Entertainment in Windsor
The original Theatre was unfortunately burned down in 1908 but the present building was opened on December 17th 1910. When talking pictures arrived it became a cinema in 1929 and then in 1931 several attempts were made to return it to a theatre again and eventually in 1938 one of England’s best repertory theatre’s emerged. Members of the Royal Family attended when they were in residence at Windsor Castle.
The theatre is known for productions trying out before attempting the West End stages and is known for starting many future star’s careers.
The West End impresario Bill Kenwright took over management of the theatre in 1997.
Havana Bar and Restaurant
This bar incorporates a stylish designer bar, surf lounge with Wi-Fi web access for busy professional people as well as a friendly restaurant with freshly prepared food and daily specials.
The re-opening of the Windsor Arts Centre is now run by a management company Firestation Arts and Culture Limited. The managing director Dan Eastmond is starting from scratch to establish the arts centre for new writing and experimental theatre. This will encourage young writers and small productions as well as talented youngsters interested in acting and backstage work.
The building has been refurbished and now the main auditorium seats 160 and also has a basement studio with a capacity of 170.
This bar has had a major impact and has transformed the nightlife in the town of Windsor. There are four main sections where you can enjoy your evening, the cocktails bar with its wonderful illuminated walls, dance the night away in either of their two dance floors or finally overlook everything from the VIP bar.
This nightclub offers state of the art sound and lighting systems in all three of its unique rooms which are all under one roof. It offers from Disco & Party to pure
This is the place to visit for a night to remember in Windsor.
Where to Stay in Windsor
The Royal Adelaide Hotel
Situated in a quiet residential area this is an elegant Georgian hotel which is close to a number of the sights to see in Windsor, being opposite the Long Walk leading to Windsor Castle itself. You are close to the river Thames and the many restaurants, art galleries and fashionable shops that Windsor has to offer.
The Oakley Court Hotel
This hotel is part of the Principal Hayley group of hotels and conference venues and is a renowned country house hotel. You will feel completely at home with a setting of over 37 acres of stunning landscape gardens leading to a secluded part of the river Thames.
The leisure activities says relaxation for the guests as the hotel can offer a croquet lawn, nine hole golf course, snooker room and tennis courts not forgetting the indoor pool with sauna, gym and steam room.
The Oakley Court Hotel
Dee & Steve's B&B
If you are looking for Bed & Breakfast accommodation then this tastefully refurbished, family-run B&B is ideal. En suite bedrooms with TV, tea and coffee are available and a full English breakfast is served.
It is close to all the attractions of Windsor and the surrounding areas with a short walk to the train stations and town centre.
169 Oxford Road
Tel 01753 854489
The Harte & Garter Hotel
This hotel has undergone a £7.5m redevelopment retaining its historic charm and giving the interior a stunning mix of modern and classical design. The Harte & Garter Hotel was an amalgamation of two 14th century inns, namely The White Harte and The Garter Inn, this was done in the late 19th century.
Today the hotel offers 79 bedrooms, many having amazing views of Windsor Castle, 7 dining and meeting rooms and also features the new Tower Brassiere & Tea Room which serves excellent British cuisine. A luxury Spa with themed treatment rooms has been converted from the original stables and in addition the Ballroom can provide dining and seating for 160 guests making it an ideal setting for Weddings or functions.
The Christoper Wren's Hotel
The building is rumoured to have once been the home of the very successful and famous British architect Sir Christopher Wren. When Sir Christopher Wren died in 1723 at the age of 91 he left behind monuments of his work such as The Guildhall, Windsor, the Royal Observatory and the dome at St Pauls Cathedral.
The building has gone through a number of stages of refurbishment since it was first opened in the 1920’s as Riverholme Restaurant and Guest House. In 1996 a £4m refurbishment was embarked upon and by 1997 the restoration and refurbishment was complete. This hotel now offers its guests luxury and comforts with that all important history within its walls. The facilities offer leisure weekends & Spa, excellent dining and the ability to cater for conferences, events and weddings.