Supported by Rutters Solicitors and Proctor Watts Cole Rutter

Back to Lockdown Shaftesbury – but we’ll be back with a bang – our first recorded National Theatre performances.

We’re showing the magical War Horse on December 5 followed by something rather different with Fleabag on December 12.

Click here to learn about our Covid secure venue and ticketing arrangements.

Could you help us continue to bring live theatre and the Arts to Shaftesbury in these difficult times?
If you are able to make a donation, it would be hugely appreciated. Click here to donate.

Featured Events

Upcoming Events

november 2020

wed18novAll Daytue01decFeaturedPercy Lizzard and Zara McQueen - POSTPONED DUE TO LOCKDOWN(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

december 2020

wed18novAll Daytue01decFeaturedPercy Lizzard and Zara McQueen - POSTPONED DUE TO LOCKDOWN(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed02decAll Daytue08FeaturedThe Shaftesbury Group(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

thu03dec10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedValuation Day10:00 am - 2:00 pm Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Other Events

sat05dec2:30 pm5:10 pmWar Horse (12A)2:30 pm - 5:10 pm TheatreEvent Type :Live Streaming,Theatre

wed09decAll Daythu31FeaturedEeles Pottery and Neil Colclough(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed09dec6:00 pm8:30 pmFeaturedMusic and Drama Group Youth Theatre (11-16 and 16-18 years groups)6:00 pm - 8:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Regular Activities

sat12dec2:30 pmFleabag (15)2:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Live Streaming,Theatre

wed16dec6:00 pm8:30 pmFeaturedMusic and Drama Group Youth Theatre (11-16 and 16-18 years groups)6:00 pm - 8:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Regular Activities

sun20dec2:00 pm4:30 pmFeaturedBolshoi Ballet 'The Nutcracker'2:00 pm - 4:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Dance,Live Streaming

sun20dec7:00 pm9:30 pmFeaturedBolshoi Ballet 'The Nutcracker'7:00 pm - 9:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Dance,Live Streaming

wed23dec6:00 pm8:30 pmFeaturedMusic and Drama Group Youth Theatre (11-16 and 16-18 years groups)6:00 pm - 8:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Regular Activities

january 2021

fri15janAll Daysat30FeaturedWelcome 21(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

thu28jan7:30 pmThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

fri29jan7:30 pmThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

sat30jan2:30 pmThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe2:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

sun31jan2:30 pmThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe2:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

february 2021

thu04feb7:30 pmThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

fri05febAll Daysat20FeaturedSnowdrops in The Gallery(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

fri05feb7:30 pmThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

sat06feb2:30 pmThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe2:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

sun07feb2:30 pmThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe2:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Theatre

tue23feb7:30 pmFeaturedMick Fleetwood and Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Live Streaming,Music

wed24febAll Daytue02marFeaturedTony Martin & Martin Cody 'Criss-Cross: A Kind of Music'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

sat27feb7:30 pmFeaturedDusty, Cilla, Lulu & Pet7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Music

sun28feb7:30 pmFeaturedMick Fleetwood and Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Live Streaming,Music

march 2021

wed24febAll Daytue02marFeaturedTony Martin & Martin Cody 'Criss-Cross: A Kind of Music'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed03marAll Daytue09FeaturedRob Neely & Zara McQueen 'Mixed Up'(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

fri05mar7:30 pmFeaturedShaftesbury Abbey Spring Lecture: Julian Richards 'Shaftesbury Abbey - The Movie'7:30 pm TheatreEvent Type :Lecture,Other Events

wed10marAll Daytue16FeaturedDisparate Images(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed17marAll Daytue23FeaturedPearl Gatehouse(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed24marAll Daytue30FeaturedShaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed31marAll Daytue06aprFeaturedRelative Values(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

april 2021

wed31marAll Daytue06aprFeaturedRelative Values(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

may 2021

sun23may7:30 pm9:35 pmFeaturedLawrence: After Arabia (12A) with Director's Q&A7:30 pm - 9:35 pm TheatreEvent Type :Film,Film Special

june 2021

No events on the list at this time

Latest News

Our exhibitions have moved online during lockdown. Visit our Online Gallery.

Our next event in the theatre is our first National Theatre production War Horse followed by Fleabag the week after.

Our next ballet is the perennial Christmas favourite  Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker

All memberships active on 31 August have been extended by six months. Thanks to those who renewed anyway! Your support is much appreciated.

Lawrence After Arabia moved to May 23 2021.

History of the Arts Centre featured on ArtsReach

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

Test your Arts Centre knowledge with our “Flashback through the Archives” 

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Calendar

november, 2020

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 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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