Live music returns!

Baroque, Motown, Jazz and more

Enjoy a bite-size Festival 3-11 July

Summer in Barham

Young Musicians' Bursary Competition

We need your support more than ever

Donate to our Covid-19 Appeal

Welcome to Canterbury Festival

Canterbury Festival will return in 2021 from 16 – 30 October. Join us for a two-week extravaganza of music, performance, talks, family events, science and more in the heart of Kent.

Canterbury Festival activities take place throughout the year. Be sure to visit our What’s On section for the latest events and our Participate pages to find out more about opportunities and our extensive community programme.



Baroque Passion

Sun 23 May - Sun 23 May

Great Hall, Kent College

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A Musical Tapestry

Sun 30 May - Sun 30 May

Great Hall, Kent College

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Become a friend

Festival Friends


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