These special tours offer spectacular views across the city and Cathedral Close.
Enjoy a well deserved rest after the tour with a tea/coffee and mince pie in the Cathedral Refectory
Tickets: £12.50 per person plus 75p per ticket booking fee, capped at £5 per transaction, available online from the Cathedral Box Office or by phone on 01962 857 275.
Minimum age for these tours is 12 years: children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour lasts approx 1hr 30mins.
Although there is no set upper age limit for this tour, please note the difficulty of the climb. This may be unsuitable for those who are elderly, infirm, disabled, pregnant, those suffering from heart or respiratory disorders, or any other medical condition which could be affected by the climb.
Due to width restrictions, all large items of baggage are not permitted and regrettably cannot be left unattended or stored at ground level. Suitable clothing and foot-wear
should be worn.
Friday 9th December 2016, Cathedral Nave, 7.30pm
We are delighted that BBC South's Sally Taylor will return as host. Also returning are celebrated opera singers Claire Rutter and Stephen Gadd as the guest artists, who are former chorister parents, so it promises to be a real family affair this year. All of the artists will be singing the usual mix of traditional and more light-hearted carols interspersed with readings and reflections, and it is advisable to book well in advance for this increasingly popular event.
Tickets: £40, £32.50, £27.50, £20, £15 plus 75p per ticket booking fee capped at £5 per transaction. Available now.
Wheelchair users and carers: please call the box office to book tickets - 01962 857275.
Please note: The £15 tickets are located in the north nave aisle and have a restricted/no view of the performance area.
Saturday 10th December 2016, 7.30pm, Cathedral Retroquire.
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' timeless story of redemption, semi-staged and interspersed with music and carols.
Performed in the atmospheric candlelit setting of the Cathedral Retroquire, this newly devised show blends the familiar tale of the visitations of the spirits of Christmas past, present and future, with well known carols and other music appropriate to the world of Ebenezer Scrooge. Bringing together the talents of professional singers and actors based at the Cathedral, the evening promises to transport us into the magical Christmas world of Charles Dickens, to enjoy the beauty of Christmas music, with an added shiver up the spine.
Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies will be served during the interval.
Tickets: adult £22, senior £20, student £17,plus 75p per ticket booking fee capped at £5 per transaction.
Available now online or call 01962 857 275.
Box Office: Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4pm, Saturdays 11am - 3pm. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Winchester Consort - Behold the Mystery: Concert in aid of The Brendoncare Foundation.
Sunday 11th December 2016, 6.30pm, Winchester College Chapel.
In the historic and beautiful surroundings of Winchester Cathedral the highly regarded Winchester Consort will be providing a charming portrayal of the Christmas story told in a special selection of music from across five centuries in support of The Brendoncare Foundation. Conducted by Andrew Hayman the evening will feature music by composers including Tallis, Praetorius, Bruckner,Rutter and Chilcott amongst others.
Please come and join us for what promises to be a very special evening that will capture the true meaning of Christmas.
Doors open: 6pm Porters Lodge entrance.
Tickets: £15 plus 75p per ticket booking fee capped at £5 per transaction.
Wheelchair users and carers please call the box office to book tickets - 01962 857275.
Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4pm, Saturdays 11am - 3pm.
Monday 12th December 2016, 6.30pm, Winchester Guildhall.
Sponsored by Dutton Gregory, this is a welcome return to Winchester for the Grande Dame of stage and screen last seen in the city in 2012. Dame Judi will be discussing her many performances with John Miller and looking back at some of the significant events in her life, and reflecting on those friends and colleagues who have most influenced her in her long career.
Followed by a book-signing.
Tickets - On Sale from 10.30am Tuesday 1st November 2016.
Tickets: £15 plus 75p per ticket booking fee, capped at £5 per transaction.
Wheelchair users and carers: Please call the box office to book tickets.
01962 857275.Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4pm, Saturdays 11am - 3pm.
'It must be a decade ago that we started playing benefit concerts in churches and cathedrals during Advent. And I hope you find that we merry men have prepared a tasty aperitif of seasonal tunes and Tulloid classics to whet your appetite for the Christmas feast. Please be assured we're not taking a Yuletide dram off you. The proceeds fromticket sales – tickets you've been kind enough to buy to join us at thisc oncert – go to support the fabric and running costs of this lovely cathedral.A big thank you from me, then, for supporting us in supporting your local spiritual asset.
Ian Anderson, JethroTull '
Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman’s eighth studio album ‘Ballads of The Broken Few’ was released in September 2016 with the single ‘Meet Me in the Twilight’ playlisted soon after at BBC Radio 2. The album, which was produced by Ethan Johns, is a stunning combination of his dynamic song-writing and playing and the sublime harmony vocals of emerging young female trio Wildwood Kin. Seth’s soaring vocals are perfectly complimented by the seamless harmonies of Wildwood Kin who also from Devon.
The BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners previous albums include Mercury Prize nominated ‘Kitty Jay’ (2005), the gold-selling ‘Freedom Fields’ (2006) which featured the hit singles Lady of the Sea and The White Hare, ‘Poor Man’s Heaven (2009), ‘Hearts & Minds’ (2010), 'Tales from the Barrel House (2011) and 'Word of Mouth (2014). With “Ballads of the Broken Few” Seth demonstrates yet again that, far from being complacent, he is constantly exploring new and bold musical paths.
He will be playing this very special concert in Winchester Cathedral with his band including playing tracks from the new album and live favourites from his back catalogue.
Tickets: Main Nave £25. Rear Nave: £23. North Nave Aisle - No View: £12 plus 75p per ticket booking fee.
Box Office - Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4pm, Saturdays - 11am - 3pm, closed Sundays and bank holidays.