The splendour of Coronations and the Crown Jewels will be brought to Somerset in a new immersive light show arriving at Wells Cathedral this February. Crown and Coronation will bring the spectacle, significance, and shared experience of Coronations to life, demonstrating the pivotal role of the Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection, within the ceremony. Following its launch at the Tower of London in November 2023 the show is embarking on a UK wide tour of famous landmarks and locations, including Wells Cathedral.
Crown and Coronation has been created by Historic Royal Palaces – the charity that cares for the Tower of London – in partnership with Luxmuralis, as part of an artistic collaboration between artist Peter Walker and composer David Harper. The show will feature stunning imagery spanning more than 1000 years of history, enhanced by the magnificence of Wells Cathedral, where the projections and soundscape will sweep through the magnificent Gothic building. The Crown Jewels, the objects at the very heart of the Coronation ceremony, will be projected into Wells Cathedral through detailed footage and an emotive musical score, evoking the sensation of having a private audience with the magnificent collection.
The Crown and Coronation light show launches just months after the world witnessed the Crown Jewels in use at a Coronation for the first time in 70 years.
Tickets to Crown and Coronation will be available to book in advance via the Cathedral website and Eventbrite from the afternoon of Friday 15 December 2023.
Admission £8 for under 16s and students (3 and under go free), with a standard rate of £12 for adults — Early booking is strongly recommended for this one-of-a-kind spectacle.
Event organiser is Wells Cathedral.
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