Welcome to a selected history of shows performed at the Arts Centre.

The Pied Piper from 1976


Aladdin from 1997


Golden Rain from 1958


Mack and Mabel from 2018


A Month of Sundays from 1977


Breath of Spring from 1960


The Decameron from 2018


Toad of Toad Hall from 1968


Uncle Vanya from 2007


Sleeping Beauty from 1978


Annie Get Your Gun from 2016


A Christmas Carol from 1977


The Queen and the Welshman from 1962

My Fair Lady from 2006


The Owl and the Pussycat from 1972


Wind In The Willows from 2017


The Sleeping Monk from 1957


Under Milk Wood from 2017


The Wizard Of Oz from 1970


Treasure Island from 2018

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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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.