The Showbar at The Mowlem

📍 The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage BH19 1DD

Have a pre-performance drink at The Mowlem’s Showbar, or enjoy a coffee with panoramic sea views across Swanage Bay during the day.

The Showbar Taproom & Bar is open to the public throughout the year and hosts regular monthly events, as well as one-off live shows and gigs.

It’s also a regular performance venue for annual festivals such as the Swanage Jazz Festival and the Swanage Blues Festival.

You’ll find the bar upstairs at The Mowlem, where you can order teas & coffees, soft drinks, wine & beer, including local Hattie Brown’s Brewery and Purbeck cider, and a selection of snacks.

Opening Times

In addition to the below hours, The Showbar is open later for live shows and special events.

Summer hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 10pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 11pm

Winter hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 6pm – 9pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 6pm – 10pm

Follow the bar’s Facebook page for the latest events and

Hire the Showbar

If you’d like to hire the Mowlem’s Showbar for your event, get in touch via their contact page:

Events at Mowlem Showbar

Back to Black After-Party at The Mowlem
Carlos Fandango Afterparty poster

Sat 11 May 2024

One Love: Free After-Party at The Mowlem
One Love afterparty at The Mowlem with DJ Flying G

Fri 3 May 2024
21.00 - 23.59

Let's Rock! After-Party at The Mowlem
Let's Rock afterparty flyer

Fri 26 Apr 2024

Swanage Carnival Open Evening
Swanage Carnival open evening poster

Thu 25 Apr 2024
18.00 - 20.00

Purbeck Flower Club Demonstration of Floral Designs
A demonstration of floral designs by Julia Harrison - Purbeck Flower Club

Thu 18 Apr 2024