The Brilliant Pantaloons are Back with everyone’s favourite Detective SHERLOCK!

Don’t miss out on a fantastic night of family entertainment on Saturday 5th April when our friends the Pantaloons bring another fantastic adaptation to Kettering Arts Centre: Sherlock Holmes at 7.30pm, tickets £10 (£9) available on the door.

We have loved every one of the 4 shows the Pantaloons have brought us; each one has been funny, interactive, delightful and thoroughly entertaining, and  I know this show will not disappoint. The show is suitable for all the family, so long as they enjoy fast paced, entertaining action, lots of laughs and fun, non-stop for a couple of hours!!

Doors open at 7pm – See you there!

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A Mad March at Kettering Arts Centre!

We have a jam-packed programme this March, with no less than 4 comedians and a Folk sean hughes pic 13-14Festival! Madness, maybe, but it will be full of laughs and good times…

We kick off with the SOLD OUT Miles Jupp on 1st March, with his hilarious stand up show.

That’s followed by the brilliant Sean Hughes - back to form with his acclaimed new show – “Penguins” on 15th March at 8pm. “At his funniest and most profound” ***** The Sunday Herald August 2013

Tickets are still available at £13 (£12 concessions) from Waterstones, Kettering and online here.

Then on 22nd March we have a break from comedy with some wonderful live music at the Spring Potbelly Folk Festival. This year, we are thrilled and excited to be welcoming the Next Big Thing : Keston Cobblers Club as our headliners. Don’t miss this gig – YOU WILL REGRET IT!

“Keston Cobblers’ Club. What a fantastic discovery.” (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2)

Keston“Where did this band come from? One of the best new discoveries I’ve made.” (Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music)

“This is a band set for huge things.” (The 405 Single of the Week)

As always there will be an array of great, quality acts on all day from 2pm, and lovely Potbelly beer to warm the cockles…

And all for £9 (£6 concessions, under 5′s free)

And that’s not all for March!LIAM WILLIAMS IMAGE

On 26th March at 7.30pm we are thrilled to be showcasing a new talent, nominated for the prestigious Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, Liam Williams  “the most exciting act from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe” (Guardian).

This is a name you are sure to hear a lot more of in the future, so get in there first and enjoy a phenomenal debut show. Tickets are £10.

PAUL SINHA KET 290314 - ORIGINALThen on 29th March we will enjoy the brilliant comedy of Mr Paul Sinha. Many of you will know him from ITV’s The Chase and seen his face on the front cover of the TV Times, but he is also a legendary Stand Up comedian.

“One of those comedians who makes you realise the power of stand-up comedy and the respect it deserves as an art form.” Yorkshire Post

“This is what a good stand-up should be. Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate.” Chortle

“Well on the way to earning himself a place in the pantheon of comedy greats.” The Scotsman

Tickets are £12 (310 concessions) available from Waterstones, Kettering or online here

 

 

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A Nordic tale and the Play they tried to Ban!!

whipering road seriouskitchen-publicity-notextIf, like me and a sizeable chunk of the British public these days you have a fascination with all things Scandinavian… you will love our latest offering “The Whispering Road” on 12th February at 7.30pm; a saga from the North to transport you to lands of fjords and trolls, complete with live, authentic music played on instruments you will never have seen before… Don’t miss out on a night of superb story-telling and sublime music.  Tickets £8 (£7 concessions) (members of our Friends scheme, look out for a special offer for this show by email coming soon).

You may have heard about our next offering in a Bible 1 RSCbizarre news story last week when a council in Northern Ireland tried to ban the play by the world renowned Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Bible, the Complete Word of God (Abridged!) . They eventually reversed the decision as common sense prevailed. We went to see the play to check it out for ourselves and I would heartily recommend that you do the same on 22nd February  – it was brilliant; funny, witty, silly and affectionate towards its source material. If you want to read many many more testimonials and reviews, see their facebook page including a front page 5 star review in the Belfast Telegraph!! Tickets are amazingly still available here, so get in quick for a show which has sold out in theatres world-wide. £15 (£13)

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Exciting Line-up for 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre

We have some quality comedy, music and theatre coming up, to lighten up the dark post-Christmas months…

On January 25th we welcome the fantastic Mr Robert Newman. Tickets £12.50 available from Waterstones, online here and through St Andrew’s Church.

Find our more about Rob Newman here. Rob Newman

‘He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen…A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian.’ The Sunday Times

‘I am completely in awe of Robert Newman. Of his talent, his passion, his intelligence, and the way he turns them to comedy with real firepower. If this world could be saved by a Superhero whose Superpower was Comedy, that hero would be Robert Newman.’ The Scotsman.

Then in February on 12thwhipering road seriouskitchen-publicity-notext we look forward to a wonderful live music and theatre experience from SeriousKitchen, with “The Whispering Road” “an evening of fantastic storytelling” with “sublime music”. There will be trolls!

Tickets are £8 (£7).Bible 1 RSC

And on 22nd February we are thrilled and privileged to be hosting the legendary Reduced Shakespeare Company to perform their hilarious, slick, laugh out loud show The Bible (The Complete Word of God, Abridged!).

Tickets are £15 (£13) to experience these madcap Americans and their irreverently brilliant show.

For information about any of the upcoming shows call Becky on 01536 513858 (from 6th Jan, except Fridays).

 

 

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Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas from all at Kettering Arts Centre

We have one more show before Christmas: The great family show, Comedians and Carols on 23rd December, but it is SOLD OUT!

Rob NewmanWe then return in 2014, after a short break with the fantastic Mr Robert Newman on 25th January. Tickets £12.50 available from Waterstones, online here and through St Andrew’s Church.

Find our more about Rob Newman here.

‘He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen…A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian.’ The Sunday Times

‘I am completely in awe of Robert Newman. Of his talent, his passion, his intelligence, and the way he turns them to comedy with real firepower. If this world could be saved by a Superhero whose Superpower was Comedy, that hero would be Robert Newman.’ The Scotsman

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Great Comedy and Music this November at Kettering Arts Centre

mark thomas 29mm CMYKThe legendary mischief maker and funny man Mark Thomas makes his Kettering Arts Centre debut on 9th November. Tickets are £15 (£10 concessions) and still available. Mark’s show, entitled “100 Acts of Minor Dissent” charts his pledge to cause mayhem in 100 different small ways over a year…

Then on 15th November we welcome back one of the hits fromBCO-hi-res last year – the Budapest Café Orchestra (from Haringey!). Everyone who came to see these purveyors of fine Gypsy music, Eastern European tunes and Hungarian toe-tappers absolutely loved it and we were told in no uncertain terms to invite them back! So don’t miss out – book tickets at £12 (£10 concessions) and enjoy a wonderful evening.

carrivick1On 20th November we are delighted to be hosting a special double bill of top young acoustic/roots talent – both acts are Award Winners and highly sought after. The Carrivick Sisters and Luke Jackson are sure to make a night to remember – and at just £8 its a bargain!

Then to top off the month we have the return of Kettering’s finest: James Acaster on 30th James AcasterNovember. James is ending his national tour with us, so I hope we can fill the venue and give him a warm welcome back, after another successful year; his second successive Edinburgh Festival nomination, TV appearances and packing out venues across Britain. Tickets are £12 (£10 concs) and there are some remaining…

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Thrills, chills, music and laughs this October at Kettering Arts Centre

We have even more top quality  comedy coming up THIS WEEK, plus classic theatre.

Tony LawSaturday 19th Oct sees multi award-winning Mr Tony Law for some absurd, shout-y and powerful, yet meaningful, nonsense. Star of many panel shows and comedy platforms on TV, he really is a man of the moment. Tickets £12 8pm

James HylandMonday 21st Oct sees a powerful new, award winning adaptation of the classic novella “Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde” made flesh by the amazingly talented James Hyland. “James Hyland’s take on Jekyll and Hyde is a deliciously lurid entertainment and also an acting masterclass. Be warned, however: it’s not for the faint-hearted. Which is exactly as it should be.” audience recommendation. Tickets £11 (£10 concessions) 7.30pm

Christmas and Spring bookings coming very soon…

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