Westgate Hall makes looking for a community venue for hire in Canterbury easy.

Here, village meets city. Our venue is a neutral space that welcomes everyone. People and creativity make its heart beat.

Making your events come alive is what we do

We are a place where you express yourself, build memories and adapt to the priorities of the times.


Community shapes Westgate Hall

Walk through the doors and feel the community warmth and connectivity that has filled the Hall for over 100 years. Our walls have held the story of our community for over a century, and will continue to do so, through these difficult times and more joyous moments ahead.

Our history

Being built by public subscription as a Drill Hall for the Territorial Army in 1912 rooted the Hall in the community and determined its character and our purpose -providing a space for everyone to access, enjoy safely together.

We can shape our venue to become the event function space you need

Gather family, friends, colleagues, social groups, clubs, students, festival-goers and performers in one, unique Covid-secure place.

Planning an event? We’d love to hear from you.


Whatever your vision, we are here to provide your perfect community venue for hire in Canterbury. We look forward to welcoming you to the Westgate Hall community.

Discover our story and meet the team

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"

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”

A Covid-secure venue for hire

We are more than just an events space - we are a community. Your safety is always our priority. Full Covid-19 social distancing and hygiene measures are in place to ensure that your experience is clean, safe and secure as well as hugely enjoyable, evidenced by our VisitBritain 'We are Good to Go accreditation' and proven ability to host socially distanced events.

Let’s build a stronger community together.