Category Archives: What’s On

Friend of Dorchester Arts Abi Thommes is coming to entertain and engage you this summer with Beano madness and Comic chaos! We are working with the lovely people at Dorchester Library and The Summer Reading challenge to inspire you to get stuck in with some fantastic character scenes and comic strips. Bring your comics along...
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PaddleBoat Theatre Company invites you help set up camp so that we can tell the greatest campfire story ever told: where sleeping bags evolve into monsters, rucksacks become friends and torches highlight the forest’s closest secrets. Join us for an interactive family adventure jam-packed with puppets, songs and outdoor surprises. Age guidance 3+ Thursday 23 August Maumbury Rings 2pm...
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Elles Bailey impressed Dorchester audiences so much when she opened for Jo Harman at the Corn Exchange in spring 2017 that she now makes a welcome return with her own show. Elles has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What’s more fate has blessed her...
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Be thrilled by this passionate interpretation of a classic love story, Romeo and Juliet. Following their successful visit to Dorchester last September with its 1940s’ inspired Cosi Fan Tutte, Opera Holloway return with a fresh new contemporary take on one of the most famous love stories of all times, as depicted by one of Opera’s...
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This season’s Plush Festival sees another exceptional series of classical concerts to the beautiful venue of St John’s Church, Plush, this summer.

Starting in August, highlights include the return of Sir András Schiff for Book II of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the Heath Quartet, talented young Italian pianist Filippo Gorini, the complete cycle of Beethoven’s cello sonatas...

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The New Hardy Players return with a spectacular Georgian entertainment in evocative outdoor locations in Dorset.

Bring along a picnic and enjoy Thomas Hardy’s historical romance ‘The Trumpet Major’ in a colourful new production directed by Tim Laycock with Penny Levick. Featuring Harlequinade dancers from Dorchester Ballet directed by Lucy Bishop, newly composed music by Alastair...

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