Isle of Wight Council

Medina Theatre


Jason Manford

Medina Theatre is situated next to Medina Leisure Centre.  It is a 425-seat community-based theatre, with a varied programme of entertainment throughout the year.

The theatre hosts a large number of both local and national plays, concerts, ballets and lectures throughout the year, with something for everyone.  The programme of events is published quarterly in January, April, July and October and are available from the Box Office.  

See 'whats on' .

Box Office and Tickets

View the Box Office opening times .  Please note: The Box Office is also open one and a half hours before any performance is due to start.

Tickets can be reserved for each performance with full payment.  Bookings can only be held for 24 hours, within seven days of the performance.  We accept credit cards, debit cards, cash or cheques made payable to Medina Theatre.

Book a show online .

Disabled facilities

Wheelchair patrons

A designated wheelchair area is available towards the rear of the auditorium with level access for entry and emergency exit. 

Wheelchair customers are not allowed to move out of their wheelchairs into a normal theatre seat. 

Wheelchair spaces can only be booked directly through the box office 

Restricted mobility patrons

Patrons with restricted mobility and who cannot use stairs should book seats in row K, 1 to 24 as this is the only row that has level access for entry and emergency exit. 

Row K seats can only be booked directly through the box office. 

Hearing impaired

An induction loop is installed for the hard of hearing. Please ask the front of house team for this on your entry to the theatre. 

Please advise the box office of any special requirements when booking so we can book you suitable seating. 

Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities

We have fully accessible toilets and baby changing facilities in the toilet area next to the theatre entrance. If these are in use, additional accessible facilities are available in the leisure centre which is fully accessible. 

Assistance dogs

Customers who require assistance dogs to be present with them for a performance are asked to book into the wheelchair spaces as there is space in this area for your assistance dog.  

The following arrangements are made in order to allow customers with assistance dogs to have the best possible experience: 

Water bowls for assistance dogs are provided on request.

On request, the theatre will provide familiarisation with the facility as part of an induction.

Guidelines are provided for staff on how to interact with assistance dogs.   

The assistance dog is the responsibility of its owner, who must ensure that:- 

·         It is kept on a lead at all times when walking around the premises.

·         It does not foul the facility or grounds.

·         Its requirements in relation to toileting and feeding are met.

·         It behaves in an appropriate manner at all times and does not disrupt others. 

In the unlikely event that the dog does foul inside the leisure centre, the owner must report this to a member of staff to ensure that the area is cleaned and sanitised.

Parking facilities

The Theatre is serviced by a pay and display car park which holds 241 cars; this includes 14 disabled bays which are located in the area nearest to the theatre and Leisure centre. Parking is subject to the terms stated on the tariff boards displayed in the car parks; please refer to them upon arrival. Please note that this car park is used for several venues so at busy periods including during theatre shows the car park can get full. Please allow plenty of time prior to the show to find alternative parking at Seaclose Park car park or off street parking.

Charges apply 8am to 6pm, seven days a week, including bank holidays.  

The ticket machines take cash or you can pay by credit/debit card using PaybyPhone following the instructions on the tariff boards. 

·         Up to 1 hour                  £1.50

·         1 to 2 hours                  £2.50

·         2 to 4 hours                  £4.00

·         4 to 6 hours                  £5.00

·         6 to 10 hours                 £7.00

Bus routes

Bus Routes 5 and 9 stop right outside on Fairlee Road.