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

18
JAN
Makaton Taster Workshop
Folk Arts Oxford

Do you know a child who has trouble communicating Maybe they have a diagnosed disorder such as Downs Syndrome or maybe their speech is just a bit unclear or delayed Do you find yourself wishing you could help them to communicateMakaton is…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 357340
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18
JAN
Sebastiaan Kemner (trombone)
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Sebastiaan Kemner 1990 studied with Jrgen van Rijen Pierre Volders Remko de Jager and Ben van Dijk at the conservatories of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. In 2015 he completed his Master studies with the highest distinction. Between 2012 and 2014 Sebastiaan was also…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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22
JAN
Composer Talk: Stephen Montague
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Stephen Montague was born Syracuse New York 1943 and studied at Florida State and Ohio State Universities followed by two years in Warsaw Poland as a Fulbright Scholar 1972‐74. Since 1974 he has been based in London where he works as a…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01865 286660
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22
JAN
Fisk
The North Wall Arts Centre

Amidst a vast cascading ocean a tiny boat is tossed through rolling waves and thundering storms. Steadily rowing forward into nothingness is a man driven by despair. He looks out as the darkness looms and prepares himself to leapBut before he can…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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24
JAN
Hanna
North Wall Arts Centre

The only words are to do with adoption. But thats not what happened to us. What happened to us was something quite different.Being a young mum is supposed to be hard but for Hanna the only thing shes ever been brilliant…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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25
JAN
Makaton Beginners Workshop
Folk Arts Oxford

Do you know a child who has trouble communicating Maybe they have a diagnosed disorder such as Downs Syndrome or maybe their speech is just a bit unclear or delayed Do you find yourself wishing you could help them to communicateMakaton is…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 357340
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25
JAN
Piano recital with Tom Carr & Toto Gill
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Programme:Bach‐Busoni ChaconneMompou Msica callada volume 2Admission is free and all are welcome.Curated by Dr. Jonathan Williams the Director of College Music at St Hildas the popular Lunchtime Recital Series offers weekly concerts performed by members of College students from across…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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27
JAN
Penguin
The North Wall Arts Centre

Ben is delighted when he rips open his present: inside is a penguin. Hello Penguin says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat sings a silly song and does a dizzy…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 319450
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30
JAN
Moving Music
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

All are welcome particularly people living with dementia along with their family friends and carers.11:30am ‐ 12:30pm with refreshments from 11amRadley College musicians2pm‐3pm with refreshments from 1:30pmMagadalen College School musiciansPlease reserve your places and disabled parking in advance and pay on the…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 286660
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30
JAN
Ruth Murray: Kerfuffle
The North Wall Arts Centre

The main themes of Ruth Murrays practice are the tension of change the agitation of youth and the feelings of alienation and paranoia associated with misunderstood experimentsrituals. Ruths iconography is developed from everyday stories places and faces but also makes use of…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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01
FEB
Luke Wright: Frankie Vah
The North Wall Arts Centre

Its 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love radical politics and indie stardom. But can he keep it all downFollowing the multi‐award‐winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan Luke Wrights second verse play deals with love loss and belief against a backdrop…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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03
FEB
John Kearns: Don't Worry They're Here
The North Wall Arts Centre

The only ever winner of both the Best Show and Best Newcomer prize at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards presents his latest stand‐up show: an hour of richly idiosyncratic comedy frequently compared to Tony Hancock Guardian.As seen starring in BBC3s Top Coppers…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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07
FEB
Singing with Makaton Workshop
Folk Arts Oxford

Makaton is a communication system using signs symbols and speech and has a long history of helping children and adults with a variety of communication difficulties to interact with those around them.If you love to sing ‐ or if youve always wanted…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01993 357340
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08
FEB
Winter Solstice
The North Wall Arts Centre

Bettina and her husband Albert arent happy Bettinas mother is staying for the holidays. Which is awkward.Not least because Bettinas mother met a man on the train. And now shes invited him around for drinksFamily betrayal and the inescapable presence of…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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10
FEB
Out of Bounds Comedy at Northcourt Comedy Club wit
The Northcourt

Northcourt Comedy Club opens its doors every couple of months at 7pm for a cracking night of Top Draw Comedy.Based at Abingdon United FC we have food available before the comedy starts. Burger & Chips or Fish & Chips for JUST £6.00.You…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07976 637804
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11
FEB
Mozart and Mendelssohn – Ben Goldscheider and CL
Dorchester Abbey

After the evergreen Hebrides Overture which as the name suggests was inspired by a trip to Scotland Ben Goldscheider recent nalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year is the soloist in Mozarts effervescent fourth horn concerto. The concert and festival…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01442 920303
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13
FEB
Yana and the Yeti
The North Wall Arts Centre

Imagine being far far from home and all alone arriving in a remote snow‐bound villagesurrounded by dense forest and strange noises.This is how Yanas story begins. She cant understand a word anyone says and the other children tease her with tales of…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01865 319450
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15
FEB
Rachel Newton
The North Wall Arts Centre

Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songsin both English and Scottish Gaelic as well as writing and performing her owninstrumental pieces. In 2017 she was awarded Musician of the Year at the BBCRadio 2 Folk Awards.A skilled collaborator…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01865 319450
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15
FEB
Speed Dating in Oxford
Be At One

Oxford Speed DatingAbout Speed Dating in Oxford EventsAt one of our Oxford Speed Dating events you will have four minutes to chat to each date Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to…

Location: 6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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16
FEB
Fern Brady - Suffer Fools
The Glee Club Oxford

Ferns past two fringe shows sold out through word of mouth alone and now shes ready for her debut tour One of Scotlands best stand‐ups tours her brand new show Suffer Fools.As seen on Russell Howards Stand Up Central Stewart Lees Alternative…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08714 720400
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17
FEB
Jackie Oates in Concert with Tristan Seume
Oxford Quaker Meeting House

Jackie Oates is synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk. Her mellifluous voice plaintive fiddle and tantalizing approach to traditional songs gained her several BBC Folk Awards in a career thats seen her release six acclaimed solo albums.An inventive and enthralling artist…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01993 357340
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21
FEB
Nicholas Permain: Little Moscow
The North Wall Arts Centre

Nicholas Permain born in Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne is an artist who primarily works with painting. His work reflects on his own heritage of the North East of England with individualistic narratives alongside both established and interpretative views of history. This solo show sees a…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01865 319450
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22
FEB
An Ellen Kent Production: Rigoletto
New Theatre Oxford

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.Verdi RIGOLETTO:The masterpiece they tried to ban.Starring Vladimir Dragos and Iurie Gisca as Rigoletto.Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven‐foot wingspan and two royal…

Location: 6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713020
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23
FEB
Daliso Chaponda
The Bullingdon

Britains Got Talents stand out comedian and golden buzzer favourite sets out on his debut UK tour.…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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23
FEB
Mark Thomas: Show Time From The Front Line
The North Wall Arts Centre

Dodging cultural and literal bullets Israeli incursions and religion Mark Thomas and his team set out to run a comedy club for two nights in the Palestinian city of Jenin. Only to find its not so simple to celebrate freedom of speech…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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24
FEB
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
New Theatre Oxford

The heart‐breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant.Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona KistenyovaWinner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool…

Location: 6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713020
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02
MAR
Oddyssey
The North Wall Arts Centre

One actor. One hour. One mans epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge.Winner of The Stage Best Solo Performer Award 2009 and nominated for a Total Theatre award for Innovation 2010 Theatre Ad Infinitum reinvent Homers timeless…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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02
MAR
Patrick Monahan - Rewind Selector 90's
The Glee Club Oxford

Monahans new stand‐up show is about what life was like growing up in Britain during the 1990s as an IrishIranian immigrant whose family had come over from Iran a decade earlier. As identity cards and Cool Britannia were being introduced Monahan found…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08714 720400
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03
MAR
Translunar Paradise
The North Wall Arts Centre

After his wife passes away William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01865 319450
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06
MAR
St Edward's School
The North Wall Arts Centre

The Mixed Years Exhibition showcases work from all year groups: from delicately observed etchings produced by lower school pupils to more varied and complex investigations from GCSE and Sixth Form pupils.Pupils are encouraged to develop their own artistic language from as early…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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…

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

The collections of the Department of Antiquities cover almost the entire span of human history from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Victorian era. They incorporate the surviving parts of the Museum's earliest collections, notably the founding collections of the Tradescants which were donated to the University by…

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 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.…

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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