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Glastonbury Abbey Outdoor Cinema - The Greatest Showman

Monday 28th May 2018

The Greatest Showman' is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life.

Glastonbury Abbey invites you to experience all of the wonder of this worldwide smash hit movie in the beautiful grounds of the Abbey on bank holiday Monday May 28th. Doors open at 7.30pm and the screening begins at sunset. Refreshments  will be available. Tickets are on sale now from the Glastonbury Abbey website and shop. Prices are:

Adult £10 in advance, £12 on the door
Child 5 – 16 £8 advance, £10 on the door
Family Ticket (2 + 2) £32 in advance or £40 on the door

Special offer for Abbey Members until Tuesday 8th of May: Adult ticket £8.

Bring a blanket or a low backed chair and appropriate dress for an outdoor cinema. Parents are advised that the film may contain some scenes unsuitable for young viewers. Please consider whether the film is suitable for your children before purchasing a ticket.

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?

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Romeo & Juliet - HandleBards

Thursday 31st May 2018

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. Before touring their “seriously silly” production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, they pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand and, in usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

Please bring either a blanket or a low backed chair as no seating is provided. The production is held outdoors so monitor the weather forecast and dress appropriately.

Performance 6.30pm.
Advance tickets £15, £17 on the gate.

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The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, The Tempest

Saturday 2nd June 2018

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest.

Please bring either a blanket or a low backed chair as no seating is provided. The production is held outdoors so monitor the weather forecast and dress appropriately.

Starts 19:00

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Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2018

Saturday 4th August 2018

The amazing Paloma Faith will headline this year’s Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza, on Saturday 4th August 2018.

Advance prices are adults £35 and £20 for a child aged six to 16. Any remaining tickets will be available on the gate, priced at £40 adult and £25 for a child. Accompanied children aged five and under do not require a ticket. Booking and postage fees apply. Terms and conditions apply.

Camping is sold on a first come, first served basis and is only available when tickets are purchased.

People who bought vouchers which were on sale from December 17 until 6 March 2018 were sent an email link to purchase camping.
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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.