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

    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
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  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
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  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
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  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 & booking
  25. 25

    May 25

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Danny Baker: Good Time Charlie's Back

    More info & booking
  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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