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

    May 01

    20:00 The Central Theatre

    Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

    More info
  2. 02

    May 02

    19:30 The Brook Studio Theatre

    Roundabout Nights with Guest Headliner Henry Normal

    20:00 The Central Theatre

    Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

    More info
  3. 03
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  5. 05

    May 05

    09:00 The Brook Theatre

    Medway Stage Festival 2018

    18:00 Sailing Barge Kitty

    Sally Ironmonger on Sailing Barge Kitty

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Walk Right Back: the Story of the Everly Brothers

    19:30 Rochester Castle Gardens

    Edward II at Sweeps Festival Concert Night

    More info
  6. 06

    May 06

    09:00 The Brook Theatre

    Medway Stage Festival 2018

    18:00 Sailing Barge Kitty

    The Flowing on Sailing Barge Kitty

    More info
  7. 07
  8. 08

    May 08

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Martine McCutcheon

    More info
  9. 09
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12

    May 12

    09:00 The Brook Theatre

    Medway Stage Festival 2018

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra: Season 2017 - 2018

    More info
  13. 13

    May 13

    09:00 The Brook Theatre

    Medway Stage Festival 2018

    More info
  14. 14

    May 14

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Seriously Dead: A Brand New Musical Comedy Play

    More info
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18

    May 18

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Magic of Motown

    More info
  19. 19

    May 19

    14:00 The Central Theatre

    Seasons of Love

    19:00 The Central Theatre

    Seasons of Love

    More info
  20. 20
  21. 21
  22. 22

    May 22

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    That'll Be The Day

    More info
  23. 23
  24. 24

    May 24

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Liza Pulman Sings Streisand

    More info
  25. 25

    May 25

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back

    More info
  26. 26

    May 26

    19:00 The Brook Theatre

    Pure Imagination

    More info & booking
  27. 27

    May 27

    19:00 The Brook Theatre

    Pure Imagination

    More info & booking
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