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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English Music Festival @ Dorchester Abbey
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – May 29 @ 10:00 pm
English Music Festival @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
Each English Music Festival is a dynamic and inspiring event, and all ten Festivals thus far have demonstrated just how exciting this music is; with each Festival, the EMF not only fulfills the ever-increasing demand for live performances of these all-too-often unheard works, but also plays a seminal role in restoring English music to its[...]
Pentecost Praise! @ Dorchester Abbey
Jun 4 @ 1:30 pm
Pentecost Praise! @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
1:30 pm
PENTECOST PRAISE! Messy Church Beacon Event Sunday 4th June DORCHESTER ABBEY Join us for a fun and informal celebration of Pentecost – games & bring your own picnic in the garden from 1:30 – messy church crafts and prayer stations from 2:30 – Christchurch Abingdon leading worship from 3:30 – finishing at 4 All ages[...]
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Benson Choral Society - Byways of Beethoven @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
Saturday 10 June 2017 Byways of Beethoven Mass in C (Op 86) Choral Fantasia (Op 80) – Solo Piano Anita D’Attellis Halleluia (Op 85) from Christ on the Mount of Olives Soprano – Helen Withers Mezzo Soprano – Serenna Wagner Tenor – Paul Smy Bass – Phillip Tebb The great Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) embraced,[...]
Waynflete Singers - Sense and Sensibility: a concert celebrating Jane Austen @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
The first half of this special concert marking the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death in 1817 will feature new arrangements of songs and glees from Austen’s personal music collection, interspersed with readings from her work and keyboard music of the period. The Waynflete Singers will perform seven items from the collection, which is now held[...]