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

    June 01

    15:00 The Broo Theatre

    Exciting Science: Prepare to be Amazed

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    80s Mania

    More info
  2. 02
  3. 03
  4. 04
  5. 05

    June 05

    14:00 The Brook Theatre

    Come Down Memory Lane: 40s and Beyond

    20:00 The Central Theatre

    From The Jam: "That's Entertainment" Up Close & Acoustic with guest support

    More info
  6. 06
  7. 07

    June 07

    19:30 The Brook Theatre

    The Musicals Songbook: ENCORE

    More info
  8. 08

    June 08

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    The Sensational 60s Experience

    More info
  9. 09
  10. 10
  11. 11

    June 11

    14:00 The Brook Theatre

    Medway Music Association Celebration Week

    More info
  12. 12

    June 12

    14:00 The Brook Theatre

    Medway Music Association Celebration Week

    More info
  13. 13

    June 13

    14:00 The Brook Theatre

    Medway Music Association Celebration Week

    More info
  14. 14

    June 14

    14:00 The Brook Theatre

    Medway Music Association Celebration Week

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Illegal Eagles

    More info
  15. 15

    June 15

    18:30 The Brook Theatre

    Lights! Camera! Action!

    More info
  16. 16

    June 16

    11:30 The Central Theatre

    Milkshake! Live: Milkshake Monkey's Musical

    13:00 The Brook Theatre

    Lights! Camera! Action!

    15:00 The Central Theatre

    Milkshake! Live: Milkshake Monkey's Musical

    More info
  17. 17
  18. 18
  19. 19
  20. 20
  21. 21
  22. 22

    June 22

    19:00 The Brook Theatre

    Square Pegs Arts presents: The Twits of Twit Town

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Circesque

    More info & booking
  23. 23

    June 23

    16:00 The Brook Theatre

    Sounds of the 50s and 60s

    More info & booking
  24. 24
  25. 25
  26. 26

    June 26

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Our House: The Madness Musical

    More info & booking
  27. 27

    June 27

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Our House: The Madness Musical

    More info & booking
  28. 28

    June 28

    19:30 Boughton Monchelsea Place

    Changeling Theatre presents The Winter's Tale at Boughton Monchelsea Place

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Our House: The Madness Musical

    More info & booking
  29. 29

    June 29

    14:30 Boughton Monchelsea Place

    Changeling Theatre presents The Winter's Tale at Boughton Monchelsea Place

    19:00 The Brook Theatre

    Come Fly With Us

    19:30 The Central Theatre

    Our House: The Madness Musical

    19:30 Boughton Monchelsea Place

    Changeling Theatre presents Nell Gwynn at Boughton Monchelsea Place

    More info & booking
  30. 30

    June 30

    14:00 The Brook Theatre

    Come Fly With Us

    17:00 Boughton Monchelsea Place

    Changeling Theatre presents Nell Gwynn at Boughton Monchelsea Place

    More info & booking