Chester Mystery Plays

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Against a dark purple background, the words Chester Mystery Plays with 2023 highlighted below. The years 2013 and 2018 appear to the left of 2023, but out of focus. And to the right 2028 and 2033 appear in the same way

 Friday 28 June – Sunday 7 July

Once every five years the people of Chester create a completely new production of the greatest story ever told.

Don’t miss the epic theatrical spectacular – the Chester Mystery Plays staged in the stunning nave of Chester Cathedral.  Biblical tales of love, death, betrayal and redemption performed by a cast of hundreds.

John Young (Romeo & Juliet – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre 2022) will direct the 2023 Plays, with Chester’s own Matt Baker composing and directing the music.

Performances every day Monday to Saturday, from Wednesday 28 June to Saturday 15 July, with a matinee each Saturday.

Off-peak prices Monday to Friday 28 June – Sunday 7 July.

Children under 16 – £5 for all performances, when accompanied by a paying adult.

For carer’s ticket please contact the Cathedral Box Office on 01244 500 959.

For a limited time a 20% Early-bird discount is available on all performances of the Chester Mystery Plays with promotional code ‘CMPEARLY’

Text says Chester Mystery Plays 2023 at Chester Cathedral.

Chester Mystery Plays