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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 ground 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 (under 17)


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 2024. 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*   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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25 May – 23 June 2023

Organ Festival 2023

Enjoy recitals by renowned cathedral organists, and have a chance to play the Cathedral’s organ yourself.

Thursday 25 May, 19:00

Open Evening

Join our Assistant Director of Music, Jamie Rogers, for an introduction to the Cathedral’s organ (refurbished by Harrison & Harrison in 2020), a demonstration, and, time permitting, the chance for you to play a short piece of your choice.

The Open Evening is free of charge and un-ticketed.

If you would like to play the organ, please email [email protected] in advance.

Friday 9 June, 19:30

Peter Stevens, Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral

Educated at Chetham’s School of Music, Peter held organ scholarships at Manchester Cathedral, St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and King’s College, Cambridge, before coming to Westminster Cathedral in 2010.

In 2013 he became Director of the Schola Cantorum of the Edington Festival, and his first solo CD was released in 2021, receiving a five-star rating in Organists’ Review.

£15 per recital or £30 for all three recitals, plus booking fees of £1.50 per recital. 

Under 18s free (email boxoffic[email protected] to book)

Friday 16 June, 19:30

William Fox, Acting Organist and Assistant Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral

William works with the world-famous choir of St Paul’s, accompanying and directing the music at services, including services of national significance.

Last year, he played the organ at the National Service of Thanksgiving for the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II; three months later he played at the National Service of Prayer and Reflection the day following her death.

£15 per recital or £30 for all three recitals, plus booking fees of £1.50 per recital. 

Under 18s free (email [email protected] to book)

Friday 23 June, 19:30

Peter Holder, Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey

Fast establishing a reputation as one of the most exciting organists of his generation, Peter is the principal organist for the Abbey’s daily services and at state occasions, and accompanies the Choir in its concerts and broadcasts.

As a recitalist, Peter performs across the world. He made his BBC Proms solo debut at the 2019 First Night of the Proms.

£15 per recital or £30 for all three recitals, plus booking fees of £1.50 per recital.

Under 18s free (email [email protected] to book)

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