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.

Jan
11
Sat
NARNIA returns to Dorchester Abbey
Jan 11 – Mar 8 all-day
NARNIA returns to Dorchester Abbey @ Dorchester Abbey

Back by popular demand, Narnia returns to Dorchester Abbey!
An interactive exhibition for families, schools and people of all ages to explore the imaginative world of Narnia.
– Saturdays & Half Term 10am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
– Sundays 1-5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

A pop up tea room will be running 1.30-3.30pm on Saturdays and through half term.
Please check our website if you are travelling some distance to the exhibition as it may be closed occasionally for other events.
The exhibition will close at 4pm on Saturdays 8th, 29th Feb and 7th March for rehearsals for evening Abbey events
Some school slots are available. Contact Margaret Craig at education@dorchester-abbey.org.uk to organise a group visit.

Jan
25
Sat
1 day mosaic workshop
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
1 day mosaic workshop @ Abbey Guest House

Learn how to create beautiful objects from unwanted china. In this introductory workshop you will lean about choosing, nipping, composing, fixing and grouting.You will create a hanging heart or pot stand to take home with you. Come and have a go, its addictive.

Narnia children’s craft workshops
Jan 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Narnia children's craft workshops @ dorchester Abbey

There are at least 3 different crafts planned for each session bookable in advance. Colouring pages will also be available at every session (including a make your own mini colouring book).
Planned workshops:
– Make a folding Lion
– Make a light catcher
– Create a character headband
– Design and make a shield
– Make a crown
– Make a Narnia badge

Feb
1
Sat
Narnia children’s craft workshops
Feb 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Narnia children's craft workshops @ dorchester Abbey

There are at least 3 different crafts planned for each session bookable in advance. Colouring pages will also be available at every session (including a make your own mini colouring book).
Planned workshops:
– Make a folding Lion
– Make a light catcher
– Create a character headband
– Design and make a shield
– Make a crown
– Make a Narnia badge

Feb
8
Sat
Narnia children’s craft workshops
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Narnia children's craft workshops @ dorchester Abbey

There are at least 3 different crafts planned for each session bookable in advance. Colouring pages will also be available at every session (including a make your own mini colouring book).
Planned workshops:
– Make a folding Lion
– Make a light catcher
– Create a character headband
– Design and make a shield
– Make a crown
– Make a Narnia badge

YoCO Supper and concert
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
YoCO Supper and concert @ Dorchester Abbey

A fundraising evening with TWO-A-PART for the YoCO
Abingdon Group ( WHO WILL BE
TRAVELLING TO KENYA ON 13TH FEBRUARY)

Feb
15
Sat
Narnia children’s craft workshops
Feb 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Narnia children's craft workshops @ dorchester Abbey

There are at least 3 different crafts planned for each session bookable in advance. Colouring pages will also be available at every session (including a make your own mini colouring book).
Planned workshops:
– Make a folding Lion
– Make a light catcher
– Create a character headband
– Design and make a shield
– Make a crown
– Make a Narnia badge

Feb
17
Mon
Narnia children’s craft workshops
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Narnia children's craft workshops @ dorchester Abbey

There are at least 3 different crafts planned for each session bookable in advance. Colouring pages will also be available at every session (including a make your own mini colouring book).
Planned workshops:
– Make a folding Lion
– Make a light catcher
– Create a character headband
– Design and make a shield
– Make a crown
– Make a Narnia badge

Feb
18
Tue
Narnia children’s craft workshops
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Narnia children's craft workshops @ dorchester Abbey

There are at least 3 different crafts planned for each session bookable in advance. Colouring pages will also be available at every session (including a make your own mini colouring book).
Planned workshops:
– Make a folding Lion
– Make a light catcher
– Create a character headband
– Design and make a shield
– Make a crown
– Make a Narnia badge

Feb
19
Wed
Narnia children’s craft workshops
Feb 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Narnia children's craft workshops @ dorchester Abbey

There are at least 3 different crafts planned for each session bookable in advance. Colouring pages will also be available at every session (including a make your own mini colouring book).
Planned workshops:
– Make a folding Lion
– Make a light catcher
– Create a character headband
– Design and make a shield
– Make a crown
– Make a Narnia badge