Welcome to the UK's most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre.

Opening Hours
Building Hours
Tuesday to Sunday: 9am - 11pm

Cafe hours
Tuesday to Thursday: 10am - 9pm, Friday to Sunday: 10am - 11pm
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Sited right on the edge of the North Sea on the historic Hay's Dock quayside in Lerwick beside the Shetland Museum and Archives, Mareel offers a stunning setting for performance, production, studying or just relaxing with a coffee enjoying the view and watching the seals and seabirds bobbing just outside the windows.

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Mareel is part of Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland, supporting breastfeeding mums in public places. Find out more about the scheme here.

Screening now

Sights and Sounds of Shetland
Sights and Sounds of Shetland
1 Oct 2023, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
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A Little Life
A Little Life
1 Oct 2023, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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A Haunting in Venice
A Haunting in Venice
30 Sep - 12 Oct 2023
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Facilities & Accessibility Info

  • Cafe
  • Live performance auditorium
  • Two cinema screens
  • Gift shop
  • Rehearsal spaces
  • Recording Studio
  • Education and training spaces
  • Digital Media Production Suite
  • Broadcasting facilities
  • Exhibition Spaces
  • Box Office
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Toilets
  • Full disabled access, including disabled toilet.


➤ Mareel, One of the Most Beautiful Cinemas in the World
Mareel, has been listed at number 26 in Time Out's list of "Planet Earth's most heavenly picture houses and movie theatres", sitting beside such glittering venues as Pathé Tuschinski, Amsterdam and Le Grand Rex, Paris.

➤ Mareel: A Sparkling Addition To Shetland Life

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