Your Visit

The Oval Bandstand and Lawns benefits from at a stunning coastal clifftop location above the popular Walpole Bay beaches.


Tickets for events held at The Oval Bandstand & Lawns are available at EVENTBRITE

How to get here

  • By Road – We are located at Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2HL. There is very limited local car parking and charges may apply.
  • By Rail – There are regular train services to Margate from London.
  • By Bicycle or on Foot – We are about 1.5 miles (25-minute walk) from Margate Railway Station and 4 miles (80-minute walk) from Broadstairs along the Viking Coastal Trail.

Food & Drink

Takeaway refreshments are available throughout the day from The Oval Kiosk, including hot & cold drinks, ice cream, cakes & pastries, cream teas, sausage rolls and light snacks.

A licensed bar is available at many of our events, serving beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, etc.

During events only food & drink purchased on-site can be consumed within The Oval’s amphitheatre.


Toilet facilities are available at the venue and they are free to use when The Oval Kiosk is open, please CLICK HERE for current opening hours.

If there is a ticketed event taking place at the venue the toilet facilities may be closed to the general public.

Baby changing facilities are available in the accessible toilet, please ask at The Oval Kiosk for the RADAR key.


The top three tiers of the amphitheatre are accessible for wheelchair users. The lower bandstand level is not currently wheelchair accessible for visitors or performers. We have plans to make all areas of the bandstand amphitheatre fully accessible by early 2024.

Fully accessible toilet facilities are available in the main toilet block.

For more details on accessibility please CLICK HERE.

Smoking and Vaping

The Oval Bandstand amphitheatre is a no smoking and no vaping venue.

Safety & Security

The Oval Bandstand is committed to the safety and security of all our visitors and staff. At most events we have enhanced security, and your bags may be checked on entry.

Alcohol purchased off-site cannot be brought into the amphitheatre during events.