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The Shelley Theatre

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The Shelley Theatre in Boscombe is a magical place to watch classic theatre productions, film screenings and a host of other events.

Built in 1870, our theatre was the private abode and performing home to the world famous Shelleys, a theatrical and literary dynasty from the 19th century. After a period of alternate use and recent purchase by the present owners, we are currently restoring the theatre to its former glory.

The facilities are therefore still being worked upon and improved as investment allows. With a full year round performance and film programme, facilities include a 160 seat auditorium, small dressing room, baby grand piano, black box staging, lighting and sound facilities.

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Venue/Contact Details
Shelley Theatre
Beechwood Avenue
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Toilet Available
  • Drop off / Collection point
Times and Costs
Opening times:
The Box Office opens Monday to Friday - 10:30am - 3:30pm., Saturdays from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Also 1 hour before showtime.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
Please phone or visit website for ticket prices.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
Booking is advised.