Each year we have a large number of Events that are held here at Worcester Cathedral.

See further below how to apply to hold an event here.  

Forthcoming Events
For more details click the link to the Whats On? calendar page

For details of Exhibitions held at Worcester Cathedral ...
For details of Concerts held at Worcester Cathedral ...


 Click here for events marking the death of King John at Worcester Cathedral in 2016


King_John_Sara150.jpg King John Portrait Competition
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Henry_V.jpg Thurs 28 April, 7.30pm
Shakespeare's:  Henry V
Performed by Performed by Antic Disposition - for details 

Tickets £20 – £30 (reduction under 18’s) from Ticket Source 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 booking fee applies) or on-line https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/category/EsjPzOUOaUgm

Prof_Bernard_Silverman.jpg Tuesday 10 May, 6pm
The Worcester Lecture

Professor Bernard Silverman FRS, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office
All welcome, tickets not required.

For more information

The Dean's Challenge

The Friends of Worcester Cathedral are delighted to announce that in June 2016 The Very Reverend Peter Atkinson, Dean of Worcester Cathedral, will be undertaking a sponsored cycle ride of 1000 kilometres in Normandy in support of The Friends.

The “Dean’s Challenge” will be undertaken during his three-month sabbatical this summer. The great Benedictine abbeys such as Le Mont St Michel and Le Bec which he will visit, were founded in the same century as our great Cathedral in Worcester.

The Dean will follow the route taken in 1897 by a famous English clergyman, Percy Dearmer, who was a follower of Ruskin and Morris, and a friend of Woodbine Willie and Lord Beauchamp.

However, there is a double challenge, one for the Dean to complete his cycle ride, and one for the Friends, because for every kilometre sponsored it is hoped to recruit a New Friend. For £10 sponsorship per kilometre there will be a year’s free membership of the Friends. Whether you wish to join the Friends or just sponsor some kilometres the Friends would be thrilled to hear from you. The Friends are an important part of the Cathedral organisation and the more Friends there are, the more support can be given to the work of the Cathedral and to maintaining and enhancing its beauty.

It is hoped to raise £10,000 and this money will contribute towards the repair of the Edgar Tower, first built by King John. It was the gatehouse to his castle and was the monastic entrance of Worcester Cathedral Priory. The Tower is currently being repaired at a cost of nearly £500,000.

If you would like to join the Friends and support the Dean’s Challenge you can find forms in the Cathedral, on-line via the website www.thefowc.org.uk, in the Worcester Tourist Information Centre or telephone us on 01905 732920. We would love to hear from you.


Wednesday 15 June, 6.30pm
A Summer Evening at Spetchley Park

Enjoy a Pimms reception, introduction from Henry Berkeley, a tour of the gardens from the head gardener, supper and musical entertainment by vocal group Chapter 8.

The Friends of Worcester Three Choirs Festival invite you to a delightful evening at Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcester, WR5 1RS

By kind permission of John Berkeley Esq.

Tickets £40 including supper and performance by Chapter 8


0845 652 1823
For more information


Thurs 23 June, 7 - 8.15pm
'75 Years On:  The place of religion in our Society Today'
University Lecture by Charles Clarke, MP
The inaugural lecture for The Malvern Conference.
Open to all, no tickets required.


1 - 29 August
Dressed for Drama Costume Exhibition
An exhibition of period costume from British television and film, set Worcester Cathedral's stunning 12th Century Chapter House.
Dressed for Drama features up to forty period costumes from British television and film including Mr Selfridge, Downton Abbey, Far from the Madding Crown and The Scandalous Lady  W and features beautiful dresses worn by stars such as Cary Mulligan and Natalie Dormer.  To pre-book tickets, telephone 01905 732900


Sat 27 August, 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm
Celtic Style Calligraphy Workshop
To be led by Dr Elizabeth Beattie, Cathedral artist-in-residence.

Tickets £15.00. Booking essential via the Cathedral Chapter Office on 01905 732900 

The class will be limited to approx. 20 - 25 people and this will allow lots of 1:1 tuition.

Art material and tea/coffee will be included (lunch not included).
Bring an apron and disks/containers to mix the inks in.
For details about the artist, visit her website www.emerybeattie.co.uk

HOD_small.jpg Sat 10 September, 10am - 4pm
Heritage Open Day
Events in and around the Cathedral

Sat 1 October
Big Bible Study

Sat 15 October
Festival of Healing


Tues 18 October, 7pm & 9.15pm; Tues 18 - Sat 22 October, 7.30pm;
Weds 19 - Sat 22 October, 2pm
William Shakespeare: 'King John'
Performed by Worcester Repertory Company
Directed by Chris Jaeger
Tickets will be available from January 2016 from Worcester Live Box Office 01905 611427




    We have a variety of Events held here at Worcester Cathedral:-

    • Arts Events - Exhibitions, Plays, Filming, Recording, Poetry Workshops, Re-enactments, Talks and Lectures.

    • Musical Events - Concerts, Free Recitals, Three Choirs Festival, Childrens musical events.

    • Open Days - Heritage Open Day, Cathedral Community Day, other Festivals.

    • Educational activities - Our own in house events, also others linked with the Diocese and Worcestershire County council.

    • Religious Events - Advent lectures and Lent courses. 

    • Meetings, training, business away days, conferences and lectures

    • Functions - including hospitality for celebrations, receptions, private and business breakfasts, lunches, suppers and dinners, large and small, formal and informal.

    Different spaces within the Cathedral can be hired for these various events.

    If you are interested in applying to hold an Event here, then please email us with your enquiry.   

    Photograph of Exhibition - 'Faith on the Move' courtesy of the Standard Newspaper



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