Bridport Arts Centre

Bridport Arts Centre

Charity information

Bridport Arts Centre

Bridport Arts Centre is the cultural heart of the town, offering an exciting high quality programme of theatre, dance, music, film, literature and visual arts, with a busy learning and outreach strand

Founded 1973

  • Mission statement

    Bridport Arts Centre is a creative arts organisation at the heart of the West Dorset community, reaching out to inspire, engage and entertain.

    We are a multi-functional arts venue, opened in 1973 and playing a central role in cultural life of the area. We run a year-round programme of theatre, dance, live music, spoken word, film, visual art, workshops and community and non-professional events.
    We also run an annual international creative writing competition - the Bridport Prize - that in 2012 received almost 17,000 entries from 85 countries. The Bridport Prize is now one of the most respected open access competitions in the country.
    The Bridport Prize was the inspiration for our annual film festival From Page to Screen which has been running for five years with critical and audience acclaim.

    We pride ourselves on the quality of our programme, great customer service and a warm welcome.

  • Aims

    Bridport Arts Centre aims to:

    • Provide inspiration to artists and audiences through a vibrant and diverse programme of arts activities.
    • Initiate and promote new work in contemporary visual and performing arts.
    • Integrate our work with that of partners in the locality including schools, other arts organisations and community groups.
    • Offer entertainment to, and enhance the quality of life for, the people of Bridport and West Dorset.
    • Contribute to the local economy via support to local artists and people aspiring to be artists.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1973

    Registered Charity Number: 1069780

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 200

    Phone number: 01308 427183

    Address: 9 South Street Bridport Dorset DT6 3NR

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  • BAC Learning & Outreach Programme

    Our aim is to engage more people in creative activities, through workshops and projects fo... More