Canterbury Festival

Canterbury Festival

Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival, the largest festival of arts and culture in the region, and one of the most important cultural events in the South East.

Some of the world’s finest musicians performed at the Canterbury Festival between 15 and 29 October 2011. Opening the celebrations in the magnificent Cathedral, the Soweto Gospel Choir set the party alight with their infectious and inspirational gospel programme, while in the newly built Marlowe Theatre over one hundred players of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra dazzled a capacity crowd with a stirring Russian menu by Glazunov, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky.


Lesley Garrett Canterbury Festival 2013

This year’s programme is packed full of exciting events, including the Tallis Scholars, The Faulty Towers Dining Experience and folk legends Oysterband.

Mr Punch at Canterbury Festival Canterbury Festival 2012

Punch and Judy, Mozart opera, and Russian orchestral favourites – this year's Canterbury Festival promises 'something for everyone'