Max Gate

Upcoming events

Poetry at Max Gate: Thomas Hardy & others

Thu 07 Jun 2018
15:00-16:00
Members of the New Hardy Players read inspiring seasonal poetry by Thomas Hardy and other associated writers. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players of £3

Tuneful Stories

Tue 12 Jun 2018
13:00-16:00
Tim Laycock brings Hardy's home to life with music and stories

Open air theatre: The Trumpet-Major

Fri 29 Jun 2018
19:30-21:45
The New Hardy Players present a colourful and musical interpretation of Hardy's romantic historical novel

Tea with Mrs Hardy and the Suffragists

Thu 13 Sep 2018
16:00-17:00
Mrs Hardy invites you to tea in the garden at Max Gate, with some special guests advocating Votes for Women and a short performance by the Hardy Players. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players for the tea of adult £3, child £2

Poetry at Max Gate: William Barnes

Sat 15 Sep 2018
14:30-15:30
Tim Laycock and members of the William Barnes Society read Dorset dialect poetry by William Barnes. Suggested donation to the William Barnes Society of £3

Armistice Day 1918: a selection of poetry and readings

Sun 11 Nov 2018
14:00-16:00
Members of the New Hardy Players read poetry and prose to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players of £3
Max Gate

Places to stay

The terrace at Portland House with sea views

National Trust places to stay in West Dorset 

West Dorset is an ideal holiday location. Our places to stay are located by the coast in gorgeous countryside that's featured in the hit TV programme Broadchurch and the Far from the Madding Crowd film starring Carey Mulligan.