Tom Thumb Theatre
Tom Thumb Theatre
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Francie B
Bath, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Wicked night!! We went to a show here on a Friday night and we’re planning on going to another bar after the show. However we were utterly charmed by the lovely staff, performers, and general atmosphere. The theatre is cosy + intimate which allowed the comedians Ben + Joanna to interact really well! The bar was warm, friendly and served a good range of drinks. Needless to say we ended up staying well after the show, drinking with Alex (who runs the theatre) the technicians, one of the comedians + other audience members. Thank you so much for an amazing night - we will be back! 😊✨
Written March 20, 2022
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Mark Sirman
Minster on Sea, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
What a fantastic theatre! We were lucky enough to get tickets to see Orlando Weeks (who put on a great show by the way) and were blown away by this gem of a little place. Nice bar upstairs, very friendly staff and a brilliant sound in the intimate theatre. Will definitely be coming back.
Written November 26, 2021
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Kristin
Oxford, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Perfect night out in a perfect venue with perfect piece of stunning acting (wow).
What a gem Tom Thumb theatre is.
Alex and Sarah couldn't be more welcoming and professional.
Please Arts Council don't let this go! It would be a huge mistake.
Definitely coming back.
Written May 15, 2023
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LordMatt
Margate, England, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Thanet Creative ran a week of children's workshops and the Tom Thumb was host to our end of the week two-day playwriting workshop. We could not have asked for a better venue for workshopping or performance. The staff were lovely and venue was perfect.
Written September 3, 2019
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martinvera
london5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
Visited recently and had a great night. Recently interesting venue with a capacity of around 50 and the smallest stage in the country. More people should know about this place and visit because real quirky places like this are few and far between.
Written December 8, 2013
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Lynn H
Margate, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
We have attended several shows here, vaudeville, one man shows, music!! All sorts of imaginative things are happening...and they even have creative way of running a limited, but very adequate bar!
Its always fun (feels like a private party)We love it! I believe the venue is in what was a large double garage...it always feels intimate.
Parking nearby is very easy and with such limited facilities they manage incredibly well!!
Written September 7, 2012
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James
Derby, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been to the Tom Thumb a few times now and love going there.

Going to this theatre is a unique experience, just imagine going to the theatre in your front room! All the seats are near the front, so when the curtains of the tiny stage open, you'll have a great seat.

Recent shows we've been to include the Scandal Nights storytelling evening and their brilliant comedy nights.

A little theatre with a great big atmosphere about it, don't miss it!
Written June 15, 2012
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s b
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
If heaven were a place on earth, it would be the Tom Thumb Theatre and Alex and Sarah would be St Peter and the Virgin Mary
Written October 28, 2022
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PipVickery
Margate, UK461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
I have lived in Thanet for 30 years and have never been to the Tom Thumb Theatre and tho9ught that it was about time that I did. We went to see a band play and they were great by the way. Exactly what this venue should be show casing. This is exactly hat it says on the tin.....the smallest theatre in the UK. You start by going up the stairs at the side of the venue to get to the bar which is small and cosy. Limited drink selection obviously as they don't have the space but they do wine, beer and spirits so most people catered for. When it is time to go down to the show/band you walk back outside and in through the front door. You get your hand stamped so that you can come and go as you will to visit the bar...and you don't get in if your name isn't on the list..honest. Wasn't sure what to expect when we went through the door but small it was but at least everyone gets a good view. Most people started by sitting on the floor to listen to the band but then eventually everyone stood up. They did put seats round the outside of the room but as soon as people stood up you couldn't see so we ended up standing too but hey...it was a band and standing up is a must so you can have a bogey which I did I'll have you know.
I'm so glad that we went to this venue and due to its quaintness I will definitely go again.
Written February 12, 2019
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Paul H
Huddersfield, UK1,686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Never heard of it but what a treat. Glad we went it's very folksy. GREAT for small bands , comedy and new acts. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Just excellent.
The Tom Thumb Theatre is a family run arts venue in the heart of Cliftonville, 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. The Tom Thumb is a striking mix of Japanese and Alpine Architecture, with a quirky, charming interior of velvet seats and flocked wallpaper. It’s recently seen the addition of the Fin Bar, a ramshackle cocktails-out-of-jam-jars bar upstairs.
We host a variety of theatre, music and comedy.
Written January 18, 2019
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