Musical Events in Dorset

Details of musical events in Dorset, UK can be found in this section of the Visit Dorset website.

    12 Aug

    The New Inn, Shipton Gorge, Dorset DT6 4LT

    12/08/2017 To 12/08/2017

    7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

    Come and join us for our first outdoor music event at The New Inn Shipton Gorge.

    Renowned Weymouth band, Replay will be putting on their first class act from 7pm, playing three sets under a marquee in the car park, right next to our cosy beer garden.

    A BBQ will be available all evening.

    22 Jul

    The White Horse Inn, Shaston Road, Stourpaine, Blandford Forum, Dorset. DT11 8TA

    22/07/2017 To 23/07/2017

    7:00 pm To 10:30 pm


    Tickets available from the pub itself or by calling 01258 453535

    Award-winning Shooting Stars Theatre Company return to The White Horse this summer with a fresh and modern interpretation of Twelfth Night. This is Shooting Stars’ 6th year at The White Horse previous productions including ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and last year’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’.

    Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. A play about love in all its excess.

    Twins, Viola and Sebastian, are separated in a shipwreck. Both eventually land on different shores of a country called Illyria, each one assuming the other has drowned. A young girl alone in the world, Viola decides to don male clothing and present herself to Duke Orsino, the ruler of Illyria, as a young man. Soon, under the name of Cesario, she is his most trusted servant, and is sent to woo Olivia, a countess he is madly in love with, on his behalf. Viola does her duty but in her heart realises that she herself has fallen in love with Orsino.

    Olivia’s father and brother have just died and she is in mourning for seven years, during which time she will not consider romance. Through stubbornness and perseverance Viola is able to speak with Olivia, but during their conversation a twist occurs: Olivia falls in love with Viola, thinking her to be a young man, and begins to actively pursue her. Viola now finds herself stuck between the duke she loves and the countess who adores her and to whom Orsino keeps sending her back.

    Meanwhile, trouble is brewing in Olivia’s household. Her drunken uncle, Sir Toby Belch, his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and servants, Maria and Feste are all plotting against the uptight steward of the household, Malvolio. They convince him that Olivia is in love with him and get him to dress up and embarrass himself to prove his love for her.

    With the love triangle of Orsino, Viola, and Olivia, and the mad behavior of Malvolio, the entire court-life of Illyria is in disarray. The arrival of Sebastian who bears a striking resemblance to ‘Cesario’ only adds to the farce in this much loved comedy of confused identity, cross-dressing and cross-garters!

    Come and be transported from a quaint village in Dorset to the mysterious land of Illyria!

    Tickets available from the pub itself or by calling 01258 453535


    24 Jun

    Wimborne Road, Lytchett Matravers, Poole BH16 6HQ

    24/06/2017 To 24/06/2017

    10:00 am To 6:00 pm

    10am registration.
    Classes run from 11am – 2:45pm
    Most handsome dog
    Prettiest Bitch
    Best Rescue
    Best Puppy (under 18 months)
    Best Child Handler
    Dog most like its owner
    Best working dog
    Dog with the waggiest tail
    Dog the judge would most like to take home.
    Best In Show
    Prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd place
    Classes are £1 to enter raising money for Dorset DAWG

    24 Jun

    Wimborne Road, Lytchett Matravers, Poole BH16 6HQ

    24/06/2017 To 24/06/2017

    10:00 am To 6:00 pm

    The Dorset Polo Festival is on Saturday 24th June. Dorset Polo Club in Lytchett Matravers present a fun family day out from 10am – 6pm. There will be plenty of polo, a brilliant fun dog show, trade stands, bar, food tent, music & more. Tickets are £10 per person and under 14’s are free.

    For more information please visit their facebook page via or

    or contact

    04 Jun

    bradford abbas sports and recreational club DT9 6RP

    04/06/2017 To 04/06/2017

    12:00 pm To 10:00 pm


    Pay on the gate

    Bradfordbury is an event for all the family to enjoy. With live music throughout the day, fire engine, tractor and trailer rides, 60 ft of inflatables, kids fun fair ride, hot food including vegetarian and gluten free options, a vast variety of stalls, ice cream van, face painting, tarot readings, cake sale, princess story time for all the kids, karate display, Sherborne acting academy children performance and an amazing raffle with unbelievable prizes!!

    £2 entry, under 14’s free

    No dogs allowed

    17 Jun

    Corscombe Court, Corscombe, Dorset DT2 0NS

    17/06/2017 To 17/06/2017

    5:30 pm To 11:00 pm

    After its success last year The Devil’s Chair Concert is back again in Corscombe (between Yeovil and Crewkerne).

    Over five hours of great rock music and real ale from the bar (plus food from the barbecue and hog roast).

    Music starts at 5.30pm with John de Barra, a one-man rock machine. So make sure you arrive early.

    Local band Kash Folding will be following on, a good band with a great drummer.

    Next up is Phil Murray’s Diamond Dogz who will be preforming their ‘The Spirit of Ziggy Stardust Show’, a must for all Bowie fans.

    The evening will close with Microlight; a young and highly talented indie rock band. They will play a mixture of modern cover tracks mixed in with some classic oldies from Oasis, the Who and the Stones.

    You can buy advance discounted tickets for only £6.95 (including booking fee) now at:

    The website also has more information on the bands, and some of their music.

    For further details on the bands visit:

    Why the Devils Chair? Well Corscombe has its own standing stones, the largest one is known locally as the Devil’s chair.

    25 Feb

    BH21 1LT

    25/02/2017 To 25/02/2017

    7:30 pm To 10:30 pm


    Tivoili Theatre, Wimborne Minster.

    Having toured since 2007, The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the band’s members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of musical genres, and they faithfully recreate the music and intensity of a Pink Floyd concert without recourse to backing tracks, racks of computers, or other technological wizardry. Every note that you hear is played and sung by the band, making each concert a genuine ‘live’ experience, powerful, immersive and emotional. And, of course, the music is supported by a dramatic light show that incorporates the iconic circular screen, two sets of projections, smoke and lasers. Performing their “Toward The Dark Side (And Beyond)” tour in 2017.

    19 May

    Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis

    19/05/2017 To 19/05/2017

    7:00 pm To 11:00 pm

    : For tickets visit   or call 01297 442 138

    THE ZOOTS are Coming!

    And Theyre Bringing the Sounds of the Sixties!

    The ZOOTS are impossible not to like” – The Stage

    Experience THE Sixties show that’s wowing audiences around the world, selling out and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford – with the spectacular sounds of THE ZOOTS!

    THE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the ’60s beats that everybody loves – with legendary numbers by The Beatles, The Stones, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Elvis and dozens more of your favourite artists. Feel the groove that’s thrilling audiences of stage and screen, in more than 30 countries! Discover why national critics call THE ZOOTS “impressive”, “authentic”, and “impossible not to like”!

    It’s more than a performance – it’s totally ZOOTtastic!

    Meet THE ZOOTS!

    Jamie is the dishy lead singer – but don’t be fooled by his dreamy looks! Jamie has performed on the same bill as Gerry and the Pacemakers and The Searchers, making him the real deal.

    Harriet’s a real cool chick with red hot hair – and energy to match! She taps out neat percussive beats, and sings sweet backing vocals.

    Ben doesn’t play guitar – he makes it sing, daddy-o! Ben’s playing is so hip, even your gran will want to Twist and Shout!

    Tommy is a maestro with the bassline. He pops, picks and plucks the rhythm that keeps THE ZOOTS so tight and sharp!

    Simon plays the drums, and lays the beat behind the hits! Simon makes that drum kit shake, rattle and roll – and how!


    Critics Dig THE ZOOTS!

    The ZOOTS are impossible not to like” The Stage

    “What an amazing night!” Stamford Corn Exchange

    The ZOOTS are fantastic” The Beacon Theatre

    “ The type of band we have always been looking for “ – Eastbourne Bandstand


    11 Feb

    The Boot Inn, High West Street, Weymouth, Dorset

    11/02/2017 To 11/02/2017

    8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

    Vinyl Revival!!

    When: Saturday 11th Feb
    Time: 8PM
    Where: The Boot Inn, Highwest Street, Weymouth

    Don’t miss out on a fantastic night at The Boot this Saturday!!!
    With some amazing classics for the 50’s / 60’s/ 70’s and you can even request for some of your favourites!!

    07 Dec

    Christchurch Priory, Quay Road, Christchurch, BH23 1BU

    07/12/2016 To 07/12/2016

    7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

    A wonderful evening to put you in the Christmas spirit.

    With celebrity readings by Kate Adie and others soon to be announced, traditional carols and music from the Sing Now Choir and Bournemouth Collegiate Prep School.

    Doors open at 6.15pm for a 7pm start.

    Guests are invited to stay on after the concert for delicious mulled wine and mince pies.

    Book your tickets at or contact us on 01202 644220.

    15 Jan

    Sir John Colfox Academy, Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3DT

    15/01/2017 To 15/01/2017

    3:00 pm To 4:30 pm


    Tickets available at the door or in advance from Bridport Music

    Arturo Serna conducts the Allington Strings in a programme of light classical favourites including Pacelbel’s Canon, Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, Mozart’s Divertimento no 2, Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No1, Gershwin’s Love Walked In and Percy Grainger’s Mock Morris. Tickets £10 (under 18’s free) available on the door or in advance from Bridport Music.

    17 Jan

    Victoria School, Lindsay Road, Branksome, Poole, Dorset BH13 6AS

    17/01/2017 To 17/01/2017

    7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

    At Victoria School Lindsay Road Branksome Poole Dorset BH13 6AS

    25 Nov

    Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3FE

    25/11/2016 To 25/11/2016

    7:00 pm To 10:30 pm


    Advance tickets £10 available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, Vineyards Sherborne (Digby Road) or online from Tickets on the door £15.

    Jo Burt (Freddie Mercury, The Troggs, Black Sabbath) brings his fantastic band back to Sherborne after a hugely successful show last year. His music is based on his background of rock with a country-style twist and a trippy, Beatles-esque edge. A superb performer. He’ll be performing tracks off his two albums together with some of the biggest hits that shaped his career (e.g. Wild Thing, 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Paranoid etc etc). An outstanding live act.

    12 Nov

    bh21 1lt

    12/11/2016 To 12/11/2016

    8:19 pm To 10:00 pm

    Musical highlights includes ‘Walk Right Back’, ‘The Look of Love’, ‘This Old House’, ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’, ‘Bobby’s Girl’, as well as ‘Hello Dolly’, ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story, and songs from classic musical of the 60s – My Fair Lady.

    The show includes a matinee at 230pm and evening performance at 730pm at the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne. For more information please visit, Facebook page wimbornemusical or to book tickets visit

    26 Nov

    Wimborne United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane BH21 1PP

    26/11/2016 To 26/11/2016

    7:30 pm To 9:15 pm

    Lizst – Missa Choralis, Schubert – Psalm 23, Brahms – How lovely are thy dwellings and motets by Bruckner.