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The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre

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Fascinating to see the ongoing work

Was lucky to be able to view the building through the Heritage Open days scheme. Taken backstage... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
maizedaisy
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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Fascinating tour of the theatre

Went along today, having previously just seen the auditorium and the bar, and thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Was lucky to be able to view the building through the Heritage Open days scheme. Taken backstage and even on the stage. Some beautiful tiles, stained glass and 1930’s light fittings. Cafe and bar on site. Great to see the preservation work ongoing. Do go...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went along today, having previously just seen the auditorium and the bar, and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. (I'll be going again before they close for the winter.) You can't help but be impressed by its former grandeur and our tour guide gave us plenty of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If in Morecambe and it’s open (Sundays) I do pop in to see how the restoration is going and have always meant to do the heritage tour and hear more...well yesterday I did and it was fantastic! Prof Vanessa Tolman who now leads the project...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

On behalf of all the volunteers involved in the restoration of the building, thank you for your positive comments. With recent change's in administraion, we are forging ahead with improvements through grants and funding with our next major project, heating. This will allow us to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We nipped inside out of a rain shower and were really impressed with what we saw. We'd previously only passed along the outside and it didn't look much like it's former self. It's being restored as time and money permit.

Date of experience: August 2019
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we hope to continue our restoration programme as long as we are supported by the public and through funding grants. The volunteers strive very hard to maintain the building and keep it open for everyone to enjoy.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a great tour of the Winter Gardens. It was so interesting and Stephen knew so much about it. Please visit this theatre and help support the restoration work it's fantastic. We have sponsored chairs to help with the funds. There is also a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your fantastic review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Your support for our theatre helps us immensely in our aims for restoration of the building.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was priveleged to be allowed a tour of the building today. There is much to do to restore this fantastic building and facility to its former glory and undoubtedly to the advantage of the Town so please support it by taking a tour or...More

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

Thank you for your positive review. The fact that we can keep the building open for all to enjoy is due to the hard work that the volunteers do. Their dedication is a labour of love for a building that must be preserved for future...More

Reviewed July 1, 2019

I first stepped inside this amazing building several years ago as I had always wondered what lay behind the rather dull exterior that was always closed up when I passed. Once inside WOW, it was quite simply breathtaking. I instantly fell in love with the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

From all our volunteers, thank you for your review. We all strive to make sure our amazing building stays open for as many people as possible to visit and enjoy the beauty and the history contained within. Taking a tour is one of the ways...More

Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

We called here just to see how the renovations had progressed and it was a wow from us. Still a lot to do but they are getting it back to its former glory slowly but funds are always needed. The Entrance hall looked amazing with...More

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

Thank you for the review of your visit to our continually improving theatre. Much has been done in the past few months and we really appreciate your positive comments. Everyone involved are all unpaid volunteers and give a lot of their free time to restore...More

Reviewed May 13, 2019

We were so fortunate to be in Morecambe on a Sunday when the enthusiastic and hard working group of volunteers - Friends of the Winter Gardens - who saved this beautiful building from being demolished, give guided tours. Sadly asset strippers had removed the original...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2019

Thank you for your glowing review of the Winter Gardens. The Friends and volunteers strive to make the building accessible to the public and rely on their generosity to keep the doors open and to move the restoration forward. We are a relatively small group...More

Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Old style building currently renovating cant wait till its in its back to its glory. A hidden gem ib the north westMore

Date of experience: July 2018
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susanxx, Trustee at The Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2019

Many thanks for your review of our Victorian Grade II* listed theatre, the likes of which you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the country. Our renovations continue with enormous help from our enthusiastic group of volunteers with input from the many...More

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Hazrg1987
May 28, 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
September 10, 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
January 20, 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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