The Tom Thumb Theatre is a family run arts venue in the heart of Cliftonville, Margate. Originally built as a coach house in Victorian times, the building was transformed into one of the smallest theatres in the world in 1984. The Tom Thumb is a striking mix of Japanese and Alpine Architecture, with a quirky, charming interior of velvet seats and flocked wallpaper.

At the Tom Thumb we host spoken-word nights, comedy story-telling and burlesque. We screen indie films and promote live bands, solo performers and DJs. Through a programme of residencies, we support and nurture cutting-edge theatre and experimental performance from across the country.

“I have fallen in love with the Tom Thumb theatre. it is a tiny jewel with a fabulous atmosphere and brilliantly generous staff” Pauline McLynn

“A gorgeous little chocolate box theatre” Lyn Gardner

“Incredibly beautiful … a real labour of love” Louise Mari (of Nigel & Louise and founding member of SHUNT)