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
There are 13 events at this location
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The erstwhile 80s pop pin-up plays his brand of post-punk and dandy pop.
Tue 10 Dec
£42.35 / 01843 292795
A lighter psychedelic sound with elements of British pop from Stockport five-piece Blossoms.
Sun 8 Mar 2020
£28.60 / 01843 292795
The Boys Are Back! With 5ive, A1, Damage and 911
Showcase of pop classics from 5ive, A1, Damage and 911.
Sun 15 Mar 2020
£23.75–£60.75 / 01843 292795
The Doors Alive
Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew.
Sat 12 Dec 2020
£27.70 / 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 9 Jan 2020
Times & prices to be confirmed / 01843 292795
With The Vapors.
First came Neighbours, then the West End beckoned, not forgetting an appearance in the celebrity jungle. And now he's singing again, especially for us.
Fri 16 Oct 2020
£39.60–£49.50 / 01843 292795
Eighties funk pop quartet back on the road again, singing old favourites including 'Running in the Family' and 'Lessons in Love' as well as new tracks from their latest EP Sirens.
Fri 30 Oct 2020
Prices to be confirmed / 01843 292795
Pete Doherty and Carl Barat's outfit specialising in tales of the everyday rebellion and riotous indie-rock debauchery.
Sun 22 Dec
£41.25 / 01843 292795
The Modfather performs material from his 40-year career, including his latest album True Meanings.
Mon 4 May 2020
£46.75 / 01843 292795
Rob Beckett: Wallop
Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.
Fri 20 Mar 2020
£23 / 01843 292795