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Library Tour

Dates throughout the year | 10:30-12:00
The Library, tucked away at the top of a spiral staircase, is one of the Cathedral's best-loved treasures. This Autumn we are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of public tours. Climb the 35 spiral steps, see the library for yourself and explore some of our fascinating book collection.

Tickets £18pp
You must be able to climb 35 spiral steps to take part in this tour.

The Great Exhibition 2021: SCIENCE

Thursday 19 August – Monday 30 August | 20.30 onwards
The Great Exhibition returns with ‘SCIENCE,’ a stunning visual spectacle inspired the evolution of science; exploring how it has shaped our past and the role it will play in our future.
Be transported through monumental immersive light and sound installations, as you encounter a brief history of science as never seen before. This unforgettable multi-sensory experience transports visitors through elements, molecules, DNA, and the greatest discoveries of humanity, as we contemplate the wonders that make up the world around us.
Created by, the award-winning artistic collaboration, Luxmuralis. The exhibition features internal Son-et-Lumiere, artworks, and sound and light installations that transform the internal space of the Cathedral.

Ticket prices: £7.50 adults, £6 children (Age 3 and over), £20 family (2 adults and 2 children)
Under 3s go FREE - Please book a FREE ticket to count towards capacity.

George Eliot: A Monologue by Lesley Smith

Wednesday 29 September 2021 | 19:30 at Lichfield Cathedral

Mary Ann Evans was a woman ahead of her time; highly intelligent and a freethinker, she wrote 8 novels under her pen name, George Eliot, including her most famous, “Middlemarch”. Her private life was considered scandalous, living with a married man for 24 years and being shunned by her family and society as a result.

Lesley Smith is curator at Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire. This portrayal was commissioned by the George Eliot Fellowship to mark her 200th birthday in 2019. Now is the chance to meet George Eliot and find out more about this extraordinary woman who had links with Lichfield.

Tickets are £11.

Not suitable for children under 16.

Jethro Tull: The Christmas Concert

Thursday 2 December 2021 | 19:30

***SOLD OUT*** Get in touch at boxoffice@lichfield-cathedral.org to be added to a reserve list.


Lichfield Cathedral is delighted to welcome legendary British rock band Jethro Tull for this unforgettable Christmas concert, which will include some of their best-known repertoire.

Over the last 12 years, Ian Anderson has performed in many of the great Cathedrals and churches in the UK helping to raise much-needed funds for their preservation. ALL the funds raised will go towards the preservation of Lichfield Cathedral. Based on a Christmas-themed concert, he features prominently the work of Jethro Tull as written and recorded by Ian since 1968. Added to this are several pieces of re-worked Classical repertoire and Lichfield Cathedral’s very own choristers will also be performing at the concert.

Sponsored by Ecclesiastical.

Tickets £58, £49, £39, £30, £20, £15 (aisle with limited or no view of stage)
Essential carers and companions receive 50% discount. To book for carers or wheelchair users, please call 01543 306100.

PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are currently online only however we are able to assist with access bookings and queries by telephone. Due to current covid restrictions our office has limited opening, please leave a message and we will get back to you.