March 24th – Rolling in the Aisles is back at Kettering Arts Centre

On Saturday 24th March we have a great night of laughs for you at Rolling in the Aisles (or RITA, as I’m sure no-one calls it).

Headlining are Jonny and the Baptists, who are back from their sell-out LEFTY SCUM tour with Josie Long and Grace Petrie and are shortly embarking on a new THE WORLD IS A MESS, HERE ARE SOME SONGS national tour.

Tickets are available online HERE, from Waterstones, and on the door.


Comedy band ‘Jonny & The Baptists’ (Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers) make
riotous music, biting satire and anthemic hilarity. They have risen rapidly
to cult-status in the last year, making the finals of the ‘Amused Moose
Laughter Awards’, the ‘2013 New Act of the Year Awards’ and the ‘Musical
Comedy Awards’, and being featured on ‘The Now Show’ (BBC Radio 4), ‘The
Infinite Monkey Cage’ (BBC R4), ‘The Gadget Show’ (Channel 5) and
‘Sketchorama’ (BBC R4)

★★★★ ‘Brilliant – the closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods’ Fest
Magazinejonny and baptists

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Wickedly Amusing’ The Times

‘Musical comedy’s rising stars’ The Sunday Times

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Superbly crafted.’ The Metro

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Seriously funny.’ The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Spirited comedy…broad, daft and punchy.’ // ‘Politically energised…
raucously silly.’ The Guardian


Andrew hails from Northamptonshire and moved to London to pursue a career
in stand-up. He worked in a bar where he practised making the regulars laugh
before his career in live comedy took off. Since then, Andrew has become a
top headline act up and down the UK as well as performing around the world
from Dublin to Doha. He has also supported Rhod Gilbert and Lee Hurst on
tour, and been the warm-up artist for TV shows including Nevermind The
Buzzcocks, Room 101 and Pointless. Andrew is also a writer in demand having
written for series such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Mock The Week. Andrew’s 2011
Andrew birdand 2012 Edinburgh were sold out and received glowing reviews across the board.

“Comedy gold…going to be a star” The Scotsman

“A great storyteller. Funny, likeable and effortless” Time Out

“Funny as hell” Rhod Gilbert

“Beautifully observed and insightful” Chortle



Charming Welsh comedian Phil Cooper brings a unique blend of storytelling
and smart jokes to any stage.

As well as live stand-up in the U.K./Europe (as an MC or set), he also has
experience in TV, radio and warm-up.phil cooper
His hour long solo comedy TV special aired on S4C on 21 December 2017.

​“Makes comedy look simple, a true talent” – Fosters Comedy

​”Impossible not to be drawn into his expertly delivered dialogue as he
riffs off audience interactions – Top class comedian” – Ministry Comedy

“Very impressive. Had everyone in stitches. We will certainly be having him back again and again” – Eminent Comedy

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March Fun at Kettering Arts Centre

We’re delighted and excited to be welcoming back our favourite theatre company; the Pantaloons with their latest and most intriguing adaptation yet.

H.G. Well’s classic tale of alien invasion that terrified readers and opened up the possibilities of others “out there” will be brought to you with the Pantaloons’ trademark verve, humour, interaction and fun, on March 10th at 7.30pm.

war of the worlds

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s…”

And fewer would have believed in the first years of the twenty-first century that H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic would be performed live by just four actors with intelligences lesser than average…

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful new adaptation as they use musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm to recreate deadly heat-rays, giant fighting-machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale.

The chances of success? A million to one…

“Part alternative rock band, part thespian… wholly charming.” (The Times)

Tickets are available HERE

And then on 24th March its our regular monthly comedy club, Rolling in the Aisles. This month we have a fantastic line-up, featuring brilliantly anarchic, bitingly sharp and absolutely hilarious musical satirists and comics; Jonny and the Baptists. Don’t miss out. For more info on the full line up and full details see HERE


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A great night of Comedy – roll on February!

After a fun night of laughs and great company at Kettering Arts Centre for Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club, we are really looking forward to the next Club night.

Coming up on February 24th we have a mixed bill night of hilarity, featuring:

Gareth Richards, Alfie Moore and Pav Rao.

Headliner Gareth Richards’ hilarious stand-up, silly jokes and gorgeously low-keycomedy songs have made him an instant favourite on the comedy circuit. In
2010 he was nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer.

Gareth has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric
(BBC3) and in January performed live on Radio 1 on two separate occasions.
Gareth co-hosted Frank Skinner’s Sony award-winning Absolute Radio show for
two years and supported Frank on his 2014 tour.

“A delightful hour of comedy”
The Guardian

“Clever craftsman with a big future”
Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard

“An effortlessly assured act… exceptionally inspired and truly memorable.”
Steve Bennett, Chortle

Also featuring Alfie Moore “Brilliantly funny…. genuinely hilarious” David Mitchel “He’s a very funny man”  Rhod Gilbert

And newcomer Pav Rao, along with our regular compere, Nick Wills, complete the bill.

Tickets are £9 in advance or £10 on the door.

Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm.

Buy tickets here



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Great Comedy at Kettering Arts Centre!

There are still tickets available for tonight’s great show at 8pm! Rolling in the Aisles mixed bill Comedy Club, with brilliant headliner, prop comedian George Egg!

Until 4pm there are tickets available in advance for £9 (plus booking fee) HERE or on the door for £10 cash. Don’t miss out on a great night of laughs, fine ales and good company.

Plus at the show tonight you can buy a great value season ticket for all upcoming Rolling in the Aisles shows this season, for just £32 saving an amazing £8 on door prices!! (Cash/cheque only. Tonight only)

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Kettering Arts Centre wishes you a very Happy 2018!

We look forward to hosting some great events in 2018 –  theatre, comedy, club nights, music and family events. Keep checking our Facebook page for new info on bookings and upcoming events.

Tickets for all events can be bought via or on the door, but best to buy in advance to be sure you don’t miss out!

nick_willsComing up in the Spring of 2018 – our regular Monthly Club Night is back! Rolling in the Aisles is a fun, friendly, varied and hilarious mixed bill night, hosted by our regular compere, the brilliant Nick Wills.

Our headliners this season are:

Jan 20th: brilliantly unique comedy cook and variety showman George Egg,

Feb 24th: Edinburgh nominated Gareth Richards,

March 24th: hilarious, riotous, satirical comedy band Jonny and the Baptists,

April 21st: surreal master of mayhem, (who made a legendary appearance at Comedians and Carols a few years ago!) Wes Zarahuk

May 19th one of our very favourite headliners returning, the belly laugh funny, Rob Rouse.

war of the worlds

On March 10th we see the return of our favorite thespians the Pantaloons  with their unique take on The War of the Worlds!

Richard HerringIn April, on 28th we are delighted to be hosting legendary comic, podmaster and cult hero Richard Herring.

Look out for more coming soon..

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Update on Ticketing for Upcoming Events at Kettering Arts Centre

Due to a break-in at Waterstones we are now unfortunately unable to sell tickets at that location. We had also recently had a burglary at our other town centre location, Petite Pantry. As a result of this and combined with Jaime our administrator being off long term sick, the ONLY WAY TO SECURE TICKETS for any of our upcoming shows is online at There MAY be some tickets available on the door and we will aim to advise of the ticket situation on the day of an event. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Reservations that you made with Jaime for THIS SATURDAY’S EVENT will be honoured but we would HUGELY appreciate you buying in advance and getting in touch to let us know. We are very sorry that we cannot take any new ticket reservations going forward.
We also ask that you DO NOT BUY FROM ANY OTHER SOURCE as these may be stolen tickets, and your money will go to criminals and not to the acts or Kettering Arts Centre. You may not be admitted with stolen tickets.
Many thanks for your co-operation,
Becky and Nick and the Kettering Arts Centre Team

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Festive Fun at Kettering Arts Centre

There are still tickets for our two upcoming and very popular Christmas Shows…

The Pantaloons Christmas Carol

THIS SATURDAY 16th Dec at 7.30pm we welcome back our favourite, theatre co: the vibrant Pantaloons with their fresh, funny and creative take on the classic festive tale: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

It’s Christmas Eve and tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge is meaner than ever. He is shunning his only living relative, underpaying his clerk and refusing to acknowledge the plight of the poor… but will timely visits from the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future change his miserly ways before it’s too late?

Performed by a multi-talented cast in The Pantaloons’ own inimitable, hilarious and moving style, this will be an evening out to remember.

Jo_EnrightThen on 23rd December at 7.30pm it’s our annual family fun-fest Comedians and Carols hosted by our good friend Paul Kerensa and this year we are delighted to welcome back one of our favourite headliners Jo Enright.

The evening will also feature funnymen Andy White and Nick Wills.

Wear a Christmas jumper, bring your family and friends,  and be prepared to laugh, sing and have a great time. Make Carols and Comedians a fixture of your Christmas season!

Buy tickets HERE or from Waterstones Kettering.


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