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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Open all weekend including Sunday. Percy Lizzard paintings inspired by travel to India, Africa and the Far East. Exhibition continues to 21 May. #happyelephants #lonelybird #contemoraryframes #contemporaryart #happyart #affordableart https://t.co/msdd79Lbie

This week in the gallery to 21 May. Percy Lizzard with paintings to make you happy! #birdlife #tuscanchurch #giltframes #dorsetartist #theshaftesburygroup https://t.co/RGTdIP463d

Last two days to see ‘Plantation to Palladwr’, Karren Burkett’s solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and printmaking. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #treesnearhome #gloriousspring #summerlight #autumnsoft #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury https://t.co/fsVRSZky6h

Tomorrow is Shaftesbury Food Fair and many will watch the Cheese Race on Gold Hill. Here’s a different approach to famous hill and it’s glorious view from Karren Burkett whose exhibition in the gallery will be open until 4pm. #goldhill #visitshaftesbury https://t.co/82rCsSUK31

‘Plantation to Palladwr’ continues this week in the Gallery until 14 May. Trees in all seasons from Karren Burkett’s surroundings past and present. #lightandcolour #paintinglight #winterspringsummer #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset https://t.co/AfOqWHUHzO

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  • Open all weekend including Sunday. Percy Lizzard paintings inspired by travel to India, Africa and the Far East. Exhibition continues to 21 May. #happyelephants #lonelybird #contemoraryframes #contemporaryart #happyart #affordableart http://ow.ly/hkDJ50uddfa

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend including Sunday. Percy Lizzard paintings inspired by travel to India, Africa and the Far East. Exhibition continues to 21 May. #happyelephants #lonelybird #contemoraryframes #contemporaryart #happyart #affordableart http://ow.ly/hkDJ50uddfa"
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  • This week in the gallery to 21 May. Percy Lizzard with paintings to make you happy! #birdlife #tuscanchurch #giltframes #dorsetartist #theshaftesburygroup http://ow.ly/yaSO50udc5Q

    shaftesburyarts: "This week in the gallery to 21 May. Percy Lizzard with paintings to make you happy! #birdlife #tuscanchurch #giltframes #dorsetartist #theshaftesburygroup http://ow.ly/yaSO50udc5Q"
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  • Last two days to see 'Plantation to Palladwr', Karren Burkett's solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and printmaking. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #treesnearhome #gloriousspring #summerlight #autumnsoft #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/C4fL50u7vfZ

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see 'Plantation to Palladwr', Karren Burkett's solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and printmaking. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #treesnearhome #gloriousspring #summerlight #autumnsoft #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury  http://ow.ly/C4fL50u7vfZ"
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  • Tomorrow is Shaftesbury Food Fair and many will watch the Cheese Race on Gold Hill. Here's a different approach to famous hill and it's glorious view from Karren Burkett whose exhibition in the gallery will be open until 4pm. #goldhill #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/PPhB50u7unI

    shaftesburyarts: "Tomorrow is Shaftesbury Food Fair and many will watch the Cheese Race on Gold Hill. Here's a different approach to famous hill and it's glorious view from Karren Burkett whose exhibition in the gallery will be open until 4pm.  #goldhill #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/PPhB50u7unI"
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  • 'Plantation to Palladwr' continues this week in the Gallery until 14 May. Trees in all seasons from Karren Burkett's surroundings past and present. #lightandcolour #paintinglight #winterspringsummer #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/1vWJ50tBmS2

    shaftesburyarts: "'Plantation to Palladwr' continues this week in the Gallery until 14 May. Trees in all seasons from Karren Burkett's surroundings past and present. #lightandcolour #paintinglight #winterspringsummer #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/1vWJ50tBmS2"
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  • Open all weekend inc. Sunday and Bank Holiday Mon 10am-4pm and to May 14. Karren Burkett's solo exhibition of work showing responses to her past and present. #plantationtopalladwr #ontheedge #oilpainting #charcoal #linocut #shaftesburyartist #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/4zDp50tB0QH

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend inc. Sunday and Bank Holiday Mon 10am-4pm and to May 14. Karren Burkett's solo exhibition of work showing responses to her past and present. #plantationtopalladwr #ontheedge #oilpainting #charcoal #linocut #shaftesburyartist #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/4zDp50tB0QH"
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  • In the gallery until 14 May, 'Plantation to Palladwr'. Paintings, drawings and printmaking from Karren Burkett. She invites you to join her for a drink and a chat this evening 5.30-7.30pm #movinghome #fromthekitchenwindow #wisemonkey #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/PGxr50tAMDX

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery until 14 May, 'Plantation to Palladwr'. Paintings, drawings and printmaking from Karren Burkett. She invites you to join her for a drink and a chat this evening 5.30-7.30pm #movinghome #fromthekitchenwindow #wisemonkey #dorsetartist  http://ow.ly/PGxr50tAMDX"
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  • Last two days to see this mixed exhibition from members of The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. Closes 4pm tomorrow They meet to make art together on Monday afternoons and welcome new members. #landscapepainting #collage #assemblage #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/hlez50ruGEa

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this mixed exhibition from members of The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. Closes 4pm tomorrow They meet to make art together on Monday afternoons and welcome new members.  #landscapepainting #collage #assemblage #visitshaftesbury  http://ow.ly/hlez50ruGEa"
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  • Open all weekend including Sunday, The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group with their annual exhibition. #lifedrawing #penandwash #painting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/DFV550rusqC

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend including Sunday, The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group with their annual exhibition. #lifedrawing #penandwash #painting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/DFV550rusqC"
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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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