Winter Gardens Margate
The Winter Gardens was opened on 3rd August, 1911 by the then Mayor of Margate, Alderman W. B. Reeve and this year celebrates its Centenary.
The history of municipal entertainments in this country can be traced back to Margate. Margate blazed the trail that others were to follow. From the time of the plans being approved and the cutting of the first sod by the then new Mayor of Margate Mr Booth Reeve, the Pavilion and Winter Gardens took just nine months to build at a cost of £26,000.00.
Thanet Leisureforce in conjunction with Thanet District Council have launching an appeal fund to raise money for this much loved landmark. Fund raising events will take place throughout the year and a range of Centenary merchandise will be launched very shortly. Check the event listings for information.
The Winter Gardens venue provides Hospitality and Leisure Services in Partnership with Thanet District Council. Two theatres, four bars, catering for up to 700 people, parties, plays and exhibitions.
Highly Commended for Pride in Thanet Tourism Awards for Team of the Year 2010
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