Access - The Brook Theatre

The main entrance is situated on The Brook and is approached via steps with handrails either side. There are automatic doors at the top of the stairs and an electric platform lift for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There is a secondary entrance on Whiffens Avenue, with a ramped entrance at street level but no automated door.

On the ground floor, there is wheelchair access to the conference room, box office, café, gallery and the toilet for disabled people. A lift in the ground floor foyer can then provide further access to the main theatre, the studio theatre and the theatre bar on the second floor. Four wheelchair spaces per performance are available in the main theatre and one per performance in the studio theatre.

Parking

The pay and display car park has disabled parking.

Venue layout

Basement - two flights of stairs lead to:

  • the basement dance studio,
  • the basement drama studio,
  • the function room.

Ground floor:

  • conference room,
  • large dance studio,
  • small dance studio,
  • café,
  • art gallery,
  • box office,
  • vending services
  • ladies and disabled toilets,
  • two steps leading up to the gentlemen’s toilets, activity room and meeting room.

First floor (accessible by either the main stairs or a passenger lift):

  • Studio Theatre,
  • Main Theatre,
  • Mayor’s Parlour
  • bar.

Facilities for customers with disabilities

We are very sorry that, due to technical failure, we have recently had to withdraw our Loop system for the hard of hearing. We are seeking a replacement system as a matter of priority. We offer our apologies to our hard of hearing customers in the interim.

There are also:

  • low range, portable loop systems available by arrangement with the Duty Manager;
  • voice amplification systems at the box office;
  • high contrast, tactile signs throughout the theatre;
  • four wheelchair spaces per performance are available in the Main Theatre and one is available in the Studio Theatre.

Other services

  • Sign language interpretation - certain shows will be sign language interpreted and you can find this information in the theatre brochures
  • Strobe lighting - warning notices advising of the use of stroboscopic lighting effects are displayed in the entrance foyer on the day of the performances concerned
  • Large print – theatre brochures are both available, on request, in large print.


Assisted access scheme

Both theatres regret that bookings for wheelchair users cannot be made online. If you would like to book tickets for a wheelchair user, please contact the box office and staff will contact you during normal office hours. Find out more about the assisted access scheme.

quick tickets

Phone 01634 338338

boxoffice@medway.gov.uk

event timeline

A month by month breakdown of events

  1. 01
  2. 02

    March 02

    14:30 The Brook Theatre

    The Only Way is Dance

    18:00 The Brook Theatre

    The Only Way is Dance

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra: Season 2018 - 2019

    More info
  3. 03
  4. 04
  5. 05
  6. 06
  7. 07
  8. 08

    March 08

    19:00 The Brook Theatre

    Our Beautiful Britain

    More info
  9. 09

    March 09

    11:00 The Central Theatre

    Twirlywoos Live

    14:30 The Central Theatre

    Twirlywoos Live

    19:00 The Brook Theatre

    Our Beautiful Britain

    More info
  10. 10

    March 10

    15:00 The Brook Theatre

    Our Beautiful Britain

    More info
  11. 11

    March 11

    19:00 The Central Theatre

    Medway Music Association Instumental Festival

    More info
  12. 12

    March 12

    10:00 The Central Theatre

    Medway Music Association Choral Festival (KS1)

    19:00 The Central Theatre

    Medway Music Association Choral Festival (KS2)

    More info
  13. 13

    March 13

    10:00 The Central Theatre

    Medway Music Association Choral Festival (KS1)

    19:00 The Central Theatre

    Medway Music Association Choral Festival (KS2)

    More info
  14. 14

    March 14

    10:00 The Central Theatre

    Medway Music Association Choral Festival (KS1)

    19:00 The Central Theatre

    Medway Music Association Choral Festival (KS2)

    20:00 The Brook Theatre

    The Brook Comedy Season: Seann Walsh - After This One, I'm Going Home. With support by Jake Lambert.

    More info
  15. 15

    March 15

    10:00 The Central Theatre

    Medway Music Association Choral Festival (KS1)

    19:30 The Brook Theatre

    Jive Aces Big Beat Vintage Revue featuring The Satin Dollz

    More info
  16. 16

    March 16

    20:00 The Central Theatre

    Russell Kane: The Fast and The Curious. With Support.

    More info
  17. 17

    March 17

    17:00 The Brook Theatre

    U.Dance Medway 2019 & Community Showcase

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Tinder The Comedy: Part 1

    More info
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  27. 27

    March 27

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Bootleg Beatles in Concert

    More info & booking
  28. 28
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  30. 30

    March 30

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Rotary Variety Performance

    More info & booking
  31. 31

    March 31

    19:30 The BRook Theatre

    Feast of Fiddles: Silver Jubilee Tour

    More info & booking