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

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

Cafe Hours
Tuesday to Thursday: 11am - 7pm

Friday: 11am - 11pm

Saturday: 10am - 11pm

Sunday: 10am - 7pm
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Screening now

Kung Fu Panda 4
Kung Fu Panda 4
14 Apr 2024, 1:45pm - 3:39pm
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Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
13-21 Apr 2024
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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
13 Apr 2024, 11:00am - 12:54pm
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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 is part of Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland, supporting breastfeeding mums in public places. Find out more about the scheme here.

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➤ 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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