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

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

Family Highlights tour

16th - 25th August 2022 (selected dates)

The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Hidden Highlights tour - August

Hidden Highlights tour - August

16th - 31st August 2022 (selected dates)

The Abbey
£15

The World Reimagined globe by Nicola Green

The World Reimagined globe by Nicola Green

13th August - 31st October 2022

St Margaret's Church
Free (no booking required)

Brass on the Grass: lunchtime concerts

Brass on the Grass: lunchtime concerts

17th - 31st August 2022 (selected dates)

College Garden
Free

Summer sessions: Michael Sebastian

Summer sessions: Michael Sebastian

Wednesday, 17th August 2022

4.00pm - 7.00pm
The Abbey
£8 - £19

Family activity: Brass rubbing

Family activity: Brass rubbing

20th & 27th August 2022 (selected dates)

The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Summer sessions: Aymee Weir

Summer sessions: Aymee Weir

Wednesday, 24th August 2022

4.00pm - 7.00pm
The Abbey
£8 - £19

Illyria – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Illyria – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

25th & 26th August 2022

6.30pm (doors open) - 9.50pm
Dean's Yard
£10 - £16

Family day: Knights and dragons

Family day: Knights and dragons

26th & 29th August 2022 (selected dates)

10.30am - 12.30pm
College Garden
Free (Abbey entry not included)

Summer sessions: Robbie Boyd

Summer sessions: Robbie Boyd

Wednesday, 31st August 2022

4.00pm - 7.00pm
The Abbey
£8 - £19

Hidden Highlights tour - September

Hidden Highlights tour - September

2nd - 30th September 2022 (selected dates)

10.00am - 11.15am
The Abbey
£15

The World Reimagined globe tour

The World Reimagined globe tour

9th September - 28th October 2022 (selected dates)

1.00pm - 2.00pm
The Abbey and St Margaret's Church
Included in the price of admission

Service men and women at a service at the Abbey

Battle of Britain Sunday - Service of Thanksgiving 2022

Sunday, 18th September 2022

11:00
The Abbey
Attendance by invitation only

Dialogue: Healing our society

Dialogue: Healing our society

Monday, 31st October 2022

6.30pm - 7.45pm
Lady Chapel
Free, booking required

Dialogue: Healing our planet

Dialogue: Healing our planet

Tuesday, 8th November 2022

6.30pm - 7.45pm
Lady Chapel
Free, booking required

Dialogue: Healing ourselves

Dialogue: Healing ourselves

Tuesday, 15th November 2022

6.30pm - 7.45pm
Lady Chapel
Free, booking required

The audience for the One People Oration lecture at Westminster Abbey

The One People Oration

Tuesday, 22nd November 2022

6.30pm - 7.45pm
The Abbey
Free, booking required

A group of people watching a lecture

Symposium: Harnessing technology

Thursday, 1st December 2022

12.45pm - 2.00pm
Cheyneygates
Free, booking required

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