Theatre & Literature
We put on two productions per year, in spring and autumn, plus other events.
Detling Village Hall
Productions £10 - £12 Other events from £5
Flair Performing Arts
Drama, singing and dance (Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Street, Irish, Latin & Ballroom)
Warmlake Dance Studios,
Sutton Valence, ME17 3LQ
YMCA, Melrose Close, ME15 6BD
Madginford Hall, Egremont Road,
Bearsted, ME15 8LH
St Nicholas Church Hall,
Allington, ME16 0DE
9am - 9pm every day: Warmlake Dance Studios
Mon - Thurs: YMCA
Tues & Thurs: Bearsted
Mon, Fri & Sat: Allington
From £20 per month
Amateur dramatics theatre group producing pantomimes and serious plays.
Lenham Community Centre, 12 Groom Way, Lenham, Kent, ME17 2QT
Every Thursday at 7pm and Sundays at 6pm during rehearsal periods
£5 per annum
Hazlitt Institute for Performing Arts
Weekly sessions for 6-18 years exploring theatre and acting in fun and exciting ways.
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat
Please see website for up-to-date timetable
11-18 yrs: £70 term (10 weeks) £5 annual membership fee 6-11 yrs: £65 term (10 weeks) £5 annual membership fee
Lenham Film Club
We show films, old and new, on our large screen.
Lenham Community Centre
2nd Friday 7.30pm
£6 annual membership £4 members £5 non-members
Maidstone Amateur Operatic Society
Maidstone Bowls Club
Membership £45 Show fee £20
Maidstone Film Society
We are a friendly film society showing 12 films a year with an interesting mix of films from the UK and around the world. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18. Maidstone Film Society is for anyone who loves cinema and wants to watch a wider and more challenging range of films than shown by mainstream cinemas.
Films are shown on
Monday evenings from
September - May
Full year membership rates start at £37 Half year memberships may be available from December.
Maidstone Writers Group
We are a friendly writing group, who meet for writing workshops, critiquing sessions and to talk about writing. The emphasis is always on positive, constructive support for each other in our writing and the group is open to experienced and inexperienced writers alike.
Kent History And Library Centre James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LQ
We hold workshops at times to suit the group, currently fortnightly on a Monday at 2pm. We also hold sessions for small groups in other locations and at a variety of day and evening times to suit the participants.
Free to attend
Mandy Ellen Performing Arts
29 Earl Street
Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm
Please see website for details
Unique performing arts-based games and exercises Focus on a different social skill each week Low child-staff ratios, a high level of individual attention and regular written feedback on your child's progress Specially created script packs, music, videos and apps to support your child's learning End of term presentation for family and friends
St Paul's Church, Boxley Road, Maidstone, ME14 2AN
Fridays 4pm - 5pm: Drama, dance and singing for 4 - 7 yrs
Fridays 5.05pm - 6.05pm: Acting, singing and dance for 7 - 12 yrs
Try a class for FREE
Razzamataz Theatre School
Drama, dance and singing classes for ages 2 - 18yrs.
Every Sat during term time
From £7.16 per week (please see website for full details)
The Amelia Appleby School of Performing Arts
Performing Arts classes for children aged 2½ to 18 years
Valley Park School
Maidstone, ME14 5DT
Most classes on Sat
Fri: Senior Contemporary
Two weeks FREE trial sessions for new students. Fees vary depending on length of class and age.
West Kent Speakers Club
Improve speaking competence and build self-confidence in a friendly, supportive environment. We are affiliated to the Association of Speakers Clubs - a UK organisation run by volunteers to help members become better communicators. New members always welcome and can try out a couple of meetings before joining.
The Early Bird
2nd Weds 7.30pm
First 2 meetings free
Amateur drama group producing two performances at the Hazlitt Theatre each year.
Downswood Community Centre
Mon & Thurs 7.30pm
£25 per year plus £1.50 per session