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

Our 2022 Festival is over!  Thank you to our fantastic audiences, performers, volunteers and sponsors.  Our next Festival will be 3rd-12th May 2024.

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 £250,000 for Dorchester Abbey and local charities. In 2022 we raised over £50,000 and partnered with Daybreak, contributing £25,000 to this brilliant local charity that supports people with dementia.

Highlights from our 2022 Festival

About Us

What we’re about

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Charity Partners

Could your charity partner with Dorchester Festival?  We’d love to hear from you!  Take a look here to find out more

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Performing at the Festival

We encourage an eclectic mix of performers in the Abbey, Festival tent and various village venues to build our programme of events.  We love to support new artists where we can!  Take a look at our last programme and if you think you fit in then please do get in touch!

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Would you like to come to our next Festival?  Just send us your contact details and we’ll let you know when we have a programme and tickets are ready to buy so you can get the very best seats.  We promise not to share your information with anyone else.

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Highlights from our previous Festivals

A photo gallery of fun we have had in past years