Tate Modern Film

Film Screening: Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul's

Gerald Fox

Enjoy a screening of Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s at Tate Modern's Starr Cinema

Enjoy an intimate documentary about Bill Viola, one of the world’s greatest artists working with video.

This film follows pioneer of video Bill Viola and his wife, Kira Perov, on their 12-year odyssey to create two commissioned video installations for St Paul’s Cathedral, Mary and Martyrs. This is the remarkable story of the first art commission of its kind to be installed in Britain’s most famous religious space. The installations, owned by Tate, and are on long-term loan to St Paul’s Cathedral.

This special event will also include an introduction and Q&A from the BAFTA award-winning director, artist and long-time Tate Patron, Gerald Fox.

Visit the artworks in St Paul's Cathedral (SOLD OUT)

You have the exclusive opportunity to visit St Paul’s Cathedral at 18.00 to hear about the artworks from Canon Mark Oakley and to view Mary (2016) and Martyrs (2014) in situ before seeing Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s at Tate Modern. Canon Mark Oakley will introduce the evening and discuss his experiences of working on this ground-breaking project.

Please note, this part of the event has limited availability and is first-come first-served. Please ensure you select ticket titled 'Film Screening with St Pauls visit' when purchasing.


St Paul's Cathedral visit:

18.10 South West Doors of St Paul's Cathedral to open for Private View

18.15 Intro by Canon Mark Oakley

18.30 Viewings of the artworks

19.00 Exit via the South Transept Door and walk across the Millennium Bridge to Tate Modern. Please note guests will be required to make their own way between the two venues.

Film Screening:

19.00 Cafe Entrance at Tate Modern to open. The Terrace Bar will be open by the Blavatnik Building Entrance, 10.00-22.00

19.30 Introduction by Director, Gerald Fox

19.40 Film to start

21.05 Film to end and Q&A with Gerald Fox to begin

21.30 Event end​

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

26 April 2018 at 19.30–21.30

Additional artwork preview 18.00–19.00 (SOLD OUT)