Historic Royal Palaces have partnered with artistic collaboration, Luxmuralis, to create a spectacular new sound and light show that celebrates the history, significance and shared experience of coronations.
Crown and Coronation brings to life the splendour of coronations and the Crown Jewels like never before. From the reign of William the Conqueror to King Charles III, the show features stunning imagery and atmospheric soundscapes that span the centuries, projected onto magnificent buildings.
Experience a spectacular sound and light show on tour
Following its launch at the Tower of London, the show will begin a UK-wide tour in 2024. Audiences across the nation can experience the beauty and significance of the Crown Jewels in a new way, just months after they were used in the coronation of King Charles III.
The first tour venues are:
Exeter Cathedral 09 January–03 January 2024
Ely Cathedral 06-10 February 2024
Carlisle Castle and Cathedral 15-17 February 2024
Winchester Cathedral 05-09 March 2024
Crown projection images: Created by the Luxmuralis Artistic Collaboration, Peter Walker Sculptor and David Harper Composer, in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces.
© His Majesty King Charles III 2023 / Royal Collection Trust
Projection image of William the Conqueror:
© Luxmuralis / Historic Royal Palaces / The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The history of the Crown Jewels, including the Imperial State Crown - a priceless collection used to crown the kings and queens of England.