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 Unive...

Gulbenkian
University of Kent, Canterbury Kent CT2 7NB
Kent

Gulbenkian


Fantasic For Families

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.

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  • Gulbenkian
  • University of Kent
  • Canterbury
  • Kent
  • CT2 7NB

Accessibility

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


Our physical events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • Kent

    The Twisted Tale of Hansel & Gretel

    02-May-2020 15:00 PM - 16:00 PM

    Award winning METRO-BOULOT-DODO are joining forces with Open Theatre Company to bring their creative flair and quirky sense of humour to the infamous fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

    5 - 12 years
    5/2/2020 3:00:00 PM 5/2/2020 4:00:00 PM

    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 Unive...

    Gulbenkian
    University of Kent, Kent CT27NB
  • Kent

    Zog

    11-May-2020 16:30 PM - 17:30 PM

    Large in size and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know.  Zog tries so very hard, perha...

    3 - 10 years
    5/11/2020 4:30:00 PM 5/11/2020 5:30:00 PM

    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 Unive...

    Gulbenkian
    University of Kent, Kent CT27NB
  • Kent

    The Great Race!

    16-May-2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    The ever inventive British-Japanese theatre company; A Thousand Cranes presents the thrilling the story of how the Eastern Zodiac calendar was created with a race set to cause all sorts of problems fo...

    4 - 10 years
    5/16/2020 11:30:00 AM 5/16/2020 12:30:00 PM

    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 Unive...

    Gulbenkian
    University of Kent, Kent CT27NB
  • FREE
    Kent

    Breakin’ Convention: Hip Hop vs Jazz

    05-Jun-2020 17:00 PM - 20:00 PM

    We are delighted to once again be hosting national hip hop festival Breakin’ Convention in partnership with The Marlowe Theatre.

    0 - 16 years
    6/5/2020 5:00:00 PM 6/5/2020 8:00:00 PM

    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 Unive...

    Gulbenkian
    University of Kent, Kent CT27NB
  • Kent

    Dash Café: A Faraway Feast

    20-Jun-2020 12:00 PM - 16:00 PM

    Celebrate Refugee Week with Dash Arts’ family day.

    0 - 16 years
    6/20/2020 12:00:00 PM 6/20/2020 4:00:00 PM

    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 Unive...

    Gulbenkian
    University of Kent, Kent CT27NB
  • Kent

    Nobody

    29-Aug-2020 10:15 AM

    Motionhouse return to bOing! Festival with a brand new performance of magical dance-circus.

    8/29/2020 10:15:00 AM 8/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

    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 Unive...

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