Arts centre plans for Bournemouth's threatened Regent Theatre

Bournemouth Civic Society has revealed plans to regenerate the threatened former Odeon/ Regent Theatre in Westover Road as an arts centre for Bournemouth.

Working with leading international design architects Aedas and their specialist Arts Team, the Society has released the first visuals of the theatre revamped and rebranded with its original name, The Regent. Key features of the scheme include a new roof-top bar and a café-restaurant once again making use of the balcony with its views over the Lower Gardens and beyond.

The Society is currently aiming to raise £25,000 for a Viability Study for continuing arts/cultural use, which is supported by the Cinema Theatre Association, the Theatres Trust, SAVE Britain’s Heritage and the C20 Society.

The building was recently sold and is now under threat from redevelopment. 

Find out more at Bournemouth Civic Society