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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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Sing at Canterbury Cathedral

Visiting Choirs

When our world-renowned Cathedral Choir is on holiday, we are very pleased to welcome visiting choirs to sing at our services.

We offer visiting choirs several opportunities to sing at Canterbury Cathedral, Mother Church of the Anglican Communion and one of the great holy places of Christendom.

This not only enriches our daily choral worship but gives singers the opportunity to enjoy the transformative experience of singing in Canterbury Cathedral for themselves.

Visiting Choirs welcome

We welcome a very broad range of visiting choirs, including both church choirs and concert choirs who enjoy singing Church music in this very special place. UK choirs and international choirs are both very welcome. We provide full instructions about the services, so we also welcome choirs who are singing for a service for the first time.

If your choir has not sung here recently, please contact us by email on [email protected] and we will send you an application form. As part of the application, we ask for a recent recording of the choir singing the sort of music that would be suitable as part of our worship. If you would like to find out more before applying for a slot, please feel free to contact us with your queries at the same email address.

In the summer holidays, we like to welcome choirs who can come to sing at the Cathedral for a whole week. There are often opportunities for visiting choirs to sing a weekday Evensong during the half-term holidays in the current year although the summer period and the weekends are generally filled at least a year or more in advance. Please do get in touch with any queries you have about dates and availability if you are unsure.

Informal Midday Recitals

We offer choirs the opportunity to give informal midday recitals in the Cathedral. The recitals take place at midday in the Quire and last a maximum of 30 minutes. Further information and details of fees can be found on the Recital Notes for Choirs, or contact the Visits Office.

You can view scheduled Midday Recitals on our music events page or on our Calendar.


Areas of the Cathedral are available to hire for choirs wishing to perform outside visiting/worship times. Please contact the Events Office for availability and terms & conditions.

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