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Central Theatre

Address: 170 High Street, Chatham ME4 4AS, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 338338 ‎
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Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Chatham
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Dover, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was the first time we had been to this little theatre in Chatham, and although the seats were a bit cramped (think people were shorter and smaller in days gone by) the venue was lovely. The show "Illegal Eagles" was great and didn't disappoint although think the PA system was a little off as it was quite difficult sometimes... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

never been to chatham before didn't know anyone in the cast, but I can say with all honesty this was a wonderful production in the true tradition of pantomime. how fortunate the people of chatham are to have such a beautiful theatre at their disposal. I hope they cherish and use it for many years. I am sure they appreciate... More 

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Gillingham Kent UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have taken children and grandchildren to the panto in Chatham for many, many years. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed this year. the format has changed slightly(? new production team) and a few old but trusted bits were missing!( particularly the wonderful ghost section which has worked well for ever). Unfortunately what I think was... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We went to the pantomime here and can honestly say it was brilliant!!! The kids loved it and so did nan and grandad so great for everyone. The seats were great. Refreshments reasonably priced. Although we didn't use it there is a small bar downstairs where you can pre order drinks for the interval. Great time for all.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Turned up to see 10cc and had forgotten my ear plugs, as I'm already pretty deaf, so was a bit worried if it was going to be loud! I asked the manager if he could help and he got a pair of ear plugs for me, all new in their wrapper, gratis. Fantastic service, great band! Thank you! x

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went to the sixties night at this lovely little theatre, had a great time lovely atmosphere and a very intimate venue, it may be a small theatre but has some big shows, I have been as several times, shows, pantomimes, and it has never dissapointed, such a lovely friendly atmosphere,,. We saw the fortunes, Gerry and the pacemakers, Brian Poole... More 

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This Is quite a small venue, it feels cosy and snug in here. They show lots of different genres, from amateur dramatics, pantomime, comedy, concerts - older bands, dance etc. Most Sears have a great view of the stage, without the need for binoculars. It is in the middle of Chatham High street, there are car parks close by, as... More 

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Aldington, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Good little theatre but it is time the council invested some of the revenue with new seats. The UKOGB put on a great performance but I paid for the cramped conditions & uncomfortable seat the next day. I do not think I will return.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have been several times this year, from Suggs night 60's show and soon a ballet. We have never been disappointed. Also have been to their Rochester Castle Shows, again we'll organised and, sun willing, superb.

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Kent, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have been here to see panto at Christmas and Kevin Bloody Wilson. It's old style building built for entertainment is lovely. There is a small bar area downstairs and reasonably priced.

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