Venue hire

Venue Hire

With a fully-equipped 157-seat theatre and associated rooms seating from 20 to 60, Shaftesbury Arts Centre offers a variety of facilities for hire for almost every occasion - whether a conference, lecture or seminar or an exhibition, reception or just a good old-fashioned party.

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To check room availability View bookings calendar.

Facilities may be hired individually or as a package depending on availability, e.g. the Theatre and Phoenix Room together. For an extra charge the Centre can also provide a staffed kitchen and bar facilities.

Times can be varied to suit particular circumstances (rates pro rata or by negotiation). Special rates are available to local registered charities and approved not-for-profit organisations.


TO BOOK and for other terms and conditions:
All rooms except Gallery and Ron Homes Foyer Gallery:
Val Baker 01747 854788 or email: hirings@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk
Or download and complete a Hiring Contract

Gallery and Ron Homes Foyer Gallery:
Kate Pickard 01747 855243 or email: gallery@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk

 

The Gallery

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The Gallery is a bright and welcoming space with a double front onto the street. It is a very popular space, and bookings are made well in advance.

The Ron Homes Foyer Gallery is an interior gallery which doubles as a welcoming foyer for theatre productions.

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The Theatre

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The theatre has a capacity of 157. Comfortable raked seating and a control box make this an ideal space for a variety of productions and events.

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The Dance Studio


Completed late 2019, our light and airy Dance Studio has a fully sprung floor catering for classes up to 20. 

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The Phoenix Room

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A space with lots of natural light. It also has a kitchen and bar. Seats 60 seated.

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The Rutter Room

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The Rutter Room has a capacity of 60 seated. Located next to the Phoenix Room it is ideal for events such as celebrations, lunches, dinners etc.

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When you dig up broken crocks in the garden and use them for a mosaic windowsill or use scrap wire to create a penny farthing; the ingenuity given to the INSIDE/OUTSIDE competition. These from Julie, Keith, Leslie and Lucy. #upcycling #drawing #painting http://ow.ly/cbcz50zWwvJ

Did you hear the conversation on 1st June on This is Alfred about the history of Shaftesbury Arts Centre? Then have a look at http://ow.ly/M1im50zX8Cf and find out more!

A Phoenix from the Ashes:The Story of The Old Marketplace Theatre and The Shaftesbury Arts Centre.

Two by Two exhibition should have been entering their final week in the Gallery today. Here is the last slide show of the work from Sandy Roberts, Jane Shepherd, Janet Parker-Laird and Sallyrose Dhuev. @dorsetartweeks @shaftesburytown #artinlockdowneasing http://ow.ly/wS1y50zWvt4

Views through in watercolour, abstract symbols and cyanotype feather add to the variety from the adult artists Jane, J. Mason, Jonathon and Jo in the online art competition. @shaftesburytown #roomwithaview #glasshouse #futurism #cyanotype #insideoutside http://ow.ly/GG3w50zWvYQ

Have a listen to our first short story - 'A reserved seat' by Jenny Parker, - our Chairman.

If you have a story to submit, then take a look at our website below to find out how!

http://ow.ly/illT50zUNQ0

#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone

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  • When you dig up broken crocks in the garden and use them for a mosaic windowsill or use scrap wire to create a penny farthing; the ingenuity given to the INSIDE/OUTSIDE competition. These from Julie, Keith, Leslie and Lucy. #upcycling #drawing #painting http://ow.ly/fXsQ50zWwvL

    shaftesburyarts: "When you dig up broken crocks in the garden and use them for a mosaic windowsill or use scrap wire to create a penny farthing; the ingenuity given to the INSIDE/OUTSIDE competition. These from Julie, Keith, Leslie and Lucy.  #upcycling #drawing #painting http://ow.ly/fXsQ50zWwvL"
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  • Did you hear the conversation on 1st June on This is Alfred about the history of Shaftesbury Arts Centre? Then have a look at http://ow.ly/8TXh50zX8Cg and find out more! A Phoenix from the Ashes:The Story of The Old Marketplace Theatre and The Shaftesbury Arts Centre.

    shaftesburyarts: "Did you hear the conversation on 1st June on This is Alfred about the history of Shaftesbury Arts Centre? Then have a look at  http://ow.ly/8TXh50zX8Cg and find out more! 
A Phoenix from the Ashes:The Story of The Old Marketplace Theatre and The Shaftesbury Arts Centre."
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  • Views through in watercolour, abstract symbols and cyanotype feather add to the variety from the adult artists Jane, J. Mason, Jonathon and Jo in the online art competition. @shaftesburytown #roomwithaview #glasshouse #futurism #cyanotype #insideoutside http://ow.ly/uNcV50zWvYP

    shaftesburyarts: "Views through in watercolour, abstract symbols and cyanotype feather add to the variety from the adult artists Jane, J. Mason, Jonathon and Jo in the online art competition. @shaftesburytown #roomwithaview #glasshouse #futurism #cyanotype #insideoutside  http://ow.ly/uNcV50zWvYP"
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  • Have a listen to our first short story - 'A reserved seat' by Jenny Parker, - our Chairman. If you have a story to submit, then take a look at our website below to find out how! http://ow.ly/HuUG50zUNQ1 #shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone

    shaftesburyarts: "Have a listen to our first short story - 'A reserved seat' by Jenny Parker, - our Chairman.

If you have a story to submit, then take a look at our website below to find out how! 
http://ow.ly/HuUG50zUNQ1

#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone"
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  • Our next 'lockdown move and groove' taster - Come and shake it, wiggle it and experience the joy of movement! No experience needed and can be done sitting! Get in touch on movesandgrooves@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk to book your place! http://ow.ly/7jWo50zUNKT

    shaftesburyarts: "Our next 'lockdown move and groove' taster - Come and shake it, wiggle it and experience the joy of movement! No experience needed and can be done sitting!

Get in touch on movesandgrooves@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk to book your place!

http://ow.ly/7jWo50zUNKT"
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  • The ideas kept on coming from our over 18 group. These are from Gabrielle, Ian. Helen and Iris. #dreamholidays #orderandchaos #naturecreepingin #abutterflybeatsitswings #insideoutside #onlineartcompetition http://ow.ly/YbDt50zUVh7

    shaftesburyarts: "The ideas kept on coming from our over 18 group. These are from Gabrielle, Ian. Helen and Iris. #dreamholidays #orderandchaos #naturecreepingin #abutterflybeatsitswings  #insideoutside #onlineartcompetition http://ow.ly/YbDt50zUVh7"
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  • Did you get the last one? It was 'Under Milk Wood' and Bob Dylan wrote it! Head over to our facebook page or our websitefor this week's! Can you name the show and the year? https://shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/flashback-through-the-archives/

    shaftesburyarts: "Did you get the last one? It was 'Under Milk Wood' and Bob Dylan wrote it! 
Head over to our facebook page or our websitefor this week's! Can you name the show and the year? 
https://shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/flashback-through-the-archives/"
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  • Social commentary and flowers from our next four adult artists, Dean, Dejan, Denise and Emma, who entered the online art competition. #homelessness #ppeforcarers #artinthetimeofcorona #sayitwithflowers #socialcommentary http://ow.ly/KsN950zUV4p

    shaftesburyarts: "Social commentary and flowers from our next four adult artists, Dean, Dejan, Denise and Emma, who entered the online art competition. #homelessness #ppeforcarers #artinthetimeofcorona #sayitwithflowers #socialcommentary http://ow.ly/KsN950zUV4p"
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  • Doe a deer a female deer.......have you decided on which song you are singing yet? Go on - sing your heart out and be part of our singing fiesta! Who is in? http://ow.ly/FofW50zUNic #shaftesbury #dorset #singyourheartout

    shaftesburyarts: "Doe a deer a female deer.......have you decided on which song you are singing yet? 
Go on - sing your heart out and be part of our singing fiesta! Who is in? 
http://ow.ly/FofW50zUNic

#shaftesbury #dorset #singyourheartout"
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  • Introducing 'Once upon a line' - do you have a passion for writing short stories? Well - come and join us! To submit a story, either create an audio file, ensuring that you include the story title and your name at the beginning, or send us a written version and we will read it on your behalf. Submissions to press@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk. http://ow.ly/LupP50zUNfv

    shaftesburyarts: "Introducing 'Once upon a line' - do you have a passion for writing short stories? Well - come and join us! 
To submit a story, either create an audio file, ensuring that you include the story title and your name at the beginning, or send us a written version and we will read it on your behalf. Submissions to press@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk.

http://ow.ly/LupP50zUNfv"
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