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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Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
OSJ - Schubert's Stabat Mater
6:00 pm
Schubert Stabat Mater in F minor Bach cantata 82 ‘Ich habe genug’ Verdi Stabat Mater Ilona Domnich soprano Xavier Hetherington tenor Jake Muffet baritone Orchestra of St Johns OSJ Voices John Lubbock conductor
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Davey Consort - Schubert Winterreise @ Dorchester Abbey
7:00 pm
ST BIRINUS FESTIVAL DORCHESTER-ON-THAMES SCHUBERT WINTERREISE Mark Padmore – tenor Ryan Wigglesworth – piano Dorchester Abbey Saturday 27th April 2019, 7pm £30 suggested donation To reserve seats, email:concerts@stbirinusfestival.co.uk
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Oneness-Dream male a cappella concert @ Dorchester Abbey
10:30 am
Oneness-Dream is a male voice a cappella singing group whose members follow the spiritual teachings of Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007).
Dorchester Festival @ Dorchester Abbey
May 3 – May 19 all-day
Dorchester Festival @ Dorchester Abbey
12:00 am
Dorchester Festival is an amazing 60+ events raising money for Dorchester Abbey and, in 2019, Style Acre. Come and see The Tallis Scholars, sing with John Rutter, folk with Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, dance to Jazz, race ducks, find scarecrows, laugh with Angela Barnes, cook and do historical trails and much much more!
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Big Band Night at the Oscars @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 pm
A night on the red carpet of Hollywood with a programme of music straight from the Oscars with the BBC Elstree Concert Band! Every memorable piece from West Side Story to Superman has won a prestigious Academy award. The Oxford Collutorium Choir will be joining the incredible sound of this big band as it makes[...]
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Folk Night with Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys and Jackie Oates @ Dorchester Abbey Festival Tent
7:30 pm
Our first Festival folk night kicks off with a great double bill of award winning young folk artists. Whether you enjoy the smooth tones & fiddle of Jackie Oates or the big sound of Sam Kelly and his band, it’ll be a night to remember!
Cate Cody Jazz Supper @ Dorchester Abbey Festival Tent
May 7 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Cate Cody Jazz Supper @ Dorchester Abbey Festival Tent
7:15 pm
Be prepared to be wrapped in the smooth tones of the Great American Songbook and the swinging classics of the golden age of jazz, all played by masters of the art Returning to the Festival by popular demand, superb vocalist Cate Cody will entertain with her sophisticated 1930s style vocal jazz supported by a great[...]
Comedy Night with Angela Barnes @ Dorchester Abbey Festival Tent
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Comedy Night with Angela Barnes @ Dorchester Abbey Festival Tent
7:30 pm
Always one of the most popular events of the Festival! Don’t miss this great night out fronted by the amazing queen of Radio comedy Angela Barnes.
The Tallis Scholars @ Dorchester Abbey
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Tallis Scholars @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 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 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Out of the Blue @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 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!
Romeo & Juliet @ Dorchester Abbey
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 pm
Come and experience Shakespeare’s most famous story of love as it fills the space of our ancient Abbey with romance, sword fighting action, tragedy and comedy.
Romeo & Juliet @ Dorchester Abbey
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 pm
Come and experience Shakespeare’s most famous story of love as it fills the space of our ancient Abbey with romance, sword fighting action, tragedy and comedy.
Romeo & Juliet @ Dorchester Abbey
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 pm
Come and experience Shakespeare’s most famous story of love as it fills the space of our ancient Abbey with romance, sword fighting action, tragedy and comedy.
Romeo & Juliet @ Dorchester Abbey
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Romeo & Juliet @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 pm
Come and experience Shakespeare’s most famous story of love as it fills the space of our ancient Abbey with romance, sword fighting action, tragedy and comedy.
English Music Festival @ Dorchester Abbey
May 24 – May 27 all-day
English Music Festival @ Dorchester Abbey | Dorchester | England | United Kingdom
12:00 am
The Thirteenth Festival of English Music will take place in Oxfordshire from Friday 24th  to Monday 27th May 2019. A full programme is available on the website, www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk. We are delighted to announce the publication of the 2019 EMF Programme, which includes many gems, including the world première performances of Robin Milford’s Symphony, Vaughan Williams’s The[...]
OSJ Music in the Abbey @ Dorchester Abbey
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
OSJ Music in the Abbey @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 pm
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
OSJ Music in the Abbey @ Dorchester Abbey
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
OSJ Music in the Abbey @ Dorchester Abbey
7:30 pm
Music in the Abbey 2019 Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle Haegee Lee soprano, David Lee tenor alto, bass Piano and organ accompaniment John Lubbock conductor