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Shakespeare within the Abbey

All Places That the Eye of Heaven Visits

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Friday 21 – Saturday 22 April 2017, 6.30pm & 8.15pm

Westminster Abbey

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Tickets£30 Running timeApprox. 1 hour 15 mins
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Westminster Abbey is in the heart of London, next to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Plan your visit →


Federay Holmes



Image courtesy of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster


Mark Rylance and Shakespeare’s Globe are thrilled to bring a company of 25 actors to Westminster Abbey for a unique event to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday. Join us for two nights only, as we create a beautiful and unexpected world within this sacred space. Consider the war-weary soldier or the hapless lover, behold a great Monarch or bide awhile with a lone and prayerful soul as you explore the famous Abbey on this special evening. All Places that the Eye of Heaven Visits is a collection of fleeting and intimate encounters with Shakespeare’s drama, poetry and song beneath the soaring ribs of London’s tremendous Westminster Abbey.

This is a ‘promenade’ style performance where you move around the site between actors and areas at your own pace, but there are various spots within the Abbey where you’ll be able to pause, have a seat and take in the surroundings.

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We are now sold out for all performances. Please check back nearer the time in case any tickets are returned. Any returned tickets will show up online for purchase or you can call the Box Office on 0207 401 9919. We cannot guarantee that there will be any returned tickets for any performance.