Bromley Theatre Shows and Venues

Famous for its theatre scene, there is always something on in Bromley. The southeast London town has two major theatres: Churchill and Bromley Little. Both venues attract theatre-goers from all walks of life and all corners of the world.

Churchill Theatre

Built by the London Borough of Bromley, the Churchill Theatre opened its doors in July 1977 by HRH Prince of Wales. The auditorium seats 781 people, and is currently run by the HQ Theatres & Hospitality.

The theatre was built according to plans drawn up by the borough architect’s department, and was designed in the European opera house style.

Built on the side of a hill, the theatre appears smaller than it truly is. The auditorium sits below ground level, and is accessible through staircases in the foyer.

Each year, Churchill Theatre welcomes 150,000 guests, and its modern facilities include several bars, grand foyers and refreshment kiosks. Theatre-goers can also enjoy a pre-show meal, with a mouth-watering menu that features fresh, local ingredients.

The newly launched Churchill Bar & Tapas is a part of the theatre’s hospitality programme, which allows guests to take advantage of special meal packages during their visit. Tea and Tour events are also held on special dates.

The venue runs an eclectic collection of programs, including dance, drama, musicals, comedy, pantomime, and one-night events.

Theatre Amenities and Accessibility


Bar and refreshment kiosk

Wheelchair access and seating

Coach park on Churchill Way

Offsite parking at Beckenham Lane and The Hill Car Park


High St, Bromley BR1 1HA

Getting There

Bromley North via London Charing Cross and London Bridge

Bromley South via London Victoria

What’s On

  • EVITA, starring Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti
  • All Star Superslam Wrestling, featuring James Mason, Yes man J.D. Bryan, Dynamic Deano and more
  • Let’s Twist Again, with hits by Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Elvis, Lulu, Dusty and more
  • Cirque Berserk, with stunt action, acrobatics, and Tweedy the clown
  • Close Up at the Churchill, with an intimate evening of magic featuring three magicians
  • Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, a performance by the Fleetwood Mac tribute band
  • Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, where the animated series comes to life on stage

Bromley Little Theatre

The Bromley Little Theatre was built in 1938. The 113-seat auditorium was converted from a Victorian bakery, and is run by a membership club and limited company.

The theatre was established by the Bromley Little Theatre Movement in 1934 by H. Wilson Pook. Pook leased the former Co-operative Bakery on North Street, and had the building converted into the Bromley Little Theatre we see today.

Soon after, Pook relinquished the management of the theatre to Colonel John Leather and Betty, his wife. The theatre was dark for much of World War II, but would undergo a stage and seating extension after reopening.

Each year, the theatre runs 11 plays, with one show featured each month. Up to six “In the Bar” shows are presented each year, and the theatre runs several Youth Group productions as well.

The theatre runs a variety of shows, from musicals to thrillers, comedies, dramas and the classics.

Bromley LIttle Theatre boasts its own lighting and sound systems, which makes it a unique venue in the amateur theatre world.

Theatre Amenities and Accessibility

Cosy bar and coffee bar

Lift for guests who are mobility-impaired

Book online, by phone, by email or in person


North Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1SB

What’s On

  • The 39 Steps, based on the classic Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller
  • Colder Than Here (In The Bar), directed by Phil Cairns
  • The Heresy of Love, an historical drama set in 17th-century Mexico
  • Jumpy, a comedy directed by Colleen Batson
  • Double Top, a comedy about a female dart team
  • Power, which follows the life of young Louis XIV
  • People, by Alan Bennett and directed by Mike Darbon
  • The Breath of Life, by David Hare and directed by Mike Weaver
  • Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck’s stage version of the classic novel
  • Nell Gywnn, by Jessica Swale and directed by Jessica-Ann Jenner
  • Four Nights in Knaresborough, first performed in 1999 at the Tricycle Theatre
  • Jezebel, an edgy comedy by Mark Cantan
  • Great Britain, by Richard Bean and directed by Pauline Armour
  • Hedda Gabler, Brien Friel’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic masterpiece
  • Honour, a tale of infidelity
  • Treasure Island, Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale

The Churchill Theatre and Little Bromley Theatres both offer productions throughout the year, so there is always something playing in town. These two prominent theatres are easily accessible via public transportation. Be sure to check out the box office’s opening times beforehand if you plan to book in person or over the phone.