What's on inCanterbury


Welcome to Canterbury

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Canterbury - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Canterbury to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Tourist information Canterbury

Tourist Information

Everything you need to know if you're visiting Canterbury as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Canterbury

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APR
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
The Leas Cliff Hall

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona KistenyovaWinner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.Back by overwhelming public demand this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including…

Location: 14.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713015
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22
APR
Fireside Sparks: Jonny Hepbir Duo- Hepbir & Hen
Revelation

In the UK Jonny Hepbir is regarded as one of the few authentic players on the British Gypsy jazz scene. His background has seen years of experience playing amongst some of the top Gypsy guitarists in the world including Bireli Lagrene Lulu…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01233 663201
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25
APR
Tiff Stevenson 'Bombshell'
Gulbenkian Theatre

Tiff Stevenson brings her critically acclaimed 8th solo show Bombshell on tour across the UK in 2018. Bombshell premiered at the Edinburgh Festivals Gilded Balloon last August and is her most political show yet. The tour starts on 1st March at the…

Location: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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APR
Evening of Clairvoyance with Pauline Mason
Broome Park Golf and Country Club, Canterbury

Lost someone you cared about Miss them like crazy Want to hear from them to know they are safe and well International Mediums Pauline Mason and Tracy Fance bring you messages from those loved ones remembering memories and evidence of their presence…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 441227 749759
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APR
Scott Matthews
Revelation

New Album The Great Untold out April 2018Putting my world on the lineTurning one leaf at a timeNever knowing what Ill findA man. A guitar. And a song.It sounds simple doesnt it And it is.Scott Matthews new record The Great Untold is…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01233 663201
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APR
Kent Mind Body Spirit Festival
The Hop Farm

Join us for Kents biggest festival for the mind body and spirit; this 2‐day Mind Body Spirit Festival brings together ancient wisdom and practices combined with innovative modern ideas products services and insights allowing you the seeker space to relax unwind and…

Location: 7 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 1227 749759
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02
MAY
Bessarabia
Revelation

The last wave of immigration from the Soviet Union created a significant number of musical ensembles in Israel. Many of these groups didnt survive beyond the first night yet Bessarabia has been performing concerts for the past 21 years to great acclaim…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01233 663201
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MAY
Ash Art Exhibition & Sale 2018
St Nicholas Church (Ash)

Opening times are:Saturday 5th May 10am ‐ 6pmSunday 6th May10am ‐ 6pmMonday 7th May10am ‐ 5pmAdmission ‐£2 includes free catalogueFree Admission ‐ Children 12 years & under The Exhibition gives local artists the opportunity…

Location: 9.2 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01304812736or01304 812049
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08
MAY
codeHarbour presents: Google I/O Extended 2018
Gulbenkian Cinema

Come join codeHarbour as we head up to the codes nest to watch this years Google IO keynote stream. This is a free event hosted at the Gulbenkian cinema and partnered with our harbour masters: Holiday Extras Deeson and The Creative Foundation.Enjoy…

Location: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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12
MAY
Mediumship Development Workshop
Swalecliffe Community Centre

Whether you are already working on a psychic level or whether you are new to it but curious and want to develop then this Mediumship workshop is a great choice. Mediumship is an ability that we all have we just need…

Location: 6.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +441227 749759
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19
MAY
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki II Workshop
Swalecliffe Community Centre

This is the first step on the ladder to becoming a Reiki practitioner andor teacher & Master under the Usui Shiki Ryoho style of Reiki which is the traditional teachings.Classes are held in Whitstable Kent. 1 Day Course £110 per person 9.45am…

Location: 6.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +441227 749759
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MAY
9)David Starkey- Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer
Revelation

English constitutional historian and presenter David Starkey best known for Channel 4s The Six Wives of Henry VII and Monarchy presents this insightful talk on Henry VIII and history repeating itself in Henry VIII: The First BrexiteerHenry VIII like a colossus bestrides…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01233 663201
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JUN
10)RPR (Ritchie, Parrish, Ritchie)
Revelation

They rocked the folkroots music scene as the rhythm section of Tanglefoot a hard‐working band with a massive presence and a fanatically loyal following throughout Canada the US & Britain.Now Rob Ritchie Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie along with percussionistsingersongwriter Beaker Granger…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01233 663201
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JUN
Home Service
Revelation

The reunion of this classic band came about after the discovery of some previously unheard live recordings in early 2011 that had languished in the back of a wardrobe for the last 25 years. Home Service is once again back in business.Home…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01233 663201
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19
AUG
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Belmont House & Gardens

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 9.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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27
AUG
Kent Autojumble
abbey school faversham

pitches only £10 any size payable on the day no booking needed 5000 punters to sell to stall holders on site b4 9am …

Location: 8.2 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07903 339466
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AUG
Matchbox Live on stage
abbey school faversham

The original Matchbox plus support band bamboozle at the kent chrome and cruisers customclassic vehicle show …

Location: 8.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 339466
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Kent chrome & cruisers custom / classic show
abbey school faversham

Customclassic vehicle show Carsbikesscooterstallsautojumbletrophies and all the usual goodies …

Location: 8.2 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07903 339466
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13
OCT
Phil Nichol - Your Wrong! Tour 2018
The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

The award winning and critically acclaimed Canadian comedian Phil Nichol has announced a UK Tour for 2018.Phil who is currently starring in the new West End musical Everybodys Talking About Jamie will be bringing his latest hour Your Wrong to…

Location: 0.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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19
OCT
Sweeney Entertainments Presents Abba Forever
Leas Cliff Hall

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS ABBA FOREVERLive in ConcertABBAForever presented by Sweeney Entertainments is one of the UKs leading International tribute shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the worlds greatest…

Location: 14.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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02
DEC
Hal Cruttenden 'Chubster' UK Tour 2018
Gulbenkian Theatre

After a 2 year hiatus from touring one of the UKs most popular TV and live comedians is back with a new show entitled Chubster and nationwide tour this autumn. This hotly anticipated show premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August…

Location: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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Tourist Attractions


Canterbury Tales

A visit to The Canterbury Tales, one of Kent's most popular attractions, with its stunning reconstruction of 14th century England, is just like stepping into the Middle Ages. Inside the historic building of St. Margaret's Church you can step back over 500 years to join Geoffrey Chaucer England's…

Howletts Wild Animal Park

The Parks were started by John Aspinall more than 40 years ago to conserve and breed rare and endangered wild animals with the intention of returning them to safe areas in their natural habitat. The animals are looked after in our two parks that cover over 450 acres…

Farming World

Set deep in the heart of the Kent countryside, Farming World is an unbeatable day out for all the family. There's lots of GREAT THINGS TO SEE & DO, with a big emphasis on getting involved, have a go sessions and unique animal encounters...‐ Explore the farm, say…

East Kent Railway

The East Kent Railway was constructed between 1911 and 1917 to serve the growing number of coal mines that were being sunk in the East Kent area. The consortium of mine and land owners envisaged a line that would link the collieries with the main line and a…

Museum of Canterbury

The existing, much‐praised Museum has been extended and recreated as a 21st century interactive museum, whose revitalised theme is the city itself and its often turbulent story.Hands‐on activities have been specially designed to appeal to family groups ‐you can look at gold thread and medieval poo under the…

The Butterfly Centre

Mcfarlane's Butterfly Centre: colourful butterflies from all over the world, flying free in their natural habitat of tropical greenhouse garden.Tropical greenhouses, amongst scores of lovely free flying butterflies, how wonderful. The species change constantly through the different seasons. You may witness, Swallow Tails, Owl Butterflies, and the gigantic…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Canterbury? See our list of attractions in Canterbury, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 18/04/2018 17:01:18