Venue hire

Venue Hire

With a fully-equipped 157-seat theatre and associated rooms seating from 20 to 60, Shaftesbury Arts Centre offers a variety of facilities for hire for almost every occasion - whether a conference, lecture or seminar or an exhibition, reception or just a good old-fashioned party.

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To check room availability View bookings calendar.

Facilities may be hired individually or as a package depending on availability, e.g. the Theatre and Phoenix Room together. For an extra charge the Centre can also provide a staffed kitchen and bar facilities.

Times can be varied to suit particular circumstances (rates pro rata or by negotiation). Special rates are available to local registered charities and approved not-for-profit organisations.


TO BOOK and for other terms and conditions:
All rooms except Gallery and Ron Homes Foyer Gallery:
Val Baker 01747 854788 or email: hirings@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk
Or download and complete a Hiring Contract

Gallery and Ron Homes Foyer Gallery:
Kate Pickard 01747 855243 or email: gallery@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk

 

The Gallery

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The Gallery is a bright and welcoming space with a double front onto the street. It is a very popular space, and bookings are made well in advance.

The Ron Homes Foyer Gallery is an interior gallery which doubles as a welcoming foyer for theatre productions.

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The Theatre

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The theatre has a capacity of 157. Comfortable raked seating and a control box make this an ideal space for a variety of productions and events.

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The Dance Studio


Completed late 2019, our light and airy Dance Studio has a fully sprung floor catering for classes up to 20. 

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The Phoenix Room

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A space with lots of natural light. It also has a kitchen and bar. Seats 60 seated.

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The Rutter Room

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The Rutter Room has a capacity of 60 seated. Located next to the Phoenix Room it is ideal for events such as celebrations, lunches, dinners etc.

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Let us introduce you to another group at Shaftesbury Arts Centre! Head over to our facebook page or our website to learn more about our Circle Dance Group!

http://ow.ly/km4O50zPCOM

#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone

A massive thank you to our judges for our Short Story Competition -
@TiggyWalker @FionaDart and Rosie King.

http://ow.ly/1iu450zPCT7

#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone

Four more of the 12 - 18 category for INSIDE/OUTSIDE from Mia, Sadie, Lilyrose and Lareina. Such a variety of ideas and techniques. @ShaftesburyArts #sculpture #drawing #painting #talentedteens http://ow.ly/VJg950zRpw2

http://ow.ly/faXM50zPCsR

It is that time of the week again! Head over to our facebook page and website to have a listen to our Weekly Poem!

#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone

Dorset Art Weeks should be up and running now, with 'Two by Two' showing in the gallery as part of this major Art Event. Here's another taste of what Sandy, Jane, Janet and Sallyrose had planned to exhibit. @dorsetartweeks #mixedmedia #ceramics #painting http://ow.ly/ENTU50zRkJ6

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  • Let us introduce you to another group at Shaftesbury Arts Centre! Head over to our facebook page or our website to learn more about our Circle Dance Group! http://ow.ly/93Bm50zPCOL #shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone

    shaftesburyarts: "Let us introduce you to another group at Shaftesbury Arts Centre! Head over to our facebook page or our website to learn more about our Circle Dance Group! 
http://ow.ly/93Bm50zPCOL

#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone"
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  • A massive thank you to our judges for our Short Story Competition - @TiggyWalker @FionaDart and Rosie King. http://ow.ly/kcQE50zPCT9 #shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone

    shaftesburyarts: "A massive thank you to our judges for our Short Story Competition - 
@TiggyWalker @FionaDart and Rosie King.

http://ow.ly/kcQE50zPCT9

#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone"
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  • Four more of the 12 - 18 category for INSIDE/OUTSIDE from Mia, Sadie, Lilyrose and Lareina. Such a variety of ideas and techniques. @ShaftesburyArts #sculpture #drawing #painting #talentedteens http://ow.ly/y5Bo50zRpw1

    shaftesburyarts: "Four more of the 12 - 18 category for INSIDE/OUTSIDE from Mia, Sadie, Lilyrose and Lareina. Such a variety of ideas and techniques. @ShaftesburyArts #sculpture #drawing #painting #talentedteens http://ow.ly/y5Bo50zRpw1"
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  • http://ow.ly/Xy3R50zPCsQ It is that time of the week again! Head over to our facebook page and website to have a listen to our Weekly Poem! #shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone

    shaftesburyarts: "http://ow.ly/Xy3R50zPCsQ

It is that time of the week again! Head over to our facebook page and website to have a listen to our Weekly Poem! 
#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone"
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  • Dorset Art Weeks should be up and running now, with 'Two by Two' showing in the gallery as part of this major Art Event. Here's another taste of what Sandy, Jane, Janet and Sallyrose had planned to exhibit. @dorsetartweeks #mixedmedia #ceramics #painting ow.ly/ENTU50zRkJ6

    shaftesburyarts: "Dorset Art Weeks should be up and running now, with 'Two by Two' showing in the gallery as part of this major Art Event. Here's another taste of what Sandy, Jane, Janet and Sallyrose had planned to exhibit. @dorsetartweeks #mixedmedia #ceramics #painting ow.ly/ENTU50zRkJ6"
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  • Everything upsized with 'Pop Art" giant sculptures and a snakes and ladders installation. !2 -18 Category art from Lola, Tanushree, Erin and Louis. #sculpture #installation #talentedteens #gillingham #mauritius #artinlockdown http://ow.ly/JjWv50zPyLs

    shaftesburyarts: "Everything upsized with 'Pop Art" giant sculptures and a snakes and ladders installation. !2 -18 Category art from Lola, Tanushree, Erin and Louis. #sculpture #installation #talentedteens #gillingham #mauritius #artinlockdown http://ow.ly/JjWv50zPyLs"
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  • What song are you singing as part of our Singing Fiesta? We can't wait to hear it! Head over to our website to find out more about how to get involved and where to send your recorded song! http://ow.ly/PhId50zPCmG #shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone #singyourheartout

    shaftesburyarts: "What song are you singing as part of our Singing Fiesta? We can't wait to hear it! 
Head over to our website to find out more about how to get involved and where to send your recorded song! 
http://ow.ly/PhId50zPCmG

#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone #singyourheartout"
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  • Head over to the website and facebook page to have a little look at our trip down memory lane today! Which year was this and who wrote it? http://ow.ly/VbFW50zPBRk

    shaftesburyarts: "Head over to the website and facebook page to have a little look at our trip down memory lane today! 
Which year was this and who wrote it? 
http://ow.ly/VbFW50zPBRk"
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  • More submissions from the 12-18 category for INSIDE/OUTSIDE online ary competition. Here are paintings from Amelia, Charlotte B, Charlotte G and Charlotte Gr. So many Charlottes with different ideas! @shaftesburytown @ShaftesburyArts #talentedteens http://ow.ly/JSf350zPywh

    shaftesburyarts: "More submissions from the 12-18 category for INSIDE/OUTSIDE online ary competition.  Here are paintings from Amelia, Charlotte B, Charlotte G and Charlotte Gr. So many Charlottes with different ideas! @shaftesburytown @ShaftesburyArts #talentedteens http://ow.ly/JSf350zPywh"
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  • Here is our winner of our 16+ category for our Short Story Competition - Lizzie Wright with 'A Life Full of Many Acts of Kindness' Head over to http://ow.ly/bFou50zO7hW to have a listen to her winning entry! Thank you to everyone who entered and the fantastic judges!

    shaftesburyarts: "Here is our winner of our 16+ category for our Short Story Competition - 
Lizzie Wright with 'A Life Full of Many Acts of Kindness'

Head over to http://ow.ly/bFou50zO7hW to have a listen to her winning entry! 
Thank you to everyone who entered and the fantastic judges!"
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