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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 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.

Accessing the channel

Cathedral services are broadcast regularly on our YouTube channel, and are available to watch below.

If you wish to receive notifications that let you know when new videos are available, make sure to press the 'subscribe' button on YouTube.

To receive a reminder about an upcoming live stream click 'notify me'.

Service live stream times

Daily Choral Evensong or Evening Prayer with Organ Meditation 17:30 (Except Thursdays*)

Sunday Choral Eucharist  11:00

These services are broadcast on the Cathedral's YouTube channel and are available to watch below. To receive notifications when new videos are available, please subscribe to our YouTube channel

Most days we are able to share our worship online but occasionally for operational or pastoral reasons we may not be able to. We publicise any changes via our social media channels and our website.

Occasional services, such as Carol Services, Confirmations, Ordinations etc may also be livestreamed.

*On Thursday evenings, when typically, we do not have a choir with us, we are experimenting with holding our said service of Evening Prayer in the Crypt allowing for a more intimate experience of worship that isn't always possible in the Quire. For those able to attend in person it provides an opportunity to come and worship in the most ancient part of the Cathedral and to experience this sacred space in the stillness of a traditional Prayer Book service.

Unfortunately, we are not currently able to livestream from the Crypt, but if you are not able to join us in person, we hope you will continue to join us online for our other regular and special services. We are always assessing how best we can support and engage with our online community, and as such will be keeping this new arrangement under review. We welcome and appreciate all constructive feedback and will take this into consideration as we review this change.

We greatly appreciate the continued support of both our local and global online congregations.

Services and Music List

Our Services and Music List gives details of the music performed at Cathedral services, as well as names of choirs, preachers and where the service will take place.

Videos by our clergy

Take a look at our past broadcasts and see what you can expect from our services.

Plan your visit

Experience a service in all its glory

Join us for a service

All are welcome

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