The world’s first pop-up plug in and play theatre returns to Bournemouth, once again becoming an inspiring creative hub of the Arts by the Sea Festival.  Enjoy four days of unforgettable theatre, live music and comedy in one truly unique and intimate setting. With three brand new plays to choose from Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd productions, you’re spoilt for choice.

Arts by the Sea

How to find us

Getting to the ROUNDABOUT site:

ROUNDABOUT performances take place in Bournemouth Lower Gardens, highlighted on the map.  

Bournemouth is easily accessible with plently of parking in the town centre. Buses or taxis can bring you directly into the town centre from both the train station or airport but why not catch a bus or cycle. You can find more useful travel infomation here



We’ve put together a handy set of answers to frequently asked questions about Roundabout access facilities. If you have any further questions, please contact Ticket Office on 01202 280000

Wheelchair and limited mobility access
Roundabout is fully wheelchair accessible and is always popped up on a step-free site. We can accommodate up to two wheelchair users per performance by removing 5 seats per wheelchair on the front benching, so wheelchair users are seated on the front row, please inform Ticket Office. Companions are provided with a seat next to the wheelchair. 

Carer/PA support

If you are unable to access the performance without support from a carer or personal assistant, we offer a complimentary ticket for your support companion.  Please note: complimentary companion tickets not available online, please contact Ticket Office.

Roundabout has a built in T-loop available for every performance. Just ask our friendly Front Of House staff, and switch your hearing aid on to use it.

Captioned performances
Roundabout performances will be closed captioned on tablets due to the limitations of the space. We have an on-going partnership with Stagetext to ensure our captioning service is as up to date as possible.  Our Ticket Office requires 7 days’ notice.

Medical requirements
We welcome attendees who may require medicines, food, drinks or medical equipment to manage a medical condition, and there will always be a trained First Aider at the venue or on site.

Assistance dogs
We welcome assistance dogs, though we do ask that you let us know in advance by contacting Ticket Office, and provide proof that any dog is registered with an organisation that is a member of Assistance Dogs UK or equivalent.

Fantastic for families