Frequently Asked Questions 

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Box office opening hours

The box office is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm or until 15 minutes after curtain up on performance nights. Please be patient when phoning the box office during busy periods (for example around show times) as calls are answered in strict rotation. For shows on Sundays and Bank Holidays, the Box Office will open 45 minutes before curtain-up.

Doors open

Doors open 30 minutes before curtain up. The licensed bar is open before performances, and interval drinks can be ordered before the performance.

Note - seating in The Central Theatre’s Cellar Bar not guaranteed for busy shows.

Booking by credit/debit card

Phone the box office. Tickets can be posted to you on the same day for a £1.00 charge or kept at the box office for collection on the day. You can also go book online at   

Postal bookings

When booking by post, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope so that tickets can be forwarded to you. Cheques should be made payable to Medway Council. Please print your name, address, daytime phone number and cheque card number on the reverse.


There are no hidden charges for booking online. We do not charge commission on any of our tickets. However we do make the same nominal charge for posting tickets out to online customers. This charge is the same Online as it is for telephone or postal bookers.

CoBO - If you select the CoBO (Care of Box Office) option when making your order, then your tickets will be held at the box office for collection on the night. Should you find yourself in either theatre before the date of the show that you have booked for, and the box office is open, then the staff will happily print your tickets off for you there and then.


Should you prefer to have your tickets sent out to you, then please select the Postage option when making your order. The Postage charge is a flat rate of just £1.00. Your tickets will be posted out to you on the first working day after your booking was made and will be sent 2nd class. We ask that you allow at least a week for your tickets to arrive before contacting the box office.

Lost Tickets 

If your tickets are lost, please contact us during office hours on 01634 338338 and we will arrange for duplicate tickets to be held for collection on the night. We do not issue or send out duplicate tickets in advance of a performance. Any duplicate tickets issued can only be picked up, on arrival, within one hour of the start of the performance. Tickets for events in venues other than the theatres maybe subject to different terms and you will need to contact the Box Office Manager (01634 338338). Duplicate tickets will NOT be issued for Castle Concerts.


Tickets must be paid for in person, by phone, credit card or by post within three days of reservation or 30 minutes before curtain up, whichever is the sooner. Seats not paid for after this time will be released. Tickets cannot be reserved for some events in venues other than the theatres.

Exchange and resale of tickets

Tickets should be considered nonexchangeable and nonrefundable and we advise customers to check their tickets upon receipt. When a show has more than one performance, tickets may be exchanged from one performance to another. Unwanted tickets may be left with the box office for resale but The Central and Brook Theatres cannot guarantee their sale and will only offer them for resale once all of the theatre’s own seats have been sold. There is an administration charge of £1 per ticket for each of these services. 

Discounts and concessions

The Central and Brook Theatres reserve the right to introduce special offers and discounts without notice. Concessions, where offered, are available for under 16s or over 60s. Single concessions only apply. Special offers, discounts and concessions must be requested at time of purchase and discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.

Gift vouchers

The Central Theatre and The Brook Theatre gift vouchers are available in denominations of £1, £5, £10 and £20. Vouchers are valid for 18 months.

Running times

Providing accurate information on running times is not aways possible. Please contact Box Office on the day of the event for the most accurate information.

Cancelled Shows

If a show has been cancelled the Box Office team will endeavour to contact all customers due to attend as quickly as possible. The details will also be published on our website


Payments by cash, cheques and credit/debit card can be made at the theatres box office. Cheque payments can be sent in by post with your requirements. Credit/debit cards can be used for payment online.

Help with internet booking

If you are having trouble with a booking online contact our Box Office team for assistance

Workshop bookings:

For children’s workshop bookings consent paperwork has to be completed before payment can be made. Please contact Box Office for further information.

For both children’s and adult’s workshops/classes, any special needs requirements must be discussed with the Box Office before payment is made.

Forthcoming events:

All events will be advertised on the web site and in publications once the information and contracts have been agreed.

Best place to sit.

We see this as personal choice but at times certain seats are required to meet a certain need. Please contact Box Office to discuss your requirements.

Birthday parties

On certain children’s shows at The Brook Theatre it is possible to book a children’s party with the show. The catering for this is supplied by the in house catering team.

Do you have a question that hasn't been answered on this page?  Please phone the box office on 01634 338338 and email so that we can add your question to this list and help other people.

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event timeline

A month by month breakdown of events

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    November 02

    19:30 The Brook Theatre

    Mozart's Così fan tutte presented by Dulwich Opera Company

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  3. 03

    November 03

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Let's Hang On: The Music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

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  4. 04

    November 04

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Bowie Starman

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  5. 05
  6. 06

    November 06

    14:00 The Central Theatre

    Christmas Memories

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  7. 07
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  9. 09

    November 09

    19:30 The Central Theatre


    19:30 The Brook Theatre

    The Snow Queen

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  10. 10

    November 10

    14:30 The Brook Theatre

    The Snow Queen

    19:30 The Brook Theatre

    The Snow Queen

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    November 13

    19:00 The Brook Theatre


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  14. 14

    November 14

    19:00 The Brook Theatre


    19:30 The Central Theatre

    That'll Be the Day: The Christmas Show

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  15. 15

    November 15

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Elvis Years: The Story of The King

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  16. 16

    November 16

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Swan Lake, performed by the Russian National Ballet

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  17. 17

    November 17

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Think Floyd Live in Concert

    20:00 The Brook Theatre

    The Brook Comedy Season: Marcus Brigstocke - Devil May Care, with support by Rob Rouse

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  18. 18

    November 18

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    The Stylistics, with support

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    November 30

    11:00 The Brook Theatre

    Sammy the Sheep Saves Christmas

    13:00 The Brook Theatre

    Sammy the Sheep Saves Christmas

    19:30 Rochester Corn Exchange

    Mistletoe Ball

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