2022 Festival Dates Announced

We are excited to announce that the 2022 Sherborne Abbey Festival will take place from Friday 29th April until Friday 6th May 2022.

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Outstanding Contribution to Tourism

The organisation throughout was amazing and your volunteers did a fantastic job whether they were selling programmes, welcoming, or just being helpful. To put on such an event over so many days takes an enormous amount of planning but it all worked superbly. 

Concert-goer 2019

Event/Festival of the Year

Dorset's award-winning Music & Performance Festival

Since the year 2000 Sherborne Abbey Festival has welcomed more than 100,000 Festival-goers to Sherborne

Sherborne Abbey

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

Discover Sherborne

Once home to Alan Turing, recently voted the greatest icon of the 20th century.  From Raleigh to Turing, historic to contemporary, there are a host of reasons to #DiscoverSherborne all year round – visit our information page

Local food & drink

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 an artisan beer… there’s plenty of places to enjoy.

Explore Dorset

Sherborne is perfectly placed for a short break to explore Dorset. Why not stay a while and venture out to the surrounding countryside, market towns and Jurassic Coast?  See our ideas for days out and places to stay.

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