Welcome to the Way Out
What is the Way Out Venue?
Way Out is a unique, multi-functional space which lies in the heart of the community of Glastonbury. Featuring three unique venues over two floors, the space represents a refreshed opportunity to renew life in an otherwise tired and disregarded environment. With unique views over the historic Abbey ruins and a quiet, hidden courtyard away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street, it should feel like home to visitors and locals alike.
Still in phase 1 of a 3-phase development process, our first phase involves providing a pleasant outdoor space, known as the ‘Peace Garden’ that serves as a space for relaxation (when the suns out!), contemplation, healthy banter, live music, wholesome, affordable snacks and refreshments in a unique market setting with stalls, art and and a presentation of the on-going renovation of the building and how you might get involved.
We’ve had months of preparation, and now we can happily say we’ve opened our doors!
How Can I Help?
We really need your help with supporting the project, which you can do by becoming a member and getting involved at this early stage. The space is open to all sorts of ideas and contributions and in return, as a member, you’ll have a chance to host your own ideas or projects in the venue. Otherwise, you’ll get all the usual benefits of reduced prices for everything on our schedule.
You’ll get access to exclusive member-only features and events.
We want to build up a regular schedule of workshops, groups and activities in the day and intersperse them with special days of entertainment, celebration and inclusive fun!
Walk Your Talk – Become a Way Out Hero!
Click here to join as a member now!!
Standard membership is just £30 per year
Supporter membership is £100 per year
There are loads of potential benefits to becoming a member – for us, it an opportunity to build a solid member-base both locally and on a wider scale, attracting numerous opportunities to the town which would benefit all involved. From local community meetings, day workshops, fun learning and educational activities for children, support and space for community-interest groups to conferences, fine music and parties, everything is possible…we want YOUR INPUT!
Being a member means helping us to achieve a vision of bringing good, progressive positive energy to the heart of our community and turning that inspiration into practical reality – and making it available and attractive for all walks of life.
It also shows us that people are in support of the space and our direction. It gives us renewed vigour to bring this great building back to operational use.
You’ll help us financially too, to keep us rolling forward at a healthy pace.
As a member, you’ll benefit from:
- Reductions on entry prices to public events we organise
- Priority entry to our events, workshops, conferences etc. (we’ll hold a certain percentage of places for members until close to event start during public events that have a capacity limit – so members can decide, last minute, to attend and still get in!)
- Reduced prices on food and snack items and also drinks
- Advanced info on what we’re planning to produce over the season (and this is where we’d hope some of our members would benefit and get involved)
- The use of our spaces at a reduced cost of hire (all events held in hired space require an approved application)
- Reduced cost for using any other in-house service we may provide over time (these services will mature gradually)
Volunteer to help
Sometimes it not always about money. People have kindly donated their time to help us for the love of seeing something good happen sooner… if you feel inspired by our space, then please talk to us on our opening day or even organise a meeting with us before then – if you can’t wait to see what we’re up to…
So, when is it opening?
Believe it or not, WE’RE OPEN!
We open on Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am until 4pm. Occasional Sunday opening (season and weather dependent).
Our easiest entrance can be found in the Abbey Mews Shopping Arcade, half way along the arcade.
We’ll be open a few evenings this summer for special events but note that these are members events! – so sign up asap!
Membership starts when we hold our first members event. Full event programme to follow soon, for now, we’re focusing on building up our market and preparing for renovation phase 2.