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Shelley Theatre

Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth BH5 1LX, England
+44 1202 413600
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Perfect venue for top folk and acoustic concerts

The Shelley Theatre hosts top folk music concerts. It has a wonderful intimate atmosphere, lovely... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Paul B
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Bournemouth
Secret theatre with lots of potential

Quite discreet in its location, this stunning building shows a fabulous diverse mix of events for... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
DaisySorbet
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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
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Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth BH5 1LX, England
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+44 1202 413600
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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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Reviewed 24 March 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 18 March 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 4 March 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
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Reviewed 20 January 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
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Reviewed 4 November 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

Thank sa1gon
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

There's a really good informal atmosphere about this place. A genuine community feel. The building appears to be midway through renovation, which just adds to it's appeal. It feels as though everyone who works or volunteers here really loves to be part of this. The...More

Thank ImASunseekerMe
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We attended last night for the performance of the Dark Room. I have wanted to go to the Shelley theatre for several years. The theatre is gradually being restored and it's a wonderful old building with real character. The theatre isn't very big but the...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I have visited the Shelley Theatre frequently to see films,cabaret acts and pantomines.The venue itself is continually experiencing change and improvement and relies heavily on charitable donations.The volunteers and staff that work at the Theatre are consistently friendly,professional and knowledgeable.A visit to the Shelley Theatre...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

The show we saw was great and the seats were perfect. We had a few cocktails before it started, not big cups and not really worth the money however, staff friendly and kind. Very enjoyable and would be happy to return.

Thank Mikki D
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KTWilford
4 March 2016|
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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
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