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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.