Your Visit

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


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

How to get here

  • By Road – We are located at Queen’s Promenade, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2GB. 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 kiosk inside the amphitheatre, including hot and cold drinks, ice creams, homemade cakes, cream teas, pasties and light snacks. 

A fully licensed bar is available at many of our events, serving beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, etc. Only drinks purchased from the Bandstand bars can be consumed at The Oval Bandstand.


Fully accessible toilet facilities are available at the venue and they are free to use.


Only the top tier of the amphitheatre is accessible for wheelchair users. Disabled toilet facilities are available in the main toilet block.

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 before entry.