Skip to main content

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. 

Find out more


Planning your visit? Remember to check our closures.


Canterbury Cathedral Film Club

Canterbury Cathedral Film Club

*MONTHLY* on a Sunday (until September), in the Cathedral Lodge AV Room


Please join us for our monthly film screenings. Films start at 14:00.

Visitors to the Cathedral, as well as Cathedral Lodge guests, are all welcome.

There is no charge for film club, but any donations are gratefully received.

For more information please contact Canon Andrew.

Sunday 9 June, 14:00

Poor Things (2023)

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writers: Tony McNamara & Alasdair Gray

An account of the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter.

Run time: 2hr 21mins

Rating: 18 (Suitable only for adults) - strong sex, nudity, very strong language

Sunday 14 July, 14:00

Saint Omer (2022)

Director: Alice Diop
Writers: Alice Diop, Amrita David & Marie N'Diaye

This French language file by director Alic Diop follows Rama, a novelist who attends the trial of Laurence Coly at the Saint-Omer Criminal Court to use her story to write a modern-day adaptation of the ancient myth of Medea, but things don't go as expected.

Run time: - 2hr 2mins

Rating: 12 (Suitable for 12 years and over) - upsetting scenes, sexual violence references, infrequent strong language

Sunday 11 August, 14:00

Godland (2023)

Director and Writer: Hlynur Pálmason

Goldland is a Danish and Icelandic language drama, set at the end of the 19th century, about a young Danish priest is sent to a remote part of Iceland. The deeper he travels into the Icelandic landscape, the more he loses a sense of his own reality, his mission and his sense of duty.

Run time: 2hr 23mins

Rating: 12 (Suitable for 12 years and over) - moderate violence, sex references

Sunday 8 September, 14:00

Neptune Frost (2021)

Directors: Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams
Writer: Saul Williams

Neptune Frost is a sci-fi musical drama film in which a Rwandan coltan miner escapes to a futuristic village populated by hackers.

Run time: - 1hr 45mins

Rating: 15 (Suitable only for 15 years and over) - Strong language

Stay in the loop

Sign up to our newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest events, news and offers

By adding my email I confirm my subscription to the newsletter and understand that the email address provided will be held by the Cathedral and the email service company (dotdigital) to use for distributing this newsletter only. For more information please see the Cathedral Privacy Notice.