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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. 1 & 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.

Lecture by Nicholas Orme ‘Going to Church in Medieval Lichfield'

Wednesday 27 September 18:00 | The Old Stables, The Close

What was it like to go to church in England five, six, or seven hundred years ago? The answer involves a surprising mixture of what we still do, and some practices that are quite unfamiliar and exotic to a modern churchgoer.

Nicholas Orme is emeritus professor of history at Exeter University and an emeritus lay canon of Truro Cathedral. He is the author of thirty books including Medieval Children, Medieval Pilgrimage, and The History of England's Cathedrals.

Tickets £10

Yeva Skalietska: What War Is

Saturday 30 September 11:00 | Venue: The Old Stables, The Close

13-year-old Yeva Skalietska captured the nation's heart when she was featured on Channel 4 News as she fled Ukraine in 2022. Since then, she has written an extraordinary memoir You Don't Know What War Is, where she records her experiences hour-by-hour. Come and hear her extraordinary witness in personat The Old Stables.

Tickets £10 

Organ Recital Series

Tuesday 5,19 September, 3 & 17 October 19:30

Experience the power of our famous cathedral organ in the hands (and feet) of four talented musicians.

Tuesday 5 September    Cathy Lamb (Lichfield Cathedral School)

Tuesday 19 September  Martyn Rawles (Lichfield Cathedral)

Tuesday 3 October    Peter Stevens (Westminster Cathedral)

Tuesday 17 October    Peter Dyke (Hereford Cathedral)

Admission is £10 per person, no concessions

Second Nature: An Evening with Chris Baines

Wednesday 4 October at 7:30pm

Environmentalist Chris Baines shares his passion for reviving wildlife across land and sea.  He will also be signing copies of the newly revised edition of his best-selling book RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening

To be followed by refreshments, donations welcome.

Free entry but please book tickets to help plan for this event.
Tickets may be booked along with purchase of the book for £25 (collected on the evening).

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. Limited seating is available in the library and participants should be prepared to stand for the duration of the tour. 

Around the World with the City of Lichfield Concert Band

Sunday 22 October 2023 at 7pm

Join us as Lichfield’s award-winning wind band take us on a musical journey around the world beneath “Gaia”, Luke Jerram’s stunning 7m sculpture of the Earth.

The City of Lichfield Concert Band was founded over 100 years ago and continues to entertain with a variety of genres such as pop, swing and classical, all performed by its 50-member strong ensemble of local musicians.  In April 2023 the band performed at the finals of the National Concert Band Festival at the Royal Northern College Of Music Manchester and received a platinum award.

Tickets from £12 (Band A tickets nearest to performance area)
No concessions
All proceeds help support the work of Lichfield Cathedral

Note when booking a wheelchair space: book all members of your party together, and we will ensure seats are reserved adjacent to the wheelchair space.

Rest as the world goes by... 'Mental Rest' session

Rest as the world goes by...

Mental Rest 

Thursday 2 November 10:30 - 11:30 (Children aged 4 -7 years)
Friday 3 November 10:30-11:30 (Children aged 7 -11 years)

Wellbeing and mindfulness sessions for kids - relaxing and fun…and restful!

Please note: All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please book EACH child a FREE ticket. Spaces at these sessions are limited and accompanying Adults are NOT required to book. 

Christmas Light Show

16 - 20 & 22 December from 17:30

Join us for a light spectacular by acclaimed animation team: Illuminos.

Enjoy a spectacular light show around the Close, and on the front of the Cathedral, listen to popular carols, and head inside to soak up the atmosphere of this special time of year.

Includes access to the Christmas Tree Festival.

Please ensure you have read the FAQs which include our Terms and Conditions ahead of booking - Click here.

The Christmas Light Show at Lichfield Cathedral is kindly sponsored by Richard Winterton Auctioneers.