There is plenty to be a part of in Abingdon-On-Thames. Find out here what events, theatre performances, shows and exhibitions are on in this historic town.
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  • River of Life Walk Thursday, 22nd February, 1:00pm-3:30pm Thursday, 22 February 2018 Come and see how the River of Life wetland has progressed, four years after it was created.£8; booking essential: book online (incurs a fee) or call 01865 407792 during office… Read more
  • NT Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Thursday, 22 February 2018 Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict… Read more
  • Storytime at Abingdon Library Saturday, 24th February, 2:30pm-3:00pm Saturday, 24 February 2018 Come and join us for Storytime at Abingdon Library! Every Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm-3.00pm. No booking required. Suitable for 3-8 year-olds.For more information about our events, follow us on Twitter… Read more
  • Create a Green Man Wall Plaque Tuesday, 27 February 2018 A workshop for adults by local artists Caroline Ritson and Barbara Payne, accompanying the exhibition 'Myth, Mystery and Music' on display at Abingdon County Hall Museum.Come and make an ornamental… Read more
  • Rhymetime at Abingdon Library Wednesday, 28 February 2018 Come and join us for Rhymetime at Abingdon Library! Every Wednesday morning from 9.30am-10.00am, and again from 11.00am-11.30am. No booking required. Suitable for under-5s. For more information about our events,… Read more
  • The Unicorn Cinema Wednesday, 28 February 2018 Abingdon's new cinema has a Dolby sound system and newly-installed high quality digital projection. Book tickets, snacks, drinks, a bottle of wine. There are late morning, afternoon and evening shows and something… Read more
  • Rabbit's Foot Spasm Band Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 8:00pm Thursday, 01 March 2018 Talented, brilliant Rabbit's Foot Spasm Band with great vocals, sax, trumpet, lead, rhythm and drums is the second in a new series of live music in the Barn at the back… Read more
  • Beginners Drawing Class at St. Ethelwold's House Friday, 02 March 2018 Beginners drawing class in a friendly environment which will start you on your drawing journey. Join us in the beautiful medieval surroundings of St. Ethelwold's House to learn the basics… Read more
  • Storytime at Abingdon Library Saturday, 3rd March, 2:30pm-3:00pm Saturday, 03 March 2018 Come and join us for Storytime at Abingdon Library! Every Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm-3.00pm. No booking required. Suitable for 3-8 year-olds. For more information about our events, follow us on… Read more
  • Youth Enterprise Day Saturday, 3 March 2018 - 10:00am Saturday, 03 March 2018 This all -day event involves teams from our town schools, students from Wallingford and other locations in a networking and business competition with lots to interest everyone. Read more
  • The Work of the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust Tuesday, 06 March 2018 A talk given by Basil Eastwood, Development Officer for Oxfordshire Historic Churches TrustEntrance Free with a retiring collection for the work of the TrustRefreshments available afterwards   6 March 7:30pm… Read more
  • Horizon Lectures: John Blashford-Snell Thursday, 8 March 2018 - 7:30pm Thursday, 08 March 2018 Colonel John Blashford-Snell is one of the world’s most renowned and influential explorers.  Often cited as an inspiration by the likes of Ranulph Fiennes and Bear Grylls, he has spent… Read more
  • Author Event with Tara Westover Wednesday, 14th March, 7:30pm-9:00pm Wednesday, 14 March 2018 Tara Westover, author of 'Educated', grew up in Idaho, with a father who spent his time preparing for the end of the world, a mother who worked as an unqualified… Read more
  • Abingdon Model Railway Exhibition Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 10:00am Saturday, 17 March 2018 Enthusiasts from Abingdon put on an event which attracts enthusiasts in model railways from all over. There is also a smaller event run by the Abrail team in Didcot each… Read more
  • The Two Gustavs: Mahler and Klimt Wednesday, 21 March 2018 The Two Gustavs: Mahler and Klimpt, By The Arts Society Lecturer Gavin Plumley. Klimt and colleagues broke away from art institutions in Vienna in 1897, founding the Secession.  Mahler arrived… Read more
  • NT Live: Julius Caesar Thursday, 22 March 2018 Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays… Read more
  • Doing their Bit, Life on the Home Front Friday, 23rd March, 11:00am-4:00pm Friday, 23 March 2018 Come and see our displays of Home Front, Upper Thames Patrol and Home Guard. Share memories, Talk to WW2 Re-enactors and find out about life on the Home Front during… Read more
  • Back To The Music Saturday, 24th March, 7:30pm-9:30pm Saturday, 24 March 2018 Music for Wind Orchestra from Space and Sci-FiWhether you're a trekkie, a Jedi, a timelord, a DeLorean owner or a rather sinister voice answering to the name HAL we have… Read more
  • ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 7:15pm Tuesday, 27 March 2018 The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with an all-Bernstein programme from choreographers Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarkett and Christopher Wheeldon.Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical… Read more
  • Procession of Witness Friday, 30 March 2018 - 11:45am Friday, 30 March 2018 Good Friday gather 11.40 close to Abingdon Library at The Charter.  the procession will form at 11.45 for a walk through town to a service at St Nicolas Church.All events… Read more
  • Get Cracking! Tuesday, 3rd April, 10:30am-3:00pm Tuesday, 03 April 2018 Another year of our popular festive fun workshop making Easter style crafts. What shell we make this time?Time: 10am-12.30pm, and 1-3pmAdmission: Entry by donationLocation: Kempster Room, museum basementFacilities: Toilets, Baby Changing, Lift… Read more
  • ROH Live: Macbeth Wednesday, 4 April 2018 - 7:15pm Wednesday, 04 April 2018 Verdi's opera on Shakespeare's tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lucic and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo.Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a… Read more
  • TRADarrr Thursday, 5 April 2018 - 7:00pm Thursday, 05 April 2018 Doors: 7pm - Support act: 7.15pm - Main act: 8pmTickets: £15 - Available from www.musicattheunicorn.org.uk or Mostly Books, 36 Stert Street, Abingdon, OX14 3JP (cash only) It’s 45 years since Liege & Lief almost… Read more
  • Get Cracking! Saturday, 7th April, 10:30am-3:00pm Saturday, 07 April 2018 Another year of our popular festive fun workshop making Easter style crafts. What shell we make this time?Time: 10am-12.30pm, and 1-3pmAdmission: Entry by donationLocation: Kempster Room, museum basementFacilities: Toilets, Baby Changing, Lift… Read more
  • Abingdon's Head of the River Race Sunday, 8 April 2018 - 10:00am Sunday, 08 April 2018 2000m upstream on the River Thames. The perfect warm-up to the regatta season.Organised by Abingdon RC under British Rowing Rules and raced over 4 divisions.Held at Rye Farm Meadow - alongside… Read more
  • Singin' in the Rain From Tuesday, 17th April to Saturday, 21st April, 7:30pm-7:30pm Tuesday, 17 April 2018 This toe tapping, easy listening show has something for everyone whether you are laughing at clouds or have them breaking above you. Director of April's production is Terry Atkinson.Abingdon Operatic… Read more
  • Oxfam Dress Event 21st April 2018 Saturday, 21 April 2018 DON'T DITCH THE DRESS - Even if it's less-than-perfect. Hand it in to Oxfam instead! On Saturday, April 21st Oxfam will be holding a Pop-Store at St Ethelwolds House, East… Read more
  • Abingdon Cycling Festival Sunday, 22nd April, 8:00am-5:00pm Sunday, 22 April 2018 Started with as a small event in 2010, since then it has grown year on year. The 2018 Abingdon Cycling Festival will be organised by the Freewheeling Cycling Club, Outdoor Traders Cycling… Read more
  • Thames Con Saturday, 28th April, 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday, 28 April 2018 Introducing a brand new event coming to Oxfordshire in April 2018!Thames Con is a convention like no other, hosting a wide variety of activities and attractions, including celebrity guests, stunt… Read more
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival UK and Ireland Tour comes to Abingdon! Monday, 30th April, 7:30pm-10:30pm Monday, 30 April 2018 Get ready for a night of exhilarating adventure as the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the New Theatre, Oxford, on Wednesday 7 February!Through the big screen, join fearless… Read more