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.



Opening times:

Opening hours Saturdays 12pm – 4pm & Sundays 11.00am – 4.00pm
Entry is free.
Our Café will be open with table service.


Tours take place:
Saturdays at 12.00pm & 2.00pm
Sundays 11.30am, 1.00pm & 2.30pm


Tour Cost:
Adult £8
Child under 18 £5

Tours can be prebooked on our website


Full social distancing measure are in place. Full COVID-19 risk assessments are in place.
We have Visit England ‘We’re Good To Go’ accreditation.


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