Events at Westminster Abbey

Special services, concerts, lectures, events for families and more – there’s something for everyone at the Abbey. Many of our events are free and open to anyone.

Our in-person events are held at Westminster Abbey, London. Our online events are available worldwide.

All events

Photograph of groups of families working together to build objects out of cardboard in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey

Fraternite Family Day: Budding Builders

Wednesday, 29th May 2024

10.00am - 12.00pm
College Garden
FULLY BOOKED

An AR portrait of the Notre Dame De Paris during construction

Notre Dame de Paris, The Augmented Exhibition

7th February - 1st June 2024

Chapter House
Included in the price of admission (booking required)

Cheyneygates

Hidden Highlights tour - May

1st - 31st May 2024

The Abbey
SOLD OUT

Irises in a small garden in the Abbey with a fountain at the centre.

Hidden Highlights tour - June

1st - 29th June 2024

Times vary
The Abbey
£15 - Two tickets remaining

Photograph of nature crown on a person's head in front of the High Altar, a craft activity at Westminster Abbey

Family Day: Nature Crowns

Saturday, 15th June 2024

10.00am - 2.00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Photograph of Westminster Abbey Choristers, dressed in red robes, and an orchestra performing within the nave at Westminster Abbey

Haydn: The Creation

Wednesday, 19th June 2024

7.00pm - 9.30pm
The Abbey
£15 - £55

Close up photograph of woman smelling and touching rosemary within the herb garden at Westminster Abbey

Creation trail: Wellbeing wander

20th June - 6th September 2024

10.00am - 3.00pm
College Garden
Free (no booking required)

Photograph of three women in yoga poses within College Garden at Westminster Abbey

Creation: Yoga in the Garden

Saturday, 29th June 2024

4.00pm - 5.30pm
College Garden
£20

The west front of Westminster Abbey

A Service of Thanksgiving in the 30th Year of South Africa’s Democracy

Tuesday, 16th July 2024

12.00pm - 1.00pm
The Abbey
Free (booking required)

Photograph of top of tuba, part of a brass band, with building around College Garden including Westminster Abbey in the background

Creation concert: Brass on the Grass

17th July - 28th August 2024

1.00pm - 2.00pm
College Garden
Free (no booking required)

Photograph of the empty garth within Westminster Abbey, with freshly mowed lawn in a mixture of sunshine and shadow

Creation Lates: Summer sessions

17th July & 14th August 2024 (selected dates)

4.00pm - 7.00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Photograph of young children within a rainforest. Photo credit: CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese

Creation exhibition: Communion Forest

22nd July - 8th September 2024

10.00am - 3.00pm
Undercroft
Included in the price of admission

Photograph of women speaking with a group of children within the herb garden at Westminster Abbey

Creation Family Fun: Wild Westminster

2nd & 5th August 2024 (selected dates)

10.00am - 12.00pm
College Garden
Free (booking required)

Photograph of storyteller standing within a canvas tent, performing to an adult audience at Westminster Abbey

Creation stories: Sowing the seeds

6th & 13th August 2024 (selected dates)

6.00pm - 7.30pm
Dean's Yard
From £5 - £20

Photograph of purple irises in Little Cloister, a gated garden containing a fountain within Westminster Abbey

Creation tour: Meet our Head Gardener

6th & 13th August 2024 (selected dates)

10.00am - 11.00am
College Garden
£15

Photograph of women in brightly decorated clothing dancing as part of Commonwealth celebrations within the nave of Westminster Abbey

Creation Family Fun: Commonwealth Celebration

Saturday, 10th August 2024

10.00am - 1.00pm
College Garden
Free (booking required)

Photograph of illustrated lion and bird overlaid on photograph of College Garden in Westminster Abbey

Creation Family Fun: Nature Tales

16th & 19th August 2024 (selected dates)

10.00am - 12.00pm
College Garden
Free (booking required)

Photograph across overlayed sketchbooks showing greyscale drawings of trees

Creation art workshop: Rooted in History

Saturday, 17th August 2024

1.30pm - 5.00pm
College Garden
£50

Four Forty Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night

Four Forty Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night

29th & 30th August 2024

7.00pm - 9.00pm
Dean's Yard
£12 - £17

The clock tower of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

Events at St Margaret's Church

Find out about the upcoming services and events taking place at St Margaret's Church

Upcoming events at St Margaret's Church

Other Events

Marilynne Robinson giving a lecture at Westminster Abbey in 2017

Institute lectures

View videos and listen to podcasts of past Institute lectures.

Past lectures
A group of children and their parents participate in a family learning session in Westminster Abbey's cloisters

Family days out

We run a lively programme of events for families throughout the year.

Family visiting