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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Dorchester Tea Room 40th Birthday @ Dorchester Abbey Tea Room
Aug 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Dorchester Tea Room 40th Birthday @ Dorchester Abbey Tea Room | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
2:30 pm
Come to the Tea Room on BH Monday August 28th from 2.30pm-5pm and enjoy 1970’s cake at 1970’s prices!
OSJ Carmina Burana @ Dorchester Abbey
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
OSJ Carmina Burana @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
Carl Orff Carmina Burana (conductor John Lubbock) Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer nos 1-10, 16 (conductor Jeremy Jackman) Schumann Liederspiel nos 1-5, 9 OSJ Voices, Malcolm Arnold Academy choir Ilona Domnich soprano, John Finden tenor, Jake Muffett bass Charlotte Tetley soprano Howard Moody, Catherine Edwards piano with massed percussion John Lubbock conductor.
Dame Helen Ghosh “The challenges facing the National Trust in the twenty-first century" @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
The Annual Dorchester Lecture for 2017 promises to be an interesting and thought provoking journey through one of Britain’s best loved institutions.
Apple Pressing, Harvest BBQ & Barn Dance @ Dorchester Rectory Garden
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm
Apple Pressing, Harvest BBQ & Barn Dance @ Dorchester Rectory Garden | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
5:30 pm
Come and press your own apples (don’t forget containers to put the juice in!) and bring something to put on the bbq, drinks and a salad or pudding to share Mulled cider and hot chocolate available if the weather is cold Barn Dance Tents to keep us dry if it’s wet!
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
OSJ - Beethoven and Bruch @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
Beethoven Eroica symphony, Bruch violin concerto Jan Schmolck violin soloist Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor