19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019


Canterbury Festival 2019 will run: 19 October - 2 November.

News about when the Festival Box Office opens for 2019 will appear here in due course.




Tickets can be booked online, by phone, in person or by post:


Online general booking

Tickets for Festival events can be booked securely on this website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Navigate to the event you would like to book tickets for and click the Book Now. 

Logging in: The Festival use the same box office system as The Marlowe and Canterbury Ticket Shop.

If you have used either of these sites since May 2017, you can simply use the same email and password to log on.

If you have not visited these sites since May 2017, you will be asked to RESET your password. Once this has been done, you will be able to continue through the booking flow.


ONLINE festival friends

You will receive your unique booking code along with this year's brochure.

When booking tickets you will be asked to type this into the system - you will then be granted priority booking.

On your first booking you may be asked to reset your password - this is because the Marlowe has a new box office system, and for security they require you to change your password.

If you have any problems please call 01227 787787.


By phone

Festival Box Office 01227 787787

The Festival Box Office will accept telephone bookings Mon-Sat 9am-6pm.

Reservations are provisional until payment is received and are released after 4 working days, please quote your booking reference when paying.


In person

The Festival Box Office, located in The Marlowe, is open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm.

Festival Box Office

The Marlowe
The Friars
Canterbury, CT1 2AS


By post

All events can be booked on the booking form contained within the Festival brochure, which must be returned to the Festival Box Office at least one week prior to the event.   

Festival Box Office
The Marlowe
The Friars
Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS

Tickets will be dispatched within one week of receipt.


Booking Fees Apply

The Marlowe charges a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket, which is included in all ticket prices listed within the brochure. This is an unavoidable administration cost and no proceeds go to Canterbury Festival.



Concessions, where applicable, are detailed in brackets in the ticket price sections of each event listing. Proof of status may be required.


Refunds and Exchanges

In unavoidable circumstances Canterbury Festival reserves the right to alter artists or programme content. Unfortunately, tickets purchased for Festival events cannot be exchanged nor money refunded.


Box Office contact details:

Tickets for events at the Gulbenkian (Colyer-Fergusson Hall) and Canterbury Christ Church University (St Gregory's Centre for Music) can be booked directly with the theatres - full Box Office details listed below. 

Festival Box Office

The Marlowe
The Friars
Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS
Tel: 01227 787787
Open: Mon to Sat 9am-6pm

Gulbenkian Box Office

University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NB
Tel: 01227 769075
Mon - Sat, 11am - 5pm*
Sun 5.30pm (2pm if there is a matinee) until curtain up on show nights, otherwise 5pm

*except Bank Holidays

No booking fees or transaction charges
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Free CCCU events only
Canterbury Christ Church Box Office 

Augustine House
Rhodaus Town
Tel: 01227 782994
Mon-Thurs 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-4pm.
July and August only:
Mon-Thurs 10.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-4pm

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