About The Oval

Once renovated and revitalised, The Oval Bandstand and Lawns is destined to become a significant part of Margate’s cultural landscape. This year, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, The Oval Bandstand and Lawns intends to host over 12 music or theatre performances, 7 community events, 4 outdoor cinemas, and we hope to welcome over 7,000 visitors through the gates.

  • The Oval Bandstand is a large capacity outdoor amphitheatre in Cliftonville and is open throughout the year.
  • The Oval Lawns comprises over 4 acres of public amenity space.
  • The Oval Bandstand has an artistic policy of open access and will host a huge range of events including Cinema, Theatre, Music, Comedy, Circus, Wrestling and other Special Events.

If you would like to hire the site, apply to perform, or trade as a stall-holder at a GRASS event, please click on the appropriate link:

Please note that until Thanet District Council completes the community asset transfer of The Oval to GRASS Cliftonville CIC, we are unable to formally confirm any bookings. Both TDC and GRASS are committed to a completion date of 31st March 2021, and we will keep everyone informed as to our progress should this date change.