Summer Festival 2021

We will be hosting a range of summer events, including tours of never-before-seen areas of the Abbey and a behind the scenes look at The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding ceremony.

There will also be music, outdoor cinema, family events and more.

What's happening?

What's happening?

From July to September there will be over 100 amazing events in eight weeks. These events will take place across various parts of the Abbey and many of them will be free of charge.

Royal wedding tour

Royal wedding tour

There is a chance for you to walk in the footsteps of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during the year of their 10th wedding anniversary. Inside the Royal Wedding, a new tour led by the vergers, will highlight moments from the couple's happy day inside the Abbey.

Hidden Highlights tour

Hidden Highlights tour

For the first time ever, the Abbey will be hosting a Hidden Highlights tour, which will showcase areas not usually open to the general public. These areas include the Jerusalem Chamber where Henry IV died in 1413, and one of the oldest parts of the Abbey; a lost medieval sacristy used by 13th century monks and the Library.

 

Music events

Enjoy outdoor concerts, the Summer Organ Festival and Abbey Choir performances this summer

Peter Holder posed in Westminster Abbey

X Summer Organ Festival: Matthew Jorysz X

Tuesday, 19th July 2022

7:00pm - 8:10pm
The Abbey
£15

Peter Holder posed in Westminster Abbey

X Summer Organ Festival: James O’Donnell X

Tuesday, 26th July 2022

7:00pm - 8:10pm
The Abbey
£15

Peter Holder posed in Westminster Abbey

X Summer Organ Festival: Vincent Dubois X

Tuesday, 12th July 2022

7:00pm - 8:10pm
The Abbey
£15

Peter Holder posed in Westminster Abbey

X Summer Organ Festival: Peter Holder X

6th August 2021 - 6th August 2022

The Abbey
£10 - £15 (Season passes available)

Open Air events

Enjoy cinema and theatre in the sunshine.

Illyia – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Illyia – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

25th & 26th August 2022

6.30pm (doors open) - 9.50pm
Dean's Yard
£10 - £16

Family events

Guided tours for families, storytelling and arts and crafts are just some of the activities children can take part in during the school holidays.

Family activity: Crown making

Family activity: Crown making

28th May - 18th June 2022 (selected dates)

10:00am - 1:00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Family activity: Musical moments

Family activity: Musical moments

25th June - 16th July 2022 (selected dates)

10:00am - 1:00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Family Highlights tour

Family Highlights tour

26th July - 25th August 2022 (selected dates)

10:30am - 11:15pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Family activity: Brass rubbing

Family activity: Brass rubbing

23rd July - 27th August 2022 (selected dates)

10:00am - 1:00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Theatre events

Enjoy Shakespeare in the sunshine.

Illyia – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Illyia – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

25th & 26th August 2022

6.30pm (doors open) - 9.50pm
Dean's Yard
£10 - £16

Get involved on social

Share your pictures, experiences and thoughts about the Abbey's Summer Festival on social media - whether you're enjoying a concert on the lawn, a guided tour or one of our many family events.

Tag the Abbey in your social media posts and use the #AbbeySummerFest hashtag. We would really like to see how much fun you're having.