Concerts & Events

Selby Abbey is a world-renowned venue for visiting orchestras, theatrical groups and our very own Selby Abbey Choir. The Abbey offers a packed calendar of events and special concerts throughout the year. The backdrop of this ancient and wonderful Abbey Church ensures the experience is both atmospheric and memorable. For further information about our forthcoming events, see the details below.

Visit the Selby 950 page for all events related to the Selby 950 celebrations.

Visit the Selby Abbey Organ website to view the series of FREE Celebrity Organ Recitals to be performed on the historic William Hill Organ from the nave console.

Full English – by George!

Date: 5 October 2019

Time: 9.30am

Location: The George Hotel, Market Place, Selby

A Traditional Full English Breakfast with tea/ coffee. £6.50

Artists’ Day at Selby Abbey

Date: 12 October 2019

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Location: Selby Abbey

An invitation to all artists to visit Selby Abbey and use their skills to record the fascinating detail of craftsmen of earlier generations. Open to all artists of all ages and abilities – painters, photographers, sculptors, sketches etc. Simply turn up at any time on the day with your equipment – no need to book and admission is free.

There will also be an exhibition of paintings by members of Cawood Art Club.

For further information tel. Selby Abbey Office on 01757 703 123 or email

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Date: 22 December 2019

Time: 6.30pm

Location: Selby Abbey