Your extracurricular support system

Westgate Hall’s multi-function venue for education hire supports students, teachers, educators and professionals by becoming an extra classroom, rehearsal space, exam hall, graduation venue, conference function room and online tutorial filming location.

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Accessible, spacious and Covid-secure

Our bright, airy, spacious and fully accessible Covid-secure 360-square-metre Hall can be adapted for a variety of socially-distanced event space layouts. The adjacent Pound Lane car park makes direct access easy, with free parking for key staff.  Use our professional onsite catering kitchen, connect with our recommended suppliers and audio-visual specialists and enjoy free WiFi. Room layouts and plans can flex with regulations, for a variety of large and small events – we can send you sample layouts on enquiry, and shape the space to suit your needs.

A trusted socially distanced venue

We have provided a safe, trusted space for schools, colleges, universities and community groups across Canterbury and its districts for years. Our venue follows all the latest government and public health guidance, paying attention to the detail so that you don’t have to. Westgate Hall tried and tested Covid-safe events with educational groups during 2020, confirmed by our ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation.

The Canterbury Academy Performing Arts School have been coming to the Hall for a number of years and have continued to outside of lockdown, finding us the ideal venue for their workshops and rehearsals, providing such a large space that still feels intimate.

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We're Good to Go Covid accreditation

Let’s build a strong community together

An adaptable, safe space

Flexible. fully accessible venue with 190-space adjacent parking, with free spaces for your staff

Large, bright, airy hall (over 360 square metres) that can be
adapted as you need, in the heart of Canterbury city centre

Full day or half-day options available (minimum 3 hours)

Onsite catering kitchen

City centre location (CT1 2BT), close to all transport links -
0.4 miles from Canterbury West train station

Covid-secure - entrance and exit routes, sanitiser stations throughout, Track and Trace, ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry accreditation.

Physical and virtual event option, with specialist audio-visual and online streaming on-hand

Flexible Covid-responsive date change at no extra charge

25% non-refundable deposit upon booking

Sarah Watson, The Canterbury Academy Trust

“Westgate Hall gives us a spacious venue that also feels intimate and warm. They've made it possible for us to have a vital connection with our students, safely, during these strange times. The service we get from Clare and the team is unparalleled - they've been there for us every step of the way, which has been a huge help and relief”

Karen Franczak, Bemix Discovery Catering Kitchen

"Discovery Catering have been lucky enough to use the wonderful kitchen facilities at Westgate Hall weekly for a few years now. Clare, Cathy and all the team have always been very welcoming and helpful. They know everyone by name and take the time to listen, show interest in all we do and give support and encouragement. We are part of the wider Bemix group who value using Westgate Hall for events and meetings, knowing we will always receive professional, efficient and friendly support. We all feel very much part of the Westgate Hall community."

Fawzia Nabi-Worsley, Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN)

“Having a neutral, inclusive venue like Westgate Hall is a jewel in Canterbury city's crown. It's not always easy to find a venue that is so supportive and is truly community-focused. But here, it’s very much part of the fabric of how they do things. The team makes sure that everyone is welcome, everyone is equal and everyone has the opportunity to enjoy this exceptional space.”