Supported by Rutters Solicitors and Proctor Watts Cole Rutter

Gallery reopens April 12!

A collage of work from cancelled exhibitions

  • In the meantime we are displaying a selection of  artwork from the scheduled exhibitions in the Gallery windows.   We hope this may brighten your day as you pass by, or even inspire you for next year!

A Message To Members

  • The six month extension applied to all memberships last September has begun to expire, and we have restarted sending out renewal letters. With nothing on at the Arts Centre until it is safe for us to reopen, we will quite understand if you do not wish to rejoin immediately. However, if you are able to renew and help secure the future of the Centre and the Arts in Shaftesbury, it would be very much appreciated. You can renew online here.
  • Apart from becoming/continuing to be a member, you can also support the Centre by making a donation. Click here to donate.

Featured Events

Youth Theatre is re-starting from 21 April 2021, at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, following virtual sessions throughout February and March. The group is currently invitation-only due to COVID-19 restrictions but our waiting list is active, so if your son or daughter is keen to join in, please get in touch on Youththeatre@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk.

Our groups will meet on Wednesday evenings –

6pm – 7.30pm 16 – 18 yr old
7pm – 8.30pm 11 – 16 yr old

With the welcome the return of Shaftesbury Fringe 27 to 30 August 2021, we’re delighted to be one of the many Shaftesbury venues available to performers.

This year, we’re hiring out the theatre only and have limited availability. Prices are £75 for a one hour slot and £130 for two one hour slots (even if two slots are on different days).

Full details of The Fringe are available at www.shaftesburyfringe.co.uk and further details of Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s facilities are available here

To book a slot or find out more, please contact fringe@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk

Upcoming Events

April 2021

wed07aprAll Daytue20FeaturedAndrea Jenkins(All Day) BST Event Type :Gallery

wed21aprAll Daytue27FeaturedRelative Values(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

thu22apr10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedValuation Day10:00 am - 2:00 pm Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Other Events

mon26apr7:00 pmFeaturedArts Centre AGM 20217:00 pm Event Type :AGM,Other Events

wed28aprAll Daytue04mayFeaturedPearl Gatehouse(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

May 2021

wed28aprAll Daytue04mayFeaturedPearl Gatehouse(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed05mayAll Daytue18FeaturedTogether(All Day) Event Type :Gallery

wed19mayAll Daytue08junFeaturedTwo plus Two(All Day) Event Type :Gallery

thu20may10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedValuation Day10:00 am - 2:00 pm Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Other Events

June 2021

wed19mayAll Daytue08junFeaturedTwo plus Two(All Day) Event Type :Gallery

wed09junAll Daytue15FeaturedHelen Baddeley, Brady Turner & Jane Barnard(All Day) Event Type :Gallery

wed16junAll Daytue29FeaturedIan Reilly - 'Wessex Wanders'(All Day) Event Type :Gallery

wed30junAll Daytue06julFeaturedField Trips(All Day) Event Type :Gallery

July 2021

wed30junAll Daytue06julFeaturedField Trips(All Day) Event Type :Gallery

wed07julAll Daytue13FeaturedCreative Chameleons - 'Splats Shards and Splinters'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

thu08jul7:30 pmRescheduledFeaturedThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

fri09jul7:30 pmRescheduledFeaturedThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

sat10jul2:30 pmRescheduledFeaturedThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Matinée2:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

sat10jul7:30 pmRescheduledFeaturedThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

wed14julAll Daytue20FeaturedJess Sims - 'Into the Woods'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

thu15jul7:30 pmRescheduledFeaturedThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

fri16jul7:30 pmRescheduledFeaturedThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

sat17jul2:30 pmRescheduledFeaturedThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Matinée2:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

sat17jul7:30 pmRescheduledFeaturedThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

wed21julAll Daytue03augFeaturedSouthern Contemporaries - View from the Ridge(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

August 2021

wed21julAll Daytue03augFeaturedSouthern Contemporaries - View from the Ridge(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed04augAll Daytue10FeaturedPhilip Leevers(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed11augAll Daytue17FeaturedHolly and Stephen Yates(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed18augAll Daymon30FeaturedSue Smethurst - 'Somerset and Beyond'(All Day) Event Type :Gallery

September 2021

wed01sepAll Daytue07FeaturedEric Bailey and David Marl(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed08sepAll Daytue14FeaturedKarren Burkett(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed15sepAll Daytue28FeaturedZara McQueen, Percy Lizzard & Rob Neely(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

sat18sep7:30 pmRescheduledFeaturedDusty, Cilla, Lulu & Pet7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Music

wed29sepAll Daytue05octFeaturedRachel Sargent & Catherine Simmonds -'Sanctuary'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

October 2021

wed29sepAll Daytue05octFeaturedRachel Sargent & Catherine Simmonds -'Sanctuary'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed06octAll Daytue12FeaturedMaggie Wyman and Maxine Chandler(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed13octAll Daytue19FeaturedKim Pragnell and Hilary Ball - 'Rocks, Sea and Gardens'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed20octAll Daytue26FeaturedAnthony Atwood - 'Ten Years a Painter'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

sat23oct7:30 pm10:30 pmFeaturedViva Neil Diamond7:30 pm - 10:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Music

sun24oct7:00 pm9:05 pmFeaturedLawrence: After Arabia (12A) with Director's Q&A7:00 pm - 9:05 pm TheatreEvent Type :Film,Film Special

sat30oct7:30 pm9:45 pmFeaturedAn Evening with Classic Brit Award Nominated Tenor Thomas Cameron7:30 pm - 9:45 pm TheatreEvent Type :Music

November 2021

wed03novAll Daytue09FeaturedAnnabel Carington - 'Nocturne'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed10novAll Daytue16FeaturedNick Andrew & Tanya Hinton - 'We Went for a Walk'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

sat13nov7:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedThe Unravelling Wilburys7:30 pm - 10:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Music

wed17novAll Daytue30FeaturedRavi Butalia - 'A Sense of Place IV'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

fri19nov7:30 pmRescheduledFeaturedShaftesbury Abbey Spring Lecture: Julian Richards 'Shaftesbury Abbey - The Movie'7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Lecture,Other Events

December 2021

wed01decAll Daytue07FeaturedDan Croft(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed08decAll Daywed05janFeaturedEeles-Colclough(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

January 2022

wed08decAll Daywed05janFeaturedEeles-Colclough(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

Latest News

Shaftesbury Arts Centre AGM, 2021

Are you enjoying the artwork by Andrea Jenkins in the Gallery windows?

Our Covid-secure production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is now scheduled for July!

Lawrence After Arabia moved to October 24. 

Samantha’s show moved to September 18.

The Unravelling Wilburys will return on November 13. Tickets now on sale.

History of the Arts Centre featured on ArtsReach

Listen to our Youth Theatre Group’s radio play  ‘A Scrap of Lace’

Youth Theatre is re-starting from 21 April 2021, at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, following virtual sessions throughout February and March. The group is currently invitation-only due to COVID-19 restrictions but our waiting list is active, so if your son or daughter is keen to join in, please get in touch on Youththeatre@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk.

Our groups will meet on Wednesday evenings –

6pm – 7.30pm 16 – 18 yr old
7pm – 8.30pm 11 – 16 yr old

 

With the welcome the return of Shaftesbury Fringe 27 to 30 August 2021, we’re delighted to be one of the many Shaftesbury venues available to performers.

This year, we’re hiring out the theatre only and have limited availability. Prices are £75 for a one hour slot and £130 for two one hour slots (even if two slots are on different days).

Full details of The Fringe are available at www.shaftesburyfringe.co.uk and further details of Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s facilities are available here

To book a slot or find out more, please contact fringe@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk

 

Shaftesbury Abbey Spring Lecture: ‘Shaftesbury Abbey – The Movie’ with Julian Richards has been moved to November.

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April, 2021

Want to get involved?

We are always looking for new volunteers to help us in these areas at the Arts Centre:

Gallery Stewards
Please pop in and say hello or contact gallery@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk if you are interested.

Spreading the Word
Would you like to advertise future events on a board outside your home, or could you help distribute posters and flyers around the town? Please call in at the Box Office to  join our team of volunteers.

Building Maintenance
Interested in joining the buildings team? Please call in at the Box Office to register your interest.

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