Our home venue is Dorchester Corn Exchange, a historic building in the centre of Dorchester. The space is flexible, with modular staging, removable seating, a fixed lighting rig and in-house PA system. The capacity is also flexible: we can curtain down the space for more intimate shows, can accommodate up to 120 on raked seating, up to 240 on flat seating with modular stage, and 375 standing. A Harlequin dancefloor is available.
We also programme in local churches and stage outdoor events in the extraordinary setting of Maumbury Rings, an ancient grass amphitheatre close to the town centre and ideal for outdoor theatre and music events.
Dorchester Arts is supported by Dorset Council, Dorchester Town Council as well as individual donors and corporate sponsors.