Summer events season to celebrate Creation

Monday, 22nd April 2024

Fountain in the Little Cloister

Westminster Abbey will celebrate the beauty and diversity of the natural world with Creation, a series of special events running throughout the summer.

The season will open on Wednesday 19th June with a performance of Haydn’s great oratorio, The Creation, performed by the Abbey choir and leading chamber orchestra the Britten Sinfonia.


Throughout the summer, there will be the chance to enjoy a stroll around the Abbey’s green spaces, taking a tour of the historic gardens under the expert guidance of the Abbey’s Head Gardener, Jan Pancheri.


Visitors will also have the opportunity to take part in an afternoon of restorative yoga in Westminster Abbey’s 960-year-old walled garden. The season includes a chance to join artist Luke Adam Hawker for an afternoon of nature-inspired drawing in a guided workshop.


Watch: Creation season trailer

Among the other highlights will be a self-guided wellbeing walk exploring the Abbey precincts; summer holiday activities for families; and storytelling events, along with Shakespeare theatre performances in Dean's Yard. The season will also feature the return of the Abbey’s ever-popular summer brass band concert series.

The season will draw to a close on Sunday 8th September, the anniversary of HM The King’s accession to the throne. Services in the Abbey that day will celebrate His Majesty’s commitment to caring for the natural world.


Find out more about the Creation season and how to book tickets