Menu
Dorchester Arts

You will be prompted to log in as you continue your purchase. If you have booked tickets with us before, you won't need to create a new account but can log in using your email and password. If you do not know or have forgotten your password, please click this link to reset your password.

If you are having any trouble logging in or creating an account, please contact the Box Office on 01305 266 926


DYT: When They Go Low

DYT: When They Go Low

Louise wages war on the school’s systemic misogyny following boys posting pictures of a girl on social media.


When They Go Low explores everyday feminism, consent and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world.


This is an amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Thursday 7 Jul 20227:30pm Book Now
Friday 8 Jul 20227:30pm Book Now
The Mikado (Opera Anywhere) '22

The Mikado (Opera Anywhere) '22

Following many triumphant performances at Dorchester Arts and Nothe Fort, Opera Anywhere return with the Gilbert & Sullivan classic The Mikado.

Saturday 9 Jul 20227:00pm Book Now
The Shodyssey (Assembleth Theatre)

The Shodyssey (Assembleth Theatre)

A fantastic family show that takes you on a journey through the Trojan War...as you've never seen it before!

Saturday 16 Jul 20226:00pm Book Now
Much Ado About Murder (Heartbreak Productions)

Much Ado About Murder (Heartbreak Productions)

Don your detective cap for some super silliness this summer.


Our original murder mystery will set five suspects under the spotlight, and we will depend on you to find answers. Who was lurking in the corridor carrying a candlestick? When did the third gunshot go off – before or after the very silly song? And probably most importantly, why didn’t you pack a larger picnic?


Answers to these and other equally important questions will only be uncovered as we make Much Ado About Murder (an original murder mystery by Heartbreak Productions, performed, as are all our shows, out of doors, so check the weather, dress appropriately, and bring a picnic).


Running time: 2 Hours 20 Mins | Age: 10+

Thursday 21 Jul 20227:00pm Book Now
Summer Fun Music Workshop
Monday 25 Jul 20229:00am Book Now
Summer Fun Dance Workshop
Tuesday 26 Jul 20229:00am Book Now
Summer Fun Drama Workshop
Wednesday 27 Jul 20229:00am Book Now
Summer Fun Arts Workshop
Thursday 28 Jul 20229:00am Book Now
Summer Fun Performance Writing
Friday 29 Jul 20229:00am Book Now
Parkinson's Dance Training

Parkinson's Dance Training

Dorchester Arts is pleased to offer this Parkinson's Dance Training for experienced dance artists and health professionals. The training follows the Parkinson Dance Science approach to dance classes for people living with Parkinson's. It   fuses together creative dance, physio-therapy and research evidence co-founded by Dr Sophia Hulbert and Aimee Hobbs with the support of Pavilion Dance South West. Parkinson's Dance Science classes aims to be 'A creative & social experience, with an evidenced, theoretical underpinning, providing a therapeutic effect, specific for the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

 

The training comprises of three modules which includes an online webinar and two days in-house training. It will enable participants to gain the knowledge and skills to lead Dance classes for people living with Parkinson’s using the Parkinson's Dance Science approach, which is backed by research and encompasses physiological underpinnings into the art of the dance class.  

 

A link to the webinar will be sent nearer the event.


Friday July 29th - Sunday July 31stBook Now
Wuthering Heights (Sisata)

Wuthering Heights (Sisata)

Developed with support from Lighthouse, Poole, this vibrant new adaptation of Emily Brontë's elemental masterpiece is accompanied by beautifully haunting original live music and uplifting songs. A whirlwind of a story, a tempest of the heart.



Friday 29 Jul 20227:00pm Book Now
A Summer Sunday with Rainer Hersch

A Summer Sunday with Rainer Hersch

Our Summer Sunday event at beautiful Whitcombe Manor is now a firm favourite with our audiences. Our tradition of combining incredible musical skill with an unusual comic twist continues, and this year we are delighted to welcome Rainer Hersch to perform for us.


Rainer is an incredible conductor and musician who has performed on every major comedy stage in Britain and abroad.  But be warned, you may never look at piano lessons or playing the triangle in the same way again…..


Join us for an afternoon of comedy musical brilliance, a complimentary glass of bubbly and delicious canapes, in a lovely setting.


By the kind invitation and support of Minette and Alec Walters



Sunday 31 Jul 202212:00pm Book Now
The Spooky Men’s Chorale 2022

The Spooky Men’s Chorale 2022

Following legendary performances in 2015 and 2017, the Spooky Men return for one night only. They will delicately garnish their much-loved black-catalogue with new incursions into beauty and stupidity, somewhat like a chocolate muffin with bits of chocolate in it. You must see them, really you must.

Thursday 4 Aug 20228:00pm Book Now
The Three Musketeers (Boxtree Productions)

The Three Musketeers (Boxtree Productions)

All for one and one for all!


This family friendly musical will be an incredible mix of amazing adventure, magical music, comical characters and swashbuckling sword fights.  The whole family will be entertained, from the youngest to the eldest and we will give you an experience you’ll be talking about for years to come!  


So, pack up a picnic, a low backed chair or blanket and join Boxtree Productions in the open air for this wonderful show.  Your buckle will have never been so swashed!

Sunday 7 Aug 20225:00pm Book Now
Awful Auntie by David Walliams (Heartbreak Productions)

Awful Auntie by David Walliams (Heartbreak Productions)

Awful Auntie by David Walliams, adapted for the outdoor stage by Heartbreak Productions, is a truly thrilling tale. Owls, ghosts, chases, escapes, motorcycle rides, and tiddlywinks all fill Stella’s days as she evades her menacing Aunt and saves the family home.

So, please join us at the dedication of the new playground at Saxby Hall and hear how it all came about.


Make sure you bring a blanket or chair to sit on, weather-appropriate gear, and a picnic, as the tale could take some time to tell, and storytelling can be hungry work!


Running time: 2 Hours | Age: 7+

Saturday 13 Aug 20226:00pm Book Now
The Wind in the Willows (Calf2Cow Theatre)

The Wind in the Willows (Calf2Cow Theatre)

Join Mole, Ratty and Badger in a floor stomping, live music, hilarious re-telling of this woodland adventure as they save Toad and his shiny new motorcar from deep trouble.


A summer afternoon in Wild Wood, while the animals sat, ate picnics and played with their friends, a mischievous ‘poop poop’ echoed in the trees.

Friday 26 Aug 20226:00pm Book Now
Kiri Pritchard-McLean - Home Truths

Kiri Pritchard-McLean - Home Truths

Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News For You?, Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You?, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown) is coming to Dorchester with a brand new tour.


It’s been a big few years for most of us and Kiri is no different. She’s moved back to her home island of Anglesey, struggled with lockdown and got herself some rescue chickens. You can expect jokes about skinny jeans, learning Welsh and white supremacy - something for everyone.


“Making powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects” – The Guardian


Age guidance: 16+


Sunday 11 Sep 20228:00pm Book Now
Alive and Drawing: A life drawing class

Alive and Drawing: A life drawing class

What happens when theatre meets art? And why should life-drawing be all about a nude on a box?


Join us for a unique take on the traditional life-drawing class. Alive & Drawing events feature varied and sometimes surprising set-ups, using props, music, lights, costumes, movement, narrative, masks and more to inspire you and awaken the artist’s sense of adventure.


Suitable for all abilities and any age over 10yrs. Beginners very welcome!

Sunday 25 Sep 20222:00pm Book Now
Sunday 23 Oct 20222:00pm Book Now
Sunday 27 Nov 20222:00pm Book Now
Isata Kanneh-Mason

Isata Kanneh-Mason


Isata Kanneh-Mason is the recipient of the 2021 Leonard Bernstein Award, a 2020 Opus Klassik award for best young artist and, as a member of the Kanneh-Mason family, the 2021 best classical artist at the Global Awards.


Her debut album on Decca Classics, “Romance – the Piano Music of Clara Schumann”, drew popular and critical acclaim, entering the UK classical charts at No. 1 when it was released in July 2019 and leading Gramophone magazine to extol the recording as “one of the most charming and engaging debuts” and Classic FM to praise Isata as “a player of considerable talent”. This was followed in July 2021 by “Summertime”, a journey through the varied piano repertoire of 20th-century America featuring Samuel Barber’s Piano Sonata and a world premiere recording of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Impromptu in B minor.


During the 21/22 season, Isata will be one of the European Concert Hall Organisation’s Rising Stars, and will perform recital programmes at some of the continent’s most illustrious concert venues.  As part of her ECHO Rising Stars season, she will also engage in educational and outreach activities and collaborate with Jamaican-British composer Eleanor Alberga on a newly commissioned piece. Isata also continues to perform with her siblings, including regular duo recitals with her brother, the cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason.  Recent highlights include appearances at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris, Teatro della Pergola, Florence, L’Auditori, Barcelona, the Auditorio Nacional, Madrid, and Carnegie Hall, New York.  Isata Kanneh-Mason is a member of KONZERTHAUS DORTMUND’s series “Junge Wilde” since the season 2021/22 as well.

Thursday 29 Sep 20228:00pm Book Now
Paul Foot: Swan Power

Paul Foot: Swan Power

The multi-award winning comedian presents his brand new show. Tired of the goose? Swan Power is here. Paul opens his beak and explores topics including Nanna on the rack, murdering Santas and interfering ambulance drivers (self-appointed busybodies!) Plus Billy Zane’s Valuable Diamond (c/o RMS Titanic).  Live by the swan, fly by the swan.

"Like a rare exotic bird, he's special" The Daily Express

"Sublime, original, brilliant" The Independent

"Something of a comic genius" The Sydney Morning Herald


Friday 30 Sep 20228:00pm Book Now
dS:uK Brothers in 85 Tour

dS:uK Brothers in 85 Tour

DS:UK - in tribute to Dire Straits” are the UK’s finest tribute show to Dire Straits. The band have been performing across the UK since 2016 and the band are bringing their show back to The Pavilion Theatre on 2nd December 2021 with their popular “Brothers in 85” tour.

Friday 7 Oct 20228:00pm Book Now
Jessica Fostekew - Wench

Jessica Fostekew - Wench (15)

A show about sexy things (awkward), private things (oh no) and a woman trying to sit on the face of time to keep it still (hot, right?). You’ve seen Jess on Live at the Apollo, QI and on Harry Hill's Clubnite amongst other TV shows. She's a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, the host and creator of The Hoovering Podcast and you hear her regularly on BBC R4's News Quiz and Now Show.


Jess was nominated for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award – Best Show 2019 with her last show Hench, and she won Best Show and Best Breakthrough Act in the Chortle Awards 2020.


Wednesday 19 Oct 20228:00pm Book Now
Jen Brister - The Optimist

Jen Brister - The Optimist

If Jen Brister has learned anything in the past 18 months, it’s that she’s no good in a crisis. (Unless you count getting into the foetal position in under 30 seconds.) Has the pandemic changed her for the better or is she the same old pessimistic naysayer she’s always been? I think we all know the answer to that. Let’s just hope she can make it funny.


Age Guidance: 16+


Thursday 27 Oct 20228:00pm Book Now
Martin Harley Solo Show

Martin Harley Solo Show

Martin Harley has been making music and touring the world for over two decades. His sound has never been more down to earth. Exploring roots, blues and slide guitar in a style The Guardian referred to as ‘Spellbinding’, Harley has released eight albums to date, four recorded on home soil and four across the Atlantic in Texas and Nashville.


An album with Grammy nominated Daniel Kimbro and Sam Lewis is on the way for 2022, with their project Harley Kimbro Lewis. The three have collaborated since 2014. “We’ve all jumped of a few rocks together, physically and mentally, this record has got scars, bars and underwater superheroes”.


His recent nominations include, AMA instrumentalist of the year, Best Acoustic Guitarist, Best Acoustic Blues artist. Notable appearances include Glastonbury Acoustic and Avalon stages, Beautiful Days, Royal Albert Hall, Union Chapel, Bluebird Nashville, Tønder Festival, The Troubadour LA and at home round the fire pit with his two daughters.

Friday 4 Nov 20228:00pm Book Now
The Greatest Magician

The Greatest Magician

A DAZZLING new MAGIC SHOW - presented by the magician most famous for jamming the BBC

switchboards are he correctly predicted the lottery. This astonishing, enigmatic, five star rated magic show

will leave you aching from laughter and dizzy in disbelief.

Wednesday 30 Nov 20228:00pm Book Now