Dorchester Arts is the year-round provider of arts performances and entertainment in Dorset’s County Town. Most of the performances take place in our home venue, Dorchester Corn Exchange, but we also programme events in Maumbury Rings, Dorset County Museum, Duke’s Auctioneers and churches around the town.
The programme features everything from popular comedians to contemporary classical music, via theatre, folk, jazz, dance, family entertainment and visual arts. We host Dorchester Youth Theatre and Pop Club and offer various participation opportunities for adults.
In short, we do all this because we believe that where the arts thrive people and places do too.
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|Box Office Mon - Fri||10.00 - 16.00|
Events happening here
The Stompin’ Dave and Earl Jackson Duo
Dorchester Arts event - A night with the Stompin’ Dave and Earl Jackson Duo promises to be a fantastic live blues music event.
Wed 26th Jan - 8:00pm
The Great Baldini Presents: A Magical Cabaret
Dorchester Arts event - The Great Baldini - emperor of illusion, prince of prestidigitation, maharajah of mystery – presents an evening of magical entertainment in cabaret..
Thu 27th Jan - 8:00pm
Police Dog Hogan
Dorchester Arts event - The seven-piece band return with a new spring in their step to promote their brand new album ‘Overground’. Their trademark brand of Country, Americana tinged rock incorporating raucous cacophonies and melancholic tributes will lift your spirits.
Sat 12th Feb - 8:00pm
I, Elizabeth (Dyad Productions)
Dorchester Arts event - the story of a young Queen Elizabeth - who was the woman beneath the crown?
Wed 16th Feb - 8:00pm
First Time by Nathaniel Hall (presented by Dibby Theatre, a Waterside Arts Commission)
Dorchester Arts event - ‘Remember your first time?’ HIV+ theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall (It’s A Sin) presents his award-winning ‘hilarious’ and ‘heart breaking’ hit autobiographical show about growing up positive in a negative world.
Wed 23rd Feb - 8:00pm
Moscow Drug Club
Dorchester Arts event - Think 1930s’ Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire, and where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after-hours jam with the local Tziganes - an intimate musical experience.
Thu 24th Mar - 8:00pm
Simon Brodkin: Troublemaker
Dorchester Arts event - World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson,is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his sensational new stand-up show.
Sat 26th Mar - 8:00pm
Calan (Kistvaen Tour)
Dorchester Arts event - Calan are arguably one of Britain’s most innovative and thrilling bands. We can’t wait to welcome them to the Corn Exchange in this, their first major post-lockdown tour.
Fri 15th Apr - 8:00pm
The Unravelling Wilburys
Dorchester Arts event - Performing the songs of the 1980s supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.
Fri 29th Apr - 8:00pm