Good local theatre with a variety of musicals, drama, comedy, dance, family shows, one night events, and even the traditional pantomime. It’s a light and airy theatre, which is air conditioned with seating in stalls and a circle. There are a couple of bars (stalls and foyer) for pre-show and interval snacks and even a glass or two of something Gin like. The restaurant offers a package of dinner and a show. Alongside the theatre productions, there are a variety of other events including comedy nights, crafting with a cocktail and even special events during the day including a bring your own baby comedy event.
MUMMY’S GIN FUND SAYS:
The Churchill is a good, mainstream venue presenting a broad programme including some high quality children’s shows such as ‘The Tiger that Came to Tea’ or ‘Ben and Hollie’, for example. It also has a good reputation for its annual pantomime, which is of the traditional commercial variety. It has a busy Creative Learning department which offers participatory activities for all ages, including drama classes and workshops associated with the shows. These are well worth checking out, and a bit of a hidden gem. The building has lots of steps, so not that easy with a buggy, but you can get to the main foyer and the Circle with level access from the High Street (by Julia Robinson)
We have been to this theatre for a variety of shows including the serious Dracula and the spectaculary cheesy 80s Club Tropicana. We have purchased tickets either via their website or for a cheap date night/girls night out is worth checking special discounts they have on Groupon. We have used groupon twice for cheaper tickets but each time we’ve had good seats centrally in the stalls which have a good view of the stage. I would recommend downloading their APP as this makes ordering and collecting drinks in the interval extremely smooth as saves you having to queue! The only issue is some of the toilets have two cubicles which results in a long queue whilst some have lots but the signage doesn’t make it always that clear! If you want a night at the theatre, a cheesy sing a long, comedy night but don’t want to traipse into the West End is worth looking at what’s on their events page for what’s coming up in the next few months as they have a good mix of shows (by Anna Bruce-Hou).
Address: High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA.
Pram / wheelchair / mobility friendly: Yes, generally. No lift front of house but backstage lift can be used on request. Buggy park set up during pantomime and busy children’s shows (Julia).
They have seating for wheelchairs but are lots of stairs to seating in stalls or circle (Anna).
Toilets: Lots of toilets especially in stalls area (Anna).
Food and Drink: Use the restaurant for pre show dining. Interval drinks can be ordered using an app to make it easier.
Parking: The Hill car park is the nearest, and best for evenings. Otherwise, any Bromley town centre car park is ok for the daytime.
Nearest Station: Bromley South or Bromley North. Bromley South is approximately 10 minutes walk up the high street.
Bus: Any bus to Bromley High Street.
Phone: 020 8290 8210.
Box Office open: 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Bars selling coffees and snacks, which open an hour before performances. There is also a kiosk selling sweets, etc.
Review by Julia Robinson and Anna Bruce-Hou.