• Illuminating York 2016

Event Details

Wed 26 Oct - Sat 29 Oct

Time: Bookable slots: 6.30pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm, 8.00pm, 8.30pm, 9.00pm & 9.30pm

Venue: York Minster, Deangate, YO1 7HH

Ticket Information: £8 Adults, £3.50 U16s, £20 (2 Adults/2 U16s)

Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking

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Illuminating York 2016

Jason Bruges Studio – York Minster Installation

Illuminating York is back and set to be more innovative than ever in 2016.  Jason Bruges Studio are creating a choreographed light work for York Minster.  This ticketed event offers festival-goers a unique opportunity to experience and explore York Minster by night in an entirely new way.

Jason Bruges Studio are internationally renowned for producing innovative installations, interventions and ground breaking works including the dynamic illumination of The Shard (London) for New Year’s Eve countdown in 2014.  For York Minster they are creating an immersive experience – working as ‘light masons’ they will orchestrate moving beams of light to create new shapes and spaces within the cavernous nave of the Minster.

Also in the Minster

Last chance to see: The Mystery Plays: Under the Spotlight 

In the Lady Chapel (under the Great East Window)

The stories portrayed in York Minster’s critically acclaimed production of the Mystery Plays are put under the spotlight in this colourful and thought provoking exhibition. Rooted in a rich story telling tradition which has evolved over centuries, the Plays offer a stark and often brutal reflection of the world today with teachings ever permanent:  traditional, yet beautifully contemporary.

See multi-award winning designer Max Jones’ awe-inspiring set pieces, props and costumes create an epic spectacle in the most poignant of settings.

The Big Draw Festival – Inspired by Light!

To celebrate illuminating York coming to York Minster we will be unveiling something new for this year’s Big Draw with interactive tablet technology. The Tagtool will help you paint with light, animate graffiti and bring your creations to life in the dark corners of York Minster. A great way for old and young to show their creative flair.

The ticket price includes admission to the East End exhibition and Chapter House. Does not include Tower.

Tickets are allocated an entry time slot, but there is no limit to the length of stay. Take advantage of our early bird prices until the 9th October.

Usual adult ticket price for the Minster £10.

Timed slots:


Ticket Prices:

Child: £3.50
Family (2 adults 2 children): £20 

Groups of 30+ get a free adult ticket for every ten adults.