Upcoming Events in 2017 at a glance @ Kettering Arts Centre!

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – With Martin Mor!

Saturday, 22nd April 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

MARTIN MOR

Martin comes from Northern Ireland, and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit.

With almost 30 years experience as a professional performer, Martin has established himself as one of the UK’s most popular and in-demand comedians.

Martin has performed successfully at events of all description; from the Hammersmith Apollo to a show for the inmates of an Italian prison, from comedy clubs to performing before members of the British Royal Family. Continue reading…


PATRICK MONAHAN ‘THAT 80’S SHOW’ 2017 UK TOUR

pat-monahan-hires-80s-show_photo-by-steve-ullathorneSaturday 29th April

Tickets £14 (Concessions £10)

Doors open 7:30pm – 8pm start

It’s the 1980’s and Patrick Monahan’s Irish Iranian family arrives in Teesside escaping from the Iran war. Patrick’s memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain make for a totally unique stand-up show!  ‘That 80’s Show’ is the sequel to Patrick’s hit 2015 show ‘The Disco Years’ both directed by Phil Nichol. Instead of focusing on 80s pop-culture, Patrick talks about his personal experience of the 80s: moving with his parents from Iran to the UK, starting school without any English, his Irish/Iranian heritage, his dad’s experience of discrimination, his mother’s experience of migration. Continue reading…


The Jigantics with support from Marina Florance coming up May 2017!

Saturday 6th May

Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door)

Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm Start

THE JIGANTICS

A fabulous musical stew combining the finest roots ingredients – blues, rock, folk and Americana – this brilliant new band brings tremendous musicianship to their many different styles. With something for everyone, delivered with panache and fun, this is a fantastic, highly entertaining, rave-reviewed band who are wowing audiences up and down the land. Continue reading…


James Acaster – The Trelogy

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Thursday 11th May – Recognise

Friday 12th May – Represent

Saturday 13th May – Reset

Doors open 7:30pm. 8pm Start

Tickets £16 (£40 for all three) 15+

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Proudly Presents:

James Acaster: The Trelogy.

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Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night with headline act Kettering Born Ava Vidal!

Saturday, 20th May 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Ava Vidal
Ava Vidal is a cool and composed performer with an intriguing past. She was a teenage mum, she earned a living as a prison officer before turning to stand-up, a move inspired by watching Chris Rock. Ava became a mother at 18, and spent five years as a prison guard at Pentonville.

A chance viewing of a Chris Rock routine inspired her to pursue a career in comedy, and she quickly became a fixture of the stand-up circuit. Ava Vidal juggles motherhood with a hectic schedule of club dates and TV appearances, both as a comedian and a commentator. Critically judged as ‘a face of the future’, Ava performs in the UK, America, Canada and Australia, and is an occasional journalist. Continue reading…


Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – WITH MARKUS BIRDMAN!

Saturday, 17th June 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

MARKUS BIRDMAN
Markus Birdman is a veteran of the comedy scene. He was the winner of the Lewisham Comedy Festival 2001 competition, as well as a finalist in The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award 2000, Jongleur’s New Act 2000, Leicester Comedy Festival New Act 2001.

He took his solo show, “One Step Beyond” to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and has featured on BBC Radio’s “Spanking New” and is the voice of ITV’s “Blank Screen”, as well as performing on the Paramount Comedy Store series.

“uniquely talented, demonstrates just how it’s done.” The Evening Standard.

“wonderful, extremely versatile.” The Scotsman

“One of the millionaire mirth merchants of the future.” The Metro.

“The crowd fell for his dry witty, confused little boy smutt-schtick in a big way” The Observer. Full event details here…


Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – With  Steve Williams!

Saturday, 15th July 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

STEVE WILLIAMS
Chortle Award nominee and BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, Steve Williams is one of the most exciting and electrifying live performers on the circuit. Named by The Independent as “The Prodigy” Steve never fails to surprise and engage audiences with his hybrid of bizarre stories, larger than life physicality, spontaneous improvisation and his off-the-wall take on everyday life. His three solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe have garnered considerable critical success. Steve premiered his first solo stand-up show Steve Williams: Excitable at the Edinburgh fringe in 2006, he returned in 2007 with Steve Williams: Binge Thinking, which was followed by a national tour of Edinburgh and Beyond. This year Steve toured with his new stand-up show Stand Up Story Man.

Steve’s TV credits include appearances Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Edinburgh and Beyond and The Comedy Store for Paramount and he recently appeared on Dave Gorman’s Absolute Radio Show (Absolute Radio) and 7 Day Sunday (Radio 5Live). Steve is also a core writer on Russell Howard’s Good News on BBC3.

“One of the UK’s finest comedians’ Metro

‘A small time in his company will leave you wanting more, the sign of a good comedian’Comedy Central Full event details here…


PAUL FOOT: ‘TIS A PITY SHE’S A PIGLET

Friday, 1st December 2017

Tickets £14 (Recommended age 14+)

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

In Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism.  Plus Ant ‘n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast. The multi-award winning Mr Foot has appeared on numerous TV and Radio programmes including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, Russell Howard’s Good News and The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio4.

‘Utterly outlandish, but beneath layers of absurdity is Foot’s sharp eye for satire’ Time Out

‘He’s a comedy whirlwind from the school of Spike Milligan….. It’s risky to call someone unique, but Foot is certainly pretty close.’ Three Weeks… Continue reading…


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Sarah Callaghan, James Sherwood and Headline Act Martin Mor Will be Rolling in the Aisles for our Fourth Serving of this Very Popular Event 22nd April – 8pm Start – £9 only!

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – With Martin Mor! 8PM Start!

Saturday, 22nd April 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

MARTIN MOR

Martin comes from Northern Ireland, and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit.

With almost 30 years experience as a professional performer, Martin has established himself as one of the UK’s most popular and in-demand comedians.

Martin has performed successfully at events of all description; from the Hammersmith Apollo to a show for the inmates of an Italian prison, from comedy clubs to performing before members of the British Royal Family. Continue reading…

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Sarah Callaghan

Sarah Callaghan is an award-winning comedian and writer.

In 2014 she was named as ‘One To Watch’ by Time Out Magazine and in 2015 she took her critically-acclaimed debut hour show Elephant to the Edinburgh Fringe. A confessional exploration of escape and ambition, Elephant received great reviews across the board and Sarah was widely heralded as an exciting new comedic voice, a status cemented by her Malcolm Hardee Award nomination for ‘Act Most Likely To Make A Million Quid’.

“The instant she steps on stage you know you’re in the presence of someone new and special” ★★★★★ The Mirror “A powerhouse. She’s an utter natural on stage” Chortle ****

“class comedy, reminiscent of a young Kathy Burke” The Herald ****

JAMES SHERWOOD
Like many an Essex boy before him, James Sherwood was raised in Oxford, Bristol, Essex, and London, went to Magdalen College, Oxford and sang in the choir. Early comedy success included being a semi-finalist in ITV’s stand-up talent show Take the Mike, being a runner-up in the BBC New Comedy Awards and the FHM Holsten Pils Comedy Final.

Having originally made a name for himself on the live circuit as a topical comic, in recent years James has incorporated a number of self-penned, original comic songs into his act. Although this involves lugging a keyboard around with him, it’s worth it – songs about grammatical inaccuracies and failed nightclub courtships have had audiences literally crying with laughter

James contributes the funnies to radio shows across the BBC, including The Now Show, The News Quiz and BBC7.

He regularly reviews the newspapers on Sky News, writes a regular blog on The Guardian website and spends most Sundays singing in a church choir, despite not actually being religious.

His debut Edinburgh show ‘I Know What You Did Last Sunday’, was a total sell-out and was followed in similar fashion with ‘James Sherwood’s Somewhat Premature Review Of 2007’.

“Brilliantly conceived and very funny … Sherwood has phenomenal stage presence” The Scotsman

“Worth the ticket price alone … clever, funny and will have fans singing along” Chortle

“Savage satire” Sunday Times “Fantastic” Time Out

“If you ever wondered what would happen if Bill Bailey and Marcus Brigstocke had a child…” Chortle

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Over the last 2 years, our compere Nick Wills has created a fun and friendly club where top acts love to perform and where the audience play their part in making a great night.


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Luke Kempner, Marc Lucero and Headline Act Gavin Webster are Rolling in the Ailses Tomorrow from 8pm at Kettering Arts Centre! Tickets available on the door!

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – With Gavin Webster

Saturday, 18th March 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+ Available from the front desk!

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Our March club night features headliner Gavin, described as ‘Funny, clever and as brilliantly observed as you’ll find’ (The Scotsman), ‘Like a cross between Bill Hicks and Geoff off Byker Grove’ (Ross Noble) and ‘His daftness is little short of surreal genius’ (The Stage). Ably held together by your host Nick Wills, the show is completed by “comic master” Marc Lucero (Chortle) and “the energizer bunny of impressionists” Luke Kempner (Huffington Post). Continue reading…

scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Saturday 18th March – Third Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Night of 2017 with Gavin Webster headlining! 8pm Start!

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – With Gavin Webster

Saturday, 18th March 2017

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Our March club night features headliner Gavin, described as ‘Funny, clever and as brilliantly observed as you’ll find’ (The Scotsman), ‘Like a cross between Bill Hicks and Geoff off Byker Grove’ (Ross Noble) and ‘His daftness is little short of surreal genius’ (The Stage). Ably held together by your host Nick Wills, the show is completed by “comic master” Marc Lucero (Chortle) and “the energizer bunny of impressionists” Luke Kempner (Huffington Post).

Gavin Webster 

gavin-wbsterGavin Webster has been on the rise. He’s been on the rise for Eighteen years. After making his modest debut in a pub in Gateshead in February 1993 he’s done about three thousand gigs from Aberdeen to Abu Dhabi, Manchester to Melbourne and Hartlepool to Hong Kong. Famed and respected by his peers for his uncompromising and unusual approach and distinctly original routines, he now boasts a large cult following round the country and particularly on his native Tyneside where he sells out theatres with his one man ninety minute shows. Hard edged routines, quick-fire pastiche pieces, moronic jokes and sardonic songs, his unique style has brought him this kind of praise and attention.

‘Funny, clever and as brilliantly observed as you’ll find’ – The Scotsman

‘Virtuoso and close to the bone stuff’ – Sunday Sun

‘Like a cross between Bill Hicks and Geoff off Byker Grove’ – Ross Noble

‘His daftness is little short of surreal genius’ – The Stage

MARC LUCERO 

image003A former market trader Marc only started to perform comedy until in his forties and has been taking the scene by storm for over 20 years now.  A unique and sophisticated take on the complications of twenty first century life as a senior with some strikingly thought provoking material. “Lucero certainly has the comic instincts and high-quality material that would shame many a more successful act.” – Chortle review

“a laugh a minute” The Times

“the brilliant Marc Lucero” Daily Mirror

“brilliantly inventive gags, comic master” Chortle

“persuasively funny, a damn fine evening” Evening Standard

LUKE KEMPNER 

image001An exceptionally talented impressionist, Luke garnered global attention in 2012 with his hit viral video Downstairs At Downton. Since then, Luke has gone from strength to strength, taking his one man show The Only Way Is Downton (described by the Daily Telegraph as a “remarkable tour de force”) to theatres and festivals across the UK, including Latitude and two years at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has also taken the show to Moscow and recently toured an American version, entitled America’s Got Downton, across the USA. 2016 saw Luke return to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sell-out run of new show Judi Dench Stole My Heart.

As well as his live work, Luke also has a burgeoning television and radio career. He recently created and starred in his own review show for ITV2, entitled Luke Kempner’s Impression of 2015, is a regular cast member of BBC3 comedy series Murder In Successville, has appeared on Comedy Central’s Drunk History and has also performed impressions on both Big Brother’s Bit On The Sideand Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.

Luke started his career in musical theatre, playing Marius in the touring production of Les Misérables as well as taking roles in Avenue Q and South Pacific. A graduate from The Guildford School of Acting, he also plays the piano, is a puppeteer and classically trained singer.

A remarkable tour de force
The Daily Telegraph

The energizer bunny of impressionists
Huffington Post

Over the last 2 years, our compere Nick Wills has created a fun and friendly club where top acts love to perform and where the audience play their part in making a great night.


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at 4 Litchfield Close, Kettering NN16 9BS (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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To celebrate our 1000th like on Facebook we would like to offer all our customers a group discount towards tomorrow’s event!

Kettering Arts Centre is extremely pleased to have reached 1000 likes on our Facebook page. Having achieved such a milestone, Kettering Arts Centre would like to offer a special price of only £6 per person for groups of 4 or more, rather than the normal price of £10!

Harry & Chris – The Harry & Chris Show – Support Act: Gecko

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR!

Friday 10th March

Tickets £10 (Concessions £8)

Doors open 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm

Poetry, Music and a hint of Comedy!
There will be a very interesting event taking place at the Kettering Arts Centre this Friday aimed at those who have a special interest in poetry, Harry and Chris are world renowned! Their poetry is supported by lovely melodies and with a hint of comedy, highly recommended to students of all ages and those taking English and mock up exams.

Please read on and share if convenient:
Harry & Chris – The Harry & Chris Show – Support Act: Gecko
Friday 10th March
Tickets £10 (Concessions £8)
Doors open 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm

Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker teams up with rising star of the jazz scene, Chris Read as the imaginatively titled ‘Harry and Chris’. After a debut sell-out run of ‘The Harry and Chris Show’ at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, they are bringing their brand of poetry, music, love and laughter all around the country.

Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker teams up with BFF/Jazz Musician Chris Read as the imaginatively titled ‘Harry and Chris’. After a debut sell-out run of ‘The Harry and Chris Show’ at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, they are bringing their brand of poetry, music, love and laughter all around the country.

“A combination of catchy hooks and breathtaking verbal ingenuity makes this a winning hour… The quality and quantity of laughs on offer is generous and yet the show is cynicism-free, the tone unapologetically feel-good.”
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scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Poetry, Music and a hint of Comedy! This Friday March 10th 8pm Start – Doors open 7:30pm – Tickets available on the door!

PLEASE BE AWARE CONTRARY TO WHAT HAS BEEN ADVERTISED IN SOME OUTLETS, THE FOLLOWING EVENT “Harry and Chris Show with Gecko” will take place on Friday 10th March 2017 Doors open 7:30pm for an 8pm start:

Poetry, Music and a hint of Comedy!
There will be a very interesting event taking place at the Kettering Arts Centre this Friday aimed at those who have a special interest in poetry, Harry and Chris are world renowned! Their poetry is supported by lovely melodies and with a hint of comedy, highly recommended to students of all ages and those taking English and mock up exams. Please read on and share if convenient:
Harry & Chris – The Harry & Chris Show – Support Act: Gecko
Friday 10th March
Tickets £10 (Concessions £8)
Doors open 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm
Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker teams up with rising star of the jazz scene, Chris Read as the imaginatively titled ‘Harry and Chris’. After a debut sell-out run of ‘The Harry and Chris Show’ at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, they are bringing their brand of poetry, music, love and laughter all around the country.

Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker teams up with BFF/Jazz Musician Chris Read as the imaginatively titled ‘Harry and Chris’. After a debut sell-out run of ‘The Harry and Chris Show’ at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, they are bringing their brand of poetry, music, love and laughter all around the country.

“A combination of catchy hooks and breathtaking verbal ingenuity makes this a winning hour… The quality and quantity of laughs on offer is generous and yet the show is cynicism-free, the tone unapologetically feel-good.”
???? Broadway Baby

Continue reading…


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Ready for an Outstanding Blues Night? Tomorrow from 8pm – Paul Lamb & The King Snakes – Tickets available on the door!

Kettering Arts Centre is very much looking forwards to tomorrow’s live music event with Paul Lamb & The King Snakes. Voted the best Blues band in 2014, Paul Lamb & The King Snakes are one of the best Blues band not only in the UK, but, also worldwide. If you are a Blues aficionado, do not miss this opportunity to relish seeing them live in a Church with tremendous acoustics, Bar, Free Parking and Disabled Access.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the door at £14 or pre-book for £12!

Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

Saturday 4th March

Tickets £12 in advance (£14 on the door)

Doors open 7:30pm – 8pm

There is no doubting the quality of this five-piece band which was acclaimed “The Best British Blues Band 2014”. Headed by British Blues Awards Hall of Fame inductee Paul Lamb (harmonica/vocals) the set will feature many of songs from Blues Matters magazine’s album of the year 2014, Hole in the Wall. Continue reading…

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scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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