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Richard III - One Woman Show

Saturday 13th May 2017

All the world is a stage. What part will you play?
Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean Performance, Brite Theatre have re-imaginedRichard III as a bold and engaging one-woman show. Taking place in the abbey’s Abbot’s Kitchen, the fourth wall has been utterly
obliterated, as you the audience take on the roles of all the other characters at Richard’s party in this intimate, exciting and moving
production. Critically acclaimed with international success this is set to be a
fantastic and compelling evening of theatre.
Performance time 7pm. Tickets £12.

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Twelfth Night

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Rain or Shine Theatre Company returns with Twelfth Night which is sure to prove a side-splitting quirky rendition of one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday 12th July 2017

A Shakespeare classic is brought to the abbey by the Castle Theatre Company.

A top student theatre group for the University of Durham University, Castle Theatre have become a regular favourite on our events calendar and this year return with A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Romeo and Juliet

Friday 14th July 2017

With Butterfly Theatre Company, experience the most tragic love story of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, where two star-crossed lovers find their worlds ripped apart by their family’s rival houses.

Witness how their all-consuming passion tries to survive amongst violence and hatred. Amidst the Abbey ruins, rediscover the depths of your hearts. Walk amongst the walls and grounds of this ancient monument as the stories of the characters come to life all around you.

This is a promenade performance which requires standing and walking throughout. Recommended aged 8+. Duration 75min, no interval.

Performances at 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Tickets: £15 per person.

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Romeo and Juliet

Saturday 15th July 2017

With Butterfly Theatre Company, experience the most tragic love story of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, where two star-crossed lovers find their worlds ripped apart by their family’s rival houses.

Witness how their all-consuming passion tries to survive amongst violence and hatred. Amidst the Abbey ruins, rediscover the depths of your hearts. Walk amongst the walls and grounds of this ancient monument as the stories of the characters come to life all around you.

This is a promenade performance which requires standing and walking throughout. Recommended aged 8+. Duration 75min, no interval.

Performances at 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Tickets: £15 per person.

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Romeo and Juliet

Sunday 16th July 2017

With Butterfly Theatre Company, experience the most tragic love story of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, where two star-crossed lovers find their worlds ripped apart by their family’s rival houses.

Witness how their all-consuming passion tries to survive amongst violence and hatred. Amidst the Abbey ruins, rediscover the depths of your hearts. Walk amongst the walls and grounds of this ancient monument as the stories of the characters come to life all around you.

This is a promenade performance which requires standing and walking throughout. Recommended aged 8+. Duration 75min, no interval.

Performances at 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Tickets: £15 per person.

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Three Men in a Boat

Saturday 19th August 2017

Specialists in light hearted fun, IK Productions are sure to amuse with their take on Jerome K Jerome's comic classic.

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Merry Wives of Windsor

Friday 25th August 2017

The Festival Players traditional approach to Shakespeare always proves popular here at the abbey. This year represents a fantastic chance to catch one of the bard's lesser known works.

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Carers

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 info@glastonburyabbey.com 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.