Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens
Fort Crescent, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HX
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Winter Gardens

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.

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Esoteric four-piece from Cambridge touring their new album third album, Relaxer, which features the singles –and radio staples – '3WW', 'In Cold Blood' and 'Adeline'.

Tue 5 Sep

Sold out / 01843 292795

With special guests.

The Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown take audiences back to the heady days when the Rollers dominated the charts and tartan bellbottoms were considered an acceptable choice of attire. Featuring all the best-known songs including 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Shang A Lang' and 'Summer Love Sensation'.

Sat 4 Nov

prices vary / 01843 292795

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Sat 21 Apr 2018

prices vary / 01843 292795

Chas & Dave

The cheeky cheery Cockneys return with 'Rabbit', 'Gertcha', 'Margate' and more.

Fri 8 Dec

prices vary / 01843 292795

The Darkness

The classic rock revivalists return from the wilderness.

Wed 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01843 292795

With Blackfoot Gypsies.

Elaine Paige

The first lady of the British musical sings songs from the nation's favourite musicals and a smattering of hit pop songs including 'Memory', 'Closest Thing to Crazy', 'Cry Me A River' and 'Je Ne Regrette Rien'.

Fri 24 Nov

£44 / 01843 292795

Faith – The George Michael Legacy

The pop singer has his pop hits performed live by Wayne Dilks and his eight-piece band.

Thu 10 Aug

prices vary / 01843 292795

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

The enormously tall and slightly manic-eyed comedian you'll know from many a telly panel show and from his terrifying turn as the head of sixth form in The Inbetweeners, Davies returns with a new show of stand-up to follow the likes of Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and The Back of my Mum's Head.

Fri 15 Sep

£30.80 / 01843 292795

Sat 16 Sep

£30.80 / 01843 292795

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Sat 3 Mar 2018

prices vary / 01843 292795

Sat 19 May 2018

prices vary / 01843 292795


Risqué humour from the West Country comic.

Wed 17 Jan 2018

prices vary / 01843 292795

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Fri 25 Aug

£30.50 / 01843 292795

LDN Wrestling

Featuring names from the world of wrestling in tag team and single bouts. Plus, there's a chance to meet the stars after the show.

Sun 20 Aug

prices vary / 01843 292795

The Little Mix Experience

The Little Mix tribute band play all of the original group's big pop hits.

Sat 26 Aug

prices vary / 01843 292795


Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Thu 5 Oct

prices vary / 01843 292795

Margate Soul Festival

Soul music festival that takes over Kent's coastal town for the first weekend of every August, with DJs, family friendly performances and more.

Fri 4 Aug

£44–£60 / 020 8694 0551

  • 12:00 – 03:00

Sat 5 Aug

£44–£60 / 020 8694 0551

  • 12:00 – 03:00

Sun 6 Aug

£44–£60 / 020 8694 0551

  • 12:00 – 03:00

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on another live theatre tour. Join Mister Maker and his colourful pals The Shapes for arty adventures, songs and dancing.

Sat 14 Oct

£14 (Children £11.50) / 01843 292795

  • 13:30

Paul Carrack

The voice behind hits such as Ace's 'How Long', Squeeze's 'Tempted' and Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years'.

Sat 24 Mar 2018

£35.75–£43.50 / 01843 292795

Rip It Up

Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the 1950s. The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and rock'n'roll.

Tue 3 Oct

prices vary / 01843 292795

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Sun 24 Jun 2018

£29 / 01843 292795

Shane Filan

The Westlife member heads out on tour, performing tracks from his solo albums You and Me, Right Here and Love Always.

Thu 12 Oct

£33.50–£50 / 01843 292795

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.

Fri 6 Oct

prices vary / 01843 292795

The Stylistics

One of the most accomplished soul bands to grace the R&B scene, The Stylistics bring with them the sweet, soulful memories of years past.

Sat 27 Jan 2018

prices vary / 01843 292795

Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's classic, Christmas-time ballet in a production mounted by Vienna Festival Ballet.

Sun 15 Oct

prices vary / 01843 292795

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