As the current uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we are sad to announce that the Shelley Theatre will remain closed until at least January.

We are working with our performers to reschedule events wherever possible. In the meantime, we would like to reassure you that we are contacting all affected ticket holders directly, and we do ask for your patience as we work through this.

We continue to monitor the situation very closely, and if it is necessary to extend our period of closure then we will not hesitate to do so. As always, the health of our staff, volunteers and patrons is our highest priority.

The Shelley Theatre is determined to survive these challenging times. We would like to thank you all for the truly heart-warming support you have shown us, and we look forward to welcoming you back when we re-open.


Whether you are popping into our café with young ones for a drink and snack, or bringing the whole family to of our shows, we know that attending events with children can involve a bit of logistical planning, and we aim to make your visit here as easy and as fun as possible!


Our Café is open from Monday-Friday 10.30-3.30. It's on the ground floor and has easy level access for prams and pushchairs. We back onto Shelley Park, so do join us after a play on the swings for coffee and babychinos!

What can I bring my child to? 

We aim to programme a family-friendly show each season. They are suitable for a range of ages, and we advertise the age range for each  show to help you decide what to attend.

Relaxed Showings

We offer relaxed matinees for all of our in-house films, which we encourage parents and carers of young children to attend. These are   intended to be sensitive to audience members who may benefit from a more unrestricted environment. The auditorium remains lit, the   sound is lowered, and you are free to enter and leave as you please. All tickets are £5

Changing Facilities

Our baby changing station is located on the ground floor in the accessible toilet just off the café.


If you are visiting with an infant and are breastfeeding, then please feel free to do so wherever you feel comfortable.