Events in and around Glastonbury

Glastonbury landscape

Events happening in the Glastonbury area this week, or the near future.

(Past events here)

Glastonbury Anglican Pilgrimage 2016

The Glastonbury Anglican Pilgrimage takes place on Saturday 9th July 2015 at 12 noon. Check the website for more details.

Glastonbury Catholic Pilgrimage 2016

A procession is made around the Abbey grounds, then out into the High Street and back to the Abbey via the main entrance, in Magdalene Street. Bishops and visiting dignitaries lead the singing pilgrims in procession.

Glastonbury Magic Festival

Returning for its second year, a Family Friendly Celebration of Wonder on the Ancient Isle of Avalon Join a Mystic Cast of Wizards, Magicians and Wonder Workers for Close-up, Street and Stage Magic. Lectures, Workshops and The Crystal Ball, a Magical Masquerade. All events are individually ticketed and very reasonably priced,

Glastonbury Abbey – Castle Theatre Presents ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Touring from the University of Durham, Castle Theatre Company presents one of Shakespeare’s greatest, timeless comedies – Much Ado About Nothing.

Centred on two pairs of feuding lovers, the play explores gossip, deception and the never ending search for love.

Glastonbury Symposium 2016

‘Investigating signs of our times’. An annual three-day conference of mysteries, truth and new frontiers. Now in its 26th year. Optional sacred sites tour Thursday 21st July.

PRC Talk ‘Basic Practical Magic – Which Kind of Magic?’ with Liz Williams

The last in a series of six workshops designed to explore in some detail exactly why, and how, we do what we do in magical practice. Liz will be looking at the origins of the contemporary magical arts – but also considering whether, why and how they work​.

Glastonbury Children’s Festival presents ‘Off The Streets 2016′

Now in it’s 3rd year, this week-long project, will again bring together local organisations, individuals and the community from Glastonbury and surrounds, to celebrate and support hundreds of local children, youth and families through the provision of low cost workshops, activities, entertainment and performances.

Glastonbury Abbey – IK Productions Presents ‘The Wind in the Willows’

IK Productions are returning with The Wind in the Willows, an open-air theatrical production of Kenneth Graham’s classic children’s novel.

Glastonbury Abbey – The Festival Players Presents ‘Hamlet’

The Festival Players are established as one of our most popular touring Shakespeare companies and 2016 is set to be one of the group’s best visits yet. An iconic play that needs no introduction, expect traditional costumes and a highly accomplished cast.

Night at the Abbey 2016

A once a year event giving you the chance to see the stunning Abbey ruins as you’ve never seen them before – spectacularly lit with coloured lights and the Abbey grounds filled with music and entertainments to suit all tastes.