This unique venue in the heart of historic Glastonbury town boasts a Victorian acoustic Main Hall, built to Golden Mean proportions, two workshop spaces and an internet cafe with fully licensed bar.
This Community Arts Centre has a rich history that has included productions by the great British composer Rutland Boughton and being home to the first Glastonbury Rural Arts Festival which featured such luminaries as George Bernard Shaw, Alice Buxton, Thomas Hardy and T.E. Lawrence.
Home to Ynys Witrin Annual Bardic Contest, Megalithomania, The Goddess Conference, regular Fabulous Furry Folk Nights, and other events. The Assembly Rooms are an ideal place for your gigs, plays, dances, drumming classes, bazaars, talks, bands, wedding receptions and more … check out the Events page for details of upcoming happenings, including gigs from festival folk singer Martha Tilston on 25th April, the annual Community Beltane Eve Celebration on 30th April, and eco-bards The Spacegoats on May 4th.
The Assembly Rooms’ very own alternative “Folk Club” – Fabulous Furry Folk, will continue in September with monthly singarounds in the caféc and gigs in the main hall. Check out this excellent blog from Normal For Glastonbury for more details. Posted on July 19, 2016Edit
Our new cafe is looking fabulous. We now have Luke and Nix of Lords of the Wildwood managing the Community Cafe. They are making delicious home-made cakes. A new lunch menu, including jacket potatoes and pizza will be up as soon as possible. Deliveries are available for local business in walking distance of the High Street.
Come and support your community venue. Spaces are available for daytime courses and workshops, please email for more information, or if you are wanting a meeting or small gathering in the cafe during the day, pop in and discuss the options.
Here’s wishing Luke and Nix all the best on this new venture!
The cafe is also the venue for Fabulous Furry Folk’s monthly singarounds at 8 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month – bring folk songs and tunes to share, or join the circle and listen. Check out this excellent blog about FFF from Normal For Glastonbury for more details about the Assembly Rooms’ folk club, which also includes monthly gigs in the main hall.
The Assembly Rooms is a vibrant community space and social hub hosting popular bands, workshops, theatre and community events. We’d like to find out what your vision is for the building, so we can improve it in ways which will make it more attractive to you as a venue, we’re interested in your opinions and suggestions, and they may help us raise funding to improve the building that directly benefit the community. If you’d like to help please complete this simple survey.