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Eboracum Baroque - Henry Purcell's King Arthur

Saturday 30th July 2016

Eboracum Baroque bring this production of Purcell’s semiopera King Arthur. In this semi-staged performance, hear some of Henry Purcell’s greatest music sung and performed by some of the top young professional singers and instrumentalists in the UK.

The performance will be given on period instruments in order to recreate the sound of the Baroque era. The audience will be guided through the opera in what will be an evening for all the family. Come and hear the famous tale of King Arthur complete with singing British warriors.


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Sold Out - Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza

Saturday 6th August 2016

Gates will open at 4.30pm for the 2016 spectacular, complete with traditional firework display.

This will be the 20th Extravaganza to be held in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey and is now sold out.

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.

The Extravaganza sold out in June.

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.

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Storytime session - 2pm to 3.30pm

Wednesday 10th August 2016

Storytime sessions for those under six and their families will be taking place on Wednesday afternoons in August.

The session from 2pm to 3.30pm on August 3, 10 and 24 will be in the green and white striped tent next to the Abbot's Kitchen.

Normal admission applies - children must be accompanied.


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
  • 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 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.