Magdalen: Carols By Candlelight


10 December 2022

11 December 2022
Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford
Magdalen College

10 December 2022 & 11 December 2022

Magdalen College
Oxford, OX1 4AU
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Magdalen: Carols By Candlelight
Magdalen: Carols By Candlelight

About Magdalen: Carols By Candlelight

Magdalen: Carols By Candlelight is a traditional candlelit service of carols and readings for the season of Christmas sung by the world-famous Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford.

The services are held in Magdalen’s ancient and beautiful chapel, and both services on 10 and 11 December are identical, featuring old and new carols and traditional Christmas readings.

These services are open to members of the College and members of the public. But, since the atmosphere will be quietly reflective, they are not suitable for babies or small children under the age of 5.



Please see important ticketing information below.

Ticketing information

Prices: £8.00 with no discounts

Duration: 75 minutes with no interval

Doors open: 5.30pm. All audiences must be seated by 5.45pm

Dates & times:
Saturday 10 December at 6.00pm
Sunday 11 December at 6.00pm

All tickets on sale via Tickets Oxford are unreserved tickets in the Antechapel. They are non-refundable and non-exchangeable once purchased and cannot be returned for credit.

There is a limit of 4 tickets per booker.

A large number of the seats in the Antechapel have no direct view of the Inner Chapel where the Choir and readers will be throughout the service. 

This year, owing to the installation of a new Chapel organ, there will be no TV relay screens in the Antechapel. This means that all Antechapel seats will have a limited view, and some will be very restricted.

No sound or video recording is allowed, and no photographs may be taken. 

Random bag searches may occur, and audiences are requested not to bring rucksacks or large bags of any kind. 

Seating is on folding chairs.

A queue usually forms at the Chapel North Door (from around 5.00pm) for those wishing to find seats with a view of the Inner Chapel.

Wheelchair spaces: If you require a wheelchair space for this event, please call 01865 305 305 or email boxoffice@oxfordplayhouse.com for further assistance.