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"Simply Bee" Musical play

What a great little theatre and musical. My first time here was to see "Simply Bee" a comical... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Sheena O
Verwood, United Kingdom
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Lovely theatre

Absolutely love it here- great atmosphere and energy. Friendly volunteers helping run it. I've been... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

What a great little theatre and musical. My first time here was to see "Simply Bee" a comical, musical with amazing local Bournemouth and area talent. I was so impressed. The audience laughed, clapped and loved it! Great little theatre with a small bar and...More

Thank Sheena O
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love it here- great atmosphere and energy. Friendly volunteers helping run it. I've been to see three shows at the Shelley Theatre this summer and I have to say the London Rep Players have produced some truly fantastic shows so far. Very strong cast....More

1  Thank jessolim
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A great little theatre in a lovely setting! VERY comfortable seats with a great view,well stocked bar and excellent ice cream! Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will definitely return!!!

1  Thank pec1960
Reviewed 11 August 2018

My daughter was in a play at this theatre last Christmas. It made the holiday season for us. Such a beautiful building and a stylish bar area.

Thank beachbum5597
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We are loving the Shelley Theatre's excellent repertory season with a talented cast performing classic whodunnits and thrillers. Went to see the opening night of J.B. Priestly's Dangerous Corner. It was superb and played to a packed house. I can't imagine why there isn't more...More

1  Thank JeremyM2075
Reviewed 13 July 2018 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.

Thank Restless59
Reviewed 27 June 2018

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 25 June 2018

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

Thank CutieToo
Reviewed 25 June 2018 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

Thank leahleah100
Reviewed 25 March 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
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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