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Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir Anniversary Concert

Friday 9 June | 20:00

An evening of music inspired by seventeenth century authors and poets, performed by Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir to mark their 40th anniversary.  The concert will include Finzi’s ‘Lo, the full, final sacrifice’, and Vaughan Williams’ 'Five Mystical Songs'.  A rare opportunity to hear the choir in concert and a private view of the Library and Legacy exhibition which has inspired the concert programme. 

Tickets costing £15 will include a drink on arrival.

A Young Persons (under 18) ticket is also available costing £10.

Library Tour

Dates throughout the year 

Climb the spiral staircase to see one of the Cathedral’s best loved treasures, the Library, for yourself and explore some of our fascinating collection.

In 2023 we investigate ‘Journeys and Exploration’, a chance to discover how our understanding of the world and local area has changed through the centuries.

Take a journey from Staffordshire around the globe, delve into beautifully illustrated map-books and charts, and uncover insights from James Cook’s voyages.

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

Mary Queen of Scots: A Monologue by Lesley Smith

Wednesday 6 September at 19:30

The story of Mary, Queen of Scots, is one of the most famous in British history. A dangerous claimant to the English throne, she was held prisoner at Tutbury Castle not far from Lichfield. It was here that she became embroiled in the plots which were eventually to cost her life. Meet the tragic queen during her final imprisonment and share her hopes and fears as her dramatic tale approaches its bitter conclusion.

Lesley Smith has been curator of Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire since 2000. She is a specialist 16th century medical historian and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (Scot.). She has appeared in over 130 television programmes.

Tickets £11 per person

All proceeds help support the work of Lichfield Cathedral


A touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram

Friday - Sunday from 22 September -  29 October 19:00-21:00 (excl. 8/13/14/22 October)

Monday 30 October - Sunday 5 November 19:00-21:00 (excl. 2 November)

Come along for one of the special evening events to see GAIA and the Journey Through Creation installations when the Cathedral would usually be closed.

Internally lit, Gaia comes into its own during the evening, with a more profound sense of what it might be like to see Earth from space and accompanied by a surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.