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Tom Thumb Theatre

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LordMatt wrote a review Sep 2019
Margate, England, United Kingdom5 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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PipVickery wrote a review Feb 2019
Margate, United Kingdom438 contributions91 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Paul H wrote a review Jan 2019
Huddersfield, United Kingdom1,697 contributions822 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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PJC_Kent wrote a review Jan 2019
London, United Kingdom59 contributions27 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: January 2019
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BazRex wrote a review Nov 2018
London, United Kingdom117 contributions14 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: November 2018
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