After a hugely successful summer season, in which we have seen over 25,000 visitors to the Visitor and Learning Arcade, the Dreamland Expo will remain open to the public at the weekends between 10am and 5pm throughout the autumn and winter season, and open every day during October half term for family fun and Halloween capers.



Saturday 6 September

Free event between 11am and 3pm



11-13 September Hourly tours from 11am – 3pm

A guided tour of Dreamland’s iconic 1934 Grade II*-listed cinema complex and famous amusement park and heritage assets.


Free event. Booking absolutely essential by telephone 01843 297755 or email – places are limited and on a first come first served basis.


Please be aware that due to the age and condition of the site there is limited access via stairs only. Please ensure you wear sensible outdoor shoes and clothing.  No smoking, eating or drinking allowed. H&S briefing will be given before tours.



26 September 6pm-7pm Free event

Illustrated talk on arcade culture and the exhibition of the lost cabinets by Dr A F Meades, Senior Lecturer in New Media Theory Canterbury Christ Church University


26 September 7pm-10pm An evening of gaming, pizza and beer £5 on the door


Free exhibition open to the public Saturday 27 September and Sunday 28 September and Saturday 4 October and Sunday 5 October


31 October 7pm – mid-night


Back by popular demand and following a sell-out success – The Private Widdle Social Club returns to the Arcade with the vivacious La Voix and an eclectic mix of music, exuberant dancing, raffle, jugs of Bloody Mary, the nutty professor’s test tube shots and meals in a basket.


VIP Round Stall and VIP Whip Car tickets available from the Arcade Saturdays and Sundays, and allocated seating and standing tickets available on the Eventbrite webstie from Friday 12 September 2014.  Book early to avoid disappointment. Club rules, there are no rules.

OCTOBER HALF TERM – free family fun and Halloween capers in the Arcade. Further details to follow – watch this space!


Throughout the autumn and winter months, the Arcade will be available for pre-booked school visits, community activities, student projects, research, presentations and tours – for details and more information please email or telephone 01843 297755

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