These are exciting times for Bridport Arts Centre.  We have recently received investments totalling £444,000 from the Arts Council, Dorset County Council, West Dorset District Council and Bridport Town Council towards essential work to improve the building and facilities here at BAC. For the past 40 years the Arts Centre has been a cultural hub for the people of Bridport and Dorset but we need your help to continue this. We need to raise an additional £130,000 to carry out this work.

Bridport Arts CentreOur beautiful 19th Century chapel needs some love and attention. Over the Summer we will be embarking on an exciting journey to bring the Arts Centre up-to-date and accessible to all. We want BAC to be inclusive so we will be installing automatic front doors, hearing loops at the Box Office and in the theatre, a new wheelchair accessible Box Office counter and bar. We will also be installing solar panels and secondary glazing to make us more environmentally responsible.

The improvements will make your visits to Bridport Arts Centre as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We are creating a new cafe bar area where you can sit and enjoy pre-theatre and interval drinks. There will be a bigger and better kitchen that will enable the cafe to open in the evening and serve evening meals. While it’s nice to enjoy a drink and a snack while you are here, we really want you to love the events in the theatre. As part of the developments, there will be a host of technical upgrades in the theatre to make performances as good as they possibly can be and enable us to continue to attract the highest quality of artists to Bridport.

These improvements will ensure the Arts Centre thrives for another 40 years. If you would like donate and be a part of these exciting changes you can feel proud of the role you will be playing in the future of Bridport Arts Centre. Giving online is easy, just enter the amount in the box below and follow the steps and enter your details.

Thank you!

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You can also donate in person or via the post – Bridport Arts Centre, 9 South St. Dorset DT6 3NR.