Winter Gardens

Entertainment venue

Despite the size of the Winter Gardens, you’d be forgiven for not noticing it from the roadside. Accessed via a small Art Deco-style pavilion, the venue was built into an artificial hollow below so as not to obscure sea views. Opened in 1911 and decorated in a neo-Grecian style, its programme of events extends to dance, comedy, theatre, gigs and expos with past performers including Laurel & Hardy and Vera Lynne.