When and where?

6 - 9pm, 14 and 15 February 2024, in Worcester city centre.  

Download Light Night programme and map
Do I need to book or buy a ticket?

Light Night Worcester is a free event with no booking or tickets required. 

Please be aware that some of our indoor events, including New Worlds by Halina Rice, Black Hole - End of Time, OOO! Pretty! in The Artery and Growing and Glowing with Baker and Bliss, are expected to be particularly busy and may require you to queue, so please allow enough time to do so. When this is the case, we will try to give an estimation of the waiting time.

Where can I find information on the night?  
  • You can download a programme from our website or pick up a printed copy from the Tourist Information Centre and The Hive from 1 February 2024.
  • Printed maps will be available from the information stand located in Cornmarket on 14 and 15 February.
  • There will be maps and signage around the city.  
  • You can ask our volunteers who will be out and about throughout the event.  
  • We will post updates on @SevernArts social media accounts across the night. 
Who can I ask for general assistance?  

Light Night Worcester will have volunteers stationed throughout the city. All volunteers will have lanyards to identify themselves. Event security will also be present at installations for your safety and assistance.   

Will there be filming and photography at the event?

Official Light Night photographers and videographers will be taking photographs and filming the event on both nights for marketing and publicity purposes. If you don’t wish to be filmed or photographed, then let us know and we will endeavour to make sure that you are not in any of the photos. 

As Light Night takes place in public spaces, we cannot control other people taking images of events on phones or cameras. We ask that if you are taking images at the event and posting them on social media that you are mindful of other people’s privacy, especially children and young people who are not part of your group.

Is the Light Night programme accessible?

Yes, the Light Night programme is fully accessible. All Light Night sites are wheelchair accessible, though please note the exit of St Swithun’s Church has a step so you will need to exit via the entrance. 

  • There will be a viewing area for the Dancefest performances with seating available. 
  • All the installations will have artists boards that have a QR code to access an audio version of the information.  
  • Strobe lighting will be used as part of the installations in St Helen’s Church and St Swithun’s Church so are not suitable for those with light sensitivities.
Are there toilets available? 

There are toilets available at The Hive, St Helen’s Church and St Swithun’s Church, including an accessible toilet. The public toilets in Cornmarket car park and at the bus station in Crowngate Shopping Centre will be open on the night.

Is Light Night suitable for children? 

Light Night Worcester is a family-friendly event, suitable for all ages.   

Where can I go for medical help?

We have a medical company who will be providing first aid across the city during the event. If you need assistance, please let the nearest member of Light Night staff, volunteer or event security know. In the case of an emergency please call 999. 

Will the event still go ahead in bad weather?  

In the event of severe weather some parts of the programme may have to be cancelled – please look out for updates on our social media accounts @SevernArts.

Where can I go if I need a quiet space?

Light Night is expected to be a popular event and is likely to be very busy. If during the night you want to find a quiet space, The Hive will be open till 10pm and is an ideal location to visit.  

Travelling to Light Night 

We are anticipating Light Night on both evenings to be busy and so encourage you, where you can, to use public transport, walk or cycle if you can – see below for more information. 


There are two train stations in Worcester City Centre:  

  • Foregate Street Station (WR1 1DB)
  • Shrub Hill Station (WR4 9EJ) 

West Midlands Railway offers services from major cities including Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Hereford to both Worcester stations. Visit West Midlands Railway to book tickets. 


Worcester’s bus station is located next to Crowngate Shopping Centre in the city centre (WR1 3LE). If you are local to Worcester, there are a number of bus services that can get you to the city centre.  

There is more information on routes, live departures and access to a route planner on the Worcestershire County Council website.

Find out about First Bus Worcestershire group ticket.

Walking, cycling and wheeling 

Cycle parking is available in several locations around the city centre.  

  • Secure cycle storage is available in Crowngate Shopping Centre (WR1 3LE) with a repair station and pumps.  
  • There is covered cycle parking located at The Cross (WR1 3PY).
  • There are also several sets of cycle hoops in the city centre including on Fish Street, on the High Street (outside Yo! Sushi), Copenhagen Street, The Cathedral and the Hive. 

Both Cycle.travel and Cycle Streets are cycle route planners that will allow you to look for quieter and off-road routes as well as the fastest and most direct route. 

Make sure to keep your bike secure by using a suitable bike lock. 


Cornmarket car park will be closed for Light Night installations and the food vendors. There are a number of city centre car parks within a reasonable walking distance of everything in the programme. The Worcester City Council website provides an interactive map of parking sites that may be useful.  

Due to road closures, blue badge parking will be suspended in Cornmarket, Charles Street and New Street. There will be notices on all on-street parking that will be affected during the event.  

EV charging 

If you are travelling by electric vehicle there are charge points in both the St Martins Gate Car Park and King Street Car Park.