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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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
OSJ Classical and Jazz – a public concert by performers on the autistic spectrum @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
Performers include Derek Paravicini piano, Ashleigh Turley piano, Claire Doran soprano Derek (b. 1979) is an extraordinarily talented pianist, despite being blind and having severe learning difficulties. He plays entirely by ear, and has a repertoire of many thousands of pieces that he has memorised – jazz, pop and light classical – and he is a[...]
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[...]
Bond Night with the BBC Elstree Concert Band and The Oxford City Singers @ dorchester
7:30 pm
The music from the James Bond films has long been a firm favourite with film and music-lovers alike. Starting with Dr No in 1962, the last 55yrs have seen a wide variety of styles and memorable tunes. This concert will celebrate many of those favourite themes and songs. With the impressive sound of the 48[...]
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 pm
Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest – direct from the West End and now heading to Dorchester!With nine years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see phenomenon, a BBC Radio 4 Series, a critically acclaimed West End run and now an Olivier Award to their name, The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious[...]
Jazz Supper with Cate Cody @ Dorchester Abbey
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jazz Supper with Cate Cody @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 pm
Fresh from appearing at the BAFTAS, superb vocalist Cate Cody will entertain with her sophisticated 1930s style vocal jazz supported by a great quintet of multi award winning players; pianist Dave Newton, Saxophone and Clarinet from Trevor Whiting, John Day on double bass and drummer Charlie Stratford. Be prepared to be wrapped in the smooth[...]
Comedy Night @ Dorchester Abbey
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Comedy Night @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 pm
Always one of the most popular events of the Festival! Don’t miss this great night out fronted by the amazing Gary Delaney.
Food & Gift Fair @ Dorchester Abbey
May 6 @ 10:00 am – May 7 @ 5:00 pm
Food & Gift Fair @ Dorchester Abbey
10:00 am
Whether you’re looking for locally sourced food, a special gift or unique craft decorations for your home, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Dorchester Food & Gift Fair makes a perfect day out for all the family.
The Tallis Scholars @ Dorchester Abbey
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Tallis Scholars @ Dorchester Abbey
7:00 pm
The internationally acclaimed Tallis Scholars combine their perfect a capella sound with the fabulous Dorchester Abbey acoustics to make this the unmissable concert of the Festival week. With over 2,000 concerts and a catalogue of award-winning recordings, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music[...]
Out Of The Blue @ Dorchester Abbey
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Out Of The Blue @ Dorchester Abbey
7:00 pm
Oxford’s all-male a cappella group and semi-finalists of Britain’s Got Talent showcase their award-winning combination of vibrant vocals, outrageously unprofessional choreography and occasionally intentional comedy! With music ranging from Britney Spears and Beyonce to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, be blown away by these local boys’ touching musicality and irrepressible energy. Over 13 million[...]