About Us

For over 30 years, Dorchester Arts has engaged tens of thousands of people in a wide variety of arts events – from huge outdoor events to small-scale children’s theatre.

Dorchester Arts is supported by Dorset Council, Dorchester Town Council and our individual donors and corporate sponsors. We are a membership organisation, a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

Our staff consists of an Artistic Director, an Administrator & Bar Manager, a Finance Manager, a Marketing and Front of House Officer, a Fundraising & Development Manager and a Community Engagement Manager. Governance is led by a Board with up to 12 members and we receive a huge amount of support from a dedicated band of volunteers.

Our home is in the Dorchester Corn Exchange, where we have a performance space and a fully licensed bar for all events.

We also programme performances in a variety of venues across Dorchester, including the Hardye Theatre, St Mary’s Church and Maumbury Rings, and work with a wide range of community groups, delivering arts activities for all ages.

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