Firing imaginations by the sea - welcome to the UK's most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre.

Mareel is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm (or when the last film is coming out). View what's on here.

The Cafe Bar is open 10am to 9pm Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday (or when the last film of the evening goes in) and 10am to 11pm Friday and Saturday.

We recommend that all customers take a lateral flow test before attending any events, in line with current Scottish government guidance. In the event of a positive result please stay home, follow NHS advice and contact us on 01595 745500 to credit the ticket cost back to your account.

Mask wearing is still manditory under Scottish government regulations, and we urge you to be mindful of other customers when you're moving around our spaces, our cafe bar seating has been spaced to allow for a minimum of 1m social distancing and from 27 December our box office will automatically socially distance bookings in line with the current government guidance.

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.

Click here for a map.

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

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Facilities & Accessibility Info

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

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