Coleridge’s story of an epic sea journey centres around the killing of a harmless albatross. The havoc wreaked by this pointless act of vandalism explodes into one of the most popular and best loved poems in the English language. With an increase in awareness of humanity’s relationship to, and dependence upon, the environment this ‘poem of the biosphere’ is undergoing a popular revival. And no wonder; it is a rollicking good yarn suffused with elements of the gothic and the downright ghostly. Timbers will be shivered! Designed and directed by Sue Hill (KneeHigh, WildWorks, Eden Project) and magnificently brought to life by John O’Mahony.
The Corn Exchange is on High East Street in the heart of the town. For Sat Nav users, our postcode is DT1 1HF. Nearby parking can be found in the various town centre car parks (see map above). Unfortunately there is no parking available on site.
Dorchester Corn Exchange has wheelchair access and toilet facilities for wheelchair users. If you have any specific requirements, then please let us know when booking tickets and we are more than happy to help.
The fully-licenced bar opens half an hour before each performance.
Tickets can currently be purchased online or by telephone. The telephone line is manned between 10am and 4pm 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.