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Living very close bye this is a true gem of a place which I’ve been starting to use more & more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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always worth finding out what is on at the Shelley theatre. We have seen a great variety of shows... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Shelley Theatre is the theatre on the Bournemouth clifftop you probably never knew about. We are a 150 seated theatre and provide a variety of entertainment for all tastes. We have: comedy nights; film; live music; performance and dance. Come and...more
Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth BH5 1LX, England
+44 1202 413600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living very close bye this is a true gem of a place which I’ve been starting to use more & more. It’s worth getting the monthly program of events from, films, music, plays and at a very reasonable priced tickets I’m definitely broadening my experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always worth finding out what is on at the Shelley theatre. We have seen a great variety of shows from comedy to drama and each time it has been great entertainment.

Thank BirdyDorset
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really superb small theatre undergoing renovation with many features still showing the history of the building. Excellent venue for music, films and theatre

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and kids have visited the Shelley theatre many times as we live near and can’t recommend it enough. The staff are so friendly and there is tons of alternative plays/comedy/ films to see. Sometimes we just go along for a coffee and cake...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

The Shelley Theatre hosts top folk music concerts. It has a wonderful intimate atmosphere, lovely acoustics, comfortable seating and all the facilities necessary for music concerts.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Quite discreet in its location, this stunning building shows a fabulous diverse mix of events for every taste. Staff were incredibly friendly and keen to assist, the bar was a delight. Evidence of improvement works as you walk around and one can see from the...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

This is a very small theatre that I suspect is for local am-dram productions. It is located in a large building (Shelley Manor) that is home for several others, including a medical centre and pharmacy. The theatre itself is not necessarily well publicised on the...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We went to David dancy wood art show today. Wow absolutely brilliant. The volunteer staff were very helpful and it was great to look around the theatre too. The theatre is used for many shows and is excellent place. Keep up he good work.

Thank Curious1949
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Just been again to this fab little theatre to see CinderFella..which was hilarious . Been many times for comedy, plays,folk night and films . Just love the atmosphere as so small and friendly. The staff are mostly volunteers and work so hard . You are...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed November 4, 2017

We visited here to see the first Public performance of Three Witches and hadn't been to this venue before. It is a small and friendly venue. We went into the bar when we arrived and there were an assortment of seats, low with coffee table...More

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Response from Matthew W | Property representative |
Hi, at present the bar is open when we have a performance on. It is possible to stay for a quiet drink whilst the first half of a show is on but the bar generally closes after films have started and sometimes after the start... More