14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017


Shirley Hall


Shirley Hall The King's School through Mintyard Gate The Borough Canterbury CT1 2EZ

Venue website

Shirley Hall is accessed through Mint Yard Gate on the Borough. Once through the gate, take a sharp right and follow the alley way. The distance from the gate to the hall is approximately 50 meters. 

Parking: The closest car parks to Shirley Hall are St Radigans and Pound Lane. Please refer to the Council's website below for directions to these car parks:


And Stagecoach buses service the city. Click below for bus routes:



Shirley Hall has a small number of reserved spaces for disabled drivers. To be allocated one of these spaces please contact the Festival Office rachel@canterburyfestival.co.uk Please note, parking is not permitted beyond the finish time of the event. 


On arrival, a wheelchair is available to be used between Mint Yard Gate and Shirley Hall and will be kept at the security office next to Mint Yard Gate. The distance between the gate and the hall is approximately 80 meters.


Please click below to download our Access Guide for the Festival venues for 2016:

Access Guide 2016 - Quick Reference

The guide provides information of access to many Festival venues to help ensure your visit to Festival events is enjoyable and hassle-free. Please do bear in mind though, that we programme events in a number of historic buidlings across the city where full access is not always possible.