The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Minster

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The Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, was built in Wimborne Minster in 1936 as a theatre and cinema. It features a wide variety of Art Deco features, including original chrome and Bakelite door handles.Threatened with demolition in 1979 for a road-building scheme that was later abandoned, the theatre fell into disrepair and closed in April 1980. After lengthy campaigning, volunteers restored the theatre throughout 1993, and the theatre reopened to the public in November of that year.<ref name = about/ Over the last Ten Years the Theatre has grown into a Thriving Live music Venue. It has had many Acts play such as Wishbone Ash Acker Bilk and Many others. American Blues Artist Larry Garner recorded a live album in October 2009. Preheps the Biggest Name that the Tivoli has attrated is Charlie Watts he plays with a group under the Name the ABC And D of Boogie Woggie. Many Comedians also use the Venue as a Warm up Lee Evans one of the most notable. Al Murry is a regular and Eddie Izard has also done a show there. The theatre also serves as the venue for the Wimborne Musical Theatre, as well as the Wimborne Drama, who stage three productions each year.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A small and friendly theatre supported by local enthusiast but professionally run. First got to know this establishment when employed as a lecturer but has come on in leaps and bounds since then. Gets...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Been to quite a few shows, appearances over the years, love the oldy worldy feel to this small intimate theatre. Full bar. Super for the Christmas Panto.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Amazing place ... superbly kept by volunteers trust.. almost frozen in time but stage and shows have very latest sound and vision technology. You can experience 1960's theatre atmosphere with 21st cen...  more »
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  • Lovely old theatre now community owned and run. Worth going if you're at a loose end in Wimborne.
  • I live this place was my first time there. Full of atmosphere
  • Great place to see Pantomime or other live shows and concerts. The sound is not so good for the cinema. Not sure why. A little bit of history that has been refurbished over the years. Greatly supported by locals. Ran by a lot of keen volunteers.
  • Lovely small theatre close to home, good local theatre groups and beamed in film performances. Good value.
  • The show featuring Leo Sayer was tremendous with a great atmosphere In the theatre

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