Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe, which towers above Lincoln, a prominent landmark for miles around.

The imposing West Front incorporates the surviving part of the first Romanesque Cathedral dating from 1072. Most of the Cathedral dates from the 13th century when, inspired by the leadership of St Hugh (Bishop from 1186-1200), the Cathedral was re-built in the new gothic style. Later generations added the wonderful carved screen, the 14th century misericords, the Wren Library and the Duncan Grant frescoes.

The story of the people and the place is preserved in the Library with its valuable collection of historic books and manuscripts. It is responsible for one of the extant copies of the Magna Carta as well as the Lincoln Chapter Bible (c1100) and has a school book from 1410 with the first recorded rhyme about Robin Hood.

The never-ending task of maintaining the Cathedral falls to our works department. Lincoln is one of only three cathedrals preserving traditional skills through its team of thirty craftsmen and women - stonemasons, glaziers, plumbers, carpenters, conservators and archivists.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

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The company of Antic Disposition's Henry V

Henry V at Lincoln Cathedral

  • 13 — 14 February 2017 7:30-9:45pm

Marking the ongoing centenary of the First World War, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition present their critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V in Lincoln Cathedral for two special performances.

Performed by a talented cast of British and French actors, this uplifting production celebrates the rich historical relationship between our two nations – from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale.

★★★★★ "Antic Disposition have put together a truly amazing production of Henry V which left me spellbound and speechless.” London Theatre 1

★★★★★ "If there is one Shakespeare play to see this year, it has to be Antic Disposition's Henry V." The Upcoming

Box Office: (no booking fee)
0333 666 3366 (£1.50 booking fee)

Suitable for

  • Any age


£25–£35 (Under 18s £10 off)


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