Sarum Lights - a light and sound spectacular | Salisbury Cathedral

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Sarum Lights - a light and sound spectacular

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Sarum Lights is a family friendly, fully immersive light and sound spectacular that explores the rich history of Salisbury Cathedral and the people who have cared for it over the past 800 years. 

This awe-inspiring show combines soundscapes and stunning light projections themed around different aspects of the Cathedral’s story located in different zones, starting at the West Front and continuing throughout the inside of the Cathedral. 

15-minute time slots have been allocated to reduce queuing times and to allow a designated number of people access to the Cathedral over a period of time to reduce crowding. The spectacular itself will take about 1 hour to view in full, depending on how long you spend in each ‘zone’. There is no need to rush your experience - everything is on a loop so installations can be viewed more than once if you wish. Watch the video below to learn more about what to expect.

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Booking Details

Advance tickets:

  • £5 adults, 
  • £4 child (U/16)
  • £16 family (2 adults / 2 children). 
  • Children under 3 go free and do not require a ticket (the event is pushchair friendly

On the day/walk up: £8 no concessions (subject to availability)

Click here to purchase tickets

Please note:

  • The light projections move and change frequently and quite quickly at times and as such, the show is not suitable for people who suffer from photosensitive epilepsy.  
  • The site is fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies but please note that light levels will vary throughout the show and in places the Cathedral floor is uneven.
  • There is strictly no parking on site, which includes no accessible parking.
  • Any queuing will take place under cover in the Cloisters. 

Sarum Lights has been commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral, supported by CCLANFU Mutual Wessex and Ecclesiastical and produced by Luxmuralis. It is part of a year-long programme of events designed to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the founding of Salisbury Cathedral and the emergence of modern Salisbury. You can find more information about Salisbury 2020: City on the move here.

Please read the frequently asked questions here for further information.