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Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life & work of Sir Peter Hall CBE

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A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life and work of Sir Peter Hall CBE will take place in Westminster Abbey at 12 Noon on Tuesday 11th September 2018.

Sir Peter Hall, who has been described as ‘the undoubted architect of the entire edifice of modern theatre’, died aged 86 on 11th September 2017. He directed the English language premiere of Waiting for Godot, founded the Royal Shakespeare Company, became the first Director of the National Theatre on the South Bank, was the driving force behind Rose Theatre Kingston and directed dozens of productions in the West End and on Broadway. In a career spanning nearly 60 years Sir Peter worked with most of Britain’s leading actors and directed or produced the country’s finest playwrights. He was an internationally renowned opera director working at many of the world’s leading houses including Bayreuth, the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, and Glyndebourne where he was also the Artistic Director.

In Westminster Abbey, on 11th September, Sir Peter's life will be celebrated with specially chosen music, lessons, readings and tributes given by those who knew Sir Peter well.

To apply for up to TWO free tickets online, click on REGISTER above. Having done so, on the right of the first screen, click on GENERAL ADMISSION, choose to apply for your tickets giving the information requested, then click on CHECKOUT on the next screen. A link to your ticket (s) will be sent to the email address that you enter and you can print them off ready for the day itself.

Doors will open at 10.45 am and members of the congregation are requested to be seated by 11.30 am.

The security level for this service may be high, so please note that those attending will need to bring a form of photographic identification (such as a passport or driving licence) to match the name (s) printed on the ticket (s). Please keep baggage brought on the day to a minimum, and note that large baggage may not be able to be accepted for entry at the Abbey, so other arrangements separate to the Abbey should be made.

Image credit, photograph above, Nobby Clark (c)


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What is the entrance to use to attend? Enter via the Sanctuary and Great West Door of the Abbey please and you will be directed accordingly.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket(s) to the event? Yes, you will need both your ticket (s) and an official form of photographic identification, such as a passport or driving licence.

What is the dress code? Lounge suit (or jacket and trousers) is fine for gentlemen, day dress.

What time do the doors open? 10.45 am.

When will I need to be seated by ? 11.30 am.

Can I bring a guest? You can apply for ONE guest yes. As high demand is expected, we want to give everyone a chance to apply. You would need to register the name & address of your guest to match photo ID they would need to bring with them, plus you will need please to enter their date of birth (and yours), for security reasons.

How long will the Service last? The service will last up to one hour.

What if I have special needs? The Church has ramped access and can accommodate all forms of wheelchairs. We also have disabled facilities available. On the day, staff are available to assist once you reach the Abbey. If you have special needs and want to find out more information, please email special.events@westminster-abbey.org, giving an indication of your requirements.





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