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.[event_board]

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Jul
23
Tue
St Birinus Primary School – Summer Concert
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
St Birinus Primary School - Summer Concert @ Dorchester Abbey

A concert given by staff and parents, past and present of Dorchester Birinus School and featuring the headmaster Russell Leigh. All welcome, proceeds will further support the excellent music provision at our school. Tickets from participants, the school or Lilly’s tearoom in Dorchester.

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Sep
21
Sat
OSJ Music in the Abbey
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
OSJ Music in the Abbey @ Dorchester Abbey

Music in the Abbey 2019

Brahms Tragic Overture
Bruckner Motets
Brahms violin concerto, soloist Jan Schmolck

Orchestra of St John’s
OSJ Ashmolean Voices
John Lubbock conductor

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Oct
12
Sat
OSJ Music in the Abbey
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
OSJ Music in the Abbey @ Dorchester Abbey

Music in the Abbey 2019

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Haegee Lee soprano, David Lee tenor
alto, bass
Piano and organ accompaniment

John Lubbock conductor

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Nov
18
Mon
Adult Christmas Craft Workshops
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Adult Christmas Craft Workshops @ Abbey Guest House

Come and get in the mood for the festive season in the Abbey Guest House by creating something new for your Christmas decorations! We will be offering you the opportunity to make a textile Christmas Tree Wall Hanging on Monday morning, 18th November, and a freestanding ‘Book’ Angel and an Angel Garland on Tuesday afternoon 26 November. We will demonstrate the crafts but there is scope for your own creative interpretation, if you prefer!

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Nov
26
Tue
Adult Christmas Craft Workshops
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Adult Christmas Craft Workshops @ Abbey Guest House

Come and get in the mood for the festive season in the Abbey Guest House by creating something new for your Christmas decorations! We will be offering you the opportunity to make a textile Christmas Tree Wall Hanging on Monday morning, 18th November, and a freestanding ‘Book’ Angel and an Angel Garland on Tuesday afternoon 26 November. We will demonstrate the crafts but there is scope for your own creative interpretation, if you prefer!

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