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“A real gem, tucked away in a pretty Dorset town”

Bridport Arts Centre
Ranked #20 of 43 things to do in Bridport
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Owner description: Bridport Arts Centre is situated in South St at the centre of the busy market town of Bridport. The venue hosts a wide variety of national and regional productions in theatre, music and dance along with an exciting programme of exhibitions, which attract over 10,000 visitors each year. Bridport Arts Centre enjoys extraordinary success in reaching the wider community in Dorset with innovative, vibrant participatory programmes. Home to the international writing competition, the Bridport Prize, the team at Bridport Arts Centre also organise the annual literary festival that has talks, readings, discussions, performances and film screenings in venues around the town.
Reviewed 23 June 2014

My husband and I visited Bridport Arts Centre at the weekend to see the wonderful performance of "Ballad of Mary Brown". The Arts Centre is in the old town centre in a Grade 2 Listed Georgian Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (former). The chapel area is used as a theatre and cinema and can also be hired to hold parties and other celebrations. There is also a pretty café where the food is nice and a gallery which often has really good art work displayed.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I have been coming to this cafe for many years and have always liked the relaxed, slightly eccentric atmosphere, the friendly staff and the excellent locally-sourced food. They have recently extended their opening hours; previously they were only open on market days I think. Dropped in recently for a light lunch on one of the new opening days and it was just as good, same atmosphere, same food same quality. I had the hummus plate which has a generous ramekin of hummus, hot pitta, grated carrot salad, green salad and olives. Very good value and more than a light lunch. Delicious and strongly recommended.

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

The café here is a gem. Don't tell anyone otherwise the simple layout friendly staff and short menu will get hoards of people in here. The food is home cooked well cooked and totally wanting for nothing other than to be eaten. The tea is in a mug the kitchen is the size of an average toilet and the seating is ordinary. Tough get over it. The food home made soup, sandwiches, salads simple fair is quality affordable and just what so many places have lost the link between the food prepared and the people who are to eat it. Here you can talk to the people who cooked you meal or made your sandwiches. So go eat enjoy share support and go again.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Went to the comedy cafe night. Four acts - all different and very funny for £7 per ticket. Where can you go and laugh your socks off for that price? Worth every penny.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

The Arts Centre has a wide venue of events I've seen Ralph McTell and Show of Hands and the Spooky Men in the small hall. There is an Gallery (stair lift available if stairs a probleml. There is a lovely peaceful cafe hidden at the back open for lunches Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and on nice days you can sit out in the rather pleasant courtyard garden with your ploughman's etc. The food is good value for money and the place is clean, the staff (volunteers?) are pleasant and helpful.

When buying tickets I have asked for an end of row seat for a person with mobility problems and they have offered to take out a seat for a wheelchair if we wanted.

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