CategoryIsle of Wight Cafés
Isle of Wight Restaurants
Isle of Wight Theatres
Additional FeaturesAfternoon Tea
Lunches & Evening Meals
Theatre & Auditorium
Theatre Seats 400
DescriptionVentnor Winter Gardens is a pub and restaurant, as well as Ventnor's premier centre for local entertainment and arts. The building has a 400-seat capacity auditorium and is one of the largest on the Island. It has two function rooms and a separate bar and restaurant. Many well known acts have performed at Ventnor Winter Gardens including Jimmy Tarbuck, The Damned, Hazel O'Connor as well as the annual Isle of Wight Jazz Festival.
The Bar is our fully licensed in-house pub, serving all your favourite tipples including the famous Ventnor real ale. It has stunning panoramic views of Ventnor Bay and an open terrace overlooking the sea - ideal for that summers evening. Children are more than welcome.
The Café Restaurant
"Nice Nosh" catering is based at the Winter Gardens, serving special refreshments, lunches, and evening meals, also offering service to the private functions held there and to outside events. Alcoholic drinks are available from the bar. The extensive menu includes: regular chefs specials, sandwiches, seafood, salads, curries, jacket potatoes and mouth-watering homemade cakes.
Theatre / Auditorium
Our Theatre/Auditorium is the largest on the south of the Island, offering seating for 400. It is an ideal venue for music events and amateur dramatics. Good convenient car parking is available and includes disabled parking.
The following are some of the features we can offer at Ventnor Winter Gardens:
Full Size Stage
Over 80 theatre lights which are fully programmable to the needs of your production.
Our P.A. system is suitable for amateur dramatics, but it is advisable to hire in a more powerful system for music events. (Full bar facility within the auditorium, on request.)
Four fully registered door stewards available.
Two function rooms are available. The Balmoral Room is a large carpeted space with a balcony terrace, and is situated directly above the main bar and has fantastic panoramic sea views. The room is ideal for private parties, wedding receptions, functions etc. A small bar can be set up if requested. The Chancellor Room is smaller, and is ideally suited to meetings and other more low-key functions.
We also have a good floodlit Pétanque pitch, which can be used by agreement.
Barbeques can also be arranged for suitable groups.