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Shakespeare and his Theatrical Contemporaries at St Saviours Church Tour

London Bridge, London SE1 9DA
Date and Time
23 April
11:00am - 12:00pm

To celebrate Shakespeare Day join one of our knowledgeable Cathedral Guides to learn about the links between our church and the theatre

Southwark Cathedral has had a long and distinguished history. In over 900 years of Christian witness and mission, the church has seen the events of history unfold around it. Your tour with a Cathedral Guide will uncover this rich and colourful history in a both informative and entertaining manner.

At the heart of William Shakespeare’s theatrical world was the church of St Saviours, now known as Southwark Cathedral. This was the scene of baptisms, burials and marriages for the actors and playwrights who graced the stage of Elizabethan and Stuart theatre. Discover the links between our church and the theatre.

The tour is 1 hour long, all ages are welcome.

Please meet by the Welcome Desk in the Millennium Courtyard at Southwark Cathedral.

About our Guides

Our Cathedral Guides undertake extensive training to learn 900 years of Cathedral history and volunteer their time to deliver tour and walks for the Cathedral. Many of them also work as City of London Guides and Greenwich Guides and are very knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects that they share with those who attend their tours.

Spaces are strictly limited so early booking is recommended.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Cathedral is located a 5 minute walk from London Bridge Mainline and Underground Station. A number of buses also serve the local area and other underground stations nearby are Cannon Street and Monument.

Unfortunately there is no parking available at the Cathedral.

Are there baby changing facilities available?

Yes, in the accessible toilet in the Link opposite the north-west doors.

Can I bring my pram?

Yes, although there are a few steps down into the Cathedral and around it. There is a lift and some ramps.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email the Visitor Engagement Officer Emily Thorne at cathedraltours@southwark.anglican.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, printed or digital is fine!

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable unless this event is cancelled.

Event organiser is Southwark Cathedral.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

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