Sherborne Abbey Festival 2022

Our first full Festival in 3 years was the biggest yet with 8 days of concerts featuring a winning combination of world-class performances alongside outstanding local talent and some truly exceptional performances from the young people of Sherborne School, Sherborne Girls and Leweston School.

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Sherborne Abbey Festival 2022

A celebration of music

Sherborne Abbey Festival is an annual, week-long celebration of music, with events held in a variety of locations in and around the beautiful town of Sherborne, Dorset. Each year the Festival welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the UK to experience a wide range of performances and genres; from opera, choral and classical music to jazz, swing and more!

Mini Festival
September 2021

In the summer of 2021 there was a break in the clouds and we took the opportunity to plan a special ‘Mini Festival’ in September of that year.

Helping the next

Generation of stars

Sherborne Abbey Festival is an event that is volunteer organised and run and one which gives back to the community and its audiences.

Proceeds from ticket sales are reinvested, to ensure financial security for future festivals and to support local music initiatives, especially those involving young people.

Grants for the Next Generation
Sherborne Abbey


Abbey Festival Volunteers with programme