ROUNDABOUT, the world’s first pop-up theatre returns to Arts by the Sea, provided by festival partner, Lighthouse Poole. You’ll be seated in-the-round, close to the action, to enjoy unforgettable theatre, live music and comedy in a unique and intimate setting. And with three brand new plays from Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd productions to choose between, you’ll be spoilt for choice. These include the beautiful, ferocious ‘Daughterhood’ by Charley Miles which explores the breaking of family bonds; ‘On The Other Hand, We’re Happy’ by Daf James, a tender, funny and hopeful play about being a mum when your name is Dad; and ‘Dexter And Winter’s Detective Agency’ by Nathan Bryon, a mad-cap family adventure story from one of the writers behind CBeebies hits, Rastamouse, Apple Tree House and Swashbuckle.
Ticket prices for shows vary between £5 - £22.
Thursday 26th September
On The Other Hand, We're Happy by Daf James (Ages 14+) | 18:30pm
Canary and the Crow | 20:00pm
Friday 27th September
Dexter And Winter's Detective Agency by Nathan Byron (Ages 7+) | 10:00am
Daughterhood by Charles Miles (Ages 14+) | 14:00pm
On The Other Hand, We're Happy by Daf James (Ages 14+) | 19:00pm
Live and Unheard Unplugged | 20:30pm
Saturday 28th September
Dexter And Winter's Detective Agency by Nathan Byron (Ages 14+) | 11.30am
Black Cherry Theatre Comedy Workshop | 12:45pm
On the Other Hand, We're Happy by Daf James (Ages 14+) | 14:30pm
Portal: New Writing Collective Chasms | 17:45pm
Daughterhood by Charles Miles (Ages 14+) | 19:30pm
Coastal Comedy | 21:30pm
Sunday 29th September
Tides of Neglect | 12:00pm
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Dexter And Winter's Detective Agency by Nathan Byron (Ages 14+) | 14:30pm
On the Other Hand, We're Happy by Daf James (Ages 14+) | 18:00pm
Black Cherry Theatre Comedy Improv | 20:00pm
ROUNDABOUT shows are ticketed and require booking. To purchase tickets, click on the links above. There will be a small number of tickets available to purchase on the door.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.