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Plays, talks, family activities, music, debates – there is something for everyone at Shire Hall! Keep an eye on this page to see what’s coming up.

Tour
Behind the Scenes Tours

Behind the Scenes Tours

Wednesdays, 2pm
Discover hidden staircases and explore the secrets of Shire Hall.
Exhibition
Wessex Women

Wessex Women

A selected object daily from the 26th of October 2019 - 4th of October 2020
Festive event
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

30 November - 22 December
Indulge in a glass of fizz and afternoon tea at Shire Hall this December.
Family eventFestive event
Family Film Club: The Grinch

Family Film Club: The Grinch

11th December, 4pm
Get all the Christmassy feels with this classic, starring Jim Carey!
Performance
The New Hardy Players: Christmas in the Courtroom

The New Hardy Players: Christmas in the Courtroom

12th December, 7.30pm
A dramatic and musical celebration of Yuletide, by the New Hardy Players supporting Dorchester Poverty Action.
Performance
The New Hardy Players: Christmas in the Courtroom

The New Hardy Players: Christmas in the Courtroom

13th December, 7.30pm
A dramatic and musical celebration of Yuletide, by the New Hardy Players supporting Dorchester Poverty Action
Family eventFestive event
Christmas at Shire Hall

Christmas at Shire Hall

14th December, 10 - 4pm
Come and celebrate Christmas, Shire Hall style!
Family eventFestive event
Family Film Club: Muppet Christmas Carol

Family Film Club: Muppet Christmas Carol

18th December, 4pm
Sing your heart out with this all time favourite.
Talk
Pop Up Talk: Elizabeth Muntz Sculptures

Pop Up Talk: Elizabeth Muntz Sculptures

19th December, 2pm
This free, bite-sized pop up talk explores the work of local sculptor Elizabeth Muntz (1894-1977)
Performance
Murder in the Bunker

Murder in the Bunker

17th January, 6.30pm
Dorchester Arts and Shire Hall present ‘Murder in the Bunker’, a murder mystery for you to solve.  Join us and play detective over dinner.
Workshop
Jewellery making workshop with Caroline Parrott

Jewellery making workshop with Caroline Parrott

29th February 2020, 10am - 4pm
Indulge your creativity, and make some fabulous jewellery!
Workshop
Piratical Rum Night

Piratical Rum Night

NEW DATE 13th March, 7pm
Drink in the footsteps of Dorset's piratical forebears, whilst learning about one of the most up and coming spirits.