Events and Performances
Let’s turn your moment into lasting memories
Westgate Hall makes event hire in Canterbury Kent easy
Community shapes us and you can shape our venue to make your event distinctive, inspiring and unforgettable, for you and your guests. Whatever the celebration, commemoration, event and performance, the bright, airy, spacious Covid-secure 360-square-metre Hall can be transformed into various layouts. Gather family, friends, social groups, clubs, students, festival-goers and performers in one, unique place.
Accessible, spacious and Covid-secure
Westgate Hall is fully accessible. The adjacent Pound Lane car park makes direct access easy, with free parking for key guests. There is onsite catering, kitchen and a licensed bar, with online ordering as an option. Use our recommended suppliers and audio-visual specialists and enjoy free WiFi. Room layouts can flex with regulations, for a variety of large and small events and functions – 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 events and performances venue hire in Canterbury 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 during 2020, including Canterbury Festival, all confirmed by our ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation.
Let’s make your events come alive…
Amanda McKean, Canterbury Festival
"Hosting live performances during Covid-19 seemed like a challenge, until we worked with Westgate Hall. The team had covered all the minutiae and thought of absolutely everything. The space transformed into the perfect backdrop for our social distanced events, providing ample space with a great atmosphere. We can't wait to return this year"
Ihsan Khan, Canterbury Mosque
"On behalf of Canterbury Mosque, I'd like to say thank you to Westgate Hall. You offer a 5* service. Great place to book for events and amazing facilities. Thank you for always being so kind and welcoming"
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 absolutely everyone is welcome, everyone is equal and everyone has the opportunity to enjoy this exceptional space.”
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"
Corporate events and training
Connect with employees, investors, networks and colleagues in an impressive, fully equipped yet affordable and practical room hire 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, complete with social-distancing, separate entrance and exit routes, onsite cafe and break out room hire. Whatever the theme, we're ready to help you to showcase your products and maximise sales.
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 - we can facilitate your production needs, including adjacent car park.
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.