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  • Outside Theatre: Macbeth
    Outside Theatre: Macbeth

    The Deanery Garden

    Illyria once again take on the greatest of Shakespeare's tragedies. The production is performed on a stage closely replicating those of 17th-century touring troupes. Expect a gripping story and dazzling swordplay.

  • WW1 Vigil
    WW1 Vigil

    A Vigil, in the form of a service of light with music and readings, will take place to commemorate the commencement of the First World War a century ago.

  • Gaudeamus Chorale Concert
    Gaudeamus Chorale Concert

    The Gaudeamus Chorale is one of the country’s premier non-professional choirs and is touring the Southern Cathedrals this summer to raise money for Cancer Research UK.


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August 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • The River Itchen From Source to Sea
    The River Itchen From Source to Sea

    A exhibition of paintings and photographs by Lorraine Morris and Lizzie McKellar of which chart the progress of the river Itchen as it makes its way towards the sea.

  • Outside Theatre: Macbeth
    Outside Theatre: Macbeth

    Illyria once again take on the greatest of Shakespeare's tragedies. The production is performed on a stage closely replicating those of 17th-century touring troupes. Expect a gripping story and dazzling swordplay.

    The Deanery Garden

  • Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake
    Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake

    Join one of our guides as they take you around the Cathedral to discover a variety of works of art and discover why they were installed. After the tour enjoy a coffee and homemade cake in the Refectory.

  • WW1 Vigil
    WW1 Vigil

    A Vigil, in the form of a service of light with music and readings, will take place to commemorate the commencement of the First World War a century ago.

  • Special Tour: Curious and Mysterious
    Special Tour: Curious and Mysterious

    Mysteries are as irksome to the human mind, as a grain of sand is to an oyster. This tour will explain some of the more curious and mysterious happenings, connected to the Cathedral and its monuments; dating from 1250, to the present day.

  • Gaudeamus Chorale Concert
    Gaudeamus Chorale Concert

    The Gaudeamus Chorale is one of the country’s premier non-professional choirs and is touring the Southern Cathedrals this summer to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

  • Special Tour: Stained Glass
    Special Tour: Stained Glass

    Stained Glass is a relatively unexplored cathedral treasure. The Cathedral offers the opportunity to study glass from the workshops of medieval masters of the 14th, 15th and early 16th century.

  • Outside Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance
    Outside Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance

    This is one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic opera about Frederick, an apprentice pirate, born on 29th February, who quits the Pirate ship and falls in love with girl on land.

    The Deanery Garden

  • Special Tour: Medieval Times
    Special Tour: Medieval Times

    A view of this great Cathedral from 1079 to 1475 seeing what its builders produced; the works of carvers, painters, glassmakers and tillers.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

September 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • The Sixteen: The Voice of the Turtle Dove
    The Sixteen: The Voice of the Turtle Dove

    For its 14th Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy.

  • Special Tour: Stitched and Woven
    Special Tour: Stitched and Woven

    Vestments, cushions and altar frontals. With few exceptions, all the items on this tour were made between the late nineteenth century and the present day.

  • Stained Glass Tour and Tea
    Stained Glass Tour and Tea

    The Cathedral has Glass spanning a period of nearly 700 years. The earliest dates from 1330, and the most modern dates to the current century.

  • Special Tour: Winged Messengers
    Special Tour: Winged Messengers

    There are well over a hundred representations of angels in the Cathedral, in glass, woodwork, stonework, paintings, and textiles. This tour takes in a variety of images spanning 800 years.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

October 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Special Tour: Green Men
    Special Tour: Green Men

    There are over 70 examples of Green Men in the Cathedral although some are difficult to spot. This tour will look at several different types of Green Men, including one for which Winchester is rightly famous.

  • Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake
    Modern Art Tour with Coffee and Cake

    Join one of our guides as they take you around the Cathedral to discover a variety of works of art and discover why they were installed. After the tour enjoy a coffee and homemade cake in the Refectory.

  • Hampshire Harvest weekend
    Hampshire Harvest weekend

    A free family event celebrating the County’s food and farming. Includes Hampshire Farmers’ Market, mobile farm, children’s activities, displays, craft demonstrations and a programme of musical entertainment.

  • Opera Master Class
    Opera Master Class

    Opera master class with With Janice Cairns international soprano and former principal singer with English National Opera.

    Prior's Hall

  • Be a Chorister for the Day
    Be a Chorister for the Day

    The Cathedral and The Pilgrims' School are inviting boys aged 6-10 who enjoy singing to come and have fun as a Chorister for the afternoon.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

November 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • The Sixteen: Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
    The Sixteen: Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

    The Sixteen perform one of the cornerstones of the classical repertoire, Monteverdi's monumental Vespers of 1610, famed for its thrilling rhythms, grand choruses and beautiful solo movements.

  • First World War Tour and Tea
    First World War Tour and Tea

    What was it like to live in and around the Cathedral during the Great War? How did we respond to the needs of the community? Join our team of guides as they seek to answer these questions.

  • Ice Rink
    Ice Rink

    Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and see how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting Christmas events.

  • Christmas Market
    Christmas Market

    Recognised as one of the best in Europe and renowned for its spectacular location, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market brings high quality exhibitors, wonderful Christmas gifts and an abundance of festive foods.

  • Twilight Tower Tours
    Twilight Tower Tours

    A twist on our normal Christmas tower tour see the Christmas lights sparkle across the city and the Cathedral Close lit up from the top of the Cathedral Tower.

  • Live Nativity
    Live Nativity

    Characters from the Christmas Story will be making an appearance at the Christmas Market. Meet Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and animals from the stable.

December 2014

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Ice Rink
    Ice Rink

    Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and see how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting Christmas events.

  • Christmas Market
    Christmas Market

    Recognised as one of the best in Europe and renowned for its spectacular location, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market brings high quality exhibitors, wonderful Christmas gifts and an abundance of festive foods.

  • Twilight Tower Tours
    Twilight Tower Tours

    A twist on our normal Christmas tower tour see the Christmas lights sparkle across the city and the Cathedral Close lit up from the top of the Cathedral Tower.

  • Live Nativity
    Live Nativity

    Characters from the Christmas Story will be making an appearance at the Christmas Market. Meet Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and animals from the stable.

  • The Cathedral Chamber Choir Advent Concert
    The Cathedral Chamber Choir Advent Concert

    Take time out of the Christmas rush to enjoy a musical journey through Advent to Christmas, sung by the Cathedral Chamber Choir in the stunning surrounds of the Nave.

  • Christmas Create, Make and Take for Toddlers
    Christmas Create, Make and Take for Toddlers

    Enjoy creative time with your toddlers at these drop-in workshops. Using the materials provided, create Christmas pictures to take home.

January 2015

  • Ice Rink
    Ice Rink

    Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and see how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting Christmas events.

February 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

March 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

April 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

May 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

June 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • Flower Festival 2015: Cascades
    Flower Festival 2015: Cascades

    Save the date! Our next flower festival will be 23 - 28 June 2015. More information coming soon.

July 2015

  • The Jane Austen Story
    The Jane Austen Story

    This permanent exhibition was installed in 2010 to mark the bicentenary decade of Jane Austen’s heyday. The exhibition is situated beside her grave and tells the story of Jane’s life in Hampshire.

  • The River Itchen From Source to Sea
    The River Itchen From Source to Sea

    A exhibition of paintings and photographs by Lorraine Morris and Lizzie McKellar of which chart the progress of the river Itchen as it makes its way towards the sea.