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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 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 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

Friday 22 March, 18:15

FREE Informal Organ Recitals

Featuring the Cathedral’s resident organists and guests, this series of recitals are free of charge and un-ticketed, with a retiring collection.

Please see upcoming recitals below.

All recitals start at 18:15 in the Cathedral Quire.


Friday 22 March - Michael Butterfield, Marlborough College

See programme and bio below.

Friday 22 March, 18:15

Michael Butterfield BMus MA, Marlborough College

Michael is the Organist and one of the academic music teachers at Marlborough College where he plays for chapel services, accompanies the choirs, and is involved with the vast array of musical activities occurring at the college.

Born in Sydney, he moved to London in 2017 to study at the Royal Academy of Music, holding organ scholarships at Westminster Cathedral, Royal Hospital Chelsea, and Kings college London.

Upon graduating with an MA from the Royal Academy, Michael spent a year as Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral working regularly with the choir and playing the famous Father Willis cathedral organ for concerts and services.



Charles-Marie Widor (1844 – 1937) Marche Pontifical from Symphony no. 1

Adam Meehan-Staines (1992 - ) Prelude to a Meditation

J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750) Organ Concerto in A minor a Vivaldi, BWV 593

J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750) Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654

Butterfield Michael (1991 - ) Improvisation

Maurice Duruflé (1902 – 1986) Prelude and Fugue sur le nom d'Alain

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