Roadworks cause parking chaos!!

Not really but please be aware there are extensive roadworks taking place for the foreseeable future on Eskdaill Street outside Kettering Arts Centre.

As such we recommend using Sainsbury’s Car Park across Rockingham Road and walking to the Arts Centre.

We have a few spaces to the rear of the Arts Centre, however these are only accessible from Crown Street (which is one-way) and should only be used by disabled drivers.


If you have any questions regarding the parking situation please contact us on 01536 513858 or

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Not Long to Go Now! A Fantastic Season of Shows at Kettering Arts Centre

Coming up very soon, we will be re-opening our doors for an Autumn season that is varied, fun, thought-provoking, challenging and as always top quality entertainment at a reasonable price.

We begin again with our ever popular Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club, and it returns each month with more hilarity, laughter and fun!


The Nish Kumar show on 21st September is now SOLD OUT! Contact to join a waiting list.

But don’t worry – we have so much more! We are always delighted to announce the return of the ever-fabulous Pantaloons. This time they are back with their bread-and-butter; vibrantly fun and accessible Shakespeare – the knockabout comedy “As You Like It”.

And then something very new and exciting – the Incredible, truly Mind-Blowing,  Forensic Mind Reader, Colin Cloud.


We close a packed September with a musical extravaganza from the RAF:


October has a strong Mental Health and Well Being theme. Come along and boost your own well-being with a brilliant show about making the world a better place. Then help us to raise much needed funds for Kettering’s own wellness charity, Johnny’s Happy Place, with a gig, yet to be confirmed but it should be VERY, VERY exciting…!!


And finally, November brings us more variety again, from interactive theatre, to some wonderful internationally renowned acoustic music acts and brilliant comedy.





All our tickets are available HERE  and at Waterstones, Kettering.

NOTE RE PARKING during the Autumn season: Please allow extra time to get to and park near our venue. There are major road works going on, near the church on Eskdaill Street and the free parking area next to the church is out of action until December. We have a small car park off Crown Street, but for evening shows, Sainsury’s opposite has lots of spaces that are free after 6pm.


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Summer’s Out for Kettering Arts Centre! Back with a bang in September

So June has been and gone and we are still enjoying a beautiful summer which shows no sign of disappearing just yet.

We hope you came to one of our great events last month.  Green Matthews were fantastic and blew us away with their talent and energy.  We hope to have them back again so watch this space for those of you that missed out this time.

The Budapest Cafe Orchestra also performed a stonking show that was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

As you may be aware we have no events over the summer period, so you can enjoy KettFest, the World Cup, your BBQ’s and holidays but here at KAC Central we are busy planning a packed Autumn/Winter programme. Don’t forget to sign up for our Mailing list to get all the details in our monthly e-bulletin. And check out the rest of this website and our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds for up to date information.

In the meantime though we are really looking forward to some massive nights in September.

First, on Friday 21st at 19.30 we have the one and only Nish Kumar bringing his show Nish Kumar tour 2018 placeholder image-min“It’s in our nature to destroy ourselves” to our stage. Nish is a very popular face on our TV’s right now and this night promises to be incredibly funny. There are still some tickets left but it will no doubt sell out very soon so don’t delay in picking yours up asap.  You can click the link below or pop into Waterstones in town if you would prefer. Ticket price £20 (£18 concession).

cloud live tour image with titleOnly one week later on Friday 28th we have another amazing act for you. Colin Cloud – Forensic Mind Reader has been on This Morning, performed at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and now he’s coming to Kettering. This is guaranteed to be another sell-out show so please don’t miss out. Again you can click the link below or pop into Waterstones. Ticket price £15.

Add in brilliant theatre from the Pantaloons, loads of great comedy, beautiful Icelandic music, thought provoking themed shows and lots of Christmas treats and you’ll agree, we have a season to savour!

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This Saturday the stunning Budapest Cafe Orchestra return

Join us Saturday night for some amazing progressive gypsy-beat from The Budapest Cafe Orchestra!

Tickets are £15 (concessions available) and are available online from WeGotTickets, in person at Waterstones and on the door which opens at 7.30pm with show start at 8pm.

The BCO is a music-driven phenomenon, a specialist performance-entertainment outfit, certified to enthrall audiences everywhere. The infectious energy of the BCO will sweep you off your feet and stay in your heart forever. You will journey from one emotional pole to another: from a desperately tragic evocative heart-rending ancient Jewish melody to a dance from Romania or Russia and all the fiery exuberance that goes with it.

The Budapest Cafe Orchestra share as many blood cells with the folk of Hungary as the Penguin Cafe Orchestra do with the web-footed fellows of Antarctica. Their Magic Potion is a closely guarded recipe of malt, hops, yeast and water, handed down in the secret tongue of Estuary English through generations of Professional Gypsies. With a sole mission: to entertain and enchant audiences, they are undaunted by even the most demanding and wildest village hall crowds, for example those inhabiting the darkest corners of Northamptonshire.

For more choice selections check their Youtube

The BCO website is

Follow them on Twitter: @bco100

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The return of Fantastic Summer Music at Kettering Arts Centre

This June we are delighted to be hosting some magical musical Summer nights…

On 22nd June at 7.30pm GreenMatthews present “A Brief History of Music”

BHM-website-pic-1Chris Green and Sophie Matthews play English traditional songs and tunes in a thoroughly 21st-century kick-ass style. Using a beguiling blend of ancient instruments such as cittern, English border bagpipes and shawm as well as modern folk instruments such as guitar, flute and piano accordion, Chris and Sophie breathe new life into material from hundreds of years ago, making it fresh, relevant and accessible for a modern audience.

Tickets are £11 (£10 concessions) from our usual vendors. Informative, fun, entertaining and unique – for all ages!

Then on 30th June, in a last minute but really exciting addition to the programme, we are delighted to be welcoming back the wonderful Budapest Café Orchestra after they blew us away (twice!) a few years ago with some very special performances.

BCOThe Budapest Café Orchestra play powerful and driving folk-based music from Eastern Europe inspired by the music of European gypsies.   The richness and dynamism of Balkan music is on display here in all its untamable glory in a wide-ranging programme of impassioned Hungarian Czardas, tender Russian folk melodies, rollicking dances from Romania and Moldavia, bitter sweet Jewish laments, one or two electrifying compositions of the group’s own making plus a few surprises along the way…  The music evokes vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – good enough to make you want to book a holiday along the Danube!

Comprising four fabulous players of violins, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika the BCO boasts some of the country’s most revered international stars.

It will be a great night of top quality music, don’t miss out.

Show starts at 8pm, tickets £15 (£14 concessions) available here and in Waterstones by 30th June

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Jay Foreman – Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children – May 12th 2pm!

I’ve been watching a fair amount of Jay Foreman on YouTube in anticipation of his upcoming kids (and big kids) show on Saturday 12th May at 1.30pm. They are brilliant!

Here are three of my faves (ticket details below):

We are doing a special family ticket (comprising two adults and two children) for £24 (+ booking fee) from WeGotTicket

Otherwise standard tickets are £8 (+ booking fee) WeGotTickets

Tickets are also available in Kettering Waterstones and further is information HERE!

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Great Laughs coming up – for kids and adults at Kettering Arts Centre

Coming up very soon on 12th May at 2pm we have the fantastically funny Jay Foreman, bringing his hilariously funny-bone tickling comedy songs for kids! Don’t miss out on superb LIVE entertainment for your whole family. Great value family tickets make it a brilliant alternative to sitting at home in front of a screen!

Click here to see what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say about him!!!!…


And we’re very excited about this one – Nish Kumar is coming to Kettering Arts Centre on 21st Sept 2018!
Man of the moment, host of the Mash Report and Live at the Apollo, Nish has featured on loads of TV and Radio including the utterly brilliant Taskmaster and with Joel Dommett on Joel & Nish vs the World. And he’s one of James Acaster’s best comedy mates!
Find out more here and get your tickets fast – they are online here at and here at Ticketmaster NOW and in Waterstones from 12noon on 28/4/18!

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