Theatre

Margate has the pleasure to enjoy two theatres

Theatre Royal Margate is Britain's second oldest theatre dating back to 1787 in one of Margate's most fashionable squares. It's heir to over 200 years of tradition and perhaps southern England's most haunted theatre! As well as welcoming some of the greatest acting 'stars' of the Victorian era, the theatre was the site of the first drama school in the country, the School of Acting opened by Sarah Thorne in 1885, and attended by a young Edward Gordon Craig, who went on to become the undisputed father of modern theatre design and was arguably the most important theatre practitioner to come out of Britain since Shakespeare.

Tom Thumb Theatre A family run arts venue in Margate. Originally built as a coach house in Victorian times, the building was transformed into one of the smallest theatres in the world in 1984. A striking mix of Japanese and Alpine Architecture, with a quirky, charming interior of velvet seats and flock wallpaper.

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Theatre

Theatre Royal Margate is Britain's second oldest theatre dating back to 1787 in one of Margate's most fashionable squares. It's heir to over 200 years of tradition and perhaps southern England's...Read More