We are located in the busy West End of London and, as well as being the Parish Church of Covent Garden, we are affectionately known as The Actors’ Church’ because of our long association with the theatre community.
This beautiful church, built by Inigo Jones, has been here since 1633 and we are also proud to have an attractive churchyard where people can rest and find some peace and quiet in what can be a stressful and busy part of the city.
Services are held every Sunday (at 11am) and most weekdays. We also host a wide variety of theatre, memorial services and concerts, totalling almost 300 events annually.
Opening times are:
MONDAY to FRIDAY: 08:30am-5:00pm (later if hosting an event)
SATURDAY: Opening times depend on events (please see calendar)
SUNDAY: 09:00am-1:00pm (5:00pm when there is evensong)
Please note: The church and grounds may occasionally have to be closed for maintenance or other reasons. We try to post these closures on our website but it is not always possible to give advanced notice. If you are planning a special visit we advise phoning the office in advance.
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St Paul's Church continues its series of Lunchtime Concert's with a selection of Renaissance pieces for lute and soprano. This work is presented by Robert Meunier and Kate Macoboy.
Fanfare - a recital for trumpet and piano
A concert presented by Marcel Sinfonia with a selection of classical pieces.
In Wings of Song - A Free Lunchtime Concert
A selection of classical pieces for soloist and piano.
Platform January 2021
PLATFORM is Iris Theatre’s new initiative to champion breakout artists taking the next steps in their professional life. This event series will see the company host monthly showcase nights that will run throughout 2021, spotlighting performers from a variety of disciplines. The first two PLATFORM events as part of our Winter Season, will take place in January and February 2021.
Iris Theatre is delighted to host the Ivor Novello award-winning Mediæval Bæbes, for a remarkable set of socially distanced performances at St Paul's Church in Covent Garden.