Come and see us at the Showman's Show!
Newbury Showground, 20-21 October 2021
THE MAGIC TEAPOT
The Friendliest Festival Venue
We also do private parties, weddings and other events!!
Please get in touch!
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.
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 need no 240V power. Our lighting is simple LED 12V lighting powered by solar panel/leisure battery and we are acoustic only, using no amplification.
We recognise the problem of single use cups, and only use real mugs for our tea and coffee, and 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.
COME AND JOIN US!
Summer 2021 is looking promising, and we're keeping our fingers firmly crossed.
Many events have rolled over from last year,
and new ones are in the works. Watch this space!
25-27 June 2021: Black Deer Festival, Eridge Park, Kent - cancelled :(
2 - 4 July 2021: Camper Jam, Weston Park, Shropshire - still going ahead, but in a different capacity
8 - 12 July 2021: Nudefest, Thorney Lakes, Somerset - happening!!
23 - 25 July 2021: Bug Jam, Santapod Raceway, Northamptonshire
23 - 25 July 2021: Standon Calling, Hertfordshire
29 July - 1 Aug 2021, Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset
5 - 8 August 2021: Wickham Festival, Wickham, Hampshire
12 - 14 August 2021: Fairport's Cropredy Convention, Banbury, Oxfordshire
11 - 15 August 2021: Boom Village, Winchester, Hampshire
27 - 29 August 2021: Camper Calling, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
The Magic Teapot main season kicks off at the end of May, and runs right through the summer months to early September. The events listed here are the ones that have been confirmed. We are still in discussion with other festivals, so please check back regularly, and keep an eye on our Facebook page, to see where we will be.
See two events on the same weekend? That's because The Magic Teapot #2 (affectionately known as "Twopot") is currently in production, and will be ready to make its first public outing at the start of the season.
Where we would have been in 2020:
21 - 24 May 2020: Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering, Catton Hall, Derbyshire.
22 - 25 May 2020: Freedom Festival, Lewes, East Sussex
5 - 6 June 2020: 50th Birthday Party (private event)
12 June 2020: Wedding (private event)
19 - 21 June 2020: Black Deer Festival, Eridge Park, Kent
24 - 28 June 2020: Glastonbury Festival, Somerset
3 - 5 July 2020: Camper Jam, Weston Park, Shropshire
10 - 12 July 2020: Rhythmtree Festival, Newport, Isle of Wight
24 - 26 July 2020: Bug Jam, Santapod Raceway, Northamptonshire
6 - 9 August 2020: Wickham Festival, Wickham, Hampshire
13 - 15 August 2020: Fairport's Cropredy Convention, Banbury, Oxfordshire
14 - 16 August 2020: Enchanted Garden Party, Poole, Dorset
21 August 2020: Corporate Event, Roskilde, Denmark
27 - 30 August 2020: Camper Calling, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
Previously we have have entertained at:
2019: Bearded Theory Spring Gathering, Black Deer, Glastonbury Festival, Rhythmtree Festival, Bug Jam, Wickham Festival, Boomtown Fair
2018: Bearded Theory Spring Gathering, Camp Bestival, Bestival, Badgerfest
2017: Bestival, Boomtown Fair
THE MAGIC TEAPOT CREW
Over the past few years we’ve gathered together a lively crew of people who will welcome you into The Magic Teapot. Nearly all of our crew can sing or play an instrument as well as 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 bash out a singalong tune on the piano, then we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch!
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 cut of tea or coffee if you prefer. Long live the Magic Teapot!
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
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Please look at the reviews on our Facebook page to find out more about what people think of us
BUY OUR MERCH!
Magic Teapot mugs and 2019 tour tea towels, (a couple of years out of date, but still cool!) lovingly designed by Joe, will be available to purchase at the festivals we attend. Or you can buy mugs and teatowels online! Please use the PayPal buttons below to make your selection. Your support at this difficult time is very much appreciated!
Mugs are available in:
Please add a note with your purchase stating which colour(s) you'd like.
Cost (incl. P&P)
1 = £8
2 = £13
3 = £18
4 = £22
5 = £26
6 = £30
2019 Magic Teapot tea towels are available at £7.50 (incl. postage to mainland UK)