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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.

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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.

Silent Disco Returns to Canterbury Cathedral

Music lovers will have the chance to dance to hits by Kylie, Madonna, Prince and other artists of the 1980s, as the Silent Disco returns to the magnificent Nave of Canterbury Cathedral on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 August 2024.

There will be two events each evening – 18:30-21:00 and 21:30-00:00 – and the Cathedral is hoping that this 80s-themed silent disco will repeat the success of February’s 90s-inspired event, which saw hundreds of visitors joyously share a unique night out in support of a truly special location.

The Dean of Canterbury, David Monteith, said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome back Silent Discos in Incredible Places. Our February event was hugely popular, and the overwhelming response we received was positive - one attendee wrote of the “wonderful experience of life and connection with others in the amazing cathedral space” and that to them “it had felt like God was in the midst”. 

‘Whilst the Silent Disco will generate much-needed income towards the Cathedral’s near £30,000 per day running costs, it is – as with the rest of our events programme – also missional, helping us to engage with our wider communities, many of whom will never have set foot in a place of worship before, and to demonstrate that regardless of background or belief, they will find a warm welcome and a special experience here.’

Throughout the centuries, the Cathedral Nave – the part of the church set apart for the laity - has hosted all manner of communal and secular events, including fairs, festivals and dancing, and the Cathedral is excited to continue and evolve this tradition with events such as the Silent Disco and the upcoming Crown and Coronation immersive light show (24-28 September 2024).

August’s Silent Disco evenings will see hundreds of like-minded 80s fans singing their hearts out whilst wearing state-of-the-art LED headphones which allow them to select between three different channels of music. The Cathedral Nave will be spectacularly illuminated, and there will be a limited bar offering including cocktails, mini bottles of prosecco, canned drinks, and water.

‘Obviously, as was demonstrated by the media interest in our February event, and the 15 or so protestors who gathered outside on the first night, not everyone feels that a Silent Disco is appropriate’ said Dean David. ‘However, cathedrals have always been part of community life in a way much wider than their prime focus as centres of Christian worship and mission, and what we are doing is a continuation of this history.’ 


Tickets for the 80s Silent Disco are £25.95 (plus booking fee) for General Admission, and £32.95 (plus booking fee) for VIP entry. Tickets can be booked online.

Entry is via pre-purchased ticket only.

Notes for Editors

The Silent Disco is operated by Silent Discos in Incredible Places.

A limited bar offering will be available, including cocktails, mini bottles of prosecco, canned drinks, and water.

Entry is via pre-purchased ticket only.

Tickets for the Friday night sessions of the February 2024 Silent Disco sold out within an hour of being released.

The February Silent Disco generated approx. £20,000 of income for the Cathedral.

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