Shelley Theatre still remains closed but we are working away in the background issuing refunds and looking forward to the future and being open!

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.


Are you looking for a different venue to hire for your upcoming event? We have space for you here in Bournemouth’s oldest theatre!

Conferences, lectures, AGMs, team building days, birthday parties, weddings and wine schools – we’ve hosted them all at the Shelley Theatre.

We have three spaces available to hire, so click on each room for further details, and see how we can help make your event one to remember in our beautiful 19th century theatre on the clifftop!

If you’d like to inquire about making a room booking then please get in touch with the Venue Manager, Zoe Dunne at

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current restrictions, we are taking provisional hire bookings from November 2020 onwards only.

For all artistic & theatre programming enquiries please email putting ‘Theatre Programming’ in the subject header.