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We are located in the busy West End of London and, as well as being the Parish Church of Covent Garden, we are also 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 as wide variety of theatre memorial services and concerts, totaling almost 300 events last year.

Today's Services and Events


Friday 24th September 2021

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The Magic of Night

Susana Gilardoni Mirski returns for her Autumn lunchtime concert here. She shares with us some choice repertoire which spans continents, all reflecting on the common theme of night.

01 October

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Music of Joy and Sorrow

presents Chloe Parks as she performs some wonderful classic songs by Gershwin, Sondheim, Ewan McColl, and Alicia Keys.

08 October

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Canção

The debut solo album by international singer Lara Martins, best known for being the longest-serving Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera.

08 October

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Concerto 2021

A stunning new piece presented at The Actors' Church. Written and conducted by Andrew Campling and composed for Cello, Sitar and Orchestra. The concerto is performed by international musicians Anup Kumar Biswas (cello) and Jonathan Mayer (sitar), with the Marcel Sinfonia. The concert also features Vivaldi's joyful, ever-popular Gloria.

09 October

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Baby Broadway

A baby-friendly family concert of showtunes performed by West End singers.

15 October

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In Beat and Bach We Trust

Join the London Oriana Choir and Dominic Ellis-Peckham for a celebration of world rhythms, including works by JS Bach, Bob Chilcott and Zenobia Powell Perry.

15 October

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A 1940's Musical Romance

We take you back to the year 1948, and one man’s attempt to relieve the gloom and austerity of the post-war years. This evening’s show will include many classic Ivor Novello numbers, such as I can give you the starlight, We’ll gather lilacs and The violin began to play, not forgetting the comedy of And her mother came too and An Englishman in love.

17 October

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Sunday at the Musicals - Concert One

Paul Burton Productions are pleased to be bringing Sunday at the Musicals back to The Actors’ Church in Covent Garden, London.

24 October

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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Join Paul Burton Productions as they present Pygmalion in its historic home of Covent Garden at the Actors' Church.

25 October

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Baby Gospel - Family Concert

An uplifting family concert of soul, Motown and gospel music, featuring the astonishing vocal talents of London’s CK Gospel Choir.

29 October

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Platform - Jack Miles & Friends

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 regular showcase nights that will run throughout 2021, spotlighting performers from a variety of disciplines. PLATFORM is open for expressions of interest all year round. If you are interested in becoming a PLATFORM artist, then you can head to our website to find more information, or e-mail us at office@iristheatre.com.

29 October

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Rare and Revered

Join us for an evening of operatic arias and duets, in support of Help Musicians, the charity for professional musicians. Favourites from La bohème, Don Giovanni and La Traviata will be performed alongside wonderful, but less well known works that deserve to be heard.

30 October

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#CheerUpCharlie - The Show

The Actors' Church is thrilled to welcome anti-bullying campaigner Charlie Kristensen (#CheerUpCharlie) with this fundraising theatrical gala show. An evening featuring an exciting line-up of West End musical performers and a few special surprises from Charlie on the night! Further cast and creatives are to be announced.

31 October

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Sunday at the Musicals - Concert Two

Paul Burton Productions are pleased to be bringing Sunday at the Musicals back to The Actors’ Church in Covent Garden, London.

07 November

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Voces Festival Concert

The concert will be performed by the Anglo-Chilean group Quimantu, Andover Museum Loft Singers, members of Cecil Sharp House Choir and The Alkyona Quartet.

12 November

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J.S.Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1 - 3)

The first three parts of Bach's Christmas Oratorio a favourite with audiences everywhere performed by the All Saints Chorus & Orchestra.

20 November

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Artaban the Musical

The uplifting story of Artaban the 4th Wise Man and his lifelong quest to deliver his gift of gemstones to Jesus. Will he succeed? Will his sacrifices reveal the true light and purpose of his life?

23 November - 24 November

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A Christmas Carol

To mark the start of the festive season this year, Paul Burton Productions will be staging a special performed reading of Charles Dickens' novella, A Christmas Carol.

28 November

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Advent Carols

The Actors' Church annual carol concert with the fantastic St Paul's church choir.

12 December

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The Food Chain Carol Service

Join us for the Food Chain Annual Carol service, lead by Father Simon Grigg.

14 December

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