Take a journey from sunrise to sunset this autumn with a spectacular world themed son-et-lumiere at St Albans Cathedral.

Suitable for all ages, this stunning installation sees the inside of the Cathedral transformed into a visual journey to reflect upon life on todays planet in a single 24 hour period. Witness the sun, the oceans and the clouds, as you move throughout the building.

"An unmissable experience for the whole family".

Advanced ticket prices available until 4 October:

Adults: £7.50

6 - 16 years olds: £4

5 and under: Free

Ticket prices from 5 October

Adults: £8.50

6 - 16 year olds: £4.50

5 and under: Free


Children 5 and under go free but do require a ticket.

Carers for disabled people go free - carer discounts can only be accessed through the Box Office on 01727 890290.

Select the day and entry time you would like to book for and select Book Now below.  


If you require assistance, please email our Box Office at [email protected].

Further information 
  • Tickets will be sold at 15 minute intervals. The booking time is the start of your journey.
  • Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your time slot.   
  • We anticipate the experience taking around an hour, but it can be enjoyed at your own pace. 
  • There is strictly no parking at the Cathedral. Please use nearby city car parks  
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. 
  • Access will be via the Cedar Tree door in Sumpter Yard (next to the Welcome Centre).
  • The event is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. You will walk all around the Cathedral to different elements of the exhibition. It is not seated.   
  • The exhibition includes sounds, music and moving and flashing images as well as bright lights and areas of darkness within the Cathedral.

Booking Instructions

The event is running from Tuesday 26 October to Saturday 30 October. The first entry time is 5.45pm each day and the last entry time is 9.15pm.  

Tickets can be purchased online or in person from the Box Office.

Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your booking time.

Ticket Collection

If you have chosen the 'Print at Home' option, please either have your ticket/s available for scanning on your mobile device, or print the ticket/s out to be scanned.

If you have chosen to collect your ticket/s at the 'Box Office', they will be available for collection from the Cathedral Box Office which is located in the Welcome Centre.

We expect the Box Office to be busy during the show so would encourage you to collect your tickets prior to the event to avoid queuing on the night. 

If you do collect your tickets on the night please allow extra time to do this.

Life | What a Wonderful World? is part two of a trilogy of light shows, produced by Artistic Collaboration Luxmuralis, creators of Poppy Fields and Space Voyage, experienced by over 20,000 visitors at St Albans Cathedral in 2018 and 2019.

Image: Luxmuralis Artistic Collaboration