All you need to know about the 2016 show

Thank you for buying tickets to attend the 2016 Lincoln Mystery Plays in the Cathedral Cloisters. We really hope that you enjoy the shows over the days ahead.

To help you get the most from the experience, we hope that this information may help.

Lincoln Cathedral Cloisters
The plays take place outdoors, in the secluded setting of the Cloisters.
Entrance is ...

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Lincoln Mystery Plays Mini Baron Trail

Mini barons depicting religious figures from the Bible will be on display throughout uphill Lincoln as part of the return of the Lincoln Mystery Plays.

A total of 13 mini barons will be dressed as characters such as Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, Satan, Noah and the Virgin Mary across various locations in the Bailgate this summer.

The Mystery Plays’ Mini Barons’ Trail will be launched in Castle Hill on Bank Holiday Monday, May 30, and run through to July 10.

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Can you help? Get involved with backstage and beyond!


As a celebration of life, the Lincoln Mystery Plays seeks to employ and engage all of our talents for creativity.
With this in mind there are more ways to support this summer’s performances than as a valued audience member.
Historically the Mystery Plays relied upon the resources of the city and county community in piecing them together.
And they still do.
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2016 Production

With their engaging and illuminating style, the Lincoln Mystery Plays are world-renowned.
August 2016 will see the latest cycle at Lincoln Cathedral, and you are critical to their enduring success.
Presented in a bright, new, visionary way there will be an emphasis on dignified simplicity, drawing on both their spiritual and secular foundations and opening up fresh interpretation.
A source of cultural and civic pride they evolve with fresh direction, impetus, relevance and your participation onstage, backstage, out front ...
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