Things to do in Canterbury - Keeping Entertained

Entertainment In Canterbury

The College Students’ Union organises a wide range of trips, such as Thorpe Park, Wireless, West End shows, Harry Potter Studios and many more! They work hard to ensure you have the best experience of student life whilst at College. There are loads of places to visit in Canterbury as well, some of which have concessions for SU Card holders, so you can take time to relax and have fun with your friends and family when you’re not in lessons.


Studying in Canterbury means that you will have easy access to two fantastic theatres, The Gulbenkian Theatre and The Marlowe Theatre. Situated in the heart of Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre is one of the South East's most popular theatres, and as a student you will also be able to purchase tickets at a discounted price. The Marlowe Theatre offers a staggering number of shows from West End musicals to pantomimes and comedies. During your visit you can also grab a bite to eat or a drink in their café, bar or restaurant.

The Escape Room

Recently opened, the city’s first Escape Room offers groups a chance to travel back to medieval Canterbury, a time when the pettiest of crimes were met with the harshest of punishments. Locked in jail, there is just an hour left before heads will roll, and you must escape to survive!  Canterbury Escape Room is a live action escape game based on Canterbury’s Westgate Towers, the city’s original medieval gatehouse and jail. Enhance your visit to Canterbury with this thrilling experience! 



If you fancy a change from the usual cinema offerings, the quirky Curzon Cinema is a great alternative for movie enthusiasts. Curzon Canterbury is a lovely welcoming cinema, which showcases a wide range of alternative and mainstream films, and makes great tea and coffee - plus it offers student discounts.

 Wildlife Parks

Canterbury also has some great local animal parks to be enjoyed all year round. A few miles outside the city are Howletts Wild Animal Park, Wildwood, Druidstone Park and Wingham Wildlife Park. Not only do these provide a fun and informative days out, but many of our Animal Care students secure work experience with them, enabling them to get hands-on work in the community.