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.

Highlights of our 2019 Festival programme

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The Tallis Scholars

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Folk Night

comedy night

Cate Cody Jazz Supper

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Romeo & Juliet

romeo & Juliet
Ticket sales are handled by our booking agent TicketSource. They can be bought on the internet 24 hours a day with a small booking fee of about 2% if you print an eTicket at home.

For an additional 50p you can choose to receive a mobile ticket or, for an additional £1.75, postal tickets.
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Disabled vistors are welcome to Festival events!
Dorchester Abbey, the Festival Tent and The village Hall have full disabled access and toilets.
You can find out more and book parking and seating here
If you are a registered carer and need to accompany another audience member you can get a carers discount on tickets for seated events without food. You are welcome to attend workshops and trails to provide support free of charge. Please contact for more information.

Look at images from previous festivals: