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 Cathedral Tower Tours

Advance tickets (£5 adults, £4 8-16 years) on sale from the Cathedral Bookshop; capacity limited to 15 each session.

Climb the 189 steps and see Derby like never before from the top of Derby Cathedral’s 212-foot high Tudor tower. See the Smith of Derby carillon play its midday tune on the oldest working set of ten bells in the world and explore the history of the second highest bell tower in the UK!

Tickets include a free drink in Derby Cathedral Café. Tours are led by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tower historians.

Tours takes place as follows:

Bonfire Night Tower Tours - Saturday 4th November  5.45 pm   Sold Out

Christmas Tower Tours - Friday 15th & Saturday 23rd December, 5.30pm See the Christmas lights of Derby from the top of the Cathedral’s 212ft tower. Tickets now on sale  from the Cathedral Bookshop! Ticket includes a mulled wine/hot chocolate and mince pie!






Wednesday 13th December 2017, 7.30 pm (Doors 5.30pm; be seated by 7pm)

All tickets have now been allocated for this performance; do not turn up on the day if you haven't been allocated a ticket, as the capacity has been reached.

The recording of BBC Radio Derby’s carol service, broadcast Christmas Eve & Day. A free, ticketed service (Further information available from BBC Radio Derby.  Please call Reception on 01332 361111, 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday). Tickets can now be applied for on the BBC Shows website here>> 

Saturday 16th December 2017, 7.30 pm

Handel's Messiah performed by Derby Choral Union

Conductor Richard Dacey, accompanied by Derby Concert Camerata.

Tickets priced at £20 - £18 - £14, available from the Derby Choral Union website

Wednesday 20th December 2017, 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 4pm

Step through the Cathedral’s wardrobe and experience the land of Narnia, where it’s always  winter but never Christmas. A fun-packed session of festive crafts and family-friendly activities. Tickets for 2 adults and up to 3 children £10, are now available from the Cathedral Bookshop.

Saturday 23rd December 2017, 4.00 pm and 6.30 pm

Get into the festive spirit with two Christmas classics on the big screen in the Cathedral nave. Bar available selling mulled wine and mince pies! Tickets available from Derby QUAD Box Office (01332 290606, £13 adults, £11 concessions. Family tickets (2 adults, 2 children) £30; Or see both films with an £18 double-bill ticket!

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 Unfortunately all Christmas Eve Carol Service tickets have now been allocated for 2017. Details of how to request 2018 Carol Service tickets will be available in the New Year.

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Derby Cathedral
Centre 18-19 Iron Gate, 

Cathedral Office: 01332 341201

Cathedral Bookshop & Café : 01332 227660


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