years ago when No Parlez went to number one and spawned iconic hits like Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home).
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Friday, 5th April 2024 - Saturday, 6th April 2024

Laura SmythLaura Smyth: Living My Best LifeStar of Live At The Apollo, Laura Smyth’s brand-new show explores all aspects of modern life. She has fun mugging off all the madness of parenting, childhood, school, marriage, social media, work, and chasing her dreams.
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Tuesday, 9th April 2024 - Friday, 12th April 2024

Maidstone Gang ShowMaidstone Scout Gang Show
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Friday, 19th April 2024 - Friday, 19th April 2024

Josh BaulfJosh Baulf & FriendsAfter amassing millions of views worldwide Josh Baulf will take to multiple stages across the UK for a night of stand-up comedy.
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Friday, 19th April 2024 - Friday, 19th April 2024

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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Saturday, 20th April 2024 - Saturday, 20th April 2024

Aurie StylaAurie Styla - The Aurator TourAfter a year of performing worldwide, award-winning comedian Aurie Styla is back on tour, with his biggest one to date. Join him as he talks about this wild world, and his journey to make sense of it, in The Aurator!
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Saturday, 20th April 2024 - Saturday, 20th April 2024

From Gold To RioFrom Gold To Rio - The Greatest Hits Of Spandau & Duran DuranFrom Gold to Rio will take you on a nostalgic journey back to the New Romantic era which ruled the charts for over a decade. For the very first time the music from two of the UK's most iconic bands will be celebrated in one power packed show!
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Tuesday, 23rd April 2024 - Saturday, 27th April 2024

Witness For The Prosecution graphicWitness For The ProsecutionGenerally regarded as one of Christie’s most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end.
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Sunday, 28th April 2024 - Sunday, 28th April 2024

Dreamcoat Stars graphicDreamcoat StarsDreamcoat Stars is back due to high demand, for their 3rd UK tour. Bringing incredible live musical entertainment to the nation!
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Wednesday, 1st May 2024 - Wednesday, 1st May 2024

Rich Hall GraphicRich Hall: Shot From CannonsFresh on the heels of his critically acclaimed memoirs, Nailing It, Montana’s transatlantic messenger returns with new rants, knife-edge observations, thrilling musical interludes and an ever-formidable knack for laughs on the fly.
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Tuesday, 7th May 2024 - Wednesday, 8th May 2024

Dear ZooDear ZooHelp your children learn as the book leaps onto the stage and share a magical experience as the story unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.
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Thursday, 9th May 2024 - Friday, 10th May 2024

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood MacGo Your Own Way - The Fleetwood Mac LegacyGo Your Own Way is a brand new spellbinding show featuring the music from the legendary multiple Grammy Award Winning Fleetwood Mac.
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Saturday, 11th May 2024 - Saturday, 11th May 2024

The ultimate rock tribute band! Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin combined! Purple Zeppelin at the Hazlitt Maidstone.Purple ZeppelinFeatured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff” (alongside Brian May, Tony Iommi & Dave Grohl) Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin!!!
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Thursday, 16th May 2024 - Thursday, 16th May 2024

Prince - New Purple CelebrationThe Music of Prince: New Purple CelebrationNew Purple Celebration, the band formerly known as Purple Rain: A Celebration of Prince, celebrate the music, life and legacy of Prince.
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Friday, 17th May 2024 - Friday, 17th May 2024

Opera BoysThe Opera Boys - A Night at the MusicalsAfter a SOLD OUT show in 2023 The Opera Boys are back with A Night at the Musicals, a fabulous evening of power-house vocals, immaculate 4-part harmony, breath-taking musical medleys, stunning solo performances... and a few surprises!
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Saturday, 18th May 2024 - Saturday, 18th May 2024

The Dolly Show logoThe Dolly ShowWorld-renowned Dolly Parton tribute act, The Dolly Show, embarks on a national theatre tour featuring West End star Kelly O’Brien.
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Friday, 24th May 2024 - Friday, 24th May 2024

The History of Rock posterThe History of RockThe History of Rock is back and bigger than ever! Join us as we celebrate a rock line-up like no other headlined by one of the greatest bands of all time!
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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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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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  • Parking (charge) - Parking available at Fremlin Walk Car Park
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    Recent Reviews:

    • lizmF5888NQ
      Peter pan pantomime
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 10th December 2023
      Peter pan pantomime Anyone thinking of going should we have had such a laugh. The cast are excellent Read full review
    • peter84-10
      Maidstone, United Kingdom
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      Worst panto
      1 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 3rd January 2024
      Peter Pan was Supposed to be a children’s panto ,but way to many adult jokes and innuendos for the age group, Two adults men trying to grab each other and jokes about viagra ! if I wanted an adult... Read full review
    • 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

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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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