Wed 25 August
Athelhampton House & Gardens
7pm (doors & refreshments 6pm)
£16 / £14 membs & concs / £52 family (max. 2 adults, 2 u18s)
Bring a chair
Join us in the sublime setting of Athelhampton House for an evening of outdoor theatre, prohibition style. Get your glad rags on, work up your best Charleston, and have your cocktail glass at the ready!
Served up with a twist of iconic Heartbreak style, this outdoor adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is the perfect way to mark 100 years since prohibition.
Dress for the weather, bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and don’t forget the picnic and prosecco (now that prohibition has been lifted!).
Our guide to getting the best out of your time outdoors
- Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy evening. Sun shades, sun cream, hats, warm woollies, blankets, waterproofs, face mask, a waterproof lap cover (either a sheet of paper or a bin bag work well), a sleeping bag (it may seem silly, but even the warmest day can turn into the chilliest evening) and insect spray!
- Bring your own seat – Low backed chairs, rugs and a cushion are always nice. Combine comfort and style!
- Gather a posse – in line with current Covid restrictions! Bring friends and family (family tickets are available). The more the merrier for a fun day or night out!
- Arrive Early – Pick a great spot in line with current Covid restrictions and enjoy the atmospheric surroundings
- Bring a Torch – It’s very helpful to safely find your way back to the car for evening performances.
- Bring a Picnic – grab a blanket and a picnic bag and fill it with all your favourite picnic treats and beverages.
By Road: On the A35 from Dorchester Poole, or A354 from Blandford follow our signs at the "Northbrook" junction, left at the traffic lights in Puddletown.
By Train: Dorchester has two stations, with Taxi service from Dorchester South, a short walk from Dorchester West.
By Bus: Dorchester - Blandford 187. Athelhampton is a request stop. 3 stops each direction weekdays.
Athelhampton House & Gardens do not offer the use of a wheelchair. There are ramps for entry to house and accessible toilets in Visitor Centre.
Accessibility Guide: an accessibility Guide has detailed information to assist your plans to visit. You can download the guide here
Bring a picnic and enjoy the sumptuous surroundings.
Tickets can currently be purchased online or by telephone. The telephone line will be manned between 9.30am and 1.30pm Monday to Friday. At all other times please leave your name, telephone number and ticket requirements and we will call you back.
We are not currently able to welcome visitors for advance face-to-face ticket sales.
No booking fees are charged, but a £1 Future Fund levy is included in most ticket prices to support our work. This levy is included in the published ticket price. Concessionary prices (for events promoted by Dorchester Arts): where available, these are offered to under 18s, students, those in receipt of benefits and people on low income regardless of age.
Please note that outdoor performances will go ahead come rain or shine. Cancellation will only occur in extreme circumstances and we will notify ticket holders immediately should such a situation arise.
Covid-19-related ticket policy
We are operating a ticket-less system at the present time. On arrival at events, please give your name and reference number at the box office to gain entry. Once checked in, a wrist band will be available. We will ask you to help yourself to these wrist bands in order to minimise contact.
If you are unable to attend a performance due to a positive Covid-19 test result, displaying Covid-19 symptoms or have been instructed to self-isolate, please contact us to exchange your ticket for an alternative event (of equivalent value) or claim a refund. Please contact Dorchester Arts as soon as you are aware of a problem. Tickets cannot be reimbursed once an event has passed.
Dorchester Arts is a registered charity, so if you feel able, please consider forfeiting your refund as a donation.