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.” (TheSprout.co.uk)

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 willsbecky@gmail.com 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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Our Annual Festive treats are back at Kettering Arts Centre!

It is our Annual Community Christmas Fair, on Thursday 4th Dec at 6-9pm and Saturday 6th Dec at 10am – 2pm. There will be stalls from many different Community groups and charities, refreshments,  live music, games and of course a special visitor in red! Admission is free. And on 22nd December we once again welcome comic Paul Kerensa and a great line-up of nationally acclaimed Stand-Up’s for the brilliant family show: Comedians and Carols. This year headlined by Jim Tavare (Harry Potter, the Sketch Show). Suitable for ages 8/9+ this show is great for family groups, getting together before Christmas or a works do, before the bank holidays. Tickets are very close to selling out, so please contact me directly on willsbecky@gmail.com to be added to the waiting list.Jim Tavare%20Violin_1

Our new Spring flier is printed and ready for distribution and all the events will appear on here in the next few days. Tickets will be available at the Christmas Fair then in Waterstones and online here from Monday 8th. It will also be possible, at the Christmas Fair, to become a member (or renew your membership) of our Friends scheme for just £4 a year (£6 for a couple) – look out for the Arts Centre stall, run by our friendly volunteers!

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Fantastic live music at Kettering Arts Centre: Serious legends and a seriously funny musical satirist

On Saturday 15th November we are delighted to welcome the nation’s favourite musical comedian, Mitch Benn with his acclaimed show Mitch Benn is the 37th Beatle

Tickets are available NOW here and at Waterstones Kettering for £14 (£12 concs) Show starts at 8pm.

“You really don’t need to be a Beatles buff to enjoy this. Benn is terrific company”Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle.


“This is a must see show for anyone who even faintly enjoys the Beatles, anyone who likes

pop music at all, anyone who likes a laugh.

Benn, a truly likeable man with a sharp wit, produces an hour of pure joy”


And we are absolutely thrilled that the utter legends of Folk Rock FAIRPORT CONVENTION are coming to our intimate, atmospheric space on 16th May 2015.

Fairport logoThey need absolutely no introduction after 50 years at the very top, winners of the coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, and Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’.

The show will be a mixture of old material and new, over 3 hours and its not to be missed – tickets are available NOW here and at Waterstones Kettering for £20


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Back by popular demand in 2015 – Stewart Francis! Tickets available now

The star of ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow’ andStewartFrancis_Pun-Gent_final-image ‘Live At The Apollo’, is coming back to Kettering Arts Centre on 10th November 2015 with a fantastic and hilarious new show!

“A brilliant comic brain… this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I’ve ever heard” – Guardian

“Perfectly crafted gags” – Sunday Times

I know its a long way off but tickets (priced £15) are available now here and they will be in Waterstones and here, here and here by Monday! Snap them up before they disappear….



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