15 October 2016 - 5 November 2016


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Festival Friends - Booking is now open

Membership details will be requested once you have selected your first purchase.

If you are not yet a Festival Friend and would like to enjoy Priority Booking, please contact the Festival Box Office on 01227 787787 and they can deal with your application over the phone.

  • The Box Office will open to the general public on Monday 1 August

Welcome to the Canterbury Festival, Kent's International Arts Festival, one of the most important cultural events in the South East. As an independent charity, the Festival brings a rich mixture of performing arts from around the world to surprise and delight audiences.

The Festival inspires artists to create and perform. It commissions new work. It champions emerging talent and supports those seeking careers in the cultural industries. It adds financial and cultural wealth to the Canterbury District and contributes to the wellbeing of its citizens.

The Festival draws audiences of more than 60,000 people of all ages to 200 free and ticketed events in a range of venues from the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral to the Spiegeltent.

Every year the Festival hosts a wide range of events including Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy, Science, Exhibitions, Walks and Talks.

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This year's brochureA handy PDF of all events