Bridport Arts Newsletter

Venue Hire

Are you looking for somewhere to hire for your upcoming event? Don’t forget that there’s space in one of Bridport’s most distinctive buildings.

Marlow Theatre

A charming listed building occupying a prime site in the centre of Bridport, the Arts Centre makes an ideal venue for weddings, conferences, lectures, AGM’s and, of course, staged musical and theatrical productions. The beautiful Marlow Theatre is housed in what was a Wesleyan Chapel and still retains many original features. We can work with you to ensure your event is fully supported, including providing tea and coffee or bar facilities from The Pantry, our in-house café, if required.

Due to the high demand for the theatre space, we encourage interested parties to enquire early.

Further information

Seating capacity of 194 (120 fixed seats, including the balcony)
Standing capacity of 300
Stage area of 6.12m x 6.63m

For more information please contact Dee Fenton


The Arts Centre forecourt is available to hire, and makes a great location for markets and events.

For more information please contact Dee Fenton

Allsop Gallery, Café & Foyer Galleries

The Allsop Gallery is one of the largest exhibition spaces in Dorset and occupies the upper floor of the Georgian schoolhouse. It measures 15m x 6.5m with two 2.5m high hanging boards running the length of the galley.

It has a seating capacity of 50 for talks and performances.The Allsop Gallery is programmed approximately 18-24 months in advance.

Café and Foyer exhibitions are curated approximately six months in advance.

We have a curated programme for the gallery spaces so they are only rarely available for hire. Artists interested in exhibiting are welcome to submit proposals. You can request our guidelines from the email below.

For all gallery enquiries please contact Curtis Fulcher

Refreshments & Catering Facilities

Bridport Arts Centre’s The Pantry Café can host catering for your event, whether you are holding it at the Arts Centre or elsewhere.

Please contact Dee Fenton at for more details and to discuss your requirements.

All hire bookings are subject to date availability and are taken at the discretion of the Management.

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