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The Past in the Present - Pottery by Elizabeth Raeburn and Rodney Lawrence

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 24th September 2017

The abbey ruins have provided an exciting starting point for an exhibition of ceramics by two Somerset potters. The work of Elizabeth Raeburn and Rodney Lawrence is well known and their beautifully crafted pottery has been widely exhibited and is in museums across the world. It is also owned and much loved by many private collectors.

 

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Ammonites Choir

Saturday 1st July 2017

The Ammonites Choir are looking forward to coming to Glastonbury Abbey to sing in the Lady Chapel on Saturday July 1st 2017 at 11.30 am. Normal admission applies.

To find out about the Choir and the progamme on July 1 please click the link below.

 

 

 

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Pilgrimage Weekend

Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th July 2017

We are delighted to welcome the Glastonbury Pilgrimage Association Annual Pilgrimage on Saturday July 8 and the Clifton Diocese Annual Pilgrimage on July 9.

 

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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Meet the Artists

Friday 14th July 2017

From 11am to 1pm

Join artists Elizabeth Raeburn and Rodney Lawrence in the exhibition space at the abbey for a chance to discuss their work.

Normal admission applies.

 

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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Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2017

Saturday 5th August 2017

There will be “Good Vibrations” at this year’s Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza as Beach Boys Co-Founder Brian Wilson is to headline.

Music Legend Brian Wilson will play The Beach Boys’ seminal album, Pet Sounds, in full, as part of the 50th anniversary tour of the record named the greatest album of all-time by publications including the Times, NME and Uncut.

Performing alongside a celebrated band which includes his former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chapman, Wilson will also treat the abbey crowd to greatest hits and rare cuts from their vast back catalogue.

Also playing at the Extravaganza will be Grammy-award winning singer Corinne Bailey Rae and the world-famous brass band, the Black Dyke Band.

Full terms and conditions can be found on the link below.

The 2017 spectacular complete with traditional firework display will be the 21st Extravaganza to be held at Glastonbury Abbey.

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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.