Radu & IsacNick Wills as Compere

Kettering Arts Centre is proud to bring you a fantastic evening of comedy with these club favourites! To celebrate KETTFEST we are hosting TWO evenings of comedy and we kick off with this brilliant line up on Friday 12th July 8pm. Tickets £9 in advance.

Doors will open at 7:30pm, we will be selling local Potbelly Brew and other delicious drinks and snacks at our bar so join us for what promises to be a great event!




Do you sometimes think about your actions? Do your actions make you feel like a sociopath? Does feeling like a sociopath hurt your self-esteem? Well this show was specifically written to make you feel better!

“Simultaneously sweet and dark” ( As seen and heard on BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and Comedy Central Extra.

“Certainly impressive” Beyond the Joke

“Cynical and tricksy” Chortle


Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back once again like a renegade master.

If you”ve been to any of his previous shows you”ll know exactly what to expect – inventive jokes and stupid comedic leftfieldery all held together with the flimsiest of narrative structures.

“Absurdity so well-crafted that silly doesn”t do it justice”
(Evening Standard).

“A wonderful hour of professional silliness”

“A barrage of absurdist humour and sharp one-liners”

“Olaf Falafel is an idiot, and wouldn’t have it any other way”
(Steve Bennett,

“Refreshingly odd”

BUY TICKETS £9 (£10 on the door)

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Tony Slattery imageKettering Arts Centre Saturday 13th July, 2019

Show: 7:30pm (door 7pm)

Tickets £12/£10 Concessions

We are very excited to announce comedy Legend TONY SLATTERY makes his debut at Kettering Arts Centre for KettFest weekend with an exclusively extended preview of his appearances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In this full evening of entertainment, Tony Slattery will be in intimate conversation with comedy historian Robert Ross, reflecting on the roller coaster career that has taken in everything from the Cambridge Footlights to Carry On Columbus.

Then Tony will be back on stage with his partner in off-the-cuff comedy, Allan Lear, in a free-falling session of spontaneous japery.

As can be expected of the King of Improvisation, anything could happen and it probably will…

Running time: 120 minutes (with interval)




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Rolling In The Aisles – 25th May 2019 8pm

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Compere – our very own Nick Wills!

For a great night of comedy in the heart of the town centre, join us at Kettering Arts Centre at St Andrew’s Church. Tickets £9 (£10 on the door).


Licensed bar (cash only) selling drinks and snacks including local brew: Potbelly Brewery Limited.

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LEE NELSON at Kettering Arts Centre Saturday 18th May 8pm

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Lee Nelson Back With Serious Joker 3rd Extension! Kettering Arts Centre Saturday 18th May 8pm (Doors 7.30pm). Tickets £20 BUY HERE!

Following his 150 date, smash-hit tour, Lee Nelson comes to Kettering Arts Centre for one night only! This incredible comedian has added us to his extensive UK tour and we are very excited!

Lee Nelson will be live on stage in KETTERING for a special performance of his sensational Serious Joker stand-up show. DON’T MISS OUT! Tickets still available via Waterstones, Kettering Arts Centre and WeGotTickets. £20 each. GET BOOKING!

“In this sort of form Nelson is irresistible… there aren’t many better comedians to turn to”
The Telegraph

“Comedy legend” The Sun

“You should be ashamed of yourself” Sepp Blatter

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Exciting news for Rolling In The Aisles this Saturday 20th April 8pm……..


Rolling In The Aisles Saturday 20th April 8pm

In a last minute change to our line up for this event we have the very funny NEIL MCFARLANE following our opening act – BRIAN & KRYSTAL and our headliner – TV’s Big Breakfast’s PAUL TONKINSON.


Neil McFarlane

Neil started his comedy career in Scotland 16 years ago, where he remains a regular act at the highly-regarded Stand Comedy Clubs in Glasgow & Edinburgh.

He now performs in locations across the length and breadth of the British Isles, attracting widespread concern, and has also entertained international audiences in places as far-flung as Tenerife, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Romania, the Czech Republic, the two Channel Islands you can actually get to, Florida, California and Kent.

Neil reached the Scottish regional final of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2001, so technically that means he’s been on the telly (for the 7 people who had BBC CHOICE at the time). If you really want to stretch the point, he’s also been on ’15 to 1′ twice, and has the dubious honour of being the only contestant in the show’s history to have been told off by William G. Stewart for slouching.

In 2006 Neil came third in the Scottish Comedian of the Year competition and performed his first, sold-out, one-man show, ‘Posh Glaswegian’, at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, followed by his first full run in the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Fringe; and his first solo show outside Scotland, at the Manchester Comedy Festival.

He moved to London to become a full-time comic in 2009, and March 2010 saw his fourth solo show at the Magners’ Glasgow Comedy Festival, entitled ‘Neil McFarlane is Still in Search of a USP’. In 2013 he performed ‘Neil McFarlane’s First Period’ at the Bath Comedy Festival and the Brighton Fringe.

In 2012 Neil was a finalist in Jongleurs Comic Idol competition.  He also wrote and performed his solo show “Sightseeing With A Hangover” at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2016

Regarding his acting experience, Neil played the role of Sandy Johnstone in ‘Death of a Critic’, a play by Keir McAllister produced at the Ramshorn Theatre as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. (‘Really rather good’. ROBERT DAWSON SCOTT, THE TIMES). Overall his acting experience has covered Shakespeare, comic monologues and sketches, a satirical revue and comedy play with music at consecutive Edinburgh festivals, and a range of acting across all media including broadcast commercials, as well as a modicum of corporate voice-over and presenting work. He’s also contributed to Fred MacAulay’s show on BBC Radio Scotland, not to mention the ‘Alternative Sandwich Show’ for SubCity Radio in Glasgow.

Neil McFarlane is available to support, compère or headline; and for corporate work, acting jobs, presenting and any conceivable radio & television punditry. He’s had all his jabs and frequently keeps his clothes on. Allow him gently to divert you from the horrific truth of your own existential plight and occasionally use the word ‘seepage’.



“A sparky self-effacing wit which cannot possibly fail to please.” THEATRE BATH
“A clear ability to craft a gag.” CHORTLE
“Fantastic punchlines.” MANCHESTER CITY LIFE
“Creamed potato.” THE SCOTSMAN


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Tomorrow night at Kettering Arts Centre – The Pantaloons presents The Odyssey


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An Exciting line Up at Kettering Arts Centre in 2019

We’re delighted to announce some of our programme for 2019 (with plenty more to come), with some top names in comedy, entertaining theatre and stunning musical talent. See the full line-up so far here

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The return of the popular Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club each month: Jan 19th // Feb 23rd // Mar 16th // April 20th // May 25th.

On Feb 2nd the genius Robert Newman returns with his new show;  Total Eclipse of Descartes followed by the sell out James Acaster’s Hope for Moldova Charity Gala night.

Julian Dutton stars in Do you think that’s Wise? The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier  and Patrick Monahan is back with his show #Goals together with our Comedians and Carols star, bringing his full, anarchic cooking show –  George Egg DIY Chef.

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There’s more fabulous music on Mar 23rd with Ward and Parker, supported by Kenneth J Nash and in April Canadian surrelist Tony Law will be here with A Lost Show.

The Pantaloons are back with the Odyssey on 13th April, followed by an adaptation of the classic TV show; Hancock & Co on 11th May.

Plus sign up to our mailing to hear first about a booking on 17th May that should prove very popular!

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Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible – Warm Up Show

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with NRH Management present

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible – Warm Up Show

(Age limit 14+) with support act

Kettering Arts Centre Friday 11th October 2019 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

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One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.

Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo.

But this is also a love story with the twist, or at least a really bad sprain.
Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsburys, where good food costs less.

“He’s fast, absurd and very Funny” – Radio Times

‘No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride’ The Guardian


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A sneaky peak into the life of Simon Brodkin aka Lee Nelson! Tickets available for Lee Nelson Back With Serious Joker 3rd Extension!


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