Gulbenkian

Gulbenkian
University of Kent, Giles Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB
  • Box office 01227 769075
  • Email
  • Website www.thegulbenkian.co.uk

Jump to times or comments

A dynamic arts centre committed to developing, inspiring and curating ideas and emerging talent, with creative empowerment of children and young people at its core.

Text supplied by third party.

Event times

There are 39 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

Arthur's Dream Boat: Long Nose Puppets (Ages 2-8)

A magical playful children's show with breath-taking puppets.

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£7.50; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

Bathtime: Oxford Playhouse

  • Directed by: Toby Hulse

A magical and perfectly silly show celebrating the games we all play in the bath, with storytelling, music, comedy and lots of chances to join in. Come and meet Ernie the Duck and friends in this interactive treat for all the family.

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£7.50 (Children £1 under 1s) / 01227 769075

Cafe Live: The Fez Comedy Club

The Fez Comedy Club proudly presents a stellar night of star spangled comedy. Come along and witness the best comedy from the UK circuit with comedians Barry Ferns (MC), Steve Bugeja and Chris Martin.

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Cafe

£7 ( £5) / 01227 769075

Stand-ups take to the stage for an evening of merriment.

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£7 ( £5) / 01227 769075

Stand-ups take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Cara Dillon

Folk singer-songwriter from County Derry.

Sun 19 Apr 2015

£20 (£18) / 01227 769075

Documenting The Arts Award

Creative review writing session with Beccy Smith of Total Theatre Magazine, including an introduction to Artsbox.

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Free / 01227 769075

back to top

Documenting The Arts Award: Workshop

A creative review writing session, led by Beccy Smith from Total Theatre Magazine.

Wed 28 Jan 2015

The Edelweiss Pirates

A play about a dedicated youth group opposed to the Nazi regime in 1930s Germany.

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Theatre

Phone for prices / 01227 769075

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Theatre

Phone for prices / 01227 769075

Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£22 (£20) / 01227 769075

Frozen

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck
  • Cast: Voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
  • UK release: 6 December 2013

Princess Anna (Bell) is disturbed to find that her sister Elsa (Menzel) can create ice and snow, but when Elsa goes into exile the kingdom freezes, and Anna and friends must find her. With no celebrity voice-overs or pop culture gags, just a venerable story, good songs and classic characters, it's an old-fashioned delight.

Sat 20 Dec

01227 769075

Tue 23 Dec

01227 769075

Get On Up

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 139 min
  • Directed by: Tate Taylor
  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd
  • UK release: 21 November 2014

Toe-tapping, booty-shaking, ultimately exhilarating biopic of James Brown (Boseman), revealing his abusive tendencies as well as his explosive showmanship, and his tormented relationships with mother Susie (Davis), friend bobby Byrd (Ellis) and manager (Aykroyd). Boseman is compelling and charismatic off-stage as well as…

Fri 19 Dec

01227 769075

Sat 20 Dec

01227 769075

Sun 21 Dec

01227 769075

Mon 22 Dec

01227 769075

back to top

High Tide

The soulful, acoustic duo plays folk-pop numbers with support from Mas Agua and George Ogilvie.

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Cafe

£6 ( £5) / 01227 769075

It's A Wonderful Life

  • 5 stars
  • 1946
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to…

Sun 21 Dec

01227 769075

James Kirby

The pianist performs various works.

Sat 12 Dec 2015

£7 ( £5) / 01227 769075

James Kirby

Experience the hypnotic and melodic musicianship of James Kirby in his hometown.

Sun 21 Dec

£7 ( £5) / 01227 769075

Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

  • 4 stars

Witty jokes and pop culture observations from the Canadian stand-up and TV star.

Wed 22 Apr 2015

back to top

Lapis Lazuli

The band plays rock with influences ranging from prog, math rock, funk, jazz, Balkan and psychedelia.

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£7 ( £5) / 01227 769075

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£7.50 (Children £1 under 1s) / 01227 769075

The Magic Porridge Pot & Other Tales: Theatre Of Widdershins (Ages 3-9)

Traditional tales based around food are performed in a family friendly production aimed at exploring the senses.

Mark Watson: Flaws

  • 4 stars

Mark's new show promises to be 'somewhat darker in tone than usual' as he talks about the fact that while he's won a number of comedy awards, he's also amassed a number of problems.

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£16 / 01227 769075

Michael McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker

Traditional music from master flautist McGoldrick (Flook, Lunasa and Capercaillie), McCusker (Battlefield Band) and guitarist Doyle.

Sun 8 Feb 2015

back to top

Mide, Emily Watts & Avi Simmons

A performance by three unique singer/songwriters.

Thu 26 Feb 2015

Cafe

£6 ( £5) / 01227 769075

The Muppet Christmas Carol

  • 4 stars
  • 1992
  • US
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Henson
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Muppet Performers:, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire
  • UK release: 18 December 1992

It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.

Mon 22 Dec

My Old Lady

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • GB/US
  • 104 min
  • Directed by: Israel Horovitz
  • Cast: Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott-Thomas
  • UK release: 21 November 2014

Mathias (Kline), a penniless New Yorker, travels to Paris to claim the apartment bequeathed to him by his father, except that 92-year-old Mathilde (Smith) and her daughter Chloe (Scott Thomas) already live there. The directorial debut of 75-year-old playwright Horovitz is an enjoyable, soft-centred tale of guilty secrets…

Thu 18 Dec

01227 769075

Opera North: Swanhunter (Over 7s)

  • Written by: Jonathan Dove

Opera North and The Wrong Crowd present Jonathan Dove's Swanhunter, an ideal introduction to opera for families. The production is a celebration of the power of song and features puppetry and live action. Suitable for children over the age of seven.

Fri 1 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01227 769075

Sat 2 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01227 769075

Puss In Boots: Lyngo Theatre (Over 4s)

  • Written by: Patrick Lynch (adaptation)

A show based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale by Marcello Chiarenza, adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch.

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£7.50 (Children £1 under 1s) / 01227 769075

back to top

Reduced Shakespeare Company In The Complete History Of Comedy (Abridged)

  • Directed by: Austin Tichenor
  • Written by: Reed Martin

The Reduced Shakespeare Company present the entire history of comedy in 75 minutes.

Sun 1 Mar 2015

Richard Herring: Lord Of The Dance Settee

  • 3 stars

Sharp and intelligent satire inspired by mis-hearing the lyrics to a well-known hymn.

Sun 8 Mar 2015

Robin’s Winter Adventure (Over 4s)

Robin's Winter Adventure is a magical and heart warming theatrical experience for children aged four and upwards. Telling an uplifting tale of a boy's courage as he faces his fears of moving from his cosy village to the hustle and bustle of London.

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£7.50 (Children £1 under 1s) / 01227 769075

Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardée

  • 2015
  • UK
  • E

The Royal Ballet performs Frederick Ashton's delightful 1959 version of this chipper two-act comic ballet, whose title translates as The Wayward Daughter.

Tue 5 May 2015

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

The classic ballet about a prince who falls in love with a swan maiden, filmed live at the Royal Ballet.

Tue 17 Mar 2015

back to top

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon

The Royal Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon's entrancing ballet. All all the zany characters are there, including the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and, of course, the questionably affected Alice herself.

Royal Opera House: Der Fliegende Hollander

  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Tim Albery

Wagner's tale of the mysterious captain and his relationship with the unhappy Senta. Conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Tue 24 Feb 2015

Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

  • 2012
  • UK
  • 133 min
  • E
  • Directed by: John Eliot Gardiner
  • Cast: Dimitri Platanias, Ekaterina Siurina, Vittorio Grigolo
  • UK release: 17 April 2012

Verdi's great tragic opera, in which a court jester seeks bloody revenge on his dissolute master, the Duke of Mantua, for the abduction of his daughter.

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Royal Opera House: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: John Fulljames

Live screening of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s satire, starring Anne Sofie von Otter and Willard White and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.

Snow Play

  • Written by: Patrick Lynch (adaptation)

A showdown between Winter and Spring over who gets to stay and who has to go away. Help Mr Green against Mr White in this highly interactive smash-hit London production.

Thu 18 Dec

£8.50 ( £7.50) / 01227 769075

Fri 19 Dec

£8.50 ( £7.50) / 01227 769075

Sat 20 Dec

£8.50 ( £7.50) / 01227 769075

Sun 21 Dec

£8.50 ( £7.50) / 01227 769075

Stations of the Cross (Kreuzweg)

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • Germany
  • 107 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Dietrich Brüggemann
  • Written by: Anna Brüggemann
  • Cast: Lucie Aron, Anna Brüggemann, Michael Kamp
  • UK release: 28 November 2014

Religious drama about a 14-year-old fundamentalist Catholic and her journey to be closer to Jesus.

Fri 19 Dec

Sat 20 Dec

Sun 21 Dec

Ultima Vez: What The Body Does Not Remember

  • Directed by: Wim Vandekeybus
  • Written by: Wim Vandekeybus

The amazing debut of Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez in 1987 stunned the world of dance at the time. 28 years later and with a new cast, the show still stands as one of the most exciting pieces of dance ever made.

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£10–£18; £12 under 26s ( £12; £17) / 01227 769075

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£10–£18; £12 under 26s ( £12; £17) / 01227 769075

Wed 25 Mar 2015

Free / 01227 769075

Zoielogic Dance Company: Safe

All-male dance troupe present their latest production.

Sun 22 Mar 2015

Theatre

£12 ( £8) / 01227 769075

Comments & ratings

Post a comment