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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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
Benson Choral Society @ Dorchester Abbey
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Benson Choral Society @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
J S Bach – St John Passion Evangelist – Ben Alden, Mezzo Soprano – Carris Jones, Bass – Timothy Murphy Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was appointed Cantor at St Thomas’ Church, Leipzig, in 1723 where he was to remain for the rest of his life. He completed the St John Passion for Good Friday 1724, subsequently[...]
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[...]