Events at Dorchester Abbey

For generations people have brought their gifts and skills to enhance the life of Dorchester Abbey and this tradition continues as a huge variety of groups and organisations hire and use the Abbey each year as the venue for a wide and vibrant programme of concerts, theatre, visual arts and other events.

If you would like to hire the Abbey for your event then take a look at our information for hirers.

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PACT Carol Concert @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
PACT Carol Concert @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
5:00 pm
Held in the stunning setting of Dorchester Abbey, PACT’s carol concert will be held on Sunday 11th December. A tea party for families will be held at 4pm to which everyone is invited. The carol concert starts at 5pm. You will enjoy brilliant performances from talented singers including The Dorchester Abbey Choir. Tickets are free[...]
Village Carol Singing @ The Fleur de Lys Pub
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Village Carol Singing @ The Fleur de Lys Pub | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
6:00 pm
Come and join the Abbey Choir Carol Singing around the village to raise money for ABCD followed by mulled wine and mince pies.  All ages and abilities welcome!
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
RAF Benevolent Fund 33 Squadron Centenary Concert @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
 
OSJ Christmas Music @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
OSJ Christmas Music @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
A choice selection of Christmas music OSJ Ashmolean Voices John Lubbock conductor Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link on the OSJ website, or by telephone/in person from Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford Tel 01865 305305 Members of our ‘Conductors Circle’ mailing list can enter the discount code to get 20% off.
Posada Party! @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Posada Party! @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
10:30 am
A family cafe-style service with crafts featuring the figures of Mary and Joseph that have been travelling around homes in the village.
Nativity Craft Workshop @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nativity Craft Workshop @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
2:00 pm
Come and make halos, crowns and shepherds headresses to wear in the Crib Service Nativity Play (or just at home if you prefer!)  Coffee and cake freely available.
Crib Service Nativity Play @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Crib Service Nativity Play @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
4:30 pm
A very special family friendly service & play featuring local children (more angels and shepherds very welcome – come dressed up or borrow costumes when you get here).  A wonderful start to your Family Christmas
Midnight Mass @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 24 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:30 am
Midnight Mass @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
11:30 pm
Celebrate the arrival of the Christ child with the traditional midnight service
Christmas Family Eucharist @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Christmas Family Eucharist @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
10:30 am
A Family friendly service for Christmas Day morning.  Do bring your Christmas presents to show Revd Sue
OSJ Strauss Gala @ Dorchester Abbey
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OSJ Strauss Gala @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:00 pm
Strauss Gala at Dorchester Abbey, 7pm Wonderful waltzes and polkas mostly by Johann Strauss Junior. Plus well-known tunes from Strauss and Lehar, ‘Turkish movement’ from the Mozart 5th violin concerto, and Kreisler violin favourites with brilliant young violinist Mathilde Milwidsky Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link on the[...]
Singing Saturdays @ Dorchester Abbey
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Singing Saturdays @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
9:30 am
Oxford’s fun, friendly, monthly singing sessions, meeting in the city’s most beautiful locations. Can’t make a weekly choir? We’re the ideal solution No need to read music. We sing it, you listen and repeat! We thought it; science proves it: great for body and mind Steph Pirrie and Philip Read are both experienced choir leaders[...]
Sheku Kanneh-Mason in concert with the Junior Royal Academy of Music and Laudate Choir @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 pm
Haydn Cello Concert in C Mozart Requiem Cello: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (BBC Young Musician 2016) Junior Royal Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra The Laudate Choir Soprano: Emily Forrest Mezzo: Emma Stannard Tenor: Stefan Kennedy Bass: James Geidt Conductor: Howard Ionascu
Dorchester Festival @ Dorchester Abbey
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – May 7 @ 10:00 pm
Dorchester Festival @ Dorchester Abbey
7:00 pm
Our biennial 60 event 10 day Festival based in and around Dorchester Abbey is supporting Sue Ryder Nettlebed next year. Events for next year are already looking great and will be finalised over the next few months – The Tallis Scholars and Out of the Blue return, and Showstoppers (the sell out improvised musical from[...]