Hosting Markets and Fairs in Canterbury is made easy at Westgate Hall

Bring stallholders and buyers together all under one roof safely in our spacious, accessible 360-square-metre Covid-secure venue. One hundred years of history fuses with contemporary styling and amenities to create an inspiring, distinctive venue for the backdrop to your event. 


Come together in a Covid-secure space

Whatever you’re showcasing, we have the room to safely accommodate your event, including the option for socially distanced layouts, and separate entrance and exit routes. Sanitising stations are placed throughout the venue and Track and Trace is available. All this, plus an onsite cafe and licensed bar.

A trusted venue for Markets and Fairs

Westgate Hall has provided a safe, trusted space for Markets and Fairs venue hire in Canterbury for years. We run our own monthly Westgate Hall Market showcasing a range of Kent Artists, Makers and Producers as well as regularly hosting; Canterbury Record Fair, Worth the Weight, Lou Lou’s Vintage and Etsy Fairs. All tried and tested as Covid-safe events during 2020 and confirmed by our ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation.

We’re ready to host your Covid-safe Market or Fair.

We're Good to Go Covid accreditation

Making Markets and Fairs inspiring and safe

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

Large, bright, airy hall (over 360 square metres) in the heart of Canterbury city centre

Onsite catering/bar with online ordering facility

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

Flexible Covid-responsive date change at no extra charge

Chris Le Gryst, UK Vinyl Vault

“We needed to feel confident as we returned to hosting our regular Canterbury Record Fair, but we knew that Westgate Hall would step up to the mark and they’ve done just that. They’ve worked closely with us to adapt the space, maximising capacity whilst keeping to the new restrictions. Clare and the team have thought of everything, right down to the nitty-gritty detail. I can’t tell you how helpful, comforting and confidence-building it’s been. You’re in very safe hands with Westgate Hall”

Cathy and Katie, Wellness Markets

“We've struck gold with Westgate Hall. It has everything we look for in a venue - it's in a town/city, it has parking, lots of space and more including toilets, disabled access, is Covid safe and secure. Plus they have two very friendly managers. They communicate well and often. We're so pleased.”