Our Guide to Theatres in Medway

Medway has always had a strong culture in terms of the arts and theatre and has a great selection of choices when it comes to seeing a performance. Here are some of the theatres that you can find in the Medway towns:

The Central Theatre

This is located on Chatham High Street and is the biggest and most commercial of the theatres in the area. There are often performances here that are on a nationwide tour so you can often find household names performing here from the worlds of comedy, music and drama. The best place to find tickets to shows here is the Medway Tickets Live website.

The Brook Theatre

This is based near Chatham Bus Station in what was formerly Chatham Town Hall and houses four creative companies as well as Medway Council’s Arts team. In this arts centre you can find arts workshops, dance classes and art galleries. There is a 400 seat auditorium which houses music evenings, community productions and professional theatre productions. You can also book tickets for productions here on Medway Tickets Live.

Medway Little Theatre

This is located on Rochester High Street which is just off the main part of the High Street towards Chatham. It’s also relatively close to the new train station if you are travelling there by train. They have over 400 productions behind them and are a highly regarded theatre in the local area. It began life in 1958 and is still going strong today. If you are looking for their latest productions, you can check their website here.

Icon Theatre

This is based in a lovely building not far from Chatham bus station and library near Dock Road. Icon Theatre is very Medway and North Kent community focused and is led by founder and Artistic Director, Nancy Hirst.