Bridport Arts Newsletter
Venue Information 6 April - 10 March

Cancellations, Rescheduled events, and tickets


As a theatre we always try to ensure that the show goes on and that audiences and artists have a great time at our venue.  And we value the artists who fill our wonderful gallery and exhibition spaces with talent and colour, and provide a superb visitor experience. But we also know that the job of Bridport Arts Centre is to respond to what people and communities need most, and right now that’s making sure that everyone has the very best chance of staying well.

So, in light of the Prime Minister’s announcement that for the time being people shouldn’t be attending theatres or other public gatherings, the Arts Centre remains closed to the public until further notice.


If you have booked tickets for an upcoming performance that will now be cancelled or rescheduled, we will be in touch with you directly, using the contact details you provided at the time of booking.

If we are asked to cancel or reschedule an event we will do the following:

1)  reschedule where possible

2)  credit customers accounts with ticket purchase prices, for use at a later date

3)  refund customers with the full ticket price, including the booking fee

Our priority now will be ensuring that we protect the future of Bridport Arts Centre so that our audiences can once again enjoy the very best of performing and visual arts here in Bridport once this crisis has passed. But we’re a registered charity, so these are undoubtedly going to be challenging times.  If you can, please support us. And if you require a refund, I’d ask you to please consider donating the cost of your ticket. At this critical moment for your local Arts Centre, your help really could make a big difference.

The reaction of our ticket holders to the temporary closure  has been as unprecedented as the times we are living in. THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far.

Arts organisations are the beating heart of their communities and Bridport Arts Centre is no exception. For 46 years this is where the people of Bridport and the wider community have gathered together to share cultural experiences, it’s where lives are enriched and memories made.  And so it will be again. Just for now though we must all lead slightly different lives.

Please direct all enquiries to: with  the name of the event in question, your name, email address and contact phone number.

Although the Box office and venue are closed, we are still monitoring messages and emails and aim to reply within 5 working days.

We’ll keep you informed as we progress, and thank you so much for your continuing support and good wishes. Stay safe, take care, and see you soon.

Mick Smith and the team at Bridport Arts Centre

At this time, the following performances have been cancelled:

All Metropolitan Opera performances until the LIVE performance of Aida on 10 October

The Man Who Left is Not the Man Who Came Home

Bridport Film Society Screenings until September 2020 (additional date Tuesday 22 September)

Classic Concerts until September 2020


Sustainable Fashion

Jazz in the Theatre until June

Last of the Summer Wine

Macbeth (Handlebards)

The Importance of Being Ernest

The following performances have been postponed to a later date:

Rowan Reinghans, Dispatches on the Red Dress Thursay 12 November 2020

EOS Easter on Art Sunday 28 March 2021

Yoruba Women Choir Saturday 24 October 2020

From Page to Screen Festival Wednesday 28 October to Sunday 1 November 2020

Martin Carthy Saturday 19 September 2020

Migration Concert Thursday 10 December 2020

Flash Story Slam Wednesday 7 October 2020

Battle of the Bands  new Autumn 2020/Spring 2021 dates to be announced shortly

Frank Griffiths Backarack date to be announced shortly


Updated, Mon 06 April 2020

Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


If I want the things that I adore about this town endure through these times I have to willing to give back. If I don’t, do I deserve to have them?


Good to hear that plans are already being made to be ready for any glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel; we will all look forward to seeing the centre up and running again then.

I hope you and the rest of the team are keeping well .


We will be back as soon as possible to the Arts Centre!

E Fisher

We need the Arts Centre to still be functioning when this lockdown is over.