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University of Kent,
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. In 2014, 936 events including music, comedy, theatre, dance and film attracted 97,786 people to Gulbenkian. The arts centre attracts a range of conferences and events to Kent such as BBC Question Time.
Performances include stand-up comedy, theatre, dance and music with particular emphasis on young contemporary work. Regular screenings include broadcasts from the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House, blockbusters, 3D, independent, arthouse and foreign language films. It also houses a licensed café using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients with a performance space for live music, slam poetry and comedy.
Our work with young people includes the Gulbenkian Youth Theatre with over 100 members aged 5 - 18 years. We are also home to ART31, a cultural leadership project, led by young people and Tech)Y)31 plus the international family festival bOing! A range of companies and artists are based with us including Artswork (South East Bridge), Confidance, Animate Arts Company and Three Half Pints. In April 2015 we became an Arts Council of England National Portfolio Organisation in recognition of our developing role as a pioneer in the creative empowerment and engagement of children and young people.
Prices vary, please see the website for details.
TR 140599 51.29866 1.06925
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. Unibus 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.
: 2 miles from Canterbury West station