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An all-weather, totally acoustic, fireside venue


A few years ago, Joseph Peace was running a firepit venue at Boomtown Fair. The fire was blazing, and everyone was sitting around, singing along having a lovely time. But Joseph was thinking - not unreasonably given our wonderful UK climate - what happens if it rains? So with this thought in mind, he decided to build an all-weather fireside venue, where people could gather, play music, tell stories.

The design of The Magic Teapot makes it flexible for all weather conditions. We can open up the doors and windows, or remove sections of the roof to allow the breeze to pass through whilst providing shade. Or we can batten down the hatches and have it toasty warm and dry whilst the weather rages outside.

We are low impact, and strive to be the greenest festival venue.

  • We are acoustic only, using no amplification.

  • We only require a small power supply for our lighting.

  • We recognise the problem of single use cups, and only use real mugs for our tea and coffee. We have a washing up station behind our venue.

  • The whole structure fits onto a single trailer for transport, and is designed to be erected using human might alone, no need for any plant.

  • It is freestanding, no staking into the ground is required, which makes us ideal for sensitive land.

  • We use locally sourced logs from sustainable woodland for our fire, which is raised above the ground and leaves no trace.

As an acoustic-only venue, we are not subject to the curfew of having to turn off amplifiers at any particular time, and can stay open 24 hours a day, providing a welcoming place for people to gather whatever the time of day or night.

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We bring a real and in-tune piano to every festival, and players of a variety of instruments. Over the past few years we’ve gathered together a lively crew, who will welcome you into The Magic Teapot with tunes and smiles. Not only are they all singers and musicians, but they will also serve you an excellent cuppa.

We have piano maestros, singer-songwriters, guitar heroes, folky banjo players, accordion-squeezers and a whole array of other instruments amongst our players. We can lead singalongs and jams, and will always encourage anyone who wants to to participate.


We are always on the look out for new people to add to our crew. If you have lots of energy, can play an instrument, or play a singalong tune on the piano, and love engaging with other people, then we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch!


What people say...

Love love love this place, spent 3 days in there and only left to stock up beer supplies, super talented musicians super friendly...

Had the absolute joy of stumbling across this place at Glasto - it is run by a group of charming and talented individuals who I can't thank enough for being one of the best parts of a joyous weekend.

The Magic Teapot is a wonderful place. When I find it landed anywhere, I always see it as the go-to space to sit and enjoy the spontaneous performances, the welcome of the marvellous people who run it and of course, a cup of tea or coffee if you prefer. Long live the Magic Teapot!

Please look at the reviews on our Facebook page to find out more about what people think of us 
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Quite possibly my favourite thing about the rainy, cold BugJam weekend. A bloody good brew and a great atmosphere.

A place that facilitates magic...

Warning! Expert waylayers alert! Do not go here if you have somewhere else you are supposed to be within the next few hours. This is such a brilliant, fun, friendly place to hang out and join in with super talented musicians. Can't recommend it enough xxxx

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