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 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 Proctor Room

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Ideal for smaller meetings, this private room will take up to 14 Boardroom style, and 20 theatre style. It has a small self-contained mini-kitchen (suitable for hot and cold drinks).

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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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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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In the gallery this week until 1May. The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. A wide range of style and subject. #landscapepainting #stilllife #abstractpainting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset https://t.co/vVaAhcm0gR

Know someone who might benefit from a helping hand with some technology? Encourage them to drop into the session tomorrow / every Thursday. It’s free. https://t.co/0TyqcZ4HMx

Happy Easter! We’re open today and there may be eggs! There is definitely a great range of art to enjoy plus cards and unframed work in the browsers. Ends 23 April #biglunch #sundaywalk #walkingitoff #artgallery #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset https://t.co/HJsWjSGJtW

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  • In the gallery this week until 1 May. The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. A wide range of style and subject. #landscapepainting #stilllife #abstractpainting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/9NKd50runmf

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week until 1 May. The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. A wide range of style and subject. #landscapepainting #stilllife #abstractpainting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/9NKd50runmf"
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  • An opportunity to enjoy a drink and a chat with the artists this evening 5.30-7.30pm - Victoria Garland, Andrea Jenkins and John Goodliffe. Find out how they make their art and where their ideas come from. Exhibition to 23 April #contemporaryart #respond #interpret #express #explore http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/

    shaftesburyarts: "An opportunity to enjoy a drink and a chat with the artists this evening 5.30-7.30pm - Victoria Garland, Andrea Jenkins and John Goodliffe. Find out how they make their art and where their ideas come from. Exhibition to 23 April #contemporaryart #respond #interpret #express #explore http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/"
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  • Don’t be alarmed if you spot these two waddling about the high street - they are p-p-p-picking up the pounds for our Funding the Future campaign at the Arts Centre! If you’ve some spare change drop it into their buckets and help us as we continue our fundraising for the next stage of development. Our Arts Centre provides a great resource Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas for theatre, music, gallery, film and regular activity groups. #fundraising #shaftesbury #penguin #artists #giving #arts @visitshaftesbury @shaftesburytown

    shaftesburyarts: "Don’t be alarmed if you spot these two waddling about the high street - they are p-p-p-picking up the pounds for our Funding the Future campaign at the Arts Centre! If you’ve some spare change drop it into their buckets and help us as we continue our fundraising for the next stage of development. Our Arts Centre provides a great resource Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas for theatre, music, gallery, film and regular activity groups.
#fundraising #shaftesbury #penguin #artists #giving #arts @visitshaftesbury @shaftesburytown"
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  • Goddess or? Japanese teapot and a stormy day ... diverse styles and disciplines from John Goodliffe, Victoria Garland and Andrea Jenkins open all weekend and every day until 23 April #meettheartists #stonecarving #charcoaldrawings #abstractpaintings http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/

    shaftesburyarts: "Goddess or? Japanese teapot and a stormy day ... diverse styles and disciplines from John Goodliffe, Victoria Garland and Andrea Jenkins open all weekend and every day until 23 April #meettheartists #stonecarving #charcoaldrawings #abstractpaintings  http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/"
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  • Don't miss this dramatic exhibition - Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Gary Cook - solo show - 'Tree Life'. Enormous drawings of enormous trees with the wisdom of age. Small ink and watercolours of local lanes, hedgerows and woodland. #saveourtrees #protectwildlife http://ow.ly/FYng30ojsMd

    shaftesburyarts: "Don't miss this dramatic exhibition - Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Gary Cook - solo show - 'Tree Life'. Enormous drawings of enormous trees with the wisdom of age. Small ink and watercolours of local lanes, hedgerows and woodland. #saveourtrees #protectwildlife http://ow.ly/FYng30ojsMd"
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  • Open all weekend and to Tues 9th April 10am - 4pm - 'Tree Life' from Gary Cook. Local woodland and monumental trees in watercolours, inks and charcoal. #lowwintersun #Duncliffebluebells #westmelbury #pleinairartist #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/8V2i30ojsea

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend and to Tues 9th April 10am - 4pm - 'Tree Life' from Gary Cook.  Local woodland and monumental trees in watercolours, inks and charcoal. #lowwintersun #Duncliffebluebells #westmelbury #pleinairartist #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/8V2i30ojsea"
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  • In the gallery this week - Gary Cook with'Tree Life'. Very large ink and charcoal images of giant ancient oaks with a message about declining mixed woodland. 3 - 9 April open Sunday. Woodland Trust #ancientoaks #ashdieback #nativetrees #treesnearhome http://ow.ly/EjzD30ojrDC

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week - Gary Cook with'Tree Life'. Very large ink and charcoal images of giant ancient oaks with a message about declining mixed woodland. 3 - 9 April open Sunday. Woodland Trust #ancientoaks #ashdieback #nativetrees #treesnearhome http://ow.ly/EjzD30ojrDC"
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  • Last two days to see this diverse and colourful exhibition. Closes at 4pm tomorrow. Caroline Hughes, Lindsey Keir, Gillian McCormack, Rachel Raine. #ceramics #paintings #stainedglass #jewellery #localartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/Syfw30oasDM

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this diverse and colourful exhibition. Closes at 4pm tomorrow. Caroline Hughes, Lindsey Keir, Gillian McCormack, Rachel Raine. #ceramics #paintings #stainedglass #jewellery #localartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/Syfw30oasDM"
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  • There are lots of possibilities for presents and the gallery is open all weekend including Sunday ... Mother's Day! 10am - 4pm and until April 2. #handmadesilverjewellery #fusedstainedglass #ceramics #paintings #mixedmedia #affordableart #localartists http://ow.ly/AamB30oasuZ

    shaftesburyarts: "There are lots of possibilities for presents and the gallery is open all weekend including Sunday ... Mother's Day! 10am - 4pm and until April 2. #handmadesilverjewellery #fusedstainedglass #ceramics #paintings #mixedmedia #affordableart  #localartists http://ow.ly/AamB30oasuZ"
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  • Continuing this week in the gallery until April 2 - Caroline Hughes: ceramics, Lindsey Keir: mixed media paintings, Gillian McCormack: fused stained glass, Rachel Raine: jewellery. #localartists #inspiredbynature #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/GFVx30oaskl

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week in the gallery until April 2 - Caroline Hughes: ceramics, Lindsey Keir: mixed media paintings, Gillian McCormack: fused stained glass, Rachel Raine: jewellery. #localartists #inspiredbynature #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/GFVx30oaskl"
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