When it comes to big names, there really are very few who haven’t trodden the boards at Morecambe’s Winter Gardens. Dominating the promenade and located across the road from the beautiful, art deco Midland Hotel, the Winter Gardens is one of the North’s oldest and most iconic buildings.
It might have stood old and dilapidated for a few decades, but a team of volunteers who believed not just in the building itself but in Morecambe’s rich entertainment scene, have made the theatre’s restoration a real and enduring labour of love. Restoring the Grade II* building to its former glory (when acts like Shirley Bassey, The Rolling Stones, Billy Connolly, and The Shadows) graced its stage, the Friends of the Winter Gardens helping to get Morecambe’s mojo back! And it isn’t hard to see why those volunteers continue to plug away, raising funds and booking events in one of the north’s most celebrated seaside resorts.
See our Gallery page for all our archived Photographs of The Morecambe Winter Gardens. All our Images are kindly donated to us, if you have any old photos of The Morecambe Winter Gardens, The Victoria Pavilion Theatre or the now-demolished Ballroom we would welcome any Photographs you may have to add to our Archive.