The weekend of 8th-9th September 2012 sees the Winter Gardens open its doors as part of the national Heritage Open Days weekend. (10am-4pm both days.)
The Friends of the Winter Gardens will be offering tours of the theatre, providing the chance to learn more about this fascinating building and the work to restore it. There will be refreshments in our newly restored bar, plus gifts and souvenirs will be available.
There will also be a display of classic motorcycles on Sunday, courtesy of the Morecambe Classic Bike Club.
In addition, the weekend will see the unveiling of a new portrait collection in the main auditorium. The four pieces of original art by local artist Shane Johnstone feature stars of stage and screen who have a strong association with the Winter Gardens from years gone by. The identities of the stars are being kept secret for now, so we are offering you a small glimpse of each of the portraits as a preview – to find out who they are, visit the theatre this weekend!