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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Chiltern Arts Festival - Mozart and Mendelssohn - Ben Goldscheider and City of London Sinfonia @ Dorchester Abbey | Abingdon | England | United Kingdom
8:00 pm
The stellar players of the City of London Sinfonia perform a programme bringing together two of the greatest child prodigies who ever lived, Mozart and Mendelssohn. After the evergreen overture that Mendelssohn wrote inspired by a trip to Scotland, Ben Goldscheider, recent finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year, is the soloist in Mozart’s[...]
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Stepping into Song - an evening of music @ Dorchester Abbey | England | United Kingdom
5:00 pm
Join members of Rock Choir, Didcot Girls’ School Choral Group and All Saints CofE Primary School, Didcot, in a fantastic evening of music. Supporting the Footsteps Foundation – offering therapy to children with disabilities and assisting them with walking. Afternoon tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes will be available as you listen in the beautiful[...]
YoCO Charity Dinner @ Dorchester Abbey
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
YoCO Charity Dinner @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:00 pm
Come and enjoy a two course meal and wine with table service whilst being entertained with songs from Two-a-Part in support of YoCO. A chicken, beef and vegetarian dish available with a selection of desserts. YoCO is a local charity established to support young people aged 14 – 21 in youth groups following a guided[...]
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Benson Choral Society - Brahms  Ein Deutsches Requiem @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
7:30 pm
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem with Soprano Aoife Miskelly and Baritone Johnny Herfort. The German Requiem is Brahms’ greatest and longest choral work. It will be in any choral society’s top ten, and its great originality still strikes us today, both in its content, with Brahms abandoning the traditional Latin liturgical text in favour of his[...]
OSJ – Bach and Faure @ Dorchester Abbey
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
OSJ - Bach and Faure @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
6:00 pm
Bach Cantata 32 Faure Requiem Six unaccompanied motets on the Lord’s Prayer Orchestra of St John’s Conductor John Lubbock
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[...]
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
NAFAS Flower Festival - Footsteps Journeys of the soul @ Dorchester Abbey | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
Footsteps will be the third flower festival staged in the Abbey by the Berks, Busck and Oxon area of NAFAS. It will depict many journeys. Entry by programme £8 Viewving times: Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday Noon -5pm Preview: Thursday 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (including refreshments) Coach parties and bookings (public days and preview tickets) phone[...]