Maidstone theatre goes private

A theatre in Maidstone is to be run by a private company.

Theatre run by private firm

Theatre, Maidstone, Hazlitt
Hazlitt theatre Credit: ITV Meridian

A theatre in Maidstone is going to be run by a private company instead of the town's council.

The Hazlitt will be taken over by Parkwood Leisure, possibly by the end of the year.

Maidstone council says it will save them £3.2 million over the next 15 years and provide more choice for theatre goers.