Morecambe Winter Gardens opened its doors in July 1897 and consisted of the theatre, ballroom, restaurants and gardens at the rear.
Over the years the stage has played host to many famous stars of stage and screen, George Formby, Gracie Fields, Vera Lynn, the Who and the Rolling Stones to name a few. The film The Entertainer starring Laurence Olivier, was filmed in and around Morecambe and the final screens were shot on the stage itself.
The formation of the Friends in 1987 saw the building listed as a Grade II* and an ongoing restoration programme keeps the building in use in a variety of ways.
Operated entirely by volunteers, all proceeds go towards the restoration of the theatre. For a small fee you can take a tour of the building and learn more about the history of this amazing Victoria Theatre and afterwards enjoy a drink in the theatre bar.
Opening times: Sundays 1 – 4pm, 1st April – 30th September.
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