Supported by Rutters Solicitors and Proctor Watts Cole Rutter


Restrictions have been lifted, but for the comfort and safety of our volunteers, members and audiences, the Trustees have decided to maintain a degree of social distancing for the time being.

We will continue with our one-way system, and method of selling drinks and ice creams that proved to be successful during The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

However, we will be increasing our seating capacity to 100 while still ensuring that nobody sits directly behind or in front of another person and that nobody shares a row with strangers.

We will ask you to wear a mask when moving round the building if possible.

We hope you will find these measures will give you confidence to return to the Arts Centre and to enjoy the programme we are putting together for you.

 

Jenny Parker, chairman.

 

 


The Box Office is open 10:00 – 12:30, Monday to Saturday.

The Film Society’s activities have been curtailed by the pandemic since early 2020 but with recent and planned relaxations of government restrictions, the Committee has been considering the way forward.

Founded nearly 40 years ago, the society is determined to continue to offer a wide variety of feature films in the Arts Centre auditorium to members and the local community.

The current plan (early July 2021) is to start a new season in September, beginning with the three films left from 2019-20: Leave No Trace, Woman at War and Sorry We Missed You.

These would be followed by County Lines (a locally made film) and four award-winning titles: Nomadland, The Father, Sound of Metal and Judas and the Black Messiah.

So, once things are confirmed, there’ll be every reason to renew or take out a Film Society membership.

Further news will follow when we have it.

Featured Events

The King and I – 15 August 2021 – click/tap the image below for information & tickets.

“I doubt I’ll ever see a better production in my lifetime” – Wall Street Journal

Upcoming Events

August 2021

wed04augAll Daytue10FeaturedPhilip Leevers(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

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

sun15aug7:00 pmFeaturedThe King and I7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Live Streaming

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

fri27aug7:00 pmFeaturedFringe 2021: Annette Gregory - Jazz and Me7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Music,Shaftesbury Fringe

sat28aug3:00 pmFeaturedFringe 2021: Steve Clarke - Tesco: The Opera!3:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Music,Shaftesbury Fringe

sat28aug5:00 pmFeaturedFringe 2021: Jacob Hulland - Jacob's Ladder5:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Shaftesbury Fringe

sat28aug7:00 pmFeaturedFringe 2021: Steve Clarke - Tesco: The Opera!7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Music,Shaftesbury Fringe

sat28aug9:00 pmFeaturedFringe 2021: Darren Walsh - Too Soon?9:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Shaftesbury Fringe

sun29aug1:00 pmFeaturedFringe 2021: Project Dance - Catalyst1:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Dance,Shaftesbury Fringe

sun29aug5:00 pmFeaturedFringe 2021: Jacob Hulland - Jacob's Ladder5:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Shaftesbury Fringe

sun29aug7:00 pmFeaturedFringe 2021: Thomas Cameron7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Music,Shaftesbury Fringe

mon30aug12:00 pmFeaturedFringe 2021: Jacob Hulland - Jacob's Ladder12:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Shaftesbury Fringe

mon30aug4:00 pmFeaturedFringe 2021: Jacob Hulland - Jacob's Ladder4:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Shaftesbury Fringe

September 2021

wed01sepAll Daytue07FeaturedLabours in Lockdown(All Day) Foyer / Ron Homes GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

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

wed01sep10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

wed08sepAll Daytue14FeaturedKarren Burkett(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed08sep10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

sat11sep7:00 pmFeaturedMichael Ball and Alfie Boe: Back Together7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Live Streaming

mon13sep7:00 pm10:00 pmAuthors GroupParis Helen7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

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

wed15sep10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

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

wed22sep10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

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

wed29sep10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

October 2021

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

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

wed06oct10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

thu07oct7:00 pmFeaturedBugsy Malone7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Theatre

fri08oct7:00 pmFeaturedBugsy Malone7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Theatre

sat09oct7:00 pmFeaturedBugsy Malone7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Theatre

mon11oct7:00 pm10:00 pmAuthors GroupParis Helen7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

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

wed13oct10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

thu14oct7:00 pmFeaturedBugsy Malone7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Theatre

fri15oct7:00 pmFeaturedBugsy Malone7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Theatre

sat16oct7:00 pmFeaturedBugsy Malone7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Comedy,Theatre

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

wed20oct10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

sat23oct7:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedViva Neil Diamond7:30 pm - 10:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Music

sun24oct2:30 pm4:35 pmFeaturedLawrence: After Arabia (12A) with Director's Q&A2:30 pm - 4:35 pm TheatreEvent Type :Film,Film Special

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

wed27octAll Daytue02novFeaturedPercy Lizzard(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed27oct10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

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

November 2021

wed27octAll Daytue02novFeaturedPercy Lizzard(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

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

wed03nov10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

mon08nov7:00 pm10:00 pmAuthors GroupParis Helen7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

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

wed10nov10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

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

wed17nov10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

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

wed24nov10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

December 2021

wed01decAll Daytue07FeaturedDan Croft(All Day) GalleryEvent Type :Gallery

wed01dec10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

sat04dec7:00 pmFeaturedAustralian Ballet: Cinderella7:00 pm TheatreEvent Type :Live Streaming

mon06dec7:00 pm10:00 pmAuthors GroupParis Helen7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

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

wed08dec10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

wed15dec10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

wed22dec10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

wed29dec10:00 am11:00 amDance To Keep FitParis Helen10:00 am - 11:00 am Phoenix RoomEvent Type :Regular Activities

January 2022

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

February 2022

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March 2022

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April 2022

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May 2022

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Latest News

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

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Calendar

August, 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 contact Kate Pickard using  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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