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.

Find us at...

  • 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 Events

  • FREE
    Kent

    bOing! International Family Festival

    24-Aug-2019 - 25-Aug-2019

    Performers and artists come from across the world, creating unforgettable festival experiences for over 10,000 people each year. bOing! is free to enter (plus free parking!) and everyone is welcome.

    0 - 16 years
  • Kent

    Hey Diddle Diddle

    14-Sep-2019 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play. Stay up late with flying cows, jazzy cats and runaway crockery and as we jump and jive to the mus...

    3 - 10 years
  • Kent

    Catapluf’s Musical Journey

    21-Sep-2019 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Explore rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf, whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything: pans, water, drums, even the body.

    5 - 10 years
  • Kent

    Groove Onto the Moon

    28-Sep-2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Groove Onto the Moon follows three friends on a magical adventure to find that very first footprint created 50 years ago. Celebrate one of the most incredible achievements of humankind with a fun mixt...

    3 - 10 years
  • Kent

    Groove Onto the Moon

    28-Sep-2019 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM

    Groove Onto the Moon follows three friends on a magical adventure to find that very first footprint created 50 years ago. Celebrate one of the most incredible achievements of humankind with a fun mixt...

    3 - 10 years
  • Kent

    Kaleidoscope

    08-Oct-2019 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Blink. Blink again. What do you see? Day by day your world is filling up with colour, little one.  Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam.

    0 - 2 years
  • Kent

    Kaleidoscope

    08-Oct-2019 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    Blink. Blink again. What do you see? Day by day your world is filling up with colour, little one.  Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam.

    0 - 2 years
  • Kent

    Kaleidoscope

    08-Oct-2019 13:30 PM - 14:00 PM

    Blink. Blink again. What do you see? Day by day your world is filling up with colour, little one.  Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam.

    0 - 2 years
  • Kent

    Kaleidoscope

    08-Oct-2019 15:30 PM - 16:00 PM

    Blink. Blink again. What do you see? Day by day your world is filling up with colour, little one.  Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam.

    0 - 2 years
  • Kent

    Stella

    19-Oct-2019 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Stella is a Star Engineer. From her home on the Moon she keeps the stars shining bright for when we need them most, to make a wish or find our way back home.

    3 - 10 years
  • FREE
    Kent

    Platforma Family Day

    26-Oct-2019

    Join us for a FREE Family Day to celebrate the Platforma Festival exploring themes of home, identity and migration.

    0 - 16 years
  • Kent

    Touch

    29-Oct-2019 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    10.30am show for pre-walkers 1.30pm show for walkers

    0 - 3 years
  • Kent

    Star in a Jar

    23-Nov-2019 12:30 PM - 13:30 PM

    When a little boy stumbles across a special star, he puts it in a jar and takes it on adventures.

    3 - 7 years
  • Kent

    Hansel & Gretel

    30-Nov-2019 14:30 PM - 15:30 PM

    This contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale finds our two young heroes lost in London, overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells. Together the brave duo must outwit the adults to find the...

    5 - 10 years
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    11-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    11-Dec-2019 13:00 PM - 14:30 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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    12-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    12-Dec-2019 13:30 PM - 14:30 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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    13-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    13-Dec-2019 13:30 PM - 13:30 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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    14-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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    14-Dec-2019 14:00 PM - 15:00 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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    14-Dec-2019 16:00 PM - 17:00 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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    15-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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    15-Dec-2019 14:00 PM - 15:00 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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    17-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    17-Dec-2019 13:30 PM - 14:30 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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    18-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    18-Dec-2019 13:30 PM - 14:30 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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    19-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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    19-Dec-2019 14:00 PM - 15:00 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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    20-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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    20-Dec-2019 14:00 PM - 15:00 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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    21-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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    21-Dec-2019 14:00 PM - 15:00 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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    22-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
  • Kent

    The Snow Dragon

    22-Dec-2019 14:00 PM - 15:00 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

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