What's on inAbingdon


Welcome to Abingdon

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Abingdon - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Abingdon to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Abingdon

25
JUL
Thor & Loki
The North Wall Arts Centre

War rages. The End of the World approaches. The fate of the Gods rests on Thors mighty shoulders but he hates violence and prefers writing poetry. Half‐Giant Loki is out for revenge but beneath her monstrous form lies a heart of gold.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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25
JUL
Healing Gong Bath
Wytham Village Hall

At this Gong Bath you will be immersed in the sounds of the healing gong. The magnificent breadth depth and diversity of sounds that the gongs create is unlike anything we experience in our normal world. The gong vibration can bring healing…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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27
JUL
No Kids
The North Wall Arts Centre

No Kids reveals the personal journey that real‐life couple and co‐artistic directors of Ad Infinitum Nir Paldi and George Mann embarked upon when they asked the question: as a gay couple should we go out of our way to have childrenPhysical storytelling…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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27
JUL
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Waterperry Gardens

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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31
JUL
Speed Dating in Oxford
The Slug and Lettuce

Oxford Speed Dating How speed dating in Oxford worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Oxford. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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06
AUG
Private Lives
Wadham College Gardens

On a glorious summer evening on the terrace of a stylish Rivera hotel two couples are on honeymoon. As the pre‐dinner martinis flow fate deals a strange hand. Elyot and Amanda are suddenly face to face again ‐ and it wasnt that…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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10
AUG
Love's Labour's Lost
Millets Farm Centre

The King of Navarre and his lords swear off food women and sleep in order to study for three years. No sooner have they made their oath when the Princess of France arrives on business with her ladies‐in‐waiting. How will the King…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01698 854409
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10
AUG
ArtsLab Summer Showcase: The Wardrobe Ensemble
The North Wall Arts Centre

Award‐winning theatre company The Wardrobe Ensemble are joining us for a three week residency this summer developing a new show with a newly‐formed group of young theatre‐makers as part of our ArtsLab programme.The Wardrobe Ensemble are a Bristol‐based group of theatre artists…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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13
AUG
Airbnb Smart Hosting Seminar - Oxford
The Oxford Retreat

. Learn all about smart Airbnb hosting Book now there is limited space available Being one of the most visited destinations in Britain Oxford welcomes approximately 7 million visitors per year and Airbnb in Oxford is quickly gaining traction.A two‐bed flat in…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 442080 502818
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25
AUG
Engine Shed Experience
Didcot Railway Centre

Some of the steam engines will be pulled out of the Shed and displayed as they would have been in their working lives.All our usual attractions will be open including The Signalling Centre with its interactive exhibits and visitors are welcome to…

Location: 4.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01235 817200
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02
SEP
Breast Walk Ever
Beale Park

With 3 distances to choose from you decide how far you want to walk. All routes follow the beautiful Thames Path the full marathon starts in Abingdon on Thames the half marathon starts in Wallingford and the 10km route starts in Goring.…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01235 534211
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04
SEP
Hannah Robson: Seeking Form
The North Wall Arts Centre

Hannah Robson is a textile artist interested in the spatial qualities of textiles. She constructs sculptural pieces using combinations of weaving and lace‐making exploring how threads can escape the traditional vertical and horizontal pathways imposed by the loom.She creates opportunities for threads…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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17
SEP
The Muddy Choir
The North Wall Arts Centre

It is November 1917 and the Third Battle of Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion. Young soldiers Will Robbie and Jumbo are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields and estates of their Sunderland home.United by their childhood…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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17
SEP
Financial Regulation in the UK: Frameworks
EBA Conferences Ltd.

WHY ATTEND SHARE NEW IDEASRefresh knowledge and get the latest industry trends presented by thoroughly chosen experts ‐ British University professors in‐demand practitioners and field gurus. Generate new valuable ideas for business growth with efficient topic exposure and individual consultancy. IMPROVE YOUR…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +441865 981335
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22
SEP
Rachel Parris
The North Wall Arts Centre

Viral sensation Rachel Parris star of BBCs The Mash Report presents a comedy show packed with stand‐up song sketch and inevitably a sideways swipe at society.In this tour show she showcases some of her best bits from her trademark comic anthems to…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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22
SEP
Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair
Didcot Civic Hall

The Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is one of the UKs top regular toy train and collectors fairs. Organised by the same people that run the highly successful Cirencester and Swindon Toy & Train Fairs the event is staged four times a…

Location: 4.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07708 385061
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24
SEP
Joanna Vestey: Conditions of Knowledge
The North Wall Arts Centre

Joanna Vestey continues her photographic exploration into spaces and objects that relate to the production and holding of knowledge. Best known for her large format interior images made in physical spaces of academia such as libraries and lecture theatres these new abstract…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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26
SEP
The Fishermen
The North Wall Arts Centre

In a small Nigerian town Ben and Obembe along with their two older brothers slip away to fish at a forbidden river. Unnoticed and carefree they continue until one day the prophecy of a madman changes the course of their lives forever.Based…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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29
SEP
The Star Seekers
The North Wall Arts Centre

Want to fly to the moon Visit a space station Become an astronautStar Seekers Alph Betty and Gammo need your help to save Oxfords space stationcollect every orb and delve into the great unanswered question of the universe: whatdo astronauts really have…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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30
SEP
Blowzabella - French bal *40th Anniversary Tour*
Kennington Village Hall

Blowzabella is a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable driving drone‐based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional folk music and song.Andy…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: Blowzabellatourdetailsfrom:07887 948853
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01
OCT
Inspiring People: Darcey Bussell
The North Wall Arts Centre

As part of our Inspiring People series award‐winning composer George Fenton introduces Dame Darcey Bussell renowned former Principal with The Royal Ballet. Not only the most famous British ballerina of her generation Darcey Bussell has gone on to undertake extensive broadcast work…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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02
OCT
We Can Time Travel
The North Wall Arts Centre

Dom has found a message hidden in a cassette tape his grandad sent to him 15years ago. Some people think its a key. A key to time travel. Join Dom as he takesus back to the day that his grandfather was lost…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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04
OCT
DIR/Floortime Course - Oxford
Friends' Meeting House

The Developmental Individual Differences Relationship‐based DIR Model uses joyful play Floortime between parents and their child to support social emotional and cognitive growth and happiness.DIRFloortime is a comprehensive relationship‐based Model of intervention for families with autistic children. This is a 2 day…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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04
OCT
Harry And Chris Save The World
The North Wall Arts Centre

After sell‐out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Harry Baker and Chris Read have been featured three times on The Russell Howard Hour Sky and have been touring regularly around the UK.Last year they prevented a apocalypse…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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05
OCT
Hal Cruttenden 'Chubster' UK Tour 2018
Cornerstone

After a 2 year hiatus from touring one of the UKs most popular TV and live comedians is back with a new show entitled Chubster and nationwide tour this autumn. This hotly anticipated show premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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06
OCT
Day Out With Thomas
Didcot Railway Centre

Thomas is a regular visitor to Didcot Railway Centre where he is welcomed by his friends the Great Western engines. Enjoy rides all day and as often as you wish. Thomas the Tank Engine is running on his Branch Line…

Location: 4.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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07
OCT
Jamali Maddix
The Glee Club Oxford

VAPE LORDCritically acclaimed comedian and host of Vicelands Hate Thy Neighbour Jamali Maddix is embarking on his first World Tour. Hell be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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08
OCT
One Life Stand
The North Wall Arts Centre

When we can have sex whenever we want with whomever we want why settle for a normal relationship With the promise of fresh excitement just a swipe away is Kats long‐term lover really her lifelong dreamOne Life Stand is a late‐night search…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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10
OCT
The Society of Wood Engravers
The North Wall Arts Centre

The Society of Wood Engravers returns to The North Wall this October to open its national touring exhibition with an entirely new selection of amazing relief prints. Over one hundred wood engravings woodcuts and linocuts made by artists as near as Summertown…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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12
OCT
WOLF
The North Wall Arts Centre

Welcome to Shadow City a hellhole of a city but a city nonethelessDetective Jay Walker is dead and with no leads and a case colder thanice. Itsup to his ex‐partner Patrick Nobody calls me Patrick Wolf to bust some imaginaryheads and find…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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Tourist Attractions


Oxford Castle

If you thought Oxford was just about elegant spires and world‐class academia then think again brbrOxford Castle Unlocked reveals Oxford's less well known history, one that's rich with tales of great escapes, betrayal and even romance all within the walls of this ancient castle and prison.brbrbrbrThe…

Museum of Oxford

The Museum of Oxford is the only museum that is dedicated to the history of Oxford and its University. Town Hall, Oxford The museum is located in the historic Town Hall, and the entrance is off St Aldate's on the corner of Blue Boar Street.…

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum is the University of Oxford's museum of anthropology and world archaeology. Founded in 1884 following a gift to the University from General Pitt Rivers it retains its unique period atmosphere with dense displays of artefacts, many in the original wooden display cabinets. …

Didcot Railway Centre

Join us in our rural setting based around the original engine shed. The Great Western Society has had a home in Didcot since 1967 and the range of activities and facilities on offer is substantial. The collection of Great Western coaches is probably the most comprehensive…

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

The Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity, caring for abused and ill‐treated animals. We rely totally upon public donations to enable us to do this valuable work. Helping donkeys, like Mrs. P and Mabel. The Sanctuary is open to visitors most days during the year, between…

Museum of the History of Science

The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose‐built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the…

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