Having survived the threat of demolition in 1979 for a rapidly abandoned road scheme, the Tivoli celebrated twenty successful years in November 2013. Following a lengthy campaign to save the building, restoration could finally begin. All through 1993 volunteers worked long and hard to get the building into a fit state to open to the public. The Tivoli now has a permanent team who give their time to ongoing maintenance and further improvement of the facilities.
The Tivoli was built in 1936 as a cine/theatre and the tradition of showing both films and live stage shows continues to the present day. Big audiences for major shows were traditional at the Tivoli and the theatre has once again achieved the status of a major venue with 483 seats. Local people enjoy the finest and latest films available and with full surround sound. The Tivoli is justly proud that for a theatre of its size it has brought productions to this area which would not have been thought possible back in 1993. The feedback from artistes and agents backs up the claim to this phenomenal success.
The Tivoli Theatre would not be what it is today without its army of volunteers. Thanks to them and their professional attitude, the Theatre is alive and as well as can be expected. We are fortunate enough to have enough volunteers at the current time, however you may wish to support the Theatre by becoming a Friend of the Tivoli.
Tivoli Theatre is a Registered Charity
Friends of the Tivoli. A company limited by guarantee registered in Wales No 3001139
Registered Office 19-23 West Borough, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1LT
Registered Charity No. 1053930
Tivmanco Ltd., A wholly owned subsidiary of Friends of the Tivoli Theatre
Company registered in Wales No. 3237197
Vat reg No 679 6756 55