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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Welcome 20 now in the gallery until 1st February, every day 10am-4pm inc Sundays. A taste of what will be in the gallery over the coming year. @dorsetartweeks @DorsetLife #happyheffalumps #softautumn #brughtceramics #aftermatisse #exhibitions2020 http://ow.ly/2F5R50xY5q5

Coming soon Welcome 20 - the taster that showcases all the exhibitions coming up this year in the Gallery. 17 Jan - 1 Feb. We are now also promoting exhibitions on the global contemporary art website Art Rabbit ... have a look! http://ow.ly/DQlR50xTKUZ http://ow.ly/7woD50xTKUY

Looking for a gallery to exhibit your art? Come along on 11th January 10am-12pm to find out more about renting this lovely space from the coordinator of the gallery. #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburyarts #dorsetartweeks #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/nGOc50xL1r6

The last few days for Eeles Family Pottery which closes on Saturday 4th January. Then the Gallery close for its annual facelift until 17th when Welcome20 opens to show case all the artists for 2020. #happynewyear #artinshaftesbury #craftsinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/EChw50xyzXI

We hope you had a fabulous Christmas/midwinter celebration. When you are walking off all that indulgence go into the gallery to see Eeles Family Pottery and paintings. Exhibition continues to January #floraldecoration #porcelain #rainbowraku #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/8ppZ50xyzvM

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  • Welcome 20 now in the gallery until 1st February, every day 10am-4pm inc Sundays. A taste of what will be in the gallery over the coming year. @dorsetartweeks @DorsetLife #happyheffalumps #softautumn #brightceramics #aftermatisse #exhibitions2020 http://ow.ly/1kJZ50xY5q7

    shaftesburyarts: "Welcome 20 now in the gallery until 1st February, every day 10am-4pm inc Sundays. A taste of what will be in the gallery over the coming year. @dorsetartweeks @DorsetLife #happyheffalumps #softautumn #brightceramics #aftermatisse #exhibitions2020 http://ow.ly/1kJZ50xY5q7"
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  • Looking for a gallery to exhibit your art? Come along on 11th January 10am-12pm to find out more about renting this lovely space from the coordinator of the gallery. #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburyarts #dorsetartweeks #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/ZflO50xL1r7

    shaftesburyarts: "Looking for a gallery to exhibit your art? Come along on 11th January 10am-12pm to find out more about renting this lovely space from the coordinator of the gallery.  #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburyarts #dorsetartweeks #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury  http://ow.ly/ZflO50xL1r7"
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  • The last few days for Eeles Family Pottery which closes on Saturday 4th January. Then the Gallery close for its annual facelift until 17th when Welcome20 opens to show case all the artists for 2020. #happynewyear #artinshaftesbury #craftsinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/qIVN50xyzXH

    shaftesburyarts: "The last few days for Eeles Family Pottery which closes on Saturday 4th January. Then the Gallery close for its annual facelift until 17th when Welcome20 opens to show case all the artists for 2020. #happynewyear #artinshaftesbury #craftsinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/qIVN50xyzXH"
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  • We hope you had a fabulous Christmas/midwinter celebration. When you are walking off all that indulgence go into the gallery to see Eeles Family Pottery and paintings. Exhibition continues to January #floraldecoration #porcelain #rainbowraku #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/Qlpm50xyzvN

    shaftesburyarts: "We hope you had a fabulous Christmas/midwinter celebration. When you are walking off all that indulgence go into the gallery to see Eeles Family Pottery and paintings. Exhibition continues to January #floraldecoration #porcelain #rainbowraku #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/Qlpm50xyzvN"
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  • Great last minute Christmas gifts from the Eeles Family Pottery with their distinctive rainbow raku pots, also stoneware and porcelain. Closed Christmas Day but open again on Boxing Day to 4th January. #lastminutegifts #potsforinteriors #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/V4mL50xyu6P

    shaftesburyarts: "Great last minute Christmas gifts from the Eeles Family Pottery with their distinctive rainbow raku pots, also stoneware and porcelain. Closed Christmas Day but open again on Boxing Day to 4th January. #lastminutegifts #potsforinteriors #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/V4mL50xyu6P"
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  • Looking for Christmas gifts? The Eeles Family Pottery and a painter, Alan Eeles have decorative ceramics and paintings for many tastes. The gallery is open all weekend including Sunday from 11am. #stoneware #porcelain #oilpaintings #giveartforchristmas http://ow.ly/BcRz50xytB6

    shaftesburyarts: "Looking for Christmas gifts? The Eeles Family Pottery and a painter, Alan Eeles have decorative ceramics and paintings for many tastes. The gallery is open all weekend including Sunday from 11am.  #stoneware #porcelain #oilpaintings #giveartforchristmas http://ow.ly/BcRz50xytB6"
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  • The Eeles Family Pottery continues in the gallery until 4th January along with artwork from Uncle Alan. A great range of prices for Christmas gifts. #ceramicfigure #marbledporcelain #rainbowraku #givehandmadepotsforchristmas #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/7grL50xysdI

    shaftesburyarts: "The Eeles Family Pottery continues in the gallery until 4th January along with artwork from Uncle Alan. A great range of prices for Christmas gifts. #ceramicfigure #marbledporcelain #rainbowraku #givehandmadepotsforchristmas #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/7grL50xysdI"
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  • Open all weekend including Sunday from 11am, the Eeles Family Pottery are joined by their uncle Alan and a selection of his paintings. #rainbowraku #lampstands #interiors #potsforthehome #paintings #givepotsforchristmas #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/9kbb50xyrKs

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend including Sunday from 11am, the Eeles Family Pottery are joined by their uncle Alan and a selection of his paintings. #rainbowraku #lampstands #interiors #potsforthehome #paintings #givepotsforchristmas #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/9kbb50xyrKs"
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  • The Eeles Family Pottery are back with their Christmas show in the gallery until 4th January. A wide range of decorative pots that are always popular. #giveapotforchristmas #stonewear #inspiredbynature #artandcraft #westcountrypotters #visitshfatesbury http://ow.ly/7m3S50xyqLS

    shaftesburyarts: "The Eeles Family Pottery are back with their Christmas show in the gallery until 4th January. A wide range of decorative pots that are always popular.  #giveapotforchristmas #stonewear #inspiredbynature #artandcraft #westcountrypotters #visitshfatesbury http://ow.ly/7m3S50xyqLS"
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  • Last two days to see this group exhibition. Perguadeo II closes tomorrow at 4pm. #ceramics #mixedmedia #printmaking #painting #abstract #figurative #expressive #realism #shaftesburyarts #visitshaftesbury @dorsetlife @dorsetartweeks @thisisalfred http://ow.ly/BcDM50xqBpq

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this group exhibition. Perguadeo II closes tomorrow at 4pm. #ceramics #mixedmedia #printmaking #painting #abstract #figurative #expressive #realism #shaftesburyarts #visitshaftesbury @dorsetlife @dorsetartweeks @thisisalfred http://ow.ly/BcDM50xqBpq"
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