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Great place for a drink and Interesting Entertainment

Great venue. We have seen some excellent bands play there, wonderful live Theatre performances, and... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Paul G
Best kept secret

This theatre was such a highlight of my visit to Margate. What an amazing little venue. It's a... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Winchester, United Kingdom
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29 Jan 2018
“Great place for a drink and Interesting Entertainment”
3 Aug 2017
“Best kept secret”
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2A Eastern Esplanade | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2LB, England
+44 1843 221791
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Great venue. We have seen some excellent bands play there, wonderful live Theatre performances, and a quirky cinema club too.

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This theatre was such a highlight of my visit to Margate. What an amazing little venue. It's a beautiful building, lovely intimate bar and super friendly owners and fellow audience members. This place needs to be supported as it is one of a kind.

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Smallest stage in England, friendly, quirky bar upstairs, putting on a variety of events. Go and check it out!

1  Thank Brandy P
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I'm slightly reluctant to do a review for the Tom Thumb Theatre because it is a treasure that is almost too precious to share. It's size makes it special. As it's name implies, it is tiny. It is also quirky and delightful in every way....More

1  Thank Tony B
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting Margate and we stumbled across this theatre on the Internet. Tonight was The Four Daves. (although I think one of them was named Jackson) Awesome performance! Wicked clarinet and xylophone solos. Truly enjoyable. The theatre itself is adorable. It's tiny! Very retro and cool....More

1  Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 15 August 2015

a tiny quirky theatre on the seafront. Bar up the fire escape selling local ales and sophisticated cocktails in trendy jamjars. We went to a jazz evening which was friendly,unpretentious and quite delightful

1  Thank michele b
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Myself and partner like to go out and be a little impulsive and try new things. We were pleasantly suprised by trying out Club Hydropathe. Reading about it, I thought it may be too kinda hipster, or Clicke.Secret film club, with a fancy name, a...More

1  Thank Nathan T
Reviewed 25 April 2015

I have been several times to the Tom Thumb. I just seem to keep going back. The theatre performance I saw there opened my eyes to what a theatre experience could be and the films I have caught on Monday nights are such a welcome...More

Thank Sara-author
Reviewed 11 April 2015

We went to the Tom Thumb Theatre for a jazz session on Wednesday night never having been before to this theatre ,Jazz we know, but this theatre is something else.Please go and have a look and book a night to remember. Go early and have...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I deserve a bad mark..for all the years living in thanet ..minus 10 I had not been to this little gem Went on Saturday night for a small show..sorry excuse the joke and it was lovely..a quaint place to be..and I had to be in...More

Thank kevin k
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14 September 2016|
Response from Tony B | Reviewed this property |
There will be plenty of shows at Christmas time. I suggest that you go to the website and subscribe for the newsletter. You will then receive weekly updates on the forthcoming productions and shows. Kind regards Tony