Events Calendar

Peterborough Cathedral – Cathedral by Candlelight Tour

Peterborough Cathedral

The Cathedral is beautiful by daylight, but even more so by candlelight. Come and enjoy an after-hours guided tour in this most atmospheric of settings. Our experienced guides will take you through a building where history is especially acute as day turns into night. Follow in the footsteps of the monks whose lives were often lit by candles for prayer ... Read More

£12

Peterborough Cathedral – A Christmas Lullaby

Peterborough Cathedral

Mezzo-soprano Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues returns to Peterborough with a wonderful programme of Christmas arias and songs. Gabriella's programme will include Walking in the Air (Howard Blake), White Christmas (Irving Berlin), A New Year Carol (Benjamin Britten), and Songs for a New World: A Christmas Lullaby (Jason Robert Brownand) as well as pieces by Fauré, Reger and Howells and traditional Christmas songs from various countries. Tickets Tickets are £15 per person + booking ... Read More

£15

Peterborough Cathedral – G4 Christmas Concert

Peterborough Cathedral

The singing group which found fame in TV's "X-Factor" come to the Cathedral to perform a seasonal show that's guaranteed to put people in the festive mood. The group will deliver timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit, all delivered exquisitely in the magnificent ... Read More

£14.50 – £62.50

Peterborough Cathedral – Christmas Silent Disco

Peterborough Cathedral

Dig out your Christmas jumper and join us for seasonal Silent Disco, with lots of Christmas hits to dance along to! Join us for our fantastically festive Christmas silent disco at Peterborough Cathedral with DJ Steve Walsh on the decks. There will be a Christmas channel and a classic disco channel too. There'll be a tuck shop where you can ... Read More

£6 – £7

Peterborough Cathedral – Star Dome Inflatable Planetarium

Peterborough Cathedral

The National Space Centre in Leicester bring their amazing inflatable planetarium to the Cathedral to give tours of the night sky. Join a presenter from the National Space Centre, and be guided through a tour of the night sky. Without the problem of light pollution you will be able to spot hundreds of amazing stars, you will be shown the ... Read More

£7.50

Peterborough Cathedral – Science Interaction

Peterborough Cathedral

The Cambridge Science Centre will be offering hands-on activities and hosting drop-in demonstrations of scientific wonders! The team from Cambridge offers a fantastic interactive display in which all ages can become involved in some fun learning all about the wonders of the scientific world. On Monday 25th and Thursday 28th October, special demonstrations will be given. Unsupervised activities are available on ... Read More

Free

Peterborough Cathedral – One Giant Leap returns!

Peterborough Cathedral

Back for half term, by popular demand, is our 90 minute children's activity session is inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing. It includes the famous teddy bear parachute jump! It's time for our young visitors to help teddy with his astronaut training - as he parachutes from high up in the cathedral. See him "falling-with-style", help him fold up ... Read More

Free

Peterborough Cathedral – A Tudor tour with Mistress Scarlett

Peterborough Cathedral

From Abbey to Cathedral, this all age tour is a chance to hear about life in Tudor Peterborough 'first hand' - from the wife of Robert Scarlett, the famous town grave digger. The scandalous Abbot! The poor discarded Queen! The fabulous fan vaulting! Margaret Scarlett has all the latest gossip and she loves sharing it. Join our costumed guide for ... Read More

£6 – £20

Peterborough Cathedral – Online talk: Peterborough’s Peasant Revolt

Peterborough Cathedral

A warm welcome back to Cromwell Museum Curator, Stuart Orme, who continues our autumn series of online History Talks. The Peasants' Revolt, also named Wat Tyler's Rebellion or the Great Rising, was a major uprising across large parts of England in 1381. It had various causes, including the socio-economic and political tensions generated by the Black Death in the 1340s. But how did it manifest itself ... Read More

Free

Peterborough Cathedral – Gallery View or Moon with a View

Peterborough Cathedral

On the dates listed here, you can climb the steep stone steps and see the artwork 'One Small Step' by Peter Walker from above. Gallery View dates Climb up to the first floor gallery to take pictures of family or friends below, or just to capture the artwork, One Small Step by Peter Walker, from above. The Gallery View climbs take roughly ... Read More

£3 – £6

Peterborough Cathedral – Be a Chorister for a Day

Peterborough Cathedral

Children in school Year 2 are invited to come along and experience a little of what it is like to be a Cathedral chorister. There will be musical activities, a Cathedral tour and the opportunity to meet some of our current choristers. The children will also sing at a short service which parents and visitors are welcome to attend. Booking ... Read More

Free

Peterborough Cathedral – Baby Loss Awareness Service

Peterborough Cathedral

A simple service for anyone who has lost a baby during pregnancy, or at or after birth, however long ago that might be. The service coincides with Baby Loss Awareness Week. Baby Loss Awareness Week runs from 9th to 15th October annually. During this quiet service there will be time for reflection, with gentle music, prayers and the lighting of candles. ... Read More

Free

Dr Faustus

Peterborough Cathedral

Laughing Tree Theatre brings you a stripped back version of Christopher Marlowe’s enduring tale of sin and corruption brought about by lust for power. Doctor Faustus is a brilliant, arrogant scholar, whose thirst for knowledge and influence leads him to summon the demon Mephistopheles, demanding from him power and dominion over the occult arts.  Mephistopheles agrees, but the price is ... Read More

£10
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Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tours

Peterborough Cathedral

The Highlights Tour gives you an introduction to the long and colourful history of Peterborough Cathedral. About this event The ground level route around the Cathedral takes roughly one hour and explores the key features the building's history and architecture.

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Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral

The ground level route around the Cathedral takes roughly one hour and explores the key features the building's history and architecture. The tour is free as part of the Nene Valley Festival and lasts approximately 1 hour. Booking is not usually necessary, but if you want to be sure of a place, please book online using the links below. Given ... Read More

21st Century Abba

Peterborough Cathedral

ABBA fans, this will definitely be the highlight of your bank holiday weekend! Put on your best 1970's outfit and come to enjoy your favourite songs against the stunning backdrop of Peterborough Cathedral. The award-winning LIVE ABBA Tribute Band (they won the Official UK No.1 Abba Tribute Band award from the Agents Association Ltd four years in a row) will be playing all ... Read More

21st Century ABBA On Peterborough Cathedral Green

Peterborough Cathedral

ABBA fans, this will definitely be the highlight of your bank holiday weekend! Put on your best 1970's outfit and come to enjoy your favourite songs against the stunning backdrop of Peterborough Cathedral. The award-winning LIVE ABBA Tribute Band (they won the Official UK No.1 ABBA Tribute Band award from the Agents Association Ltd four years in a row) will be playing all ... Read More

£22.00

Robin Hood

Peterborough Cathedral

DOT Productions brings you this fun, fast paced adaption of the famous outlaw's story in a summer-time romp across the stage housed within the Cathedral's peaceful Cloisters. Come and meet Robin and his gang as they battle against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and steal from the rich to give to the poor. With Maid Marion’s help Robin might be ... Read More

£8

Tear and Repair Exhibition

Peterborough Cathedral

A textile exhibition created by the artist Nicola Moody, giving a unique insight into the heart-wrenching struggles of five women. Created by the Christian fine-artist Nicola Moody, the display is a ‘textile language’, giving voice to issues such as addiction, prostitution and crime. These issues will be etched into fabrics set against the back-cloth of the Cathedral's New Buillding. Five ... Read More

Moon with a View

Peterborough Cathedral

On selected dates from 30th July, you can climb the ancient stone steps and see One Small Step from above, then keep going up to see the amazing view from the top of the central tower. Moon with a View trips will take place on most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the exhibition  from 10.30am (last climb at 1.30pm), and on Thursday evenings during ... Read More

One Small Step

Peterborough Cathedral

A giant representation of the lunar surface, created by the renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker using imagery from NASA.

Online Talk: Oliver Cromwell’s infamous visit to Peterborough

Peterborough Cathedral

This is the latest in our series of online history presentations in which Stuart, who's now curator of the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon, will unpack the dreadful reality about how the Roundheads created such havoc at the cathedral. Legend tells that he smashed windows and stabled his horses in virtually every cathedral in England. But in fact it was Peterborough ... Read More

£7

St Oswald’s Right Arm

Peterborough Cathedral

Join Dr Johanna Dale as she explains why the legendary limb of this famous Northumbrian king was Peterborough Abbey's prized possession. The Abbey acquired this relic in dubious circumstances but it was the main focus of the monastic community and a holy shrine attracting pilgrims which even included kings of England. The arm disappeared in the great upheavals of the ... Read More

£7

The Peckard Lecture 2021 by the Revd Dr Sam Wells

Peterborough Cathedral

Sam Wells, who is widely known as a preacher, pastor, writer, broadcaster and theologian will speak under the title 'Act Justly: Church, Kingdom and Civil Society'. This is the inaugural Peckard Lecture, starting what we hope will be an annual series of talks taking up the theme of the Church in contemporary society. It was a subject close to the ... Read More

£7

Easter at Home – Ideas For Families

Peterborough Cathedral

Celebrate Easter and enjoy some of these wonderful activities at home or in your outside space. Remember to adhere to Covid 19 restrictions when enjoying these activities! Big thank you to the Gen2 team at the Diocese of Peterborough for rounding up these fantastic ideas: Make a mini-Easter garden and you could win a prize! Use these instructions to make a yogurt pot Easter ... Read More

Katharine of Aragon Festival

Peterborough Cathedral

The Katharine of Aragon Festival commemorates 29th January 1536, when Henry VIII's first wife was buried at Peterborough Cathedral after her death in exile at Kimbolton Castle. She lies in the Cathedral to this day. Tickets and Guidelines TICKETS: Follow this link to book tickets for festival events (except for 'Tudor Walk' tickets - see below). Please read our Ticket Terms and Conditions before ... Read More

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Highlights Tours

Peterborough Cathedral

Make the most of your visit to the Cathedral with a Highlights Tour - your introduction to the Cathedral's long and colourful history. Peterborough Abbey, which became a Cathedral in 1541, has been at the centre of national and international events for over 900 years. It has been an influential medieval monastery and a royal burial place, survived major damage during the Civil ... Read More

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Highlights Tours

Peterborough Cathedral

Make the most of your visit to the Cathedral with a Highlights Tour - your introduction to the Cathedral's long and colourful history. Peterborough Abbey, which became a Cathedral in 1541, has been at the centre of national and international events for over 900 years. It has been an influential medieval monastery and a royal burial place, survived major damage during the Civil ... Read More

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Highlights Tours

Peterborough Cathedral

Make the most of your visit to the Cathedral with a Highlights Tour - your introduction to the Cathedral's long and colourful history. Peterborough Abbey, which became a Cathedral in 1541, has been at the centre of national and international events for over 900 years. It has been an influential medieval monastery and a royal burial place, survived major damage during the Civil ... Read More

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Highlights Tours

Peterborough Cathedral

Make the most of your visit to the Cathedral with a Highlights Tour - your introduction to the Cathedral's long and colourful history. Peterborough Abbey, which became a Cathedral in 1541, has been at the centre of national and international events for over 900 years. It has been an influential medieval monastery and a royal burial place, survived major damage during the Civil ... Read More

Recurring

Highlights Tours

Peterborough Cathedral

Make the most of your visit to the Cathedral with a Highlights Tour - your introduction to the Cathedral's long and colourful history. Peterborough Abbey, which became a Cathedral in 1541, has been at the centre of national and international events for over 900 years. It has been an influential medieval monastery and a royal burial place, survived major damage during the Civil ... Read More

Recurring

Highlights Tours

Peterborough Cathedral

Make the most of your visit to the Cathedral with a Highlights Tour - your introduction to the Cathedral's long and colourful history. Peterborough Abbey, which became a Cathedral in 1541, has been at the centre of national and international events for over 900 years. It has been an influential medieval monastery and a royal burial place, survived major damage during the Civil ... Read More

Recurring

Highlights Tours

Peterborough Cathedral

Make the most of your visit to the Cathedral with a Highlights Tour - your introduction to the Cathedral's long and colourful history. Peterborough Abbey, which became a Cathedral in 1541, has been at the centre of national and international events for over 900 years. It has been an influential medieval monastery and a royal burial place, survived major damage during the Civil ... Read More

Recurring

Highlights Tours

Peterborough Cathedral

Make the most of your visit to the Cathedral with a Highlights Tour - your introduction to the Cathedral's long and colourful history. Peterborough Abbey, which became a Cathedral in 1541, has been at the centre of national and international events for over 900 years. It has been an influential medieval monastery and a royal burial place, survived major damage during the Civil ... Read More

Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra: Classics at the Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, with Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices, present a breathtaking programme of music by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Wagner in the spectacular setting of Peterborough Cathedral.

£18 – £36