‘A lovely little gem of a festival’

Dr Carol Colburn Grigor CBE | Dunard Fund

Recipient Prince of Wales Medal for Philanthropy, Hon Vice President EIF & Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettre

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Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey is at the centre of Festival activities, offering a stunning backdrop and unforgettable venue as well as a magnificent and spiritual place to visit. Visit the Abbey website to find out more about its history.

Welcome to Sherborne

If you are visiting Sherborne, welcome, and we hope you enjoy your time here.  There are a host of good reasons to visit Sherborne and Dorset all year round – visit our information page for more about the town.

Eat & Drink locally

Sherborne has so many great places to eat and drink, offering something for everyone.  From a takeaway panini to a locally-sourced a la carte dinner, a frothy cappucino to a local beer… there’s plenty of places to enjoy.

Explore the County

Sherborne is perfectly placed to explore all that Dorset has to offer, so why not stay a while and venture out and about to the surrounding countryside, Dorset towns and Jurassic Coast. See our ideas for days out and places to stay.

A huge success! See the 2017 Festival highlights

A HUGE SUCCESS AS ‘BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL BEETHOVEN’ CLOSES THE FESTIVAL Award-winning Sherborne Abbey Festival has celebrated record audiences, as more than 7000 people enjoyed a five day musical feast. Churches and school venues welcomed visitors from near... read more

FTR Review | Dream of Gerontius

  Thank you to The FTR for its review of a recent Festival production… ELGAR’S masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius was the choice for one of the major concerts in this year’s Sherborne Abbey Festival.  Cardinal Newman’s original poem, published in 1865, is a... read more

Tenebrae Workshop | Sherborne Abbey Primary

Friday 28th April 1.45-2.45pm   One of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, Tenebrae Choir will be conducting a WORKSHOP at Sherborne Abbey Primary School, Lenthay Road, Sherborne DT9 6AQ on Friday 28th April from 1.45pm-2.45pm.  This is Sherborne Abbey... read more

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