Westgate Hall offers exceptional event venue hire in Canterbury, whatever the occasion.
Kent’s International Arts event, Canterbury Festival, is coming to Westgate Hall from 16 – 30 October 2021.
This much-loved, long-standing arts and culture festival brings world-renowned artists, musicians, comedians and performers to Canterbury.
Which means that the whole community can enjoy and participate in the two-week extravaganza. Experience music, performance, talks, family events, science and more, in the heart of Kent.
Welcoming Canterbury Festival to Westgate Hall
In autumn 2020, we laughed, let our imaginations run wild and were captivated by performances from Squashbox Theatre, Shakespearience, Professor Palmeroff Magic Show and Bluegrass Band Gentlemen of a Few. We can’t wait to host selected events for Canterbury Festival again this year – watch this space for news.
A unique space for your festival or event
Find out how we can host your festival, events and live performances in our large, spacious Covid-safe venue.
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!
Canterbury Academy Trust
Westgate Hall supports young people as they practise, rehearse and perform their creative skills during their studies at Canterbury Academy Trust - the "school of all talents". We provide a large, safe space for them to thrive and flourish in as part of their studies and training.
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.