Swanage and Purbeck Arts and Entertainment

Swanage and Purbeck Arts and Entertainment scene has a mix of modern artists and up-cyclers and the traditional theatre and cinema.

The Mowlem Theatre

The Mowlem Theatre was opened in 1967 and replaced the smaller original Victorian building which had stood for over 100 years. It is based on the seafront in Swanage and puts on a varied programme of film and theatre throughout the year.

The Rex Cinema, Wareham

Originally the Oddfellows Hall and built in 1889 as a theatre The Rex is now owned by the Purbeck Film Charitable Trust, showing current and older movies all year.

Purbeck Artisan Yard

Wonderful local artists, creators, makers and up-cyclers display and sell their pieces throughout the year. The Artisan Yard is located in the Wareham Town Centre, where during the second world war it was a fire station and more recently a builders yard, the character of the building certainly lends itself to the new residents.

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