Tom Thumb Theatre

Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate: Address, Phone Number, Tom Thumb Theatre Reviews: 5/5

Tom Thumb Theatre
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Mark Sirman
Minster on Sea, UK2 contributions
Loved it!
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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LordMatt
Margate, England, United Kingdom5 contributions
Our venue for a two-day children's workshop
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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PipVickery
Margate, UK459 contributions
You have to visit
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
Never heard of it
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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PJC_Kent
London, UK56 contributions
An evening of virtuoso guitar and bass jazz
Jan 2019 • Friends
What a hidden gem , what a find , what an enjoyable evening listening to Tony Hudd joined by two other guitarists – Gypsy Jazz maestro, Tom Abrahams and Jazz Fusion star, Jeff Butt. Clive Fletcher on double bass.

Quality musicians playing in a lovely intimate 50 seater unpretentious “ old school “ Theatre venue that just oozes character.

The bar is a metre square aperture in the wall by the stage

We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will be looking out for future events.

The only downside to the evening was the individual who decided to surf the net / or do his mail on his phone in my peripheral vision for a good part of the concert, 🤬I rate him 1 star
Written January 9, 2019
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BazRex
London, UK112 contributions
LOVE IT
Nov 2018 • Friends
A gorgeous small theater which a stunning little bar. Well worth a visit. Seen a few shows there and enjoyed the bar many a time
Written November 11, 2018
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Paul G
5 contributions
Great place for a drink and Interesting Entertainment
Jan 2018 • Couples
Great venue. We have seen some excellent bands play there, wonderful live Theatre performances, and a quirky cinema club too.
Written January 29, 2018
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embarratt
Winchester, UK4 contributions
Best kept secret
Aug 2017 • Friends
This theatre was such a highlight of my visit to Margate. What an amazing little venue. It's a beautiful building, lovely intimate bar and super friendly owners and fellow audience members. This place needs to be supported as it is one of a kind.
Written August 3, 2017
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Brandy P
London, UK2 contributions
Quirky, friendly, fun - anything seen here would be a pleasure!
Jun 2017 • Couples
Smallest stage in England, friendly, quirky bar upstairs, putting on a variety of events. Go and check it out!
Written June 6, 2017
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Tony B
Cambridge, UK23 contributions
A reluctant review
Sep 2015 • Couples
I'm slightly reluctant to do a review for the Tom Thumb Theatre because it is a treasure that is almost too precious to share. It's size makes it special. As it's name implies, it is tiny. It is also quirky and delightful in every way. The staff and supporters could not be more welcoming. Margate has a number of these unique oddities that are not to be missed; the Tom Thumb is right at the top of the list.
Written August 11, 2016
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