Thrilling Seasonal Events at Kettering Arts Centre

hqdefaultIn the run up to the Big Day, get into the Festive spirit with the classic tale of greed, generosity, isolation and redemption with A Christmas Carol on 15th December. Suitable for all the family (7+ age advisory) this award winning production will be exhilarating, exciting; by turns funny, engrossing and a little bit scary!

James Hyland is a Kettering Arts Centre favourite and this special 175th Anniversary performance will be a riveting solo show, performed by a master story teller. Prepare to be stunned!

Tickets at £12 (£8) still available from Waterstones, Kettering and WeGotTickets.com  Show starts at 6pm (doors open at 5.30pm)

Then on 20th December it is the return of our festive favourite, Comedians and Carols! Dress up in your favourite Christmassy outfit, bring the whole family or your work-mates or friends and enjoy a night of laughter, singing and fun!

Hosted by our very own Nick Wills, with musical comic Jay Foreman, anarchic chef George Egg and veteran international headliner Dominic Holland, its a night not to be missed.

Tickets are disappearing fast but there are still some available at our usual vendors, at £12 (£8).

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a fun, exciting and entertaining 2019 from us all at Kettering Arts Centre!

 

 

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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

Highlights include:

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.

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 18th May that should prove very popular!

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A packed Autumn at Kettering Arts Centre

We enjoyed some fabulous music, thought-provoking theatre and great comedy in a busy schedule this Autumn.

Following on from the interactive and challenging Great Austerity Debate were two beautiful and magical nights of music.

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hafdis-square-800pxAnd Icelandic genius Hafdis Huld made some new friends to join her many, dedicated fans – her combination of her hilarious quirky, zany charm and her ice-clear vocals, with gorgeous self-penned songs and incredible covers of unlikely classics made for a wonderful night for all lucky enough to be with us.

The month drew to  a close with November’s Rolling in the Aisles and a great night of dark humour from ex-cop Alfie Moore. It was a packed house, as it was Charity fund-raiser for the family of a local officer.

Into December and “it’s getting a bit like Christmas”, with both the Etsy crafters’ Fair and our own Community Christmas Fair drawing crowds and involving all ages in the fun!

Our staff worked super hard and deserved their bubbly!bubbly on the bar

 

 

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The Great Austerity Debate – next Saturday 3rd November only £6

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The Great Austerity Debate is an interactive forum theatre play, following the story of Megan K. as she juggles low-paid work, ever-deeper debt, two kids and a fancy new red handbag.

After watching the play, audiences are invited to imagine different outcomes for the characters, and see their ideas played out by the actors.  Every audience brings new responses, new interventions and new endings, making each performance unique.

Entertaining, inspiring and always surprising, The Great Austerity Debate brings burning real-life questions to the stage and audiences get to bring the answers.

Tickets £12 (+booking fee) with £5 concessions available Waterstones in Kettering. Special online price of £6 (£5 concessions) from WeGotTickets or on the door.

Doors open 7pm with show start at 7:30pm.

For more information please see this page

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Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect. Next Saturday 13th October!

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Following total sold-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2015, 2016 and 2017, award-winning comedian Juliette Burton embarks on her first UK tour with her critically-acclaimed docu-comedy in which she investigates the power of kindness. Most of us find it hard enough being kind to ourselves – let alone others. So is being nice outdated? Or can small acts of kindness have big effects?

Join Juliette as she finds out whether kindness holds the power to change lives, cure mental health conditions, make friends, restore hope, dispel despair, end poverty and even defeat death. It’s a tall order for a comedy show but when it comes to entertainment, Juliette is fearless! It’s kind of her thing. Would you #DareToBeKind?

As seen on The One Show (BBC One), This Morning (ITV) and BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer).

Winner: Spirit of the Fringe (Guildford Fringe 2017)

Winner: Voice Mag’s Pick of the Fringe (Edinburgh Fringe 2017)

Burton’s got huge talent…and then some! *****Daily Mirror

“Moving and inspiring… Educational and hilarious… Heartwarming in every way… Her charisma, uniqueness and talent make Burton a force to be reckoned with… A must-see.” *****Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“Intelligent, emotional, liberating – everything it should be… Burton seems like the type of person everybody would want in their life.” ***** Voice Mag

“Delightfully well written…laughs aplenty throughout’’ **** One4review

“Impressive” **** Daily Record

Get your tickets for what will prove to be an excellent show here

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This Friday – Colin Cloud (The Forensic Mind Reader): LIVE

Forensic mind reader and real life Sherlock Holmes Colin Cloud is at Kettering Arts Centre this FRIDAY! Doors open 7:30pm.

Look at your hands. Your nails. The heels of your shoes. What do you see? Nothing?

Imagine someone who could look at those details and see everything. Everything.

See below for some amazing examples of his outstanding talent:

We are super stoked and can’t wait to see him – you can get your tickets here for £15 (plus booking fee) –  WeGotTickets

For more information here is the event page

 

 

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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!

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The Nish Kumar show on 21st September is now SOLD OUT! Contact office@ketteringartscentre.com 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.

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

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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…!!

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

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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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