Are you looking for a unique and prestigious venue in the heart of Reading, only ten minutes walk from Reading Station? Look no further than the ruins of Reading's royal abbey!

The Abbey Ruins are a wonderfully historic location set on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal and beside the beautiful Forbury Gardens. This magnificent site would be the perfect way to wow guests at your next outdoor event.

Our experienced Parks and Open Spaces team host numerous community, public and private events across the town. The Abbey Ruins re-opened in June 2018 after extensive conservation and landscaping work, and the opening summer season included theatre, music, cinema and community events. We are now taking bookings for this exclusive venue.

The Abbey Ruins are a fantastic filming location, please contact the Berkshire Film Office for more information.

Email us to find out more or to enquire about booking.

Night in the Ruins Live Music Event

Night in the Ruins 2018

Promenade, immersive theatre through the Abbey Quarter

Reading Abbey "In Ruins"