Opened in 1911 by the then Mayor of Margate the Winter Gardens has hosted performances by several icons over the last century including Laurel and Hardy, Madame Melba and the Beatles. Used as a receiving station for troops evacuating Dunkirk and as a food rationing centre during the Second World War it was badly damaged by a direct enemy hit in 1941. Repairs cost nearly double the original construction and the Winter Gardens were officially reopened in 1946.
Today the venue hosts a range of live entertainment in its two halls as well as weddings, award ceremonies, conferences and workshops. Margate Winter Gardens is Kent’s largest banqueting venue and offers full banqueting and conference facilities for up to 1400 people.
Margate’s Rail station is a 15–20 minute walk from the venue. There is limited parking for events at Fort Lower Promenade at the rear of the Winter Gardens and numerous car parks within walking distance.
Events at this venue
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The erstwhile 80s pop pin-up plays his brand of post-punk and dandy pop.
Tue 10 Dec
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Probably the best known and certainly one of the longest running Floyd tributes, supposedly counting members of the real band among its fans.
Wed 6 Nov
£32.45–£43.45 / 01843 292795
The legendary comedian, author and playwright heads out on a stand-up tour for the first time in 15 years.
Tue 17 Dec
The Boys Are Back! With 5ive, A1, Damage and 911
Showcase of pop classics from 5ive, A1, Damage and 911.
Sun 15 Mar 2020
The Doors Alive
Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew.
Sat 12 Dec 2020
£24.20 / 01843 292795
Dr John Cooper Clarke
The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.
Thu 21 Nov
£31.35 / 01843 292795
From the Jam
Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.
Thu 10 Oct
Prices to be confirmed / 01843 292795
Fri 11 Oct
Times & prices to be confirmed / 01843 292795
With The Vapors.
Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.
Fri 29 Nov
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Wed 11 Dec
Kent County Youth Orchestra Summer Concert 2019
Kent County Youth Orchestra Summer Concert 2019Conductor: Natalia Luis-BassaVenue: Winter Gardens, Margate, CT9 1HXDate: Sunday 25th August 2019Time: 3pmRepertoire:Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from West Side StoryGinastera, Danza Final (Malambo - Final Dance) from EstanciaCarreo, La Margaritea
Sun 25 Aug
£5–£10 / 01843 292795
Ska-tinged pop classic after classic on the Nutty Boys' latest tour.
Sat 31 Aug
£40.50 / 01843 292795
The Magic of Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson tribute.
Sat 14 Sep
prices vary / 01843 292795
Margate Rhythm & Rock 2019
The first ever Margate Rhythm & Rock takes over the whole of the historic Winter Gardens for a three-day festival of great music. This is your chance to catch some fantastic live performances from acclaimed headliners as well as great unsung talent. There are plenty of hotels, B&Bs and camping within easy reach…
Fri 6 Sep
£37.80–£99.75 / 01843 292795
The Wet Wet Wet frontman and established stage star performs music from across his repertoire.
Thu 27 Jun
Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South
Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.
Wed 27 Nov
Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious
The award winning comedian tours his newest show.
Wed 9 Oct
Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show
Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.