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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Art Week – Dorchester Artists Exhibition @ Dorchester Abbey Guest House
May 19 – May 26 all-day
Art Week - Dorchester Artists Exhibition @ Dorchester Abbey Guest House | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Come and view the work of our local talented artists. Open from 10a.m. – 5 p.m. every day (25th, 26th , 27th 10a.m. – 4 p.m.) Work by Patricia Drew, Adrian Brooks, Mari Metcalfe, Ed Metcalfe, Rosie Southon, Vicky Nolan, Bill Maish and Sophia Stewart – Liberty
English Music Festival @ Dorchester Abbey
May 25 – May 28 all-day
English Music Festival @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
The Twelfth Festival of English Music will take place in Oxfordshire from Friday 25 to Monday 28 May 2018. A full programme is available on the website, www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk. Booking has now opened for the Twelfth Festival of English Music. Join us for top-quality music-making in convivial surroundings. Highlights include Owain Arwel Hughes and Hilary Davan[...]
Chiltern Arts Festival - Academy of Ancient Music and Nicola Benedetti @ Dorchester Abbey | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
In the second concert marking the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death, we welcome Nicola Benedetti who joins Richard Egarr and AAM for the first time. Performing this programme with gut strings – which she has described as having a more ‘human’ sound than that offered by their modern counterparts – Nicola brings to life music[...]
Dorchester Open Gardens @ Dorchester Abbey
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dorchester Open Gardens @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | United Kingdom
2:00 pm
Come and visit Dorchester’s spectacular private gardens! Gardens of all shapes and sizes to inspire you – from historic buildings to small modern creations.
Jun 16 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Benson Choral Society - Mozart Masterpieces @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 am
Mass in C minor Elizabeth Roberts Soprano Susan Legg Mezzo Soprano Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks Tenor Michael Bundy Baritone Piano Concerto in C major K 467 Anita D’Attellis Piano Laudate Dominum Chris Walker Conductor Elgar Orchestra Mozart’s talent was so prodigious, and his output so prolific, that it is often difficult to know where to start –[...]
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Safari Supper - Abbey fundraiser @ dorchester on thames | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:00 pm
A fantastic evening eating out in lovely Dorchester houses Price includes 3 course meal and 3 glasses of wine 7pm Drinks & canapes (where you collect your instructions on where you’re going) Main Course (at a house in Dorchester) Pudding (at another house in Dorchester) Coffee at the Rectory
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
NAFAS Flower Festival – Footsteps Journeys of the soul @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
10:00 am
Flower Festival by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Area of NAFAS. Proceeds from the Flower Festival will be shared between the Abbey and the Footsteps Foundation.Coach parties and bookings (public days and preview tickets) phone 0118 9473006.Entry by programme £8. Viewing times: Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday Noon-5pm Preview: Thursday 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (including refreshments)
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
NAFAS Flower Festival – Footsteps Journeys of the soul @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
10:00 am
Flower Festival by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Area of NAFAS. Proceeds from the Flower Festival will be shared between the Abbey and the Footsteps Foundation.Coach parties and bookings (public days and preview tickets) phone 0118 9473006.Entry by programme £8. Viewing times: Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday Noon-5pm Preview: Thursday 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (including refreshments)
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NAFAS Flower Festival - Footsteps Journeys of the soul @ Dorchester Abbey | England | United Kingdom
12:00 pm
Flower Festival by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Area of NAFAS. Proceeds from the Flower Festival will be shared between the Abbey and the Footsteps Foundation.Coach parties and bookings (public days and preview tickets) phone 0118 9473006.Entry by programme £8. Viewing times: Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday Noon-5pm Preview: Thursday 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (including refreshments)