The Tivoli Theatre

The Tivoli Theatre
West Borough, Wimborne Minster, England, BH21 1LT
  • Box office 01202 885566
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–4pm (phone bookings until 6.30pm)
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Tivoli Theatre

Built in 1936 as a cinema and theatre, by the late 70s the Tivoli was under threat of demolition but following a long campaign to save the building it reopened in 1993. Today it continues its tradition of showing a mixture of cinema and live performance and sometimes both, with a good deal of events being event cinema screenings. It receives no Lottery or government funding and relies for its revenue entirely on its customers and supporters.

The nearest train station to Wimborne Minster is Poole, nearly eight miles away. The No 3 bus runs a regular service from Poole station to the centre of the town.

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There are 30 events at this location

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Tribute to the Australian rockers.

Sat 14 Jan 2017

£17 / 01202 885566

Sat 28 Jan 2017

£17 / 01202 885566

Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Fri 7 Apr 2017

The Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown take audiences back to the heady days when the Rollers dominated the charts and tartan bellbottoms were considered an acceptable choice of attire. Featuring all the best-known songs including 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Shang A Lang' and 'Summer Love Sensation'.

Fri 16 Sep

The Carer

  • 92 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: János Edelényi
  • Cast: Brian Cox, Coco König

Brian Cox stars as Sir Michael Gifford, a retired Shakespearean actor living in a country manor who suffers from Parkinson’s.

Mon 12 Sep

£6 (Children £5) / 01202 885566

Thu 15 Sep

£6 (Children £5) / 01202 885566

Cats In Space / Space Elevator

Rock supergroup featuring members of T'Pau, Asia and Sweet, drawing inspiration from the sounds of the 70s. With support from Space Elevator.

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Chas & Dave

The cheeky cheery Cockneys return with 'Rabbit', 'Gertcha', 'Margate' and more.

Fri 18 Aug 2017

£30 / 01202 885566

Clare Teal

Sassy vocalist and Parky favourite Teal casts her spell.

Thu 5 Oct 2017

£22 / 01202 885566

Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Thu 27 Apr 2017

David Brent: Life on the Road

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ricky Gervais
  • Written by: Ricky Gervais
  • Cast: Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown, Andy Burrows, Rebecca Gethings
  • UK release: 19 August 2016

David Brent (Gervais) takes unpaid leave to pursue rock stardom with his band Foregone Conclusion. The skin-crawling songs are worth the price of admission, although the comedy feels crueller than before, and after a brilliant start and amusing middle, the film dissolves into cheap sentiment.

Mon 26 Sep

£6 (Children £5) / 01202 885566

Tue 27 Sep

£6 (Children £5) / 01202 885566

Wed 28 Sep

£6 (Children £5) / 01202 885566

Thu 29 Sep

£6 (Children £5) / 01202 885566

Dr Feelgood

Rhythm'n'blues veterans from the 70s, whose unhinged sound inspired the early punk acts, but who now have the dubious honour of no longer featuring any original members.

Fri 25 Nov

£17.50 / 01202 885566

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The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Thu 19 Jan 2017


Dutch prog rock band, who scarred many a youngster in the 70s with their wailing appearances on The Old Grey Whistle Test.

Sat 29 Oct

£19 / 01202 885566


  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon
  • UK release: 11 July 2016

Physicist Erin (Wiig) finds herself teaming up with estranged high school pal Abby (McCarthy) and her eccentric engineer Jillian (McKinnon) in search of ghosts. Marred only by excessive reverence for the original, it's a spirited, funny and touching reboot which sticks two fingers up at sexist trolls.

Thu 1 Sep

01202 885566

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.


Risqué humour from the West Country comic.

Fri 23 Sep

£20.50 / 01202 885566

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Joe Brown

The rock'n'roll veteran plays a set which spans rock, country, gospel and ballads.

Thu 10 Nov

£25 / 01202 885566

With Henry Gross.

Just Joe solo tour.

Julia Fordham

The singer-songwriter, whose career started as a backing singer for the likes of Mari Wilson and Kim Wilde, performs her own pop and jazz material.

Sat 26 Nov

£21.50 / 01202 885566

Leo Sayer

They said it would never happen … bubble-permed 70s pop star Leo Sayer performs his debut album Silverbird in full. We checked – it does feature one hit: 'The Show Must Go On'.

Sat 10 Jun 2017

£27.50–£75 / 01202 885566

Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face?

Social and political commentary from the long-faced stand-up and popular satirist known for his frequent appearances on TV panel shows.

Miles Jupp: Songs Of Freedom

The actor, stand-up and radio presenter presents his latest show about modern life.

Sun 23 Oct

Sun 15 Jan 2017

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National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea

  • 180 min
  • 12A

Set in London in 1952, The Deep BlueSea is the story of Hester Collyer who attempts suicide following an affair with a former RAF pilot. Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production stars Helen McCroy and Tom Burke.

National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera

  • 2016
  • 180 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Simon Stephens
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Rosalie Craig, Haydn Gwynne

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. Starring Rory Kinnear and Roasalie Craig.

Mon 10 Oct

£13 (£11.50; Children £11.50) / 01202 885566

Nine Below Zero

Hard rockin' blues and R&B outfit.

Fri 3 Mar 2017

£17.50 / 01202 885566

Richard Digance

Comedy folk singer-songwriter.

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.

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Sally Morgan

Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.

Tue 13 Sep

£25 / 01202 885566

The Searchers

The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet'.

Fri 9 Dec

£21 / 01202 885566

Star Trek Beyond

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 82 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Lin
  • Written by: Simon Pegg
  • Cast: Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho
  • UK release: 22 July 2016

Third film in the rebooted sci-fi series.

Sat 3 Sep

£7 (Children £5) / 01202 885566

Mon 5 Sep

£7 (Children £5) / 01202 885566

Tue 6 Sep

£7 (Children £5) / 01202 885566

Wed 7 Sep

£7 (Children £5) / 01202 885566

Tom Stade: You’re Welcome!

The charmingly vicious, laid-back Canadian presents his latest solo show.

Wed 23 Nov

£17.50 / 01202 885566

Wishbone Ash

UK rock veterans and twin guitar pioneers.

Fri 11 Nov

£20 / 01202 885566

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