Platinum and Light at York Minster

Experience York Minster in a new light during October 2022 when the cathedral’s cavernous Nave will be illuminated with a new sound and light projection – Platinum and Light. The new installation has been created by award-winning artists Ross Ashton and Karen Monid, who created the spectacular Northern Lights projection and sound artwork that ran at the Minster in October 2019. 

The new show, which will run for eight nights from Thursday 20 to Thursday 27 October 2022, is inspired by Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and uses precious metals through the ages, including gold, silver and platinum, to journey through key moments in York’s and the Minster’s history and their royal connections.

The events will help raise funds for the Minster’s current project to conserve the medieval St Cuthbert Window, which is one of the largest surviving narrative windows in Europe, and the stonework of the surrounding South Quire Transept. 

Event times and prices

The event will open on Thursday 20 October 2022 with the first show at 9 pm, and then run daily until Thursday 27 October 2022 with two showings each evening at 7.30 pm and 9 pm. 

On Sunday 23 October 2022, the shows will be at the earlier times of 6.30 pm and 8 pm, and these showings also have a reduced capacity. 

Doors will open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. The projection will be shown twice during each time slot allowing visitors to move location in the Nave and experience the installation from a different perspective. The experience will last approximately 30 minutes in total.


Tickets are available here and cost £7.50 each, or £25 for a family ticket for up to two adults and two children (aged 16 and under).  More information can be found on York Minster’s What’s On page

*Please note that the projection includes flashing lights and loud music in places.* 


Thu 20 Oct


York Minster
Deangate, York YO1 7HH

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