Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ
Box Office: 01293 553636
The Hawth Theatre is one of the south's liveliest arts venues playing host to an exciting and diverse mix of theatre, dance, music, comedy, concerts, film and visual arts.
The history of The Hawth goes back to 1964 when a proposal to build a small theatre behind the Town Hall was rejected by Crawley Borough Council by just one vote. Over the next 22 years various schemes were proposed and rejected until in 1986 architectural plans were approved. Two years later on 30 April 1988, the £6.7m theatre opened its doors for the first time with a week of free entertainment to showcase the facilities.
The Hawth exists 'to promote and develop the profile of arts and entertainment in the town, through a diverse, quality programme of events and activities which will appeal to the needs of the whole community and encourage greater access to the arts'.
How To Get There
Either Three Bridges or Crawley stations (both a 15 minute walk away). Both stations have taxi ranks outside. An evening bus service links both stations to The Hawth dropping passengers off immediately outside. For more information, please call National Rail Enquiries on +44 (0)8457 484950.
Metrobus run a daily evening service to The Hawth. Buses 4 and 5 link The Hawth to Crawley and Three Bridges train stations, the town centre, Langley Green, County Oak and Pound Hill. The service has been designed around performance start and ending times.
Crawley is minutes away from the M23 motorway which links to the M25. The Hawth is well signposted on all major routes into the town.
There is free car parking on site for 250 cars.