• Bookers for events taking place at Canterbury Cathedral will be contacted prior to the performance with their seat numbers and event information.
  • Entry to the Cathedral can be made by the South West door only. Wheelchair users will be able to access the Nave via the North door.
  • A one-way system will be in place and audiences will be asked to exit via the South door.
  • No merchandise will be available at events but links can be found on the Canterbury Festival event page.

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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    • The Cathedral Lodge can be accessed via Christchurch Gate. A one-way system will be in place and all seats will be numbered.
    • Books will be available to purchase prior to the event online or in-person on the day.
    • If you wish to purchase or collect a book, please remain in your seat after the event and you will be guided by staff. Book signing is not guaranteed.
    • Regretfully no bar is available for this event.

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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  • Event parking is available for up to 80 cars to the rear of the site. There will be a sign on Whitstable Road directing you to the car park. Turn off Whitstable road onto Neal’s Place Road, then take the first available right turning. There is a fully accessible path directly from the carpark to the venue. Signage and staff will be in place to help guide you.
  • Please enter using the main entrance.
  • A one-way system will be in place across the venue and staff will be available to help guide you.
  • Please be considerate of other audience members sharing your aisle and allow them to pass. This may require you to step out of your seats momentarily.
  • The Great Hall will be running a pre-order at-seat refreshment service. To pre order your drinks email [email protected] with your selection from the list below along with your seat number. You will then receive a PayPal invoice for the full amount and once payment has been made a confirmation will be sent. Your drinks will be located at your seat before the start of the event.

    Whitstable Bay Blond (330ml) – £3.50
    Whitstable Bay Pale Ale (500ml) – £4.50
    Gin & Tonic (200ml) – £4.50
    White Wine (187ml) – £4.50
    Kingsdown Still/Sparkling Water – £1.50
    Hartley’s Orange Juice – £2.50
    Biddenden Cloudy Apple Juice – £2.50

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

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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  • Access to the Shirley Hall is by the main entrance steps only. A lift is available for audience members who require it.
  • Please be aware a one-way system will be in operation to avoid audience cross-over.
  • Please wrap-up – the venue will be heated but due to the age the building we will have windows open to ensure that it remains ventilated.
  • We regret that the bar will not be open but bottled water will be available for a small donation.
  • If you are attending multiple events one after another, the social space beneath the hall will be available for you to wait in but please note there will be no refreshments on sale.
  • Toilet facilities are available on the ground floor beneath the hall – team members will be on hand to manage queues. For convenience, please access facilities before climbing steps to Hall.

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.

  • Entry for all events can be made by the Pound Lane Car Park entrance only.
  • The venue is fully accessible and pay and display parking is available directly opposite the venue.
  • An at seat pre-order service for refreshments will be available – please contact the venue on 01227 634886 or email at [email protected] for further info.

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.

  • Parking is available on-site for up to 40 cars on a first-come basis. There are local carparks all within a 5-10 minute walk from the theatre including St Radigunds, Canterbury West Station and Kingsmead Leisure Centre.
  • Staff will be available on the night to help guide you to your seats.
  • Regretfully there will be no bar facilities.
  • Merchandise will be available to purchase at all three events.
  • If you require the toilets, please use them before or after the performance. They will be operated on a one-in and one-out basis.

ACCESS

The Malthouse is fully accessible with Blue Badge parking available.

PARKING

There is limited parking onsite for up to 40 spaces available on a first come basis.  There are local carparks all within a 5-10 minute walk from the theatre:

St Radigunds

Canterbury West Station

Kingsmead Leisure Centre

Please note do not park in the King’s School Recreation Centre as gates are locked when site is closed and you risk not being able to access your vehicle.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The nearest train station is Canterbury West and there is a bus stop on St Stephen’s road at the end of Malthouse road and the theatre.