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Pantomimes & Festive Shows, from 6 Dec 2016, £1-£8.50

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel


Gulbenkian Tickets & Information

01227 769075


University of Kent,

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Lyngo Theatre presents HANSEL AND GRETEL
A show by Marcello Chiarenza
Adaptated and performed by Patrick Lynch
Original music by Carlo ‘Cialdo’ Capelli
Design assistant Elena Marini
Ages 4+

Is hunger stronger than love? In this story it seems to be as the poor woodsman’s empty stomach goes to his head, he gives in to the bony step-mother and they leave Hansel and Gretel in the forest, not just once but twice and the second time there won’t be any moonstones to follow back home. Instead they follow their noses to the sugary heart of darkness…

A musical theatre version of this classic brother and sister tale of adventure and magic where we’ll have you humming along throughout and cheering as the witch slides down into our flaming oven. Lyngo serve up their own special recipe of multi-roled performances, captivating songs and beautiful imagery.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcome

Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 6 Dec 2016 10:15
Wed 7 Dec 2016 10:15
Thu 8 Dec 2016 10:15 13:00
Fri 9 Dec 2016 10:15
Sat 10 Dec 2016 11:00 14:00
Sun 11 Dec 2016 11:00 14:00
Tue 13 Dec 2016 10:15 13:00
Wed 14 Dec 2016 10:15 13:00
Thu 15 Dec 2016 10:15
Fri 16 Dec 2016 10:15 16:30
Sat 17 Dec 2016 11:00 14:00
Sun 18 Dec 2016 11:00 14:00


Earlybird – book before 31 Sept for only £6.50 / Baby on lap (0-18months) £1 across all performances

From 1 Oct 2016:
10.15am, 11am, 2.30pm & 4.30pm performances:
£8.50 / Family group 4+ - £7.50 / Baby on lap (0-18months) £1/ School groups - £7.50
1pm performances: £6.50 / Baby on lap (0-18months) £1

Suitable for ages 4+



See location of Gulbenkian Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 140599  Lat: 51.29799 Long: 1.06832

By car: Situated on the campus of the University of Kent. Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue up to a large roundabout and follow the signs to 'The University'. When on the University's campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre. A map is available to download from their website.

By train: The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University's campus. From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.

By bus: A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University. For details telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibuse 08702 433 711

Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Level access to the theatre, foyer and bar through automatic doors.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
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