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

Venue_Gallery_800x240The 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

Venue_Phoenix_Room EmptyA recently redecorated space with lots of natural light. It also has a kitchen and bar. Seats 60 seated.

 

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The Proctor Room

Venue_Proctor_RoomIdeal 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

Venue_Rutter_RoomThe 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. It also has a bar in the room.

 

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The Theatre

Venue_Theatre_NewSeats_400x320pxThe 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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