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Music, Dance & Theatre

The main venues for music, dance, theatre and comedy in Canterbury are:

These venues are host to internationally renowned music acts, dance groups and plays as well as student productions – and cover a huge range of genres throughout the year.

 Art & Museums

Canterbury is home to some of the world’s most prestigious art, amazing stories from history and budding creators of the future:


The city of Canterbury has a long and interesting history, being home to a world famous cathedral and a UNESCO Heritage Site:

  • St Martin’s Church is the oldest church still used as a place of worship in the English-speaking world
  • Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most impressive and well-known places of worship in the world
  • Canterbury Norman Castle is one of the most ancient in Britain and was built by William the Conqueror – and you can still climb up some parts of it
  • The River Stour flows through the heart of the city and is popular with both tourists and locals – companies like  Canterbury Historic River Tours or Canterbury Punting Co will allow you to hire a boat or go on a chauffeured tour
  • Westgate parks provide a beautiful, quiet rest from the busy city – and is the perfect place for a picnic.