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The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre

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Stunning building

The Friends group kindly opened the theatre on a drizzly Monday afternoon for us to look around... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
BellaBoo1969
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Preston, United Kingdom
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A Wonderful Place

The volunteers kindly opened this for a group of photographers - it was a fantastic afternoon. Such... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AJD12341234
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Opened in 1897, this magnificent example of Victorian architecture stands proudly on Morecambe seafront. A Grade II* listed building, it has played host to many stars of stage and screen, including Laurence Olivier and has been the setting for both...more
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209 Marine Road West, Morecambe LA4 4BU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Friends group kindly opened the theatre on a drizzly Monday afternoon for us to look around this beautiful iconic building. Our guide was interesting and friendly and we enjoyed stepping back in time in this wonderful, elaborate example of late Victorian architecture. Thankyou to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BellaBoo1969
susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review of the Winter Gardens and I shall pass your comments onto the guide. The voluntary work done by the Friends ensures that the building is available for everyone to appreciate and enjoy and also to learn about the history of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The volunteers kindly opened this for a group of photographers - it was a fantastic afternoon. Such a beautiful building, full of nostalgia and photo opportunities. It must be a struggle to keep it going, and well done to all who work so hard to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your fantastic review and your appreciation of our volunteers. We are always happy to show this great building to all those who are interested and who want to either learn about its history or take away memories of times they have spent...More

Reviewed 21 January 2019

Morecambe is pretty grim, especially in winter, and I know because I live close by. But this place is a highlight, if you can attend an event or otherwise get inside. The current investment opportunity is Eden 2, which would occupy much of the foreshore...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank harrowagenda21
susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

We really appreciate your positive comments about the Winter Gardens. All our Friends and volunteers work hard to keep the building open and in use for everyone to appreciate. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely old building with all old architecture. Was amazing to see that it has been kept so nice! Brilliant place for a function

Date of experience: September 2018
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you for your positive comments, the volunteers really appreciate that their efforts are recognised.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Wasn't lucky enough to encounter any ghosts on this ghost hunt, however the winter gardens is a lovely building inside and out and well worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Our ghost hunts are extremely popular and I'm glad you enjoyed the experience. I hope if you return you have better luck connecting with the 'other side'!

Reviewed 15 September 2018

How many more years are we going to have to witness this eyesore?? All the money wasted trying to renovate is just that, a waste of money.. Round the back is just like a dump.. Flatten the whole area & start the regeneration of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you for your comments and I am sorry that your experience of our building was so disappointing. Many hours by enthusiastic volunteers has seen the building used for events which have been well received by the public.

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Spent a really interesting time here an hours tour that we wished had been longer with a volunteer guide showing us round the remaining structure telling us all the history and anecdotes and updating us on the renovation project all for an amazing £5 each!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you for supporting us and taking a tour of our amazing building, such positive responses are really appreciated.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Have visited the 'Winter Gardens' many times before having done the tour - which was amazing- and spending many rainy afternoons listening to the performers in 'The Parisian Bar' - which is also a must! This time we called as part of the 'Vintage By...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you for your amazing review and I am so glad you enjoyed your day and especially the tour, thanks again.

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We popped in this Sunday afternoon whilst visiting the attractions on the promenade. We were so glad that we did. We were treated to some wonderful entertainment and dancing in the theatre. It was so lovely to see the space in use and to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We, the volunteers, strive to make our amazing theatre a place where people can enjoy the delights we have to offer. We hope you visit us again and see how much further we have progressed with out restoration works.

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Went to see jive talking at this venue in Morecambe the building is beautiful and well worth a tour of the theatre which they hold on a Sunday the reason for the visit was to watch a group called jive talking a tribute to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Hazrg1987
29 May 2017|
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Response from Bruce H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for then delay, hope this isn't too late. The theatre isn't open all the time, so the best thing would be to call them and discuss what you want. There are tours of the theatre, but I wouldn't say it is a full day for... More
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Mo M
11 September 2016|
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Response from Sarah P | Reviewed this property |
The Winter Gardens is run by a charitable trust who lead the tours. The theatre is open various weekends throughout the year (they don't seem to be open every weekend), but they have a Facebook page and look to be launching... More
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Kev G
20 January 2016|
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Response from Garry O | Property representative |
I am sorry we did not answer your question. This will not happen again. Garry Owen Public Relations Manager
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