Tivoli Theatre (Wimborne Minster)

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The Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England, was built in 1936 as a theatre and cinema. [1] It has a variety of Art Deco features, including original chrome and Bakelite door handles.

Wimborne Minster town in Dorset, England

Wimborne Minster is a market town in East Dorset in South West England, and the name of the Church of England church in that town. According to Office for National Statistics data the population of the Wimborne Minster built-up area as of 2014 is estimated as 15,552 inhabitants and is situated at the confluence of the River Stour and River Allen, 5 miles (8 km) north of Poole, on the Dorset Heaths. The town is also recognised as part of the South East Dorset conurbation.

Dorset County of England

Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county, which is governed by Dorset County Council, and the unitary authority areas of Poole and Bournemouth. Covering an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi), Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is in the south. After the reorganisation of local government in 1974 the county's border was extended eastward to incorporate the Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. Around half of the population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation, while the rest of the county is largely rural with a low population density.

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Threatened with demolition in 1979 for a road-building scheme that was later abandoned, [2] the theatre fell into disrepair and closed in April 1980. [1] After lengthy campaigning, volunteers restored the theatre throughout 1993 and it reopened to the public in November of that year.

The theatre has since become a thriving live music venue, playing host to acts including The Searchers, Wishbone Ash, Acker Bilk, American blues artist Larry Garner, who recorded a live album there in October 2009, Charlie Watts and comedians Lee Evans, Al Murray and Eddie Izzard. The theatre also serves as the venue for the Wimborne Musical Theatre and the Wimborne Drama, who stage three productions each year. [3] [4]

The Searchers (band) English band

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Acker Bilk English musician and singer

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  1. 1 2 "Tivoli Theatre" Cinema Treasures. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  2. "About Us Archived 2007-05-02 at the Wayback Machine .". The Tivoli Theatre. Retrieved 13 May 2007.
  3. "About Us". Wimborne Musical Theatre. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  4. Wimborne Drama Retrieved 9 September 2009.

Coordinates: 50°48′05″N1°59′20″W / 50.8015°N 1.9888°W / 50.8015; -1.9888

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