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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. 

Find out more

Join the Choir: Girl Chorister Auditions

When is it?

Saturday 24 June from 10am
Canterbury Cathedral
Booking Required

On Saturday 24 June 2023, Canterbury Cathedral will host auditions for prospective girl choristers currently in school year 7, to join the choir in September 2023.

Girl choristers sing regularly at services in the inspiring surroundings of Canterbury Cathedral, one of the world’s great historic buildings.

Please register by 12pm on Wednesday 21 June 2023 to receive an audition time.

What we're looking for

The Director of Music is looking primarily for children with a love of singing, with a flair for performing, and with a good musical ear (i.e. an ability to recognise and imitate pitch and rhythm).

Whilst previous experience of singing or playing a musical instrument is welcomed, it is by no means essential.


Auditions, which are informal in nature, generally last between 10 and 15 minutes.

All prospective choristers will be asked to:

  • participate in an informal warm up;
  • sing back pitches played to them on the piano;
  • sing scales (no previous experience necessary);
  • clap back a rhythm clapped to them;
  • read out loud (not sing!) a passage from a book, which will be given to them in the audition;
  • sing a short pre-prepared piece of their own choosing, not more than a few minutes long.

A conversation between Cathedral Music staff, the prospective chorister and their parent(s)/guardian(s) forms the final part of the process.

Auditions should be booked in advance with the Cathedral Music Department.

Please register by 12pm on Wednesday 21 June 2023 to receive an audition time.

Register for an audition

To register for an audition, please email our Music Department with the following details:

  • Name of parent(s)/guardian(s)
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Girl's name
  • Girl's current school year group

Timings for the auditions will be confirmed prior to the day.  Please note that parents/guardians are asked to stay at the Cathedral with their child throughout.

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