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

  • Kent

    Family Film: Jumanji: The Next Level

    19-Jan-2020 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM

    In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brav...

    0 - 16 years
  • Kent

    All Wrapped Up

    22-Jan-2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Unwrap a world of imagination with Oily Cart’s mischievous, wintery show for under 5s. Magical characters, hilarious creatures and hidden lands are brought to life through light, shadow and musi...

    0 - 5 years
  • Kent

    Family Film: Cats

    26-Jan-2020 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM

    Featuring Lloyd Webber's iconic music, this is a most-unexpected film reimagining of the beloved smash musical from Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérabl...

    0 - 16 years
  • Kent

    Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids

    01-Feb-2020 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic.

    0 - 16 years
  • Kent

    Culture Declares Emergency Family Day

    15-Feb-2020

    A global environmental movement has emerged. Many people across the world are now concerned about the climate and ecological emergency.

    0 - 16 years
  • Kent

    Tom Brace: Brace of Spades

    29-Feb-2020 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Tom Brace returns with a brand-new magic show for the whole family! Following on from his sold out Edinburgh Fringe run, Tom is on the road again.

    8 - 16 years
  • Kent

    Meet Me a Tree

    03-Mar-2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    An interactive first opera for 0-2 year olds and their carers.

    0 - 2 years
  • Kent

    This Girl Can Family Day 2020

    07-Mar-2020

    You’re never too young to fight for gender equality!

    0 - 16 years
  • Kent

    Bonhomme

    07-Mar-2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    An immersive family show built with mud and powered by thoughts. It will leave you with dirty hands and a wondering mind.

    5 - 10 years
  • Kent

    The Bear

    01-Apr-2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

    3 - 10 years
  • Kent

    Oh No, George!

    18-Apr-2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Oh No, George! is the delightfully playful tale of a dog who wants to be good but just can’t resist temptation.

    3 - 10 years
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kent

    Sweet Dreams

    26-May-2020 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Leave the ordinary behind and step into a place of wonder; snuggle down in a place of still, silent sleepy slumber, a place just for you…..

    3 - 10 years
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    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
  • 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

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