Message from John Baker, Chairman and Artistic Director

It is with great regret that, after discussions, and in light of the latest advice from the Government and Archbishop Justin Welby, I feel it necessary to cancel the 2020 Sherborne Abbey Festival. I had hoped to postpone events until later in the year but the uncertainty about how the Coronavirus will develop and affect us all is unclear so, regrettably, it seems only right to cancel completely.

I would like to thank everyone that has worked so hard in preparation for the Festival, to sponsors and those who bought tickets. Preparations are already under way for 2021, when the dates for the Festival will be 30th April until 5th May.

Everyone is facing difficult times and local businesses are suffering, together with performers whose livelihoods rely on audience support. Please take care of yourselves and those around you.

Ticket holders will be receiving full refunds as soon as we can organise it.

With my best wishes


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