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Summer Open Evening

24 May @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

To celebrate the coming Summer and extended opening hours we invite you to explore the abbey free of charge from 6pm whilst also enjoying live music, markets and refreshments.

This year we welcome the reggae grooves of Captain Accident & The Disasters and the folk / roots of Alex Roberts Music to the main stage. The Avalonian Free State Choir will be performing in the Lady Chapel, there will be an open mic tent and Glastonbury Fringe will once again be setting up a market full of a wide range of traders.

The Glastonbury Abbey Summer Open Evening was the Winner of the NOEA Best New Event in 2018.

Tickets: Free from 6pm
Last Entry: 8:45

Admission is free but numbers are limited on the night. Once capacity is reached there will be no further admission.

Children not accompanied by an adult will not be admitted. Maximum of four children per adult.


Attending an Outdoor Event at Glastonbury Abbey:

Glastonbury Abbey is an outdoor event space and as such is open to the vagaries of the British weather. Our advice when attending an event at Glastonbury Abbey is that you should dress appropriately for the weather conditions and also be prepared for changes as the event progresses. Events held in the evening can become cold and/or damp with dew. For predicted rain please bring suitable wet weather clothing (not umbrellas).

The abbey becomes very dark after sunset and has many fall and trip points. We do our best with temporary lighting to illuminate areas of safety concern and exits from the abbey. It is advised to bring a personal torch to aid your exit from the abbey after sunset.
For your comfort you may bring a camp chair or picnic blanket as seating is generally not provided. You may bring your well behaved dog* as long as it is kept on a lead and doesn’t disrupt the event.
Gazebo’s and other large structures are not allowed to be used within the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey.

All events will go on as planned in all weather conditions unless that weather becomes unsafe.

Glastonbury Abbey is a licensed venue. If you are intoxicated upon arrival you may be refused entry. No antisocial behaviour or disrespect toward the site, the ruins, other visitors or staff will be tolerated.

*Not including the Glastonbury Extravaganza which has its own terms and conditions of entry.


24 May
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Magdalene Street
Glastonbury, BA6 9EL
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