Gloucester Morris Men and Mummers Dance

Tuesday 26 December 2023, 12noon

It’s become one of the features of the season, and we look forward to it every year... join The Gloucestershire Morris and England's Glory Lady Morris on Cathedral Green on Boxing Day to see this traditional, fun-filled dance and play.

The origins of the mummers plays go back hundreds of years, all across the region and the country. But we must be grateful to a dedicated group of Gloucestershire folk music and folklore enthusiasts, mainly members of the Gloucester Folk Club, who decided to resurrect the ‘Gloucester Mummers Play’ back in the winter of 1969.

Before this revival, the play had not been performed for many years in Gloucester. Thankfully, in 1931 a Mr Todd had ‘collected’ the play from one of the old performers, 64 year old George Blick, and so (although it hadn’t been performed) it was preserved for us to enjoy to this day.

Join us for this free entertaining event out in the fresh air this Boxing Day. No tickets are required, and all are welcome.

Special Event
December 26, 2023
Opening times
Tuesday 26 December 12noon-2pm
Cathedral Green 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Booking not required

Getting Here

  • Address

    12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
  • Map

  • How to find us

    The Cathedral is located in the historic heart of Gloucester and our spectacular tower can be seen from many spots in and around the city.

    Click here to download or print off a guide on ‘Getting to Gloucester Cathedral’

  • Parking

    We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.

    There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.

    However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.

    To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

    Click here for more information about this service.

  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.