Tickets are taken off sale the night before an event.  Unless the event is marked as SOLD OUT on the website there should still be tickets available on the door!

We only give refunds if we can resell your tickets and can’t refund box office charges (sorry) – email us on

The biennial Dorchester-on-Thames Festival is one of Oxfordshire’s leading Festivals based in and around 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 £200,000 for Dorchester Abbey and local charities. In 2022 we will be partnering with Daybreak, a local charity that supports people with dementia.

About Us

What we’re about
How ticketing works

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Our Partner Charity

In 2022, we are delighted to announce that we will be sharing our profits equally with  Daybreak.

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Your  visit

All the practical stuff about coming to the Festival!
Location, parking, where to eat, where to stay
Disabled parking & access

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25 Amazing prizes to bid for in the


Holidays, days out, money can’t buy opportunities….all for a bargain!

Bidding now open until 8th May

See all the prizes and get bidding here!

Support Our Amazing Abseilers!

100ft of Abbey tower, some genuinely terrified abseilers.  All to raise money for Dorchester Abbey & Daybreak!

Please sponsor generously!

Highlights from our previous Festivals

A photo gallery of fun we have had in past years

Just two small words to say to our sponsors and advertisers………………..


We simply couldn’t have done it without you.