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  • An Evening Of Burlesque at The Marlowe TheatreFri 10 Apr 2015Britain's biggest show returns with an all-new, all-star cast. Join a riotous romp into the bizarre world of burlesque and cutting-edge variety. Dress up and come to the cabaret. Suitable for 18yrs+
    Et si... at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 10 - Sat 11 Apr 2015Two very curious travellers invite us to discover the world together, wherever they are, wherever they're going, it's a new world for them and for us! Suitable for ages 2+
    Louise Bourgeois at Sidney Cooper GalleryTue 10 Mar - Sat 11 Apr 2015Exhibition: Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints
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  • Handa's Surprise at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 12 Apr 2015Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village in this magical production from Little Angel Theatre.
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  • Derby Theatre - Penelope RETOLD at University of Kent Tue 14 Apr 2015Made with input from soldiers and military spouses, Penelope RETOLD is an irreverent collision of classic myth, The Odyssey and contemporary rage.
    Top Hat at The Marlowe TheatreTue 14 - Sat 25 Apr 2015Direct from its tremendous West End success, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design, this spectacular production returns to wow audiences once again.
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  • Top Hat at The Marlowe TheatreTue 14 - Sat 25 Apr 2015Direct from its tremendous West End success, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design, this spectacular production returns to wow audiences once again.
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01 April 2015 to 01 April 2015

Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny (live) at Gulbenkian CinemaWed 1 Apr 2015A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930.

30 March 2015 to 04 April 2015

Rebecca at The Marlowe TheatreMon 30 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2015Kneehigh are one of the world's most acclaimed theatre companies and their productions include the international hits Brief Encounter and Tristan and Yseult.

05 April 2015 to 05 April 2015

The Rat Pack Live at The Marlowe TheatreSun 5 Apr 2015During their 50s and 60s heyday they were the definition of cool.

05 April 2015 to 05 April 2015

Easter Sunday Lunch at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeSun 5 Apr 2015Bring the family and enjoy a special 3-course lunch with coffee in our restaurant. After lunch, there will be an Easter Egg hunt for the children (big or small) in the beautiful Campanile garden!

05 April 2015 to 06 April 2015

Easter Egg Trail at Mount Ephraim GardensSun 5 - Mon 6 Apr 2015Enjoy our special Easter egg trail and search for our giant hand-made wooden eggs hidden throughout the gardens. All hunters completing the trail will get some tasty Easter treats!

07 April 2015 to 07 April 2015

Ugly Duckling at Gulbenkian TheatreTue 7 Apr 2015Join in the adventures of this famous 'under-dog' in Hans Christian Anderson's much-loved tale of transformation, brought to you by Thingumajig Theatre.

07 April 2015 to 07 April 2015

Performance Lecture: Moment's Notice at Sidney Cooper GalleryTue 7 Apr 2015Moment's Notice: The Perception of Now in Musical Experience Dr Adam Linson

08 April 2015 to 08 April 2015

Richard Herring In Conversation with Olly Double at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 8 Apr 2015British Stand-Up Comedy Archive has received extra funding to celebrate the University of Kent's 50th anniversary and are staging a series of in-conversation events.

08 April 2015 to 08 April 2015

Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted at The Marlowe TheatreWed 8 Apr 2015You may have seen him host Live At The Apollo or caught him trying to join the England squad as Premier League footballer Jason Bent. Contains adult themes and language.

09 April 2015 to 09 April 2015

Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music at The Marlowe TheatreThu 9 Apr 2015The original sing-a-long-a is back in the 50th anniversary celebratory tour of the Julie Andrews film. Enjoy this classic film in full screen Technicolor with subtitles, live host and an interactive fun pack.

09 April 2015 to 09 April 2015

Sing-A-Long-Frozen at The Marlowe TheatreThu 9 Apr 2015A screening of Disney's Frozen with lyrics on screen to help you sing along with Elsa and Anna.

09 April 2015 to 09 April 2015

Hamlet starring Maxine Peake (recorded) at Gulbenkian CinemaThu 9 Apr 2015In this stripped-back, fresh and fast-paced version, BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake creates a Hamlet for now.

10 April 2015 to 10 April 2015

An Evening Of Burlesque at The Marlowe TheatreFri 10 Apr 2015Britain's biggest show returns with an all-new, all-star cast. Join a riotous romp into the bizarre world of burlesque and cutting-edge variety. Dress up and come to the cabaret. Suitable for 18yrs+

10 April 2015 to 11 April 2015

Et si... at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 10 - Sat 11 Apr 2015Two very curious travellers invite us to discover the world together, wherever they are, wherever they're going, it's a new world for them and for us! Suitable for ages 2+

11 April 2015 to 11 April 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra at The Marlowe TheatreSat 11 Apr 2015Nielsen’s sound-world is filled with the forests, seas and mesmerising shore-lines of his native Denmark.

11 April 2015 to 11 April 2015

Craft and Gift Fair at The Kings HallSat 11 Apr 2015A selection of the finest crafts and gifts Kent has to offer, with unique items to buy plus everything you need to start making crafts yourself.

11 April 2015 to 11 April 2015

Canterbury postcard & Collectors Fair at Westgate HallSat 11 Apr 2015Dealers selling Postcards, Stamps, Playing Cards, Militaria, Coins, Cigarette Cards, Books, Breweriana, Ephemera, Antiques and Small Collectables etc.

10 March 2015 to 11 April 2015

Louise Bourgeois at Sidney Cooper GalleryTue 10 Mar - Sat 11 Apr 2015Exhibition: Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints

12 April 2015 to 12 April 2015

Handa's Surprise at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 12 Apr 2015Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village in this magical production from Little Angel Theatre.

14 April 2015 to 14 April 2015

Derby Theatre - Penelope RETOLD at University of Kent Tue 14 Apr 2015Made with input from soldiers and military spouses, Penelope RETOLD is an irreverent collision of classic myth, The Odyssey and contemporary rage.

16 April 2015 to 16 April 2015

Canterbury Cantata Choir at St Gregory's Centre for MusicThu 16 Apr 2015Canterbury Cantata Choir, and choirs from Simon Langton Schools for Girls and Boys.

16 April 2015 to 16 April 2015

NT Live - The Hard Problem (live) at Gulbenkian CinemaThu 16 Apr 2015Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard returns to the National Theatre with his highly anticipated new play.

16 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

Cash On Delivery at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 16 - Sat 18 Apr 2015University of Kent Players present Cash On Delivery.

18 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

Luther Vandross: The Tribute at The Kings HallSat 18 Apr 2015The late, great, soul legend was a one-off, but join Harry Cambridge as Luther Vandross at The King’s Hall and you won’t believe your ears!

18 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

A Musical Celebration at Colyer-Fergusson BuildingSat 18 Apr 2015A Musical Celebration with the Festival Chamber Orchestra.

19 April 2015 to 19 April 2015

Cara Dillion at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 19 Apr 2015County Derry born Cara has risen to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world.

21 April 2015 to 21 April 2015

Chrysanthemums at Gulbenkian TheatreTue 21 Apr 2015Mesmerising music and sensual dance, featuring Argentine Tango, presented by The Mirabai Project.

22 April 2015 to 22 April 2015

Reading Series: Catherine Hall at Sidney Cooper GalleryWed 22 Apr 2015Enjoy the gallery's current exhibition with a glass of wine before the event begins. Catherine Hall.

23 April 2015 to 23 April 2015

Faulty Towers Dining Experience at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 23 Apr 2015Following a temendous year that included sold-out seasons in Canada, Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe, Australia's musch feted tribute to the BBC's best-loved sitcom continues to tour the world.

24 April 2015 to 24 April 2015

Thomas Ashby, Nina Clark & Alice Heggie at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 24 Apr 2015Beautiful Town Music present a new monthly night in the Gulbenkian Cafe, featuring the best in bands and singer/songwriters.

14 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Top Hat at The Marlowe TheatreTue 14 - Sat 25 Apr 2015Direct from its tremendous West End success, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design, this spectacular production returns to wow audiences once again.

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Michael McHale (piano) at St John's Methodist ChurchSat 25 Apr 2015Michael McHale (piano) Sponsored by Gill Smyth

25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Lila Dance - The Deluge at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015First there was a loud crack in the city, and then a shudder out to sea. Four people arrive in the safehouse.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Canterbury Songwriters' Circle at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 29 Apr 2015Beautiful Town Music in association with Gulbenkian present Canterbury Songwriters' Circle.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Jasmin Vardimon presents JV2 2015 at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 29 Apr 2015This year's JV2, are a vibrant and fresh new group of 14 young international dancers, hand-picked by Artistic Director Jasmin Vardimon.

30 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

Idle Motion - Shooting with light at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 30 Apr 2015In 1934 a young German refugee flees to Paris and discovers the genius of photography.

30 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

Russell Watson at The Marlowe TheatreThu 30 Apr 2015An intimate evening with Russell Watson.

17 April 2015 to 16 May 2015

Cedric Christie: Massive Retrospective - Up To Now at Sidney Cooper GalleryFri 17 Apr - Sat 16 May 2015Cedric Christie’s work explores a broad range of cultural and art historical references, often using humour and irony as subtle vehicles of communication.

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