The Villa Marina features an intimate concert hall, versatile event spaces, cinema and a children’s play area, it's the ultimate entertainment experience.
The centrepiece of the Villa Marina is the Royal Hall. A spectacular auditorium that combines Edwardian grandeur and comfort with the latest sound and lighting systems, to create an amazing atmosphere at every show. Hosting some of the biggest names in music and comedy, it promises a great night every time you visit.
The Villa Marina is home to the Broadway Cinema, showing the latest movie releases 7 days a week.
Last but not least the Villa Marina is home to the popular Dragon's Castle Play Area is the perfect place to let your young adventurers explore whilst you relax with a cup of coffee!
Nestled on the promenade of Douglas stands the Gaiety Theatre, the jewel in the Manx Heritage crown. Steeped in history and tradition, the Gaiety Theatre is one of the finest remaining examples of work by the legendary theatre architect, Frank Matcham. First opened in 1900, the Gaiety Theatre underwent extensive restoration for 30 years to return it to its current magnificent condition. It is a stunning setting to enjoy a year-round calendar of plays, musicals, concerts and comedy shows.
Experience the Victorian Grandeur
With tours available throughout the summer season, or during the winter by arrangement, this breathtakingly restored Victorian theatre is one of the Island's finest attractions.
Day: every Saturday throughout the summer (April – September)
Duration: approximately 2hrs 15 mins
Cost: adult £8.50, child £4.50, family (2 adults & 2 children) £19
Private tours can be made by arrangement during winter months.
Please note that due to the original features of the theatre, many parts of the tour are inaccessible for people with mobility-related disabilities.
The Gaiety Theatre is a participant in Visit Theatres. Its website, is a user-friendly guide to theatre tours in Great Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium with information on tours and theatre buildings' history and architecture. Visit Theatres is part of the European Route of Historic Theatres project supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union.
The Villa Marina Arcade is home to the Isle of Man’s Mighty Wurlitzer. A purpose built performance area provides audiences with one of the best settings to enjoy the experience of Wurlitzer music.
The Arcade also features the famous Davidson's Ice Cream Parlor and the Italian Job Restaurant serving great Italian food in a relaxed family atmosphere.