Visit with confidence – Covid arrangements and ticket sales

Covid Secure

The directors and volunteers of Shaftesbury Arts Centre would like all our patrons to know that our premises are Covid secure, which includes deep cleaning, hand sanitizers in every room, temperature checks, a one way system and a signing in register of all users for test and trace purposes.

All our activities are regulated and monitored within government regulations. We comply with the government rule of six directive by having bubbles of no more than six people within the entire group of people taking part in an activity or attending a performance. All bubbles observe social distancing from each other. We are using a meticulously organised seating plan in the theatre that follows this rule and allows full social distancing.

Auditorium Seating and Ticket Sales

The available seating has been modified to satisfy Covid distancing rules with blocks of 1, 2, 4 and 5 seats available. Please use a full block where possible and do not book seats that are available next to a partially booked block. We reserve the right to reallocate seats in cases where a full block has not been used or social distancing is not being observed.

The Box Office is not open, so please book online or at the Tourist Information Centre.
No paper tickets will be issued or posted and the online email confirmation, or the Tourist Information Centre slip, will be your proof of purchase.

If you would prefer to discuss your booking by phone please send an email to, giving your name, telephone number and the number of tickets you require, and we will arrange to call you to make the booking.


We would love to introduce you to the judges in our 19yr + for our talent show - 'Take a Bow'

Head over to our website and facebook page to take a look!

We have another short story for you as part of our show case - 'Once Upon a Line'

Twins by John Parker - have a listen!

Just two more days to see this group show 'Creative & Brave' - closes tomorrow at 4pm. Full of colour and diverse ideas - painting, surface pattern on a variety of products and driftwood assemblage. #abstractart #patternmaking #assemblage. #dorsetartists

A little bit later than planned, but here is part 5 from 'Wilde about Shaftesbury'

Have a listen -

#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone

Have you had a chance to listen to our show case of short stories?

Go on - grab a cuppa and have a listen!

#shaftesbury #dorset #somethingforeveryone

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