Bradford Cathedral at Night

30th January 2024

A special night at Bradford Cathedral this weekend.

Visitors and pilgrims are invited to experience Bradford Cathedral at night this weekend with a multi-sensory Son et Lumiere event that will reveal the story of the city and its cathedral.

Bradford Cathedral opens its doors for a multi-sensory “at night” experience this weekend.

The evening pilgrimage around the sacred space where Christians have worshipped for almost 1,400 years will unfold in words and music as visitors journey through the cathedral to the sound of prayers, poetry, stories, hymns and music of former times.

This historic immersive pilgrimage around the building was first introduced just before lockdown – it is the first time it has been brought back since 2020.

Maggie Myers, Bradford Cathedral’s Director of Education and Visitors, said:

“The pilgrimage was very popular. Not only is there the opportunity to travel through the building at night and in semi-darkness, but there is also beautiful music – some of it at a distance – and prayers, poems and information about the Cathedral and its role in Bradford in former times. 

“It is a unique experience and we are really happy to be bringing it back for new audiences.”

Graham Thorpe, Bradford Cathedral’s Director of Music, said:

“We are really looking forward to this pilgrimage through the Cathedral, using music and words to bring to life the history of Christianity in Bradford. The music chosen spans almost 1000 years, from medieval plainchant through to music written for the choir last year.”

The pilgrimage at night includes opportunities for reflection and contemplation as visitors experience movement and stillness, sound and silence, symbols, story and song in the historic sacred space.

Saturday 3 February: 6.30pm

Numbers for this event are limited. Tickets are £12 each (+booking fee) and you can book at or call the Cathedral on 01274 77 77 20 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 2:45pm).