Housed in an iconic building, dating from 1936, The Ventnor Winter Gardens is a combination of theatre, meeting space, restaurant and bar for local residents and visitors to the town. The Winter Gardens is home to a variety of entertainment, from local productions to big national headline events and touring shows. The audience capacity of the auditorium is 500 when seated, and anything up to 800 at a standing event. The stage is suitable for theatre and dance shows, concerts, comedy evenings and many other events. The space is also suitable for events such as craft fairs or exhibitions. Upstairs there is the Balcony Bar with its Balcony, having outstanding coastal views and a further smaller room. These rooms are also suitable for meetings, private events, exhibitions and weddings.