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 over £300,000 for Dorchester Abbey and local charities. In 2024 we partnered with local charity Restore, who support individuals to live with increased freedom from the constraints of mental ill health, through therapeutic activity, coaching and learning.

We raised a record £62,000 in 2024.  Thank you to all those who volunteered and supported us!

Our Festival is now wrapped up for 2024 but we’ll be back 1st-10th May 2026.

Your Visit

Where to stay, eat and drink, location & parking

Disabled Access, Seating & Parking

You are very welcome to our Festival!  Find out more and book space here

Charity Partners

Find out more about our charity partners and how to become one!

About Us

What we’re about, booking t&cs, box office timetable

Highlights from our previous Festivals

A photo gallery of fun we have had in past years