The biennial Dorchester-on-Thames Festival is one of Oxfordshire’s leading Festivals based in the stunning location of Dorchester Abbey.

Since 2005 the Festival has regularly attracted over 3,000 people each year, from serious followers of the arts to schools, families and children of all ages and has raised significant profile and over £110,000 for Dorchester Abbey and local charities.  For 2015 we were proud to give £27,000 to PACT (Parents and Children Together) who are raising money for their post adoption support work.

2015 photo gallery

The highlights of our 2015 Festival

The Tallis Scholars

‘the most beautiful sound I have ever heard’

John Rutter

‘a fabulous opportunity and inspiration’

Out of the Blue

‘a great end to a fab festival – what a fantastic night!’
‘Best evening ever’

Comedy Night

‘ my first comedy night and so funny I cried laughing’


‘our first ever Festival and we will definitely be back’

The Big Bash

‘brilliant party, great food and amazing band – fantastic!’

Ben Morris - CGI

‘incredible film clips and amazing stories – so, so clever!’


‘Elsa and Anna are even prettier in real life..’
Look at images from previous festivals:
Ticket sales are handled by our booking agent – TicketSource. They can be bought on the internet 24 hours a day with no booking fee if you print an eTicket at home.

For an additional 50p you can choose to receive a mobile ticket or postal tickets  for an additional £1.50.
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Disabled vistors are welcome to Festival events! Dorchester Abbey has full disabled access
Disabled parking and special seating must be booked in advance though the telephone box office
Look through our programme: