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Dorset Theatres, Concert Halls & Cinemas

Theatres, concert halls, operas, ballet, cinemas and music venues in Dorset...

Theatres, concert halls, opera halls, venues for live music including seasonal open-air events, jazz clubs, orchestras and orchestral concerts together with cinemas are listed in this section.

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Dorset Cinemas, Theatres, Concert venues, Ballet, Opera, Outdoor Music events etc...

Bridport Arts Centre

South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR
Tel: 01308 424204     E-mail:

All aspects of the arts on offer at the Bridport Arts Centre, from film through to opportunities for life drawing, painting, sculpture and collage.

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Dorchester Arts Centre

School Lane, The Grove, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XR
Box office: 01305 266926     E-mail:

Everything from theatre right through to workshops, with full listings available via the website.

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Marine Theatre

Church Street, Lyme Regis Dorset, DT7 3QA
Tel: 01297 442138    E-mail:

An imaginative programme to suit everyone's tastes including; Drama, Musicals, Comedy, Opera, Dance, Children's Shows, Classical Music, Jazz and Blues.

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Lighthouse – Poole Centre For The Arts

Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG
Tel: 08444 068666    E-mail:

The largest arts centre outside London with a 669-seat theatre, a 1500 seat concert hall, a 150-seat studio, a 105-seat cinema, Image Lab/media suite, and a large gallery. The centre even has its own restaurant and three function rooms!

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Shaftesbury Arts Centre

Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AR
Tel: 01747 854321    E-mail:

Events held at the Shaftesbury Arts Centre over the last 2 years have included: Art * /
Drama / Light Opera / Film / Youth Theatre / Photography / Reading Groups / Keep fit groups. * The centre houses one of Shaftesbury's leading art galleries.

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Swanage Mowlem Theatre

Shore Road, Swanage Dorset, BH19 1DD
Tel: 01929 422239

Theatre, Cinema and Community Arts Centre.

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Wimborne Tivoli Theatre

West Borough, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1LT
Tel: 01202 885566         E-mail:

Originally built in 1936 as a cine/theatre, and having survived the threat of demolition in 1979,  The Tivoli continues its tradition of showing both films and live stage shows to the present day.

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Barrington Theatre

The Barrington Centre, Penny's Walk, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9TH
Tel:  01202 894858

This intimate theatre hosts professional shows and is also home to many amateur theatrical groups.

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Layard Theatre

Canford School, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AD
Tel: 01202 847525

A wide range of professional theatre and music productions, which are available to students, staff and the general public.

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Weymouth Pavilion Theatre

Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8DZ
Tel: 01305 783225

Top name shows, talent contests, music festivals, comedy, musical theatre, children's shows, and of course, pantomime! Tourist information is available on our site and also within our building.

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O2 Academy Bournemouth

570 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4BH
Tel: 01202 399922    Fax: 01202 646519

Night club, open mainly on Friday and Saturday's from 9pm until 3am.

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Plaza Cinema

Trinity Street, Dorchester
Tel: 0845 166 2382     E-mail:

A traditional cinema screening the latest blockbusters from Hollywood.

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Empire Cinema

Tower Park, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4NY
Tel: 08714 714714

A multiplex cinema screening the latest films from Hollywood.

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Odeon Bournemouth

27-28 Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BZ
Tel: 0871 224 4007

Screens the latest Hollywood blockbusters.

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Sheridan Imax Cinema

Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA
Booking Line: 0120 2200000    Information Line: 0120 2200000

A large format 2D and 3D cinema.  Please contact the cinema for further information.

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Rex Cinema

West 14, West Street, Wareham, BH20 4JX
Tel: 01929 552778    Fax: 01929 556005

Amazingly, the Rex Cinema still uses its original gas lighting and it has been used as a cinema for over 80 years.

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