19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019


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The Canterbury Festival takes place in venues across the city centre and surrounding area. Click on the above map to view the full venue/car park map. 


By road

The M20 (M25/M26) and M2 motorways are close by, providing easy links to London and its airports. The A2 and A260 connect Canterbury with the Channel port of Dover and the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone. Herne Bay and Whitstable are both a short drive from the city of Canterbury, via the A28/A291 and A290, respectively.

Parking: For full details of city parking and Park and Ride please click here. (Please note, Whitefriars car park charges £1.80 to park from 6pm until 11pm).  

While park and ride buses stop running at 7.30pm (6pm Sundays), regular Stagecoach buses to New Dover Road and Sturry Road will accept Park and Ride tickets and the barriers remain open throughout the evening. Click here for more details. 




Stagecoach provides bus services to many Canterbury Festival locations. You can find out which bus route you need and plan your journey using the 'Plan a journey' tool at www.stagecoachbus.com, or on the Stagecoach Bus App.

The Stagecoach mobile app has all you need in one place - journey planning, live bus information and real time making it even easier to find your nearest bus stop and plan your journey using your phone. The app is free and available on the App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Android). Click the button below to download. 




Getting around

Much of the city centre is pedestrianised including a riverside walk to take you from the city centre to the Spiegeltent. 

If you would prefer to travel by taxi, the city has a number of taxi firms including Longleys (01227 710777) and Wilkinsons (01227 450450). 


By train

Canterbury has two mainline railway stations, East and West, and is served by highspeed trains to and from London St Pancras in under an hour. There are also frequent trains to and from London Charing Cross and Victoria (journey time approximately 1 1/2 hours) and elsewhere in Kent. Ashford International is just a 20-minute rail journey away.


To discover what else is on offer in Canterbury click here to be sent through to the Visit Canterbury website.