Key information

Friday 9 August

Maumbury Rings

6pm, gates 5pm

£16/£14 members and concessions £52 Family

Seated (Bring your own low back chair)

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Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome!)

One day, with the help of his wise old parrot Polynesia, Doctor Dolittle makes an extraordinary discovery – that he can talk to animals! As news of his unique talent as an animal doctor spreads, animals from across the world send messages asking for his help. So, he buys a leaky old ship and embarks on a thrilling quest…

Hugh Lofting’s timeless classic celebrates the power of empathy and inspires audiences young and old to see the world through the eyes of animals. This funny, exciting new family musical is performed with flair and wit by Illyria in the great outdoors.

Our guide to getting the best out of your time outdoors

Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy afternoon. Sun shades, sun cream, hats, warm woollies, blankets, waterproofs, face mask, a waterproof lap cover (either a sheet of paper or a bin bag work well), and insect spray!

Bring your own seat – Low backed chairs, rugs and a cushion are always nice. Combine comfort and style! Please make sure that any chairs and/or umbrellas will not obscure anyone else’s view.

Gather a posse – Bring friends and family (family tickets are available). The more the merrier for a fun day or night out!

Arrive Early – Pick a great spot and enjoy the atmospheric surroundings. There is plenty of room to run about at Maumbury Rings.

Bring a Torch – It’s very helpful to safely find your way back to the car for evening performances.

Bring a Picnic – Refreshments are also available from an hour before the performance. Note that the refreshment stand is cash only.

Maumbury Rings has wheelchair access. No seats are provided at this venue so please feel free to bring a chair or a picnic. Please note there are no toilets in Maumbury Rings with the nearest being in Farefield car park

During our events at Maumbury Rings we have a stall with tea, cakes and soft drinks.

Tickets can currently be purchased online or by telephone. The telephone line is manned between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. At all other times please leave your name, telephone number and ticket requirements and we will call you back.

We are not currently able to welcome visitors for advance face-to-face ticket sales.

No booking fees are charged, but a £1 Future Fund levy is included in most ticket prices to support our work. This levy is included in the published ticket price. Concessionary prices (for events promoted by Dorchester Arts): where available, these are offered to under 18s, students, those in receipt of benefits and people on low income regardless of age.

Please note that outdoor performances will go ahead come rain or shine. Cancellation will only occur in extreme circumstances and we will notify ticket holders immediately should such a situation arise.


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