Tickets will be taken off sale at midnight the day before before an event.  Unless the event has sold out there should be tickets on the door.  Events with food often cannot do door tickets – check the event pages for info.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Tickets : £12 children under 10 / £15 adults / £20 with Prosecco Children too young for their own seat may sit on a parent's lap and share their tea. 1 hour teas starting at 2pm / 3.15pm / 4.30pm Tumble down the rabbit hole to enter the world of Alice in Wonderland and eat a delicious cream [...]

May Morning Breakfast

May Morning Singing from 9am Free May Morning Breakfast from 8.30am £7 (must be booked in advance) Two a Part Continuing the annual tradition, Dorchester’s a cappella group will welcome May by singing from the Abbey tower and then in the Abbey. Proceeds from this event go to this year’s festival charities Restore & Dorchester Abbey [...]

Local Artists Exhibition

The work will be available to view at the following times: 11am-5pm weekends, BH Mon & Friday, 1-5pm Tues-Thurs Dorchester Artists including Adrian Brooks Alison Rosby Bill Maish Carole Golding Chris Ellis Ed Metcalfe Patricia Drew and Sophia Stewart-Liberty will be exhibiting their work in the Dorchester Abbey Guest House.  25% of all sales will [...]

OSJ Music for Autism

This event is FREE! Sadly Derek Paravacini, who was originally booked in to perform this concert, can no longer make it This is a free concert to which all are invited!  Local autistic schools will come to enjoy the therapeutic effects of music live in the Abbey with professional musicians associated with the Orchestra of [...]

Dorchester Abbey Festival Service with Guest Speaker Paul Cook & Belinda Gifford-Guy

Come to this special Dorchester Abbey Festival service with Guest Speaker Paul Cook, Head of Advocacy at Tearfund, and this year's Junior BBC Chorister of the year Belinda Gifford-Guy This service will be packed with favourite hymns and a lovely anthem from our amazing Dorchester Abbey choir.  A bit of peace and quiet in the [...]

Festival Circus service

Come and join Juggling John for a fun family café-style service in the tent with songs and circus tricks!  The Abbey band will be playing along to add to the fun Breakfast style refreshments from 10am If you need disabled parking or access do contact us here with your requirements - we'd love to help you! [...]

Mindful Movement for Wellbeing

This event is FREE but please do book a ticket using the link on the right so that we know how many people are coming! Join Restore’s Oxfordshire Recovery College for a free introduction to the benefits of gentle movement for mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Experienced tutor, Tina, will introduce some body-focused grounding skills [...]

Priest Poets

Priest Poets Tickets £8 children (under 16) free Join three young priests as they share their poetry and discuss life, literature and faith. Featuring a former actress, a doctor of Languages and literature and our own local curate! Laura Darrall Laura Darrall is a performance poet and Anglican priest, she is a regular presenter on Radio [...]

Dorchester Duck Race

Dorchester Duck Race Ducks £5 (£12 for 3) The Dorchester Duck Race is now one of THE essential village Festival events for all ages.  Buy a duck, customise it and launch it down the river from the Hurst Water Meadow to a nail biting finish next to the Abbey.  Prizes for the first ducks home! [...]

Cate Cody Jazz Supper

This event is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to go on a waiting list, follow the box office link to the right and register your interest.  If there are requests for box office returns we will contact the waiting list in turn to see if tickets can be resold. Superb vocalist Cate Cody returns [...]

Open mic night

£5 tickets for audience only. Children (under 16) free Performer registration is at 7.30pm This Open Mic evening is a great evening out for all ages watching (and sometimes participating in) eclectic performances in a lovely friendly atmosphere.  The bar will be open with great beer and good wines. We now have plenty of performers [...]

Grand Opening and Tower Abseil

Brave volunteers, including Gavin, Bishop of Dorchester and our Abbey Rector will abseil down the 100 foot Dorchester Abbey tower to raise money for the Festival charities - Dorchester Abbey and Restore Come and cheer them on! This event is managed by Jamie Wakeham from Gallery Bouldering -- a new Oxford bouldering centre Below are [...]

Family Dog Show

Tickets only needed to enter a dog - spectators FREE! A fun day out for all the family and your dog held in the beautiful grounds of Dorchester Abbey.The show ring will be a calm and safe area for your dog to take part in the classes throughout the day.  There will be a class [...]

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