Tom Thumb Theatre

Visit one of the smallest theatres in the world, a unique dose of Margate.

The Tom Thumb Theatre was 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 flocked wallpaper. The family run venue programmes an innovative mix of cutting-edge theatre, off-beat comedy and wayward sounds (from Bluegrass to brand new bands.)

There is a ramshackle bar upstairs for a pre-show drink or post-show tipple, with cocktails out of jam-jars and a selection of local ales.

"A gorgeous little chocolate box theatre" Lyn Gardner

"I have fallen in love with the Tom Thumb Theatre. It is a tiny jewel with a fabulous atmosphere and brilliantly generous staff" Pauline McLynn

"Incredibly beautiful... a real labour of love" Louise Mari (Nigel & Louise, SHUNT)


2a Eastern Esplanade