Activate produces, promotes and develops the performing arts in Dorset with the belief that artists can affect and/or provide positive change in our communities, with Social Justice at the heart of our activity.

Activate is the only strategic organisation in Dorset with the sole focus on producing and developing contemporary theatre, Community dance and outdoor celebrations/festivals. We work with venues, programmers, the education sector, artists, social services, environment, economic development, among others who all play a part in the ecology, sharing and delivering our aspirations with us.

Whilst following the principles of:

  • Innovation and creativity
  • Access
  • Equal opportunities
  • Diversity
  • Quality & artistic excellence
  • Partnership & co-operation

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E: info@activateperformingarts.org.uk
T: 01305 260954

7-9 The Little Keep,
Barrack Road,
Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1SQ