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“Cosy and friendly”
Review of Hazlitt Theatre

Hazlitt Theatre
Ranked #16 of 54 things to do in Maidstone
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London
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Cosy and friendly”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Nine of us went to see Grease in September 2013. The Hazlitt has a lovely community feel about it and you could see there were regular patrons. But it is equally adept at handling total strangers.
Staff are friendly and the size of the auditorium means even those in the back rows still have a clear view (more than can be said for some of the money-grabbing London theatres). Prices are so reasonable we combined it with a cheap stay in the local Premier Inn, making a thoroughly relaxed and enjoyable weekend.
The performance was very good and unexpected humour was introduced when what appeared to be an over active dry-ice machine seemed to 'gas' the first couple of rows of audience, much to the amusement of all concerned :-)

Visited September 2013
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good local theatre”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We visit every December for the panto. The theatre is fairly small but has regular events, and is right in the centre of town. Fremlin Walk carpark[covered] is only 100 yds in the same street.

Visited December 2012
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Kent
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent small theatre in center of Maidstone”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

A brillant little theatre that has loads to offer, very small and has limited parking, a car park near by in medway street or fremlin walk, does a very good panto.

Visited April 2013
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice little Theatre/Venue”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Ive been here loads of times since Ive lived in Maidstone for 26 years now- its quint and basic- but intimate. Pantos, Rock-Groups and 'An Evening With...'- Good company, never had any issues and resonaly facilities.

Visited April 2013
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“local town theatre”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Small theatre does have some good visiting shows - can be cold inside.
You need to book as it only holds 500 or so.

Visited February 2013
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