Performances and workshops to entertain even the most difficult teenager!

Family Dog Show – Saturday 29th April 11am

The Dorchester Festival dog show is fun day out for all the family and your dog held in the beautiful grounds of Dorchester Abbey.

Shakespeare Unwrapped Workshop – Saturday 29th April 2.30pm

Packed with games, facts, improvisation and performance opportunities, this exciting workshop will give children a fun, positive and engaging introduction to the work of The Bard.

Festival Charity Fun Run – Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 11am

Take part in the hugely popular 5k Fun Run (or walk). Enjoy the amazing scenery of a run through the historic water meadow and alongside the river and raise money for Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice by getting sponsorship. Bring the whole family – you can even bring the dog!

Science Mad! – Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 1pm – 5pm

Throughout this Science Mad! afternoon there will be lots of science experiments for all ages in the Festival Tent and in the Abbey

Canon Custard Walk – Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 5pm

Our intrepid Rector walks on custard (not water!).

Lego Moviemaker Masterclass – Saturday 6th May 12.30pm & 3pm

Lights, camera, action! Bring your stories to life!

Comic Art Masterclass – Sunday 7th May 1pm & 3.30pm

In these fantastic 2hr masterclasses with Kev F you will produce your very own comic strip and he will draw a caricature of you for you to take home

Out of the Blue workshops – Sunday 7th May 2pm & 3.30pm

This hugely popular all-male a cappella student group from Oxford Universities run fun afternoon workshops for children and adults.

Out of the Blue – Sunday 7th May 7pm

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!