Bridport Arts Newsletter
Venue Information 19 October - 31 December

Booking, Cancellations, and Rescheduled events

We regularly keep things updated, in line with Government advice, and as a theatre always try to ensure that the show goes on, and that audiences and artists have a great time at our venue.  We 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.

We also value the artists who fill our wonderful gallery and exhibition spaces with talent and colour offering a superb, safe and socially distanced visitor experience.

How it will work:

Booking is online, in person through Bridport Tourist Information (01308) 424901 and by phone only at the moment. Seating is sold in Socially Distanced ‘bubbles’ for performances, in line with government regulations. Please make sure your booking is for  your household/social bubble only.

Tickets, Cancellations, and Rescheduled events

Booking, please note: 

  • There will be no ticket sales / returns ‘on the door’ for the foreseeable future.
  • Box office function will cease at 4pm on the day of the performance.
  • Most tickets are E-tickets/print at home and scanned at point of entry.
  • We will not be accepting latecomers.

Keeping you safe:

We have implemented a range of extra safety measures to keep you safe when booking a ticket for shows during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Please scroll down the website front page to ‘Latest News’ to see the measures we have put in place.


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: [email protected] 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 as swiftly as possible.

Thank you so much for your continuing support and good wishes. Stay safe, take care, and see you soon.

Mick Smith and the team

Bridport Arts Centre – awarded the SOLT See it Safely mark

Cancelled performances:

Bridport Film Society Screenings, to March 2021

Classic Concerts until March 2021

From Page To Screen, Bridport Art Centre’s Film Festival to April 2021

Wessex Military Band Christmas Concert

Postponed performances:

Kerry Godliman to 11 February 2022


Updated, Monday 21 December, 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.


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