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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.

 

 

Adult

£17.00

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)

Free

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

Free

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.

Services

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. 

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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.

Address

Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
Canterbury
CT1 2EH
United Kingdom

Parking 

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.

Between 24 May – 5 July, various events

Organ Festival 2024

 

Enjoy recitals by renowned concert organists, and have a chance to play the Cathedral organ yourself!

Friday 24 May, 18:30

Open Evening

Assistant Director of Music, Jamie Rogers, will introduce the Cathedral’s organ (refurbished by Harrison & Harrison in 2020) and give a demonstration.

There will also be a chance for keen organists to play a short piece of their choice, time allowing.

 

This event is un-ticketed and free to attend.

If you would like to play the organ at the Open Evening, please email [email protected] in advance, before Monday 20 May 2024.

Friday 14 June, 19:30

Tom Bell

Messiaen, Livre du Saint Sacrement

Tom Bell has built a vibrant portfolio as a performer, teacher and animateur, and has performed across Europe, in Australia, the Far East and the USA.

Tom's recordings have been broadcast and won praise internationally, with his highly acclaimed recording Freak Out! (Regent 2021), described in The American Organist as “remarkable…a masterclass”, and in BBC Music Magazine as “in equal parts brilliant and a bit bonkers”.

Find out more at tombell-organist.net

Friday 21 June, 19:30

Roger Sayer

Programme to include music from the film Interstellar.

Roger Sayer is at the forefront of British choral and organ music.

Formerly Director of Music at Temple Church, after 2023 he left to focus on freelancing both as an organist and choir director.

Roger has recently been appointed Organist in Residence at St John’s Smith Square, and, as well as playing on recordings and for recitals, his work has also extended into the film world, with Roger featuring as the organ soloist for Hans Zimmer's Oscar-nominated score for the motion picture Interstellar.

Friday 5 July, 19:30

Martin Baker

Programme to include music by Stanford, to mark the 100th anniversary of his death.

Martin Baker studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Chetham’s and Downing College, Cambridge, and then held positions at Westminster and St Paul’s Cathedrals before being appointed to Westminster Abbey.

In 2000 he returned to Westminster Cathedral as Master of Music, where for 20 years he directed the world-renowned choir.

Martin is much sought after as an organist, playing concerts around the world, and is renowned for his improvisational skill.

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