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Medway Council Arts Development Team is based at The Brook Theatre in Chatham and organises a range of exciting and inspiring projects, events and activities throughout Medway for people of all ages.

Our aim is to nurture creative talent and provide inspiring and innovative arts and cultural experiences to enrich the lives of Medway's residents and visitors.


VIC Rochester Art GalleryRochester Art Gallery and Craft Case features a changing annual exhibition programme of high quality contemporary art and craft that is of regional, national and international significance. The gallery delivers education and learning alongside artist-led workshops, talks and off-site projects. The gallery also provides continuous professional development for artists and makers.



Photo of hip hop dancersThe Arts Team support the dance sector through accessing and signposting to continued professional development.  To enhance the provision of high quality dance classes for Medway residents and working in partnership to develop local, regional and national dance events for performance, educational and career opportunities.





Young People

Young People Lion King workshop


The Arts Development Team provides a  range of exciting and creative workshops for young people under 25, including holiday workshops, term time classes and free drop-in family activities at festivals and events throughout the year.



PerformanceLight and Shadow and Literature

Throughout the year there are opportunities to enjoy a variety of performances organised by and in partnership with Medway Council Arts Team.

In partnership with Medway Council Library Service, the Arts Team organises the annual Wigmore Lecture series. Set up in 1947 by local librarian Norman Tomlinson, the lectures offer local people an opportunity to enjoy a varied, stimulating and accessible range of talks at affordable price.

For more information about alternative arts events and networks in Medway visit the Creative Medway page.

If you would like to get in contact with the Arts Team phone 01634 338319 or email arts@medway.gov.uk