Events Calendar

Peterborough Cathedral – Tower Tour

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

 Tour of the upper levels of 900 year old Peterborough Cathedral is an unforgettable experience. Not only do you see the construction of the medieval building close up, but also you emerge to take in spectacular views across the city. This page gives details of the tours offered for individual visitors. If you would like to book a private tower ... Read More

Free

Cathedrals at Night

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

An opportunity to explore the Cathedral by night, with candlelight and guides on hand to answer questions. Members of the Cathedral Choir sing the traditional night service of Compline towards the endof the evening. No need to book. Donations invited. This event is part of Heritage Open Days 2021.

Free

The Love of Flowers

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Love is in the air and Spring is on its way! Celebrate with a flower arranging demonstration followed by afternoon tea in the Cathedral. The Peterborough Floral Decoration Society (PFDS) will be marking its 65th anniversary in 2020 by staging a floral exhibition in the New Building at the Cathedral, from 16th to 17th October. In preparation, this flower arranging ... Read More

Digging Deeper Tudor Tour

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

This guided tour of the Cathedral will have a specifically Tudor focus as part of the Katharine of Aragon Festival. Hear about how Peterborough Abbey fared when Henry VIII embarked on the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and about the Abbot's unique transition to become the first Bishop of the newly created Diocese of Peterborough. Who is depicted in the carvings ... Read More

Old Scarlett Tours

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

This family friendly tour of the Cathedral will be led by ‘Old Scarlett the Tudor gravedigger.’ Old Scarlett was the gravedigger for the Cathedral and St John's Church on Cathedral Square. He lived to be 98 years old - a remarkable age especially in Tudor times. He buried both Katharine of Aragon and Mary, Queen of Scots

A Homage to Katharine of Aragon from Spain

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Deeply rooted in medieval, renaissance and traditional music, Los Músicos de Urueña - Luis Delgado and César Carazo - take their name from the walled town in Valladolid. It is the home of the Museum of Music where Luis Delgado’s displays over 1200 musical instruments from his collection. Their performance sets the scene for the play that follows.

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Living Nativity

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Join Mary, Joseph, a Roman Centurion and donkeys from Sacrewell Farm for this live re-enactment of the Nativity story. Be inspired as you see this costumed re-enactment of the Nativity Story progress through the Cathedral grounds. The Living Nativity will take place twice, at 10.30am and 2pm. Entry is free – donations are welcome.

The 2019 Peterborough Cathedral Christmas Concert

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Enjoy Yuletide cheer from Peterborough Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Festival Chorus as they present a programme of festive favourites. Please note that no photography, video or audio recording is allowed during this performance.The concert will be conducted by Tansy Castledine, the Cathedral’s Director of Music, and will feature traditional choral pieces and familiar carols to sing along to, so don't ... Read More

Christingle

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

A service for young children and their families, with seasonal readings, carols and Christingle oranges. The service begins at 5.30pm.  

Business and Shopper Carols

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

A lunchtime of traditional Christmas carols and readings, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Don't forget to wear your Christmas jumper! Kindly sponsored by Hegarty Solicitors.  

Cathedral Christmas Craft and Gift Market

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Timed to coincide with the city's Christmas Lights Switch On, on Friday 15th November, this year's Christmas market will be bigger and better than ever! Set in the beautiful Cathedral Nave and Transepts, this is an inspiring place in which to start your Christmas shopping. Amongst the fare on sale will be vegan soaps, hand-painted silk scarves, leather-goods, ceramics, artworks, ... Read More

Lord of the Dance

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Exhibition Room, Cathedral Visitor Centre. An exhibition of sculpture by Simon Latham, shown in the Exhibition Room in the Cathedral Visitor Centre. Lord of the Dance is the title of a sculpture, made of three entwined, tubular elements. The title is shared with Sydney Carter’s well-loved  hymn and the Hindu god Shiva. The image can be seen as a reference to ... Read More

Janusz Piotrowicz: Chopin Recital

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Janusz Piotrowicz, conductor, pianist and Prizewinner of the Warsaw International Chopin Competition, performs pieces by the 19th century Romantic composer in a fundraising concert for Peterborough Cathedral and The World Trust. Janusz Piotrowicz's performances are renowned for clarity and intensity and unique depth of sound. He has toured in Denmark, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, Australia, ... Read More

Tower Tours

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Explore the inside of Peterborough Cathedral from above, with fabulous views of the Cathedral interior along the triforium level, above the Apse Chapel and transepts.

Goodbye Gaia

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Music for a summer evening to celebrate the culmination of the Gaia exhibition, featuring mezzo-soprano Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues. Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues will be accompanied by Kate Wishart as well as some of her talented musical students. She is graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and began her career as a chorister in the Cathedral Choir. Her repertoire will include pieces by Handel, ... Read More

£12

Sense and Sensibility

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Jane Austen's much loved novel, adapted by Dawn Bush and presented by Dot Productions. The Dashwood sisters have a very different approach to their love lives. Elinor has much more Sense, but Marianne has a great deal of Sensibility. Heroes, heartbreak and debonair villains, all topped off with a dashing duel, will have you falling in love with this wonderful ... Read More

£12

900 Voices of the River Nene with Gaia

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Celebrate the River Nene and hear some of its stories, as the Gaia Earth artwork by Luke Jerram turns under the central tower of the Cathedral. Judi Alston and Andy Campbell of One to One Development Trust will present films from the 900 Voices Collection, including ‘Railworld the Volunteers Story’, filmed at Railworld Wildlife Haven (pictured below), and  ‘Nene – at Peterborough ... Read More

£2

Be an Earth Champion for a Day

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Holiday club adventure on an environmental theme, for children aged 8 to 12 years. Reflect on how beautiful and fragile the earth is, and find out about small, practical things we can do to care for it better. See Luke Jerram’s installation from above and below, and create your own earth-inspired artwork to hang in the Cathedral. The day is ... Read More

£30

Welcome World

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

See Gaia in all its glory on its opening night in Peterborough, witnessing the moment when the rotation of the Earth and the surrounding lights are switched on. Families are welcome and you are invited to dress with a ‘plants and animals’ theme if you would like to. There will be a big count down to the switching on of ... Read More

£6

Gaia, an artwork by Luke Jerram

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

The same artist created the Museum of the Moon, which was shown at the Cathedral in October last year, attracting an estimated 40,000 visitors. Measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the earth’s surface.

£2

Advanced Photography Masterclass

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

This masterclass for keen amateur photographers is the perfect opportunity to develop your photographic skills in a remarkable building. Using the upper and ground levels within the Cathedral, pick up tips and tricks under the expert guidance of experienced photography tutor, Adrian Stone. Hone your skill in selecting the best vantage points, using depth of field, and lighting your subject ... Read More

£60
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Be an Archaeologist for a Day

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

Holiday club adventure days on an archaeology theme, for children aged 8 to 12 years. Find out what it means to be an Archaeologist by becoming one yourself for the day! Learn how Archaeologists dig to carefully uncover the past, layer by layer. Climb up to the Triforium to discover clues to the Cathedral’s history to piece together what the ... Read More

£30

Not all Fish and Ships

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough

1pm and 7pm. A new play about the Synod of Whitby and the famous quarrel in 664 regarding setting a date for Easter and the pattern of monks’ haircuts!