Canterbury Academy Trust
Westgate Hall supports young people to thrive and flourish by providing a large, safe education venue for hire in Canterbury.
The “school of all talents” – Canterbury Academy Trust – uses our socially distanced space for their students to practise, rehearse and perform.
Canterbury Academy Trust students come to the Hall to rehearse for their productions
They join us every week during term time, when restrictions allow, to practise ahead of their talent-fuelled productions, showcases, training and exams. We love supporting our educational community in this way.
A trusted Covid-secure venue with community at its heart
If you’re looking for a spacious, socially-distant education venue for hire in Canterbury, take a look at what Westgate Hall can offer you.
Your extracurricular support system
Westgate Hall’s multi-function education venue for hire supports students, teachers, educators and professionals. The space can become an extra classroom, rehearsal space, exam hall, graduation venue, conference function room and online tutorial filming location.
Bemix Discovery Catering
We regularly welcome social enterprise Bemix Discovery Catering and their wonderful group, those with and without learning difficulties, to enjoy time together gaining skills in cooking and catering. Restrictions permitting, you can visit their monthly pop-up cafe at the Hall.
NHS Blood donations
Taking care of our community is important to us. Trusted by the NHS, our spacious, hygienic, Covid-secure accredited Hall has hosted blood donation sessions for years. We have continued to do so throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, providing a safe space for vital health sessions.
Westgate Hall Market
We showcase Kent's talented Makers, Artists and Producers, all in one place, in our fully Covid-secure venue. Browse the very best in local produce, crafts, arts, homeware, jewellery and more. Meet the people behind the products and hear how they lovingly make each item, or host your own stall.
Canterbury Wine Festival
We are host and founder of the Canterbury Wine Festival - an annual event showcasing Kent's world-class wines and viticulture, in the heart of the vineyard of England. Kent is the epicentre of England’s viticulture scene and we want to let the whole world know about it through our festival!
Kent's much-loved, long-standing International Arts event, Canterbury Festival, is coming to Westgate Hall from 16 - 30 October 2021, bringing world-renowned artists, musicians, comedians and performers to Canterbury, for the whole community to enjoy and participate in.