Winter Gardens, Morecambe

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. Entrance to the theatre is free, but for a small fee you can take a tour of the building and learn more about the history of this amazing ‘Victoria Pavilion Theatre’ and afterwards enjoy light refreshments in our Café.



The Winter Gardens will reopen on Saturday 9th April. Our weekend hours will be Saturdays 12pm to 4pm and Sundays 11am to 4pm. We will be open Easter Monday 11am to 4pm. For other bank holidays see our website for details. Entry to the theatre is free.


Our Café with table service will be open with spacious table seating in our auditorium and outside when weather permits.


Our Tours take place on Saturdays at 12.15pm and 2pm. Sundays 12pm and 2pm. Tour cost is £10 per person. Tours can be pre booked via our website.


Although there are no longer any covid restrictions we will still have hand sanitiser available and our visitors are welcome to wear a face covering if they wish.


This year we celebrate our 125th anniversary so check out our website for special events.




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