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 / Dance Studio

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).

This room is available until July 13 2019. After this date it will be converted into a Dance Studio available for hire later in 2019.

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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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Last two days to see this exhibition of printmaking from Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby. ‘The Art of Staring out to Sea’ closes tomorrow at 4pm. #christchurchboating #purbeckrocks #swoopinggulls #printmaking #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury https://t.co/qNn28QJ9jA

Open all weekend including Sunday 10am-4pm and to Tues 25 June – Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby with ‘The Art of Staring out to Sea’. Responses to Dorsets rolling hills and dramatic coastline. #dorsetweather #printmaking #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury https://t.co/eBaDnHnx4U

Continuing this week in the gallery, ‘The Art of Staring out to Sea’. Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby draw their observations of the Dorset coast which inform their printmaking. #sketchbooks #outdrawing #monoprints #collagraph #screenprint #dorsetartists https://t.co/a8ElDrdEDp

Meet the Artists today in the gallery, 10am – 4pm. Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby invite you to join them to find out more about their collaborative project ‘The Art of Staring out to Sea’. Open every day including Sundays to 25 June. #printmaking #dorset https://t.co/RzTqH3YCYP

Returning to the gallery this week ‘The Art of Staring out to Sea’ from 12 – 25 June. Printmaking by Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby in response to the Dorset Coast. #seaside #seabirds #jurassiccoast #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury https://t.co/cIctN3ee3x

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  • Last two days to see this exhibition of printmaking from Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby. 'The Art of Staring out to Sea' closes tomorrow at 4pm. #christchurchboating #purbeckrocks #swoopinggulls #printmaking #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/jayne-soakell-and-sarah-humby-the-art-of-staring-out-to-sea-2/

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this exhibition of printmaking from Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby. 'The Art of Staring out to Sea' closes tomorrow at 4pm. #christchurchboating #purbeckrocks #swoopinggulls #printmaking #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/jayne-soakell-and-sarah-humby-the-art-of-staring-out-to-sea-2/"
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  • Open all weekend including Sunday 10am-4pm and to Tues 25 June - Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby with 'The Art of Staring out to Sea'. Responses to Dorsets rolling hills and dramatic coastline. #dorsetweather #printmaking #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/oBQr50uCp2V

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend including Sunday 10am-4pm and to Tues 25 June - Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby with 'The Art of Staring out to Sea'. Responses to Dorsets rolling hills and dramatic coastline. #dorsetweather #printmaking #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/oBQr50uCp2V"
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  • Continuing this week in the gallery, 'The Art of Staring out to Sea'. Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby draw their observations of the Dorset coast which inform their printmaking. #sketchbooks #outdrawing #monoprints #collagraph #screenprint #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/tNnS50uCoPr

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week in the gallery, 'The Art of Staring out to Sea'. Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby draw their observations of the Dorset coast which inform their printmaking. #sketchbooks #outdrawing #monoprints #collagraph #screenprint #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/tNnS50uCoPr"
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  • Meet the Artists today in the gallery, 10am - 4pm. Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby invite you to join them to find out more about their collaborative project 'The Art of Staring out to Sea'. Open every day including Sundays to 25 June. #printmaking #dorset http://ow.ly/FgFG50uCohw

    shaftesburyarts: "Meet the Artists today in the gallery, 10am - 4pm. Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby invite you to join them to find out more about their collaborative project 'The Art of Staring out to Sea'. Open every day including Sundays to 25 June. #printmaking #dorset http://ow.ly/FgFG50uCohw"
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  • Returning to the gallery this week 'The Art of Staring out to Sea' from 12 - 25 June. Printmaking by Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby in response to the Dorset Coast. #seaside #seabirds #jurassiccoast #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/G7UP50uCnOE

    shaftesburyarts: "Returning to the gallery this week 'The Art of Staring out to Sea' from 12 - 25 June. Printmaking by Jayne Soakell and Sarah Humby in response to the Dorset Coast. #seaside #seabirds #jurassiccoast #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/G7UP50uCnOE"
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  • Don't miss this biennial community exhibition! Portrait of Shaftesbury finishes on Sunday 9th June. #photography #etching #collagraph #shaftesburyalpacas #melburyhill #trinitychurchyard #shaftesburystreets #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/dZaO50uoKzG

    shaftesburyarts: "Don't miss this biennial community exhibition! Portrait of Shaftesbury finishes on Sunday 9th June. #photography #etching #collagraph #shaftesburyalpacas #melburyhill #trinitychurchyard #shaftesburystreets #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/dZaO50uoKzG"
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  • Last week of Portrait of Shaftesbury. Ends 9th June. 1,000 years, time and place. Remember to vote for your favourite. #coppicestreet #stjameschurch #thecommons #truckletruck #oilpainting #watercolour #penandwash #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/EHIU50uqmYg

    shaftesburyarts: "Last week of Portrait of Shaftesbury. Ends 9th June. 1,000 years, time and place. Remember to vote for your favourite. #coppicestreet #stjameschurch #thecommons #truckletruck #oilpainting #watercolour #penandwash #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/EHIU50uqmYg"
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  • -> June events at Shaftesbury Arts Centre. Exhibitions, dance, theatre and more at North Dorset's highest arts venue!

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