People across the country and the Commonwealth are invited to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort over a weekend of special events from 6 May to 8 May 2023.
Go to GOV.UK: His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort's Coronation.
Celebrations will be taking place across the UK.
Find out how you can get involved at GOV.UK: His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort's Coronation – get involved.
Street parties are a great way for communities to come together and share their celebration.
For advice on how to organise a safe and successful street party – including a simple online form you can use to send us details – go to organising a street party.
When planning a coronation event, we recommend you first contact your local community forum to check whether any other events are being planned nearby.
You could host a street party or celebration during the bank holiday weekend from Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May 2023, or as part of 'The Coronation Big Lunch'. The Coronation Big Lunch is an official national community celebration. You can find out more and download packs to help you celebrate with your neighbours and community, from Eden Project Communities: The Big Lunch.
To organise a street party that requires a road closure, you must send us your application at least 8 weeks in advance, by Friday 10 March, to allow for it to be processed in time – any applications sent after this date may not be processed in time.
Watching Coronation events on TV
Normally a TV licence is needed for the temporary use of TV equipment in a community setting, such as a village hall or community centre. However, the BBC is granting a special 'dispensation' for live coverage of the Coronation on Saturday 6 May and the Coronation Concert on Sunday 7 May.
This means that if you're celebrating by arranging an event in a community setting or street, where TV isn't usually watched, you'll be able to screen the live programmes throughout the weekend without needing to pay for a licence. The dispensation also applies to shops and outdoor venues which have the facilities to screen. For more information, go to TV Licensing: screening at a community event.