Athelhampton House

Athelhampton Rd, Puddletown, Dorchester DT2 7LG

Friday 19th July 7pm (gates open 6pm)

Book tickets online

Box office: 0333 666 3366

Enquiries: 0208 852 5761 or

Adult £18 | Child (under 16) £11 plus £1 booking fee


Venue information
Athelhampton is one of England’s finest Manor houses, with a Tudor Great Hall at the heart of the house. Built by William Martyn in 1485, and extended by his descendants during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. The house was lovingly restored in 1891 by a Victorian gentleman, Alfred Cart de Lafontaine, who created also the award-winning formal gardens.

Dorchester Arts have been bringing performances to Dorset’s county town and the surrounding area for the past 40 years, including an exciting outdoor summer programme of theatre and music.

What to bring
Please bring your own low-backed seating. Picnics, sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats should all be considered!

This venue is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Please contact the venue directly for further information. For information about carer’s tickets please click here

Getting here
Parking is available at this venue.

Our performances continue in all but the very worst weather! Please visit our WEATHER PAGE for more details.

Relaxed performances
We believe that all of our performances can be considered as relaxed. The lights don’t go down (until the sun sets!), the performances take place in the open air where there is plenty of space for audience members and all are welcome. We believe that theatre should be as accessible as possible and will be happy to talk to you about how we can make it accessible for you. If you have specific questions regarding your attendance at one of our performances please do not hesitate to get in contact with us so that we can help to welcome you. Contact details are here.

Other information
The performance will be approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes long including an interval.

Only assistance dogs are permitted at this performance.