Are you looking for a unique and prestigious venue in the heart of Reading? 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.

Reading Borough Council's 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.

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

Promenade, immersive theatre through the Abbey Quarter

Reading Abbey "In Ruins"

a floodlit abbey ruins music event