Coronation of King Charles III

The Coronation of King Charles III

Dates 29 Apr 2023 - 07 May 2023

Join us to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III

Experience this significant moment in history in Salisbury’s most iconic building with a series of special services and events.

Encounters with Kings Exhibition

Saturday 29 April – Friday 5 May
Mon-Sat 10:30 – 12:30 & 13:30 – 15:30
Sun 13:30 – 15:30
Cathedral Library

A special exhibition in the Cathedral Library to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.

This is included with standard admission charges.


Community Bunting Making

Saturday 29 April – Friday 5 May 10:00 – 15:00

Everyone is welcome to come and join in decorating bunting with messages for the new King, which will be displayed in The Cloisters during Coronation weekend.

Free no ticket required.

Coronation Robe

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 May

Come and see our magnificent Coronation Robe on display in the St Lawrence Chapel at the Cathedral. The replica of the Queen’s Coronation robe is made from purple pampas grass, gilded dried foliage and ferns will be on display in St Lawrence Chapel.

Parent and Toddler Crown Making with Selfie Throne

Friday 5 May 10:00 – 12:00

Parents and carers are invited to bring their toddlers to the Cathedral to make their very own crown in preparation for the Coronation. Children can then dress up in cloaks and have their photo taken with their crown on a special throne. This is included with standard admission charges.


Live screening of the Coronation of King Charles III

Saturday 6 May

Come together to watch this historic event, including the build-up, processions and service, broadcast live on the big screen inside the Cathedral.
The Refectory serving food & drink and the Gift Shop will be open as usual.

The Coronation starts at 11am, please be seated by this time as we may stop entry during the morning.

If you wish to download an order of service, please see here.  Please note there are 30 pages if you are going to print.  You will be able to access through your smart phone.

General admission to the Cathedral for visitors will open from 14:00 (standard admission charges apply).

The screening is FREE. Doors open at 9:30.

Crown Making with Selfie Throne

Saturday 6 May 12:00 – 16:00

Family activities where you can make your own souvenir crown and be photographed on a special ‘Throne’.

FREE (no ticket required).


Swing Unlimited Big Band

Saturday 6 May from 13:00

Join Swing Unlimited and their singers on the West Lawn for an afternoon of free music, singing and dancing.

A special outdoor barbecue and bar will be available on the lawns to make the afternoon go with a swing.

FREE (no ticket required).


A Service of Celebration for the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

Sunday 7 May 15:30

Everyone is welcome to join us for this special service where we give thanks to the new King Charles III.