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Despicable Me 3 (u)


Sat 29th Jul to Thu 3rd Aug
Matinees Mon 31st and Wed 2nd at 2:30pm

Genre: Animation / Action / Adventure



The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.


Yes, Prime Minister

yesprimeministerFOR SIX PERFORMANCES

7:30pm Thu 10th to Tue 15th August


Comedy / Swanage Rep




Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, the original writers of the classic BBC TV series, Yes, Prime Minister, brings us yet more hilarious satire and farcical performances from the corridor of power.

Live Theatre

The Secret Garden


7:30pm Thu 17th to Tue 22nd August


Drama / Swanage Rep




This version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel has been adapted for the stage by Dave Simpson. It's a beautiful portrayal of the well-loved children’s classic, which was last performed in Bournemouth 3 decades ago. A touching escape to the country for all the family to enjoy.

Live Theatre

The Game's Afoot


7:30pm Thu 24th to Tue 29th August


Comedy / Thriller / Swanage Rep




A Sherlock Holmes-style comedy thriller, The Game’s Afoot is your traditional ‘But Who?’ tale with plenty of laughs guaranteed and was the winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play from the Mystery Writers of America.

Live Theatre

Dunkirk (12a)


Fri 1st to Thu 7th Sep (not Sun 3rd)
Matinee: 2:30pm Mon 4th Sep


Genre: Action / Drama / History



Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with long time Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.


Vienna Festival Ballet present Sleeping Beauty

sleepingbeautyTue 21st November



Dance / Ballet




Vienna Festival Ballet returns to Swanage with their traditional, enchanting production of The Sleeping Beauty, a classic fairy tale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes, all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.

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