Gulbenkian is the University of Kent’s Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for the public, staff and students. It provides a key role in delivering the University commitment to public engagement and has a particular focus on the creative empowerment of children and young people. The building contains a 340 seat theatre, 300 seat cinema and a café which incorporates an informal cabaret style space for live music, comedy and slam poetry.
Find us at...
- University of Kent
- CT2 7NB
To ensure the best use of our facilities please notify the Tickets & Information Office of your requirements when booking on 01227 769075 or by email.
Theatre: 12 wheelchair spaces available- advance booking essential.
Cinema: 10 wheelchair spaces available - advance booking essential.
Colyer-Fergusson Hall: 3 wheelchair spaces available - advance booking essential.
Dedicated parking spaces in Central Car Park.
Level access to the foyer and cafe through automatic doors. Level access to cinema, theatre and Colyer-Fergusson Hall.
Disabled accessible toilet in Gulbenkian and Colyer-Fergusson.
Assistance dogs welcome.
Infra-Red Audio system for the hearing impaired. Allows patrons to independently control the level of volume required, from any seat in the theatre. Two types of headsets are available; one for people who do not use hearing aids and one for use in conjunction with a hearing aid, by switching it to the 'T' position. Headsets available from the Front of House team, please ask at Tickets & Information for more information. A refundable deposit is required.
Handrails on the stairs in the cinema and Colyer-Fergusson Hall.
Lift available to first floor for Cinema and Colyer-Fergusson Hall. Please be aware that we can only accommodate wheelchair uses on the ground floor of the cinema.
Hard of Hearing Subtitles: Gulbenkian is committed to offering Hard of Hearing Subtitles om a Tuesday evening screening where available. If Tuesday or Hard of Hearing subtitles is unavailable we will endeavour to screen another film that week with subtitles.
Audio Description: Gulbenkian is committed to offering Audio Desciption on a range of cinema screenings where available. There are specific seats where Audio Description is available in our cinema. Please see Audio Description Seating Plan for more information
Kent15-Dec-2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged 3 and up, from the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale’.3 - 10 years
Canterbury15-Dec-2019 11:00 AMFamily Film: The Grinch
A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.0 - 10 years
Canterbury15-Dec-2019 16:00 PMFamily Film: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Anarchic and warm, the Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.0 - 12 years
Canterbury20-Dec-2019 16:30 PMFamily Film: Frozen II
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey.0 - 16 years
Canterbury21-Dec-2019 15:00 PMAccessible Film Club: The Addams Family
An animated version of Charles Addams' series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.0 - 16 years
Canterbury22-Dec-2019 11:00 AMFamily Film: Home Alone
Cheer on pint-sized hero, Kevin as he runs rings around two would-be burglars in this Christmas caper full of pranks and booby-traps galore.0 - 16 years