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Children's Performance, from 3 Feb 2017, £1-£8

bOing! Festival, Gulbenkian Canterbury

bOing! Festival, Gulbenkian Canterbury

Contact

Gulbenkian Tickets & Information

01227 769075

Address

University of Kent,
Canterbury,
CT2 7NB

Events at this Venue

Details

By Raymond Briggs
Adapted for the stage by Pins and Needles

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap?
Or ride on its back?
Have you ever tried to give a bear a bath?
Or clear up its poo?!
Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff.

One night when she's fast asleep, an enormous snowy white bear climbs into Tilly's bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

'The Bear' is a heart-warming and humorous wintry tale from the team that brought you the hugely successful 'Father Christmas'. Pins and Needles are delighted to be bringing to life another of Raymond Briggs' much-loved storybooks.

With dazzling puppetry, delicious music, dreamy storytelling, and dozens of laughs, 'The Bear' is an unforgettable experience for the whole family and a perfect introduction to theatre for little people.

So bring a bear, and join Tilly and her great big white friend on a wild and magical adventure.

"Enchanting" The Sunday Times ****
"Raymond Briggs' illustrated story comes enchantingly to life" The Observer *****
(on 'Father Christmas')

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
Fri 3 Feb 2017 13:30 15:30
Sat 4 Feb 2017 11:00 13:30

Prices

Full £8.00
Baby (0-18 months) £1.00
Group (4+) £6.50
Child £8.00

Suitable for ages 3+

Children must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under the recommended age may be admitted but will still require a child’s ticket. Age ranges are provided as a guide and we ask you to consider whether a show is suitable for your child. If you have any queries, please contact our Ticket & Information Team on 01227 769075 who will be happy to help.

Location

Directions

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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 www.stagecoachbus.com/eastkent

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

Facilities

  • 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

Parking

  • 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

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • 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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