Hazlitt Arts Centre

Venue details

  • Programme Manager: Mandy Hare
  • Telephone: 01622 753922
  • Website: /www.hazlittartscentre.co.uk/
  • Address: Hazlitt Arts Centre, Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PL

The Hazlitt Arts Centre is situated in the heart of Maidstone and consists of The Hazlitt Theatre, The Exchange Studio, the 4th Wall studio and the Graham Clarke Gallery. It is currently run by the local authority but is in the process of being considered for independent management.

The HAC aims to provide a programme of events that reflects the desires, but also challenges the imagination of existing and new audiences alike. We are also committed to supporting and developing both artists and audiences to engage in new work.

We are keen to continue our work with Perfect Pitch Musical Theatre in developing new music theatre and assisting emerging writers in this genre. This includes commissioning a new score for our annual touring Shakespeare production which plays in outdoor venues throughout Kent.

In addition to the programming and development work we are doing we run a highly successful youth theatre and regularly produce work for young people in schools.