The Tivoli Theatre
- Box office 01202 885566
- Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–4pm (phone bookings until 6.30pm)
- Website www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk
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.
There are 30 events at this location
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Tribute to the Australian rockers.
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.
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'.
- 92 min
- 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.
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.
Chas & Dave
The cheeky cheery Cockneys return with 'Rabbit', 'Gertcha', 'Margate' and more.
Sassy vocalist and Parky favourite Teal casts her spell.
Count Arthur Strong
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
David Brent: Life on the Road
- 96 min
- 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.
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.
The ELO Experience
This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.
Dutch prog rock band, who scarred many a youngster in the 70s with their wailing appearances on The Old Grey Whistle Test.
- 116 min
- 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.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
Risqué humour from the West Country comic.
The rock'n'roll veteran plays a set which spans rock, country, gospel and ballads.
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.
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'.
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.
National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea
- 180 min
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
- 180 min
- 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.
Nine Below Zero
Hard rockin' blues and R&B outfit.
Comedy folk singer-songwriter.
Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South
Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.
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.
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'.
Star Trek Beyond
- 82 min
- 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.
Tom Stade: You’re Welcome!
The charmingly vicious, laid-back Canadian presents his latest solo show.