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

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    August 02

    19:30 Swarling Manor

    Changeling Theatre presents Blithe Spirit at Swarling Manor

    More info
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    August 05

    17:00 Biddenden Vineyards

    Changeling Theatre presents Measure for Measure at Biddenden Vineyards

    More info
  6. 06

    August 06

    09:30 The Brook Theatre

    PQA: Summer School of Rock

    09:30 The Brook Theatre

    PQA Poppets: I Can't Wait to be King Summer School

    More info
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    August 08

    19:30 Severndroog Castle

    Changeling Theatre presents Measure for Measure at Severndroog Castle

    More info
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    August 10

    19:30 St Paul's Church

    Changeling Theatre presents Measure for Measure at St Paul's Church

    More info
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    August 16

    19:30 Rochester Cathedral

    Changeling Theatre presents Measure for Measure at Rochester Cathedral

    More info
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    August 17

    19:30 Boughton Monchelsea Place

    Changeling Theatre presents Blithe Spirit at Boughton Monchelsea Place

    More info
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    August 18

    14:00 Boughton Monchelsea Place

    Changeling Theatre presents Blithe Spirit at Boughton Monchelsea Place

    19:30 Boughton Monchelsea Place

    Changeling Theatre presents Measure for Measure at Boughton Monchelsea Place

    More info & booking
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    August 19

    17:00 Boughton Monchelsea Place

    Changeling Theatre presents Measure for Measure at Boughton Monchelsea Place

    More info & booking
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