Events & Hire


Our collection of unique hireable event spaces in Canterbury’s atmospheric and iconic former city gaol and police station


Event Spaces

We have two main spaces available for hire which include The Guard Chamber and The Parade Room.

The Guard Chamber is available for certain private hire events and we run our own season of events throughout the year. Highlights include Six Nations Rugby and Boutique Cinema on our 123"HD screen with our Tower Bar, all in the atmospheric setting of the 600 years old Guard Chamber.

We also partner with a range of cutting edge events to bring you one of the best cultural lineups in the city. From the annual City Sound Project who take over The Guard Chamber for the cities biggest music festival to the world famous Canterbury Festival, collaborating to bring you one of a kind events like The Cocktail Lab.

Please click on the events button to the right or enquire now if you have a booking you'd like to discuss.




The Guard Chamber at the centre of Canterbury's iconic Westgate Towers is available to hire for your special occasions Find out more »

Please note access to The Guard Chamber is via a 5 flights of narrow stairs.