Westgate Hall – a Covid-secure, trusted, flexible community venue for hire in Canterbury, Kent
Planning an event? We’d love to hear from you.
Westgate Hall is a distinctive, neutral space in the heart of Canterbury’s city centre. Our bright, airy, spacious 360-square-metre Covid-secure venue with adjacent car park is open to everyone.
Flexible, accessible and fully equipped
The Hall can be transformed to suit a variety of large and small events and functions. Choose from a range of event space layouts, including socially distanced options. Use our professional onsite catering kitchen and licensed bar. Connect with our recommended suppliers and audio-visual specialists. Enjoy free WiFi, and an exceptional, personalised customer service.
All at an affordable price and just 60 minutes from London by high-speed train.
Let’s turn your moment into lasting memories
We are a Covid-conscious venue, evidenced by our ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry mark and our proven ability to host safe yet enjoyable socially distanced events. Let’s plan your future functions together.
Community shapes Westgate Hall
We can shape our venue to become the event function space you need to gather family, friends, colleagues, social groups, clubs, students, festival-goers and performers in one, unique place.
See how we can support your event
Photos: Carlos Dominguez Photography
Corporate events and training
Connect with employees, investors, networks and colleagues in an impressive, fully equipped yet affordable and practical venue that can flex for meetings, training, workshops, away-days, conferences and as additional workspace.
Markets and Fairs
Bring stallholders and buyers together all under one spacious roof. Use our onsite cafe and break-out room. Social distancing and separate entrance and exit routes are available. Whatever the theme, we're ready to help you to showcase your products and maximise sales.
Events and performances
Community shapes Westgate Hall and you can shape our venue to become the event function space you need to gather family, friends, social groups, clubs, students, festival-goers and performers in one, unique place. Let's turn your moment into lasting memories.
Community and Education groups
Westgate Hall is your extracurricular support system. Learn how teachers, educators and professionals can create an extra classroom, rehearsal space, exam hall, graduation and conference venue for students and colleagues in our multi-purpose venue.
Health and Wellbeing
Westgate Hall takes care of your event needs so that you can focus on taking care of our community. Trusted by the NHS for years, civic duty is second nature for us. We can accommodate large-scale health screenings and tests, and provide a safe space for wellbeing markets, fairs and fitness events.
Filming and production
Spacious yet intimate, private and flexible, Westgate Hall is an indoor filming venue for hire that provides the perfect setting for your creativity to come alive. Online tutorials, virtual performances, media interviews - whatever you're shooting or editing, we can facilitate your production needs.
Amanda McKean, Canterbury Festival
"Hosting live performances during Covid-19 seemed a challenge, until we worked with Westgate Hall. They covered all the minutiae and thought of absolutely everything. The space transformed into the perfect backdrop for our social-distanced events, providing ample space without losing great atmosphere"
Social Enterprise Kent
"Westgate Hall has stepped up to the mark in every way. They’ve helped to solve our Covid-challenges at really good value and made it stress-free and easy for us to connect with staff. It’s such an asset to have this great venue on our doorstep"