What’s On at Dorchester Arts this Season

  • RWD15_Toby-PeachWEB 22 March • The Eulogy of Toby Peach - Toby has come to deliver his Eulogy. Join him as he enters the (not so) exclusive Cancer Club; sample chemotherapy cocktails, select the perfect funeral playlist and marvel at Willy Wonka’s life-saving stem cell machine.... Read More »
  • RONNIE SCOTTS for web 24 March • The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars present The Ronnie Scott’s Story - Dorchester Corn Exchange 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) £22/£20 members and concessions Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the club’s musical director, take to the stage to celebrate... Read More »
  • Martin-Harley_WEB 25 March • Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro - Supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist Martin Harley and stand up bass player Daniel Kimbro hit the road following the success of their acclaimed album Live At Southern Ground, an album described by The... Read More »
  • DYT_WEB 30 & 31 March • DYT: Pronoun - Isabella and Josh are childhood sweethearts. It should be happy ever after. But it is not that simple, Isabella has now become a boy. This is an engaging and thought-provoking story about transition, testosterone and... Read More »
  • hounslow_web 2 April • The Diary Of A Hounslow Girl - The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is told through the eyes of a 16 year old British Muslim Girl growing up in West London. From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus this... Read More »
  • RICHDIGENCE_WEB 6 April • Richard Digance - Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin and Robin Williams, or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen. Richard Digance has. Richard is a rare... Read More »
  • Ninebarrow_web 8 April • Ninebarrow - Ninebarrow are building a huge reputation for their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as ‘sounding damn fine’ and by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’, Jon Whitley and... Read More »
  • elephant-image-FOR-WEB 12 April • An Elephant in the Garden, by Michael Morpurgo - CHILDREN’S THEATRE – Corn Exchange 2.30pm and 7pm (doors open 1/2 hour before performances) £11 / £9 members and concessions Another fantastic story from the creator of War Horse. 1945 Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother... Read More »
  • Elephant-workshop-image 13 April • Elephant Puppet Workshop - Join In – Dorchester Town hall 10am – 12midday £7 / £5 for siblings Age Guidance 8-14 Join us for this workshop, inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s story. Learn how to create a moving elephant puppet... Read More »
  • Bronte_web 21 April • We Are Bronte - We Are Brontë is a madcap physical interpretation of the Brontë myth, taking the real and imaginary worlds of the Yorkshire siblings as inspiration. With only a handful of props, the two masterful performers deconstruct... Read More »
  • Stacey Kent for web 22 April • Stacey Kent - Dorchester Corn Exchange 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) £22/£20 members and concessions The internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated vocalist, Stacey Kent, comes to Dorchester with a brand new concert, featuring music from her latest album TENDERLY (Sony... Read More »
  • WEB_Kathryn-Roberts-&-Sean-Lakeman-Press-Shot-2 23 April • Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman -   Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo –... Read More »
  • Skimmity-Hitchers_web 28 April • Skimmity Hitchers + Support - Fuelled by Cider presents… Since 2010 the Skimmity Hitchers have been ploughing a furrow through the West Country music scene unlike any other band. Their gigs are the stuff of legend – part hoedown, cabaret... Read More »
  • Burton main 3 May • Burton - “Fantastic, the whole audience was in the palm of his hand from beginning to end.”★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide “Charming, elegant one-man show which struggles to remove itself from the memory”★★★★ Scotsman Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh... Read More »
  • shappi_web 4 May • Shappi Khorsandi • ‘Oh My Country!’ From Morris Dancing to Morrissey - Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead (though naturally bald folk are welcome).... Read More »
  • kokoro 7 May • Kokoro - 2.30pm (doors and bar 2pm) Dorchester Corn Exchange               Kokoro is the new music ensemble of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, committed to bringing contemporary music to the South and... Read More »
  • Ezio-image-for-web 12 May • Ezio - In a world where would be starlets cry on talent shows and ex boy band members are considered credible, Ezio do what they do. They deliver the most exquisitely crafted and varied songs today with... Read More »
  • FFMTC clean2 13 & 14 May • Far from the Madding Crowd - “I shall do one thing in this life – one thing certain – that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you till I die.” As three very different suitors compete for... Read More »
  • 646398 17 & 18 May • Frozen Light: Home - A tale of unexpected friendship. Exploring a new and unknown world, Home immerses audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) in a multi-sensory story of discovery. Home is the latest bold and exciting production... Read More »
  • BeastImage2 24 May • I Am Beast -   An outstanding piece of theatre from start to finish. Raw and dark… this is a show that everyone should see.” The Buxton Review  What happens when the wildest parts of our imagination take control?... Read More »
  • Phil Beer Band for web 25 May • The Phil Beer Band -   Dorchester Corn Exchange 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm) £20 / £18 members and concessions The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil’s treasure trove of traditional tunes... Read More »
  • MATFORDE 26 May • Matt Forde – NEW DATE! -   We are delighted to announce that Matt Forde will now be coming to Dorchester Arts on Friday 26 May.   Following the UK’s most important referendum until the next one, host of hit show... Read More »
  • Juan Martin Flamenco Trio 17 web 1 June • Juan Martín – Arte Flamenco Puro - Dorchester Corn Exchange 8pm (doors and bar 7:30pm) Juan Martín, a truly awe-inspiring guitarist, composer and all encompassing musician travels to Dorchester Arts with a new flamenco programme of music, song and dance direct from... Read More »
  • Dowland 2 June • Dowland - An intimate evening based around the music of John Dowland, in the company of the UK’s foremost early-music soprano, Dame Emma Kirkby, and a group of talented young singers and musicians, including the hugely talented... Read More »