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Saturday 11th June 2016
To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, Glastonbury Abbey will be holding a special open event on June 11. Entry to the abbey will be free from 4.00pm-8.00pm (last entry half an hour before closing). The abbey team has also been busy designing some fun activities, such as Face Painting and Lucky Squares, to keep visitors entertained. All proceeds raised will support the abbey's Rescue our Ruins Appeal: The Final Chapter which aims to raise the final £100,000 towards the conservation of this historic landmark. There will also be a bar and music from a talented selection of local musicians throughout the evening. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and experience one of Somerset's most iconic heritage sites in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Rain or Shine Theatre Company
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Following a highly popular rendition of The Tempest in 2015, Rain or Shine return with A Midsummer Night's Dream, arguably one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. An imaginative tale of confused love, mischievous fairies and a man with a donkey's head which will give this highly talented company plenty of material to make it a memorable night.
Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza
Saturday 6th August 2016
The 2016 spectacular, complete with traditional firework display, will be the 20th Extravaganza to be held in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey.
Celtic legend Van Morrison will headline the 20th Anniversary Abbey Extravaganza on Saturday August 6th, one of only a handful of dates the singer will be playing in the UK this year.
Last year Ray Davies, who was the lead vocalist and songwriter for The Kinks, rocked the abbey with support from The Shires and The Drystones and previous headliners have included Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, Status Quo, Madness, Van Morrison and Jools Holland.
Tickets can be bought from the abbey shop or online at www.glastonburyabbey.com/extravaganza
Vouchers were on sale from December until March 3 and can be redeemed for adult or child tickets. Advance prices are staying the same as 2015 with adults £35 and £20 for a child aged six to 16. On the gate prices will be £40 adult and £25 for a child. Accompanied children aged five and under do not require a ticket. Booking and postage fees apply.
We are committed to making the abbey and events held at the abbey accessible to everyone. We may provide disabled ticket holders (who would be unable to attend without a PA - personal assistant / carer / essential companion) with a ticket at no additional cost for their PA, if they are in receipt of one of the following:
- Middle or Higher rate DLA for care and/or mobility
- Receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Evidence of being severely sight impaired
- CredAbility Access Card (+1 category requirement), see www.accesscard.org.uk
- A recognised Assistance Dog ID Card
If you do not have any of the above evidence but are unable to attend the abbey without a PA you are welcome to post or email copies of any additional evidence that supports your application. Applications are judged on a case-by-case basis. Tickets for events are sold on a first come, first served basis.
If the event is organised by an external organisation, the above will not necessarily apply and you will need to liaise directly with the organisers. If you wish to contact the organisers please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch.
How to apply
Please call our shop on 01458 831631 and arrange to either show the relevant documents in person or to email or post copies.