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Address: Winter Gardens Fort Crescent, Margate CT9 1HX, England
Phone Number: +44 1843 292795

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Lovely old place for Shalamar concert!

My wife and I attended this place earlier this week for the Shalamar concert. Having read a few of the other TripAdvisor reviews, I was concerned it might be a bit of a tip, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Slough, United Kingdom
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Slough, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I attended this place earlier this week for the Shalamar concert. Having read a few of the other TripAdvisor reviews, I was concerned it might be a bit of a tip, but this wasn't what we found. It is situated right on the seafront with only a road level entrance to be seen (you walk down a... More 

1 Thank PathManSlough
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy accessible. Friendly staff. Decor dated but gives the theatre character. Wheelchair accessible. Good value for money.

Thank Joy B
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59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is purely about the venue - show we saw was VERY entertaining. On arrival we had to plough our way through a sea of people congregated around the entrance with their cigarettes. Inside it was very crowded with what appears to be only one entrance into the main theatre. Seats were all on one level but ours were... More 

Thank Cattito
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140 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Professor Brian Cox and the place seemed to be sold out. Assuming it isn't structurally wrecked under the surface, just a bit of a fluff up of this venue would make such a difference and turn it from tired (exhausted might be mire accurate) into fashionably characterful. Paul is mentioned in other posts. He's everywhere, organising, troubleshooting... More 

Thank whoamiwhereami
Wye, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We went to see Level 42 so being an 80's blast from the past the average age of punters was probably 40-50+. I'll come on to the relevance of that later. We parked at the back of the winter gardens in order to avoid a long walk or so we thought, as I was nursing an injured foot. No such... More 

Thank DavidA129541
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I struggled to give this a 2 star review to be honest. The concert we went to see was great so this review is purely about the venue. Welcome: one older man barking at people to 'go that way' rather than greeting people as they arrived. Queue: we were sent outside (on a damp night) to queue round the side... More 

Thank tabbytoes
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Went to the Winter Garden for a meeting, very helpful staff. Nice old building, but very clean and presentable. Lots of stairs, but you can enter down the ramp for wheelchair bound visitors. Lots of shows were being advertised, and would be suitable for families and children if the show was for their age group.

Thank Marilyn D
Margate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The team were extremely helpful in every way , holding another one here in September, I recommend The Winter Gardens to everyone

Thank juliesS3224AO
Margate, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you like amateur or pro/am shows then this is fine for you, there aren't any particularly good seats in the house, the technical equipment is old and the staff are even older. It's alright for the run of the mill touring comedy shows, but to be fair there are some much better venues near by.

Thank JDCornwell
MWG001, Manager at The Winter Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Mr Cornwell, Thank you very much for posting your review on tripadvisor. Your Leisure strives to offer a varied entertainment package; from local productions to international artists, which appeals to all aspects of the community. If you’re not busy one afternoon, maybe you’d like to pop-in and talk to us about how we can better meet your expectations or... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

On Saturday 23 July 2015 I took my special needs (Autistic) son to the technology event at the WINTER GARDENS in Margate. I needed assistance and Paul (MANAGER) himself came to my rescue. Not only is he friendly and approachable but in my view the perfect ambassador for the WINTER GARDENS. The senior management at Paul's company should be very... More 


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