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Tickets and opening times

We can’t wait to welcome you to Canterbury Cathedral. Tickets can be booked online or are available to buy on the day at our visitor centre. Please check our website prior to your visit as opening times may be subject to change.

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Sunday 11.30* - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
*Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral grounds and Shop only. The Cathedral church opens at 12.30.





Our standard visitor ticket is valid for 12 months, meaning you can re-visit the Cathedral as often as you want during that time at no extra cost.

Children (aged 17 and under)


Children go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. (Max 2 children per paying adult; does not apply to group bookings or school visits). Children must be accompanied at all times.


Canterbury Students


Students studying full-time at local universities - Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Kent, University for the Creative Arts - enjoy FREE entry with their student ID.

English Heritage Members

20% discount on visitor entry

  • Not valid with other promotions or offers.
  • Discount applies to tickets bought on the door at our Visitor Centre only. Discount is not available for online booking. Standard price admission tickets cannot be refunded and exchanged for discounted tickets.
  • Valid until 31 March 2025. T&Cs apply.

Cathedral Pass

Locals can enjoy unlimited visits for the equivalent of just 10p per month!

You may be eligible for a Cathedral Pass if you:

  • work in the old city of Canterbury
  • live within 4 miles of Bell Harry tower, including within The Precincts
  • are a member of the Cathedral Congregation
  • are immediate family of a Cathedral staff member
  • are a member of any church in the diocese (on the parish electoral roll or equivalent)

Our Cathedral Pass cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers.

Apply for The Cathedral Pass

Event calendar

Have a look at the range of events Canterbury Cathedral has on offer below.



What's on

There’s something for everyone – see what exciting events are currently taking place.

See what's on

Service times

Daily Eucharist   08:00
Lunchtime Eucharist   12:30 (Wednesdays and Feast Days only)
Daily Choral Evensong or Said Evening Prayer with Organ Meditation*   17:30
Sunday Choral Eucharist*  11:00
All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service. *Live streamed online.


Online worship

Every day the Cathedral’s services are broadcast on our YouTube channel. It’s perfect for when you are unable to be here in person. 


Find us

We can't wait to welcome you to the Cathedral

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
Sunday 11.30 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral ground and Shop only. the Cathedral church opens at 12.30.


Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
United Kingdom


Parking in the Cathedral grounds is only available for Blue Badge holders, subject to limited availability and prior arrangement. There are several public car parks nearby. 

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Planning your visit? Remember to check our closures.

How you can join us on Easter Day

This year, we are extremely fortunate that the BBC will be live broadcasting three of the Cathedral’s Easter Sunday services on radio and TV - including our 10am Easter Sunday Eucharist with the Archbishop of Canterbury – allowing many millions to share with us in this celebration of Christ’s resurrection.

Because of the practical requirements of these broadcasts, and the extremely tight turnaround between services, we made the decision to hold these three services in the Quire. To enable us to best manage the limited capacity in the Quire, and in part due to UK broadcasting requirements, free pre-booking of these limited places was required for attendance at our 10am service (we also had to change the service from 11am to 10am).

This decision was made during Lent as soon as the BBC confirmed the schedules, and was advertised widely, but we do appreciate the disappointment of those who were unaware of this change from previous years, or who were unsuccessful in reserving a space, and we apologise for this.

Our 10am Easter Sunday Eucharist is now fully booked. If you are unable to attend this service in person, there are several other ways you can worship with us on Easter Day.

All are welcome to join us for our Easter Day services:

  • 8.10am Holy Communion in the Quire - The Archbishop of Canterbury will preach at this service and deliver his Easter Address. This is the same as the Address he will give at the 10am service. Our choir will sing the same settings as at 10am.
    Everyone is welcome and the service is not ticketed, though everyone must be seated by 7.40am as this service will be live broadcast on BBC Radio 4. LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED.

  • 10am Easter Sunday Eucharist broadcast – This service will be live broadcast on BBC One and available on the BBC iPlayer. The Archbishop of Canterbury will preach at this service and deliver his Easter Address. This is the same as the Address he gave at the 8.10am service, and our choir will sing the same settings.
    For those unable to watch the BBC broadcast, the service will be live streamed on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel at or via our Online Worship page.

    Please note, if attending in person:

    Doors open at 9:15 - all pre-booked congregation members must be seated by 9:40 - after which any people queuing will be admitted to remaining spaces, on a first come, first seated basis.

    Due to broadcast requirements, the congregation will be seated on a first come, first seated basis. Some seating will have poor to no sightlines of the service.


  • 12pm Said Holy Communion – This service in the Crypt is open to all and is not ticketed. Entry via North Ramp Door only.

  • 3pm Choral Evensong - Everyone is welcome to this beautiful sung service. It is not ticketed, though everyone must be seated by 2.40pm as this service will be live broadcast on BBC Radio 3. LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED.

Also, on Holy Saturday (30th March) at 7.30pm, we will hold the Easter Vigil, when we will light the Easter fire and the new Paschal Candle and share in the first Holy Communion of Easter with choristers, hymns and music. Everyone is welcome at this deeply moving service as we experience darkness then light.

Easter Sunday services will also take place in our many local churches – see A Church Near You

Please see our full list of Holy Week and Easter services here.

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