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Upcoming ATC Events

27th & 28th October 2018

HISTORY@WORK WEEKEND

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm

Prices: Adults £5.00, Children £2.50,  Under 4's free - Tickets available on the gate on the day. 

23rd & 24th March 2019

PRE-HISTORY WEEKEND

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm 

Prices: Adults £10.00, Children £5.00, Under 4's free - Tickets available on the gate on the day. 

27th & 28th July 2019

Dark Ages Weekent 28th & 29th July 2018

DARK AGES WEEKEND

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm 

Prices: Adults £10.00, Children £5.00, Under 4's free - Tickets available on the gate on the day. 

Sunday 29th September 2019

Apple Day Sunday 23rd September 2018

APPLE DAY

Sunday 10am - 4pm

Prices: Adults £5, Children £2.50,  Under 4's free - Tickets available on the gate on the day. 

Other Events at the Ancient Technology Centre.

Outside event organisers hire the Ancient Technology Centre to hold events and sell tickets to the general public.  Any tickets or enquiries for these events should be directed to the organisers.  


The Ancient Technology Centre is used on a daily basis by school groups, we  kindly ask that you respect the site by leaving it as you found it. 

  • Please take your rubbish away with you.  
  • Please be aware this is a no smoking site 
  • Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on-site due to livestock.


If you park in the School car park please be respectful to our neighbours:

  • Please only park in designated areas, please do not park on the grass.
  • Please do not smoke on-site
  • Please be aware that dogs are not permitted on-site, even if they are left in cars, which we wholeheartedly discourage!
  • And under no circumstances let your dogs toilet in the school grounds!


Storytelling in the Earthouse

Storytelling in the Earthouse

In a field on the outskirts of Cranborne village, there is a hill, and it has a door…  

One of Dorset’s best kept secrets, the Earthouse is a 200-seat theatre – lit by lamplight and fire-light. Here audiences sit on wooden benches, under an earth roof, held up by 21 huge oak tree trunks… they come to listen to stories. The Ancient Technology Centre works with the Crick Crack Club to bring some of the finest contemporary performance storytellers to this fabulous off-beat venue – turning it into a cinema of the imagination.   

‘I was spellbound – I don’t use the word lightly’ THE TIMES   

‘the art of storytelling is in the surest, safest hands here’ REMOTE GOAT

13 OCTOBER - SOLD OUT

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THE GODS & MONSTERS SHOW – PANDVANI108  


performance storytelling by Emily Hennessey, Mikael Oberg & Ben Haggarty,  with music by Jonah Brody & Sheema Mukherjee.


Back by popular demand – the Gods & Monsters show returns!


Take a trip to the underworld…

Walk into the fire…

And don’t look back….

The stage is set for a high voltage mythological mash-up!


Combining performance storytelling, music and song, Pandvani108 turn on the epic jukebox to bring us a wild night of unbowdlerised global myth and epic, in untamed short form style. Gods, monsters, giants, warriors & divas from Greece, Ireland, the Scandinavian North, the Indian heat and far beyond, are all hauled centre stage.


Far from sedate spoken word, this is a brash & exuberant cinema of the imagination, inspired by a 3,000 year old epic singing tradition and with more deities than you can shake a stick at. Encounter the Short Myth Massive – live and irresistibly direct!


‘playful, powerful, dynamic…a highlight!’ Beyond the Border

TICKETS: £11 adult, £6 children (suitable 14+)(booking fees apply)


Wrap up warm; bring a torch, a cushion & wear sensible shoes...


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10 NOVEMBER  - SOLD OUT

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TELLING THE BLUES TICKETS 

performance storytelling by Jan Blake, with music by Matt Chandler
From juke joints and brothels, to slave shacks and plantations – under the starlit sky of the deep Southern States emancipated slaves of the African Diaspora, dressed in indigo dyed denim and banned from singing their homeland songs, created, sang and lived the BLUES!


Fusing song, folktale and legend, the remarkable storyteller Jan Blake, and blues guitarist Matt Chandler, tell the blues. Join them for a night in the very fine company of those who’ve got the blues, those who defy the blues, those who cure them, and those who cause them. 

This is a performance to raise the roof and bring the stars down to the windows to listen…


TICKETS: £11 adult, £6 children (suitable 12+)(booking fees apply) 

Wrap up warm; bring a torch, a cushion & wear sensible shoes...

 THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT 

Jaminaround 1 - 25th May 2019

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Touch the Earth - 1st & 2nd June 2019

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Jaminaround 2 - Sat 7th September 2019

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