Westgate Community Trust (Canterbury) Ltd
Westgate Community Trust (Canterbury) Ltd is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. The Trust is inclusive, non-political and does not discriminate.
Westgate Hall is a neutral space
As trustees/directors of Westgate Hall, our engagement in Canterbury is shaped by our Articles of Association and the terms of our 99-year lease to the Hall from Canterbury City Council.
We are to preserve, maintain and manage Westgate Hall as a financially self-sustaining community and leisure centre for the benefit of the people of Canterbury and its districts.
We are a diverse group of local people
We work to maintain and enhance the quality of community life by working together with residents, users of the Hall, the local authorities, public, private and voluntary sector organisations to provide facilities supporting education, social welfare, recreation and leisure activities.
Let’s build a stronger community together
Discover how Westgate Hall can support you
Hire Westgate Hall
Spacious, distinctive, adaptable - our bright, airy, 360 sqm Covid-secure venue is located in the heart of Canterbury city’s vibrant centre and can be transformed to suit a variety of large and small events and functions. Whatever you are planning, we can provide a unique, inspiring venue for your event.
Community is at the core of Westgate Hall – what we do, who we are and how we operate. For over 100 years, we have been a civic space, full of heritage and heart, supporting businesses, health services, educational establishments and social purpose organisations and groups.
News, views, stories
Westgate Hall is more than a venue for hire, we're a community space with a heart. We are passionate about bringing people together. We are always adapting, responding and evolving. Find out our latest news and views by reading our stories. Got a great event coming up? Let us help you to make it one to remember.
Built by public subscription as a Drill Hall for the Territorial Army in 1913, the Hall was saved from demolition in 2011, creating an unparalleled community space for Canterbury and Kent.
We're here to make planning and hosting your event easy, safe and enjoyable. Our team are highly skilled, passionate and ready to help you on every stage of your event planning journey. Let's collaborate...
Caroline Hicks, Head of Property & Regeneration, Canterbury City Council
"Westgate Hall is a pillar of our community, vital to Canterbury’s recovery and our city’s future - a central venue supports our local people in so many different ways"
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"