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.
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.
Due to the high demand for the theatre space, we encourage interested parties to enquire early.
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 [email protected]
Allsop Gallery & 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.
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 Mick Smith
Refreshments & Catering Facilities
We hold details of many catering companies, suitable for all events, and can alternatively quote for in-house catering.
Please contact Dee Fenton at [email protected] 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.