Peter & the Wolf Live
Enjoy a live screening of the Oscar®-winning short film with a live orchestra at Abbey Gardens
Abbey Gardens, 22 Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1XL
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- 7th December - All day
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About this event
This Christmas, delight in classic entertainment for all the family with Peter & the Wolf Live with Orpheus Sinfonia. Enjoy the live screening of the Oscar®-winning short film with a live orchestra at Abbey Gardens this December.
The classic story of Peter and The Wolf comes brilliantly to life in this animated film, recounting a magical world in which little boys can find the strength and courage to overcome their fears and the ever-present dangers that surround them.
This much-loved tale has resonated deeply with over five generations of children, enchanted by its power and sense of fun. This fantastical stop motion version by prize-winning director Suzie Templeton, specially made to be seen internationally both on TV and DVD as well as to be screened theatrically worldwide accompanied by live orchestras, is set to delight a whole new audience.
The live concert will take place in a covered, all weather seated auditorium on the Old Bowls Green in Abbey Gardens, next to the Rose Garden & Water Garden.
There will be a selection of food and beverage stalls in Abbey Gardens as you approach the all weather auditorium. Blankets can be brought if particularly sensitive to cold weather.
Dates: Thursday 7th December-Saturday 9th December
Times: 1pm-1.45pm, 3.15pm-4pm, 5.30pm-6.15pm, 7.45pm-8.30pm
Sunday 10th December - Times: 1pm-1.45pm, 3.15pm-4pm, 5.30pm-6.15pm
Tickets: Adult £15, Child £8. Under 5's are free of charge but must have a ticket.
Doors Open 45 minutes before the show.
Entrance via Abbey Gate.
About the Venue
The Abbey Gardens, in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, is the perfect spot for enjoying peace and quiet whilst watching the world go by. And it is FREE to visit!
The award-winning 14-acre Abbey Gardens is on the site of the former Benedictine Abbey, the Abbey of St Edmund, once one of the richest, largest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England. People came from all over England and further afield to visit the Shrine of St Edmund and it became one of the most famous and wealthy pilgrimage locations in England, visited by royalty.
Internationally renowned for its colourful and attractive displays and the heritage of its backdrop make the gardens a very special place to visit and visitors come from all over the world to see it. According to VisitEngland, the Abbey Gardens and ruins in Bury St Edmunds is the 4th most visited free attraction in England!
The gardens are framed by the abbey wall that runs from the 13th century Abbot's Bridge via the imposing Abbey Gate to St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
It is not hard to understand why the Abbey Gardens have won the prestigious Green Flag Award on numerous occasions, it is a stunning venue for the many and varied cultural events which take place in Bury St Edmunds.
Created in 1831 by Nathaniel Hodson, the Abbey Gardens was originally a botanic garden laid out in the same style as the Royal Botanic Gardens in Brussels. In 1936 the concentric circles were replaced by the sixty-four island beds which, together with illuminations, formed part of the Coronation celebrations for George VI in 1937.
Today, approximately 20,000 plants are bedded out in the spring for the summer display plus 12,000 plants and 20,000 bulbs in the autumn for the spring display.
Visit our Abbey Gardens Guide to find out more about this beautiful attraction in the heart of Bury St Edmunds.
Crazy golf - available from April to October. Charges: £1.50 per person, per game (plus £1 deposit).
Children’s play area
Wildlife feeding area - near the dovecote, past the children's play area and over the bridge. Please only feed the local wildlife near the dovecote as this will encourage them to stay close to it.