The Abbey Buildings as a Venue to Hire

The Medieval Abbey Buildings have Scheduled Monument Status under the protection of English Heritage. They are owned by the Friends of Abingdon and enjoy charitable status. All monies made from rentals are used to look after and protect the fabric of the Buildings which consist of the Long Gallery, with the Lower Hall beneath, the Unicorn Theatre and various adjoining rooms. The Long Gallery in particular makes an ideal venue for summer weddings, parties and other social events. Click the map to enlarge it and see the location, or get a printable map by clicking here.


The Unicorn Theatre seats 89 and has facilities for plays, concerts, films, lectures and meetings. Because of the unique nature of the buildings we suggest that you arrange a visit with the Curator to discuss their suitability for your intended event.

Enquiries: to book the Abbey Buildings:

Email: Abbey Building Booking Enquiries
Write to:The Friends of Abingdon
18 Thames Street
OX14 3HZ
Phone:The Cutator on 01235 525339 or 07389 063158, who will arrange
a time convenient for you to visit and view the Abbey Buildings.

When you contact us, please give your full address and telephone number.