Magdalene St, Glastonbury BA6 9EL
Since Medieval times, the Abbey has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in Britain linked to Joseph of Arimathea and the burial place of King Arthur. In 1536, during the 27th year of the reign of Henry VIII, there were over 800 monasteries, nunneries and friaries in Britain. By 1541, there were none. More than 10,000 monks and nuns had been dispersed and the buildings had been seized by the Crown to be sold off or leased to new lay occupiers. Glastonbury Abbey was one of principal victims of this action by the King, during the social and religious upheaval known as the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Today it is a tranquil setting where you can discover the stories, explore the accredited museum and enjoy a packed events calendar. Our performance of Maria Stuarda will be taking place outdoors, amongst the Abbey’s atmospheric ruins.
UNDER 26s £12
FAMILY (2+2) £45
Concession ticket holders must be able to present valid ID to the box office.
ON THE DOOR
UNDER 26s £15
FAMILY (2+2) £55
ACCESS AND FACILITIES
Some parts of the site are only accessible across the grass. Paths are made of a hard bound grit structure with a very fine loose surface. It is good going for both mobility scooters and wheelchairs.
This is an outdoor event, in the event of rain there will be shelter provided for the musicians/stage area, however audience members will need to bring sufficient waterproof clothes and umbrellas.
There won’t be seating at this event, you are welcome to bring picnic blankets and camping chairs etc.
No smoking permitted on site during this event.
Sat. 22 June 2019
2 hours 15 mins with an interval
The nearest major roads are:
M5 (junction 23 and follow A39)
A303 junction with A372 (Podimore roundabout)
A337/A39 from Bath and Bristol
Several car parks within walking distance:
St John's, Northload St West, Butts Close,
Silver Street, Norbins Road and Magdalene Street
The nearest railway stations are:
Bridgwater (14 miles)
Castle Cary (16 miles)
Yeovil (18 miles)
Taunton (22 miles)
Taxis are available from the stations