Parking and access

There is car parking for blue badge holders adjacent to the theatre. Access to the car park is from Best Street. Entry for customers in wheelchairs is through the front entrance, in the High Street and is approached via three steps, or a ramp. There is a central handrail and automatic doors at the entrance. Inside the foyer there is a flight of stairs leading to the main ground floor area, where a platform lift provides access to the stalls.

There is an alternative entrance for customers using wheelchairs, as well as those with mobility problems, at the side of the building, next to the blue badge car park. Please note that this entrance only opens 30 minutes before a performance and closes when the performance starts. A lift has been installed at the rear of the stalls to provide further access to the balcony (which is not suitable for customers in wheelchairs, however) and to the Cellar Bar.

Facilities for customers with disabilities

A Loop system is available for the hard of hearing. This is a new system and we welcome your feedback. There may be some 'dead' spots in the auditorium: we are happy to move any Loop users and their party if necessary. Please note that for music performances using electric guitars, it may be necessary to switch the loop system off.

There are also:

  • high contrast, tactile signs, with braille panels, throughout the theatre;
  • sales points accessible to wheelchair users at the box office and the merchandise sales points;
  • wheelchair spaces available in several areas of the stalls but not in the balcony. 


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

The Central Theatre regrets 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.

Venue layout

Cellar:

  • bar,
  • ladies and gentlemen’s toilets,
  • lift access to other floors.


Street level:

  • main foyer and box office,
  • platform lift to upper foyer.


Upper foyer / ground floor:

  • stalls,
  • sweet kiosk,
  • disabled toilets,
  • lift access to other floors.

First floor:

  • ladies and gentlemen’s toilets,
  • administration offices.

Second Floor:

  • balcony,
  • lift access to other floors.

 

quick tickets

Phone 01634 338338

boxoffice@medway.gov.uk

event timeline

A month by month breakdown of events

  1. 01
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  3. 03
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  5. 05
  6. 06

    April 06

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Wizard of Oz

    More info
  7. 07

    April 07

    14:30 The Central Theatre

    Wizard of Oz

    19:00 The Brook Theatre

    Escape into the Music 2018

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Wizard of Oz

    More info
  8. 08
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  10. 10
  11. 11

    April 11

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Bootleg Beatles in Concert

    More info
  12. 12

    April 12

    19:30 The Brook Theatre

    The Slipper and The Rose

    More info
  13. 13

    April 13

    19:30 The Brook Theatre

    The Slipper and The Rose

    More info
  14. 14

    April 14

    14:00 The Central Theatre

    Beauty and The Beast: Easter Spectacular

    14:30 The Brook Theatre

    The Slipper and The Rose

    18:00 The Central Theatre

    Beauty and The Beast: Easter Spectacular

    19:30 The Brook Theatre

    The Slipper and The Rose

    More info
  15. 15

    April 15

    19:30 The Brook Theatre

    Feast of Fiddles 25th Anniversary

    More info
  16. 16
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  18. 18

    April 18

    20:00 The Central Theatre

    Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

    More info
  19. 19

    April 19

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Jasper Carrott: Stand Up and Rock

    More info
  20. 20

    April 20

    19:00 The Brook Theatre

    Medway Young Musicians Awards 2018

    More info
  21. 21

    April 21

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    ELO Again: Return to The Blue

    19:30 The Brook Theatre

    The Salts

    More info & booking
  22. 22

    April 22

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    You Win Again: Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees

    More info & booking
  23. 23

    April 23

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Remembering Fred

    More info & booking
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  27. 27

    April 27

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Grumpy Old Women To The Rescue

    More info & booking
  28. 28

    April 28

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    The Carpenters Story

    More info & booking
  29. 29

    April 29

    09:00 The Brook Theatre

    Medway Stage Festival 2018

    11:30 The Central Theatre

    Milkshake! Live: The Magic Story Book

    15:00 The Central Theatre

    Milkshake! Live: The Magic Story Book

    More info & booking
  30. 30

    April 30

    18:00 The Central Theatre

    Arsenal Legends: Meet & Greet

    20:00 The Central Theatre

    Arsenal Legends

    More info & booking