How to book

Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange:
01305 266926

The box office is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. At all other times please leave your name, telephone number and ticket requirements and we will call you back.

There is a £2 booking fee* for card transactions over the phone and counter unless you are paying by cash.

For online ticket sales there is a £1.25 booking fee* per ticket sold.

Concessionary prices (for events promoted by Dorchester Arts): Where available, these are offered to under 18’s, students, those in receipt of benefits and people on low income regardless of age.

Live for 5 ticket prices are for those who are aged between 14-25 years old and have signed up to the scheme, which is free of charge to join. Click here for more detail.

Payment is required when booking. Tickets are non refundable and non transferable.

You can also email your booking request to

No one likes paying booking fees, but sadly we have to charge them sometimes. We have invested in Savoy Systems ticket software so that we no longer rely on expensive ticket agencies. Rather than raising the price of all our tickets we provide various purchasing options – face to face with cash or card, telephone sales or online booking. Our booking fees help us cover the costs of software, commission charged by Savoy, card transaction fees and ticket stock, and reflect the costs of the different types of transaction. We don’t make a profit out of this – we just have to find a way of covering the cost and think that this is the fairest way. 

Tourist Information Centre:
01305 267992

Tickets are available from Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, South Walks House, Charles Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EE. Opening hours vary, see here for more details.

Click here to see the full listing of events and book online