About Us

The Hazlitt Theatre presents an eclectic mix of entertainment for all the family, from the music of The Sons of Pitches  and T.Rextasy to the fresh comedy of Romesh Ranganathan. 

Its traditional proscenium arch and intimate auditorium make it the perfect venue for drama, family shows, comedy, music and variety. The theatre is serviced by its own dressing rooms, licensed bar and refreshment facilities with seating for up to 382 people and has seen many celebrities including , Lee Evans, Jack Dee, Alan Carr and Cilla Black to name a few.

The Hazlitt theatre is a traditional proscenium-arch theatre with a stage of 6.4m (W) x 8m (D) x 4.5 (H).

The Hazlitt Theatre also has an orchestra pit, fly tower, film screen and full lighting and sound facilities. There are 5 dressing rooms and a large scene dock for storage of scenery.

The Hazlitt also has a dedicated bar serving coffee, tea, and alcoholic and soft drinks.

The Hazlitt Theatre is one of the main theatres in Maidstone, Kent. It was named after William Hazlitt, the famous essayist, who was born in Maidstone in 1778. It opened in 1955.

The Hazlitt Theatre is managed by Parkwood Theatres working in partnership with Maidstone Borough Council

Find Us

The Hazlitt Theatre, Earl Street
Maidstone
ME14 1PL