Great Music, Theatre & Comedy Coming up in April at Kettering Arts Centre

thejigantics bootsAfter a busy March, we have a short break for Easter but we’re back on 18th April with our Spring Potbelly Festival. This time we are broadening the appeal with a fantastic mix of roots music, from Blues and Americana to Folk and modern acoustic – all of the highest quality that you will always get from our superb bookers, Kontra Roots. We will also have a busier schedule with a teatime session of local talent, plus more food in the café – so you’ll have no need to go elsewhere! Come and enjoy a full afternoon and evening from 2pm til late, with fine local ales and wonderful music. The headline act, the Jigantics will probably be on after 9 pm though, so you may need to pace yourself! You don’t want to miss them! More info on all the acts plus clips coming up in the next week or so on our facebook page Tickets are £9 (£6, under 5’s free) available from Waterstones Kettering and online here That is swiftly followed by Olivier Award nominee Gerard Logan in his acclaimed one manWilde Without The Boy Publicity Shot theatre show: “Wilde Without the Boy” – a tour de force of an acting masterclass on 20th April at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (£9). And completing a busy week on 25th April, we have Jo Caulfield jo caulfield 2015back by popular demand with her customary caustic wit and hilariously sharp tongue. Well known from TV and Radio and national tours, as well as for her writing for acts like Graham Norton; this will be a hugely entertaining night from a top professional. Tickets are £14 (concessions £12) and the show starts at 8pm, available as above.

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Laughter and Fun at Kettering Arts Centre

THIS SATURDAY Rolling in the Aisles returns! The mixed bill comedy night that began with a fantastic inaugural night in February is back!

The headliner is Nick Doody,  one of thenick-doody
brightest talents on the comedy circuit. Sharp and topical – he’s not afraid to say what he thinks; his brand of political comedy and satire has won him fans all over the country…in fact all over Twitter, where he’s polled as one of the most influential names in comedy.
He has even supported the legendary Bill Hicks, at his request…
With your genial compere Nick Wills and the talents of Maff Brown and Sajeela Kershi this is sure to be a great night of comedy.

Tickets are available from Waterstones Kettering, online here and on the door at just £9 (£7)

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Join The Pantaloons Theatre Company for a fog-filled adventure in Victorian London.

On 14th March we welcome back the delightful, vibrant and always utterly entertaining bleaksquarePantaloons Theatre Company with another classic adaptation.

Family friendly and lots of fun, this show will, as always, showcase many theatrical styles in telling the classic Dickens tale of Bleak House – all of them impressive and marvellously entertaining.

Tickets are £10 (£9 concessions) available from Waterstones Kettering and online here

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Exciting new Charity comedy gig announced for May at Kettering Arts centre

On May 14th we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a very Special Comedy Club Night, headlined by Kettering’s own James Acaster, with ALL proceeds from tickets going to new Kettering Charity Johnny’s Happy Place Tickets are £12 (£10 concs)  and we expect it to sell out, so don’t miss out! Ticket details here

Charity comedy night line up

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Part time Job Vacancy at Kettering Arts Centre: Administrator

KAC_Logo_2We are looking for an organised, efficient  and flexible team- worker to help us with various administrative tasks vital for the running of the Arts Centre. Please find the Job Description, Person Specification, closing date and other information here.

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Fantastic sounds this February at Kettering Arts Centre, plus a wonderfully varied March

After the success of the opening launch of our new Comedy Club Nights; Rolling in the Aisles, with an exciting mixed bill of national names, the Club will return on March 21st, with headliner Nick Doody at the top of the bill. Joining him will be Mark Palmer and Sajeela Kershi and the evening will once again be compered by our very own Nick Wills.  Tickets are just £9 (£7 concessions) and they are available on the door, or in advance from Waterstones or online here

ThreadedBut before then, lots of great stuff..!

On 28th February we will be showcasing some wonderful new music by talented young artists, Threaded. Having blown away the audience at a recent Potbelly festival they are back with their own show, ably supported by local talent, Phoebe Louise and the Abrahams. Come and enjoy a night of quality music at just £7 (£5 concessions) (available as above).

On 7th March we are hosting the Masquerade Choir at 7pm, presented by Kettering Lions Club, in aid of their many worthwhile charities. Tickets are £8 (children under 12 FREE) available from Waterstones.

Then on March 14th its the return of our favourite young vibrant theatre troupe the Pantaloons, this time bringing their unique, funny, creative and very entertaining take on Dicken’s Bleak House.bleaksquare

“Enjoyable, exciting and incredibly funny… truly wonderful.” * * * * * (Buzz Magazine)

“A down-to-earth and honestly hilarious adaptation… They’ve restored my faith in theatre.” (

Tickets are £10 (£9 concessions) available from Waterstones and here

And an advance notice that here at the arts centre we will be supporting KettFest, a town wide festival of talent and creativity on 6th/7th of June with an exciting programme of events here during the weekend.


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Exciting New Winter/Spring Programme at Kettering Arts Centre

We are delighted to be hosting a great variety of top class comedians, quality live musicians and vibrant, acclaimed theatre from around the country to our atmospheric and beautiful venue. See our listings page for all Jan to April events plus a couple of other very popular events now on sale for later in the year: the one and only Fairport Convention on 16th May and Comedy favourite Stewart Francis on 10th Nov.

Our membership scheme continues for priority booking in 2015. Email Becky on for more details or to renew. Membership runs from Jan to Dec 2015

lp_lucy_porterFirst up in 2015, on January 31st its Lucy Porter with her latest show “Me Time”. Lucy is well known from such shows as Mock the Week, HIGNFY and Live at the Apollo, as well as being a Radio 4 regular. “People who say they get more laughs from listening to their friends than they do from stand-up comedians, should give Lucy Porter a go. She’s chatty and easy-going, it feels like your best friend is rabbiting away across the red wine and nibbles, but without all the ums and errs and digressions and repetitions or moaning!” (Chortle) Her girl-next-door style will be a winner for a great night of laughs in a relaxed style. Tickets are £14 (£12) and available now from Waterstones Kettering or here

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