Access

Wheelchair access, accessible toilets and a loop system are available. Guide dogs are welcome. Seating at the Cathedral is designated. We ask that any patrons using a wheelchair please notify the Festival Box Office on 01227 457568 and seats will be processed for you. Wheelchair access to The Nave can be found at the North West entrance. Click here to download the Cathedral’s access guide. 

Parking

Please refer to the Cathedral website for recommended car parks.

BY BUS

Stagecoach provides bus services to many Canterbury Festival locations. Please refer to stagecoachbus.com for bus times and routes.

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ACCESS

The Cathedral Lodge is fully accessible with a hearing loop, accessible toilets and guide dogs are welcome. Click here to download the Cathedral’s access guide. 

Parking

Please refer to the Cathedral website for recommended car parks.

BY BUS

Stagecoach provides bus services to many Canterbury Festival locations. Please refer to stagecoachbus.com for bus times and routes.

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Seating in the Great Hall is unreserved. We ask audiences to fill the stalls first before entering the circle/balcony area. Doors will open 30 minutes before the concert so please leave adequate time to choose your seats.

The bar in the venue will sell wine and soft drinks but not tea/coffee or snacks. Drinks are restricted to foyer and bar areas only and not permitted in the Great Hall.

ACCESS

The Great Hall is fully accessible. If you require Blue Badge parking please telephone the Festival on 01227 452853 to reserve a space.

Click here to download our access guide

PARKING

There is parking for approximately 80 cars at the Austen House end of the site via Neal’s Place Road and a lit walkway to the venue which is approx. 50 meters away. There are a further 25 spaces accessed via the main entrance, turning right before the barrier. Parking adjacent to the Great Hall is restricted to artists. Please park carefully and courteously at your own risk.

Click here to download a map of the site.

BY BUS

Stagecoach provides bus services to many Canterbury Festival locations. Please refer to stagecoachbus.com for bus times and routes.

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Facilities

Bar onsite.

ACCESS

Due to the age of the building, access for wheelchair users is via an outside lift and up a ramp (staff are available to assist if necessary) but the bar and toilet are downstairs and not accessible without leaving the venue. Wheelchair user spaces off aisle, We ask that any patrons using a wheelchair please notify the Festival Box Office on 01227 457568 and seats will be processed for you. No accessible toilets in immediate vicinity – nearest accessible toilet is under the hall (approx 50m away using outside lift).

Click here to download our access guide

PARKING

Limited parking for blue badge holders only. Click here to view all Canterbury car parks. 

BY BUS

Stagecoach provides bus services to many Canterbury Festival locations. Please refer to stagecoachbus.com for bus times and routes.

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From celebrations and concerts, fairs and festivals, to conferences, meetings, group classes and weddings, the space can be shaped for your plans, budget and enjoyment. Steeped in history, Westgate Hall has been a dynamic community space within Canterbury’s city walls for over a century, and lies in the heart of the city, just off the High Street, for easy reach from across Kent and London.

ACCESS
The Westgate Hall is fully accessible with wheelchair seating available at the end of aisles. We ask that any patrons using a wheelchair please notify the Festival Box Office on 01227 457568 and seats will be processed for you.

PARKING
Pay and display parking is located directly behind the venue.

BY BUS
Stagecoach provides bus services to many Canterbury Festival locations. Please refer to stagecoachbus.com for bus times and routes.