Events at Westminster Abbey

Special services, concerts, lectures, events for families – there’s something at the Abbey all through the year. 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

Saturday family activities: Tudor spies

Saturday family activities: Tudor spies

23rd - 30th October 2021

The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

In the Beginning was the Word

In the Beginning was the Word

4th April 2021 - 4th April 2022

Online
Free (donations welcome)

Hidden Highlights tour

Hidden Highlights tour

8th October - 6th November 2021

The Abbey
£15

Family Day: Tudor Treachery

Family Day: Tudor Treachery

Friday, 29th October 2021

10:00am - 3:00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Saturday family activities: Remembrance

Saturday family activities: Remembrance

6th - 20th November 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

The Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Money, Bias and the Geography of the Heart

The Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Money, Bias and the Geography of the Heart

Thursday, 11th November 2021

6:15pm - 7:30pm
The Abbey
Free (booking required)

One People Oration: Serving as a Leader?

One People Oration: Serving as a Leader?

Tuesday, 16th November 2021

6:30pm - 7:45pm
The Abbey
Free (booking required)

A music sheet from the marble George Handel memorial

Handel Messiah

Tuesday, 30th November 2021

7.00pm - 9.30pm
The Abbey
£15 - £50

ACR lecture: 'A Resilient Return: Church, Community, and Self in the Wake of COVID'

ACR lecture: 'A Resilient Return: Church, Community, and Self in the Wake of COVID'

Thursday, 9th December 2021

6.15pm - 8.30pm
The Abbey
Free (booking required)

Choristers singing and holding candles

Christmas Concert

Tuesday, 14th December 2021

7.00pm - 8.15pm
The Abbey
£15 - £40

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. Information can be found under 'Upcoming events 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