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Central Theatre

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Dick Whittington

What a fantastic panto. Fun and very funny. It was so nice to have different jokes and sketches... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rainham, United Kingdom
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Panto Dick Whittington

The best panto I’ve ever seen ! It was fantastic and the cast and production team were awesome... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kent, United Kingdom
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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“front row”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a fantastic panto. Fun and very funny. It was so nice to have different jokes and sketches. Was expecting the same old same old but was pleasantly surprised. Well done to all.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

The best panto I’ve ever seen ! It was fantastic and the cast and production team were awesome! I’ve never laugh so much in my life

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic fun time! Theatre was efficient in seqting us, booster seats available free of charge for the little ones.theatre is a bit dated and looking tired now but was pleasent enough!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bigtel1776
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its our family tradition to go to the pantomime and for the last few years to see Joe tracini and Ian good. If you want to see a hilarious double act you must go see Dick Whittington at the central theatre. My daughter her friend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pantomimehor5e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a superb ballet this was. Quality performances from all for such a low price at £20 for the balcony front row. Almost sold out show proves how popular ballet still is.Would see again.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dorothy o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I sat in seat M20 last night to see Swan lake and although the person in front of me was not particularly tall I only saw the right hand half the stage the entire show unless I peered awkwardly to the left of that person....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ang01622
Reviewed 5 November 2018

On arrival friendly usher looked for my ticket went up the steps were there was two security staff doing bag searches,which were also friendly went straight to the kiosk for some Harribo sweets and then down the stairs where I was served promptly with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shirleyritrovato
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Went to a burlesque show recently which was fairly enjoyable with some good acts. Whole atmosphere spoilt by rowdy women groups who had been drinking. Obviously it’s not a church choir so you expect some audience participation but they let people bring drinks into theatre...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jackie D
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Saturday night was Abba night at the Central Theatre and had a good time was had by all .Polished professional group that had a willing audience up and dancing in the aisles to all the old favourites . Theatre was staffed by polite eager to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keith R
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Always put on a fantastic panto every year, really sets you up nicely for Christmas . Great venue always clean and tidy

Date of experience: December 2017
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Miranda L
29 November 2018|
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Response from DavySuzy | Reviewed this property |
there are disabled seats in various locations in the stall but not in the balcony
19 April 2018|
Response from HughesAl | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t notice any but I had no complaints regarding the temperature
11 September 2015|
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Response from Michael O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Patricia. I had to look this up, as I didn't know the history of the Central Theatre, but it turns out the Empire Theatre in Chatham was a different place altogether and is now, sadly, demolished. I attach the notes I... More