The Gulbenkian

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

The University of Kent’s Arts Centre offering a diverse and dynamic rage of arts and performances for students and the public. Actively engaging with the local community via projects including Gulbenkian Youth Theatre and ART31 in line with their mission statement: 'Gulbenkian will work with a range of creative partners to become a leading 21st Century international arts centre offering an engaging, innovative and high quality arts programme. We will act as a catalyst developing and curating ideas, spaces and emerging talent. The empowerment of children and young people will be at the core of our activity.'

The closest train station is Canterbury West and local buses go directly to the venue.

Events at this venue

There are 26 events at this location

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The A-Z Of Dance

The talented students of Swagga Dance Academy present a dance showcase working their way through the alphabet to deliver a different style of dance for each letter.

Sat 12 Aug

£12 (£8.50; Children £8.50) / 01227 769075

  • 18:00

Adrenaline: The Ruggeds

The breakdance crew from Holland present a spectacular show filled with unimaginable acrobatics, rhythm and raw energy.

Sat 26 Aug

£6 / 01227 769075

  • 12:30
  • 15:00

Sun 27 Aug

£6 / 01227 769075

  • 12:30
  • 15:00

Aurora Orchestra: Beethoven From Memory

Nicholas Collon conducts the orchestra in a performance from memory, presented by Tom Service, of Beethoven's Symphony No 6 In F, Pastoral.

Fri 22 Sep

C-F Hall

£25 ( £23; £10; Children £10) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Company Chameleon: Of Man And Beast

The ensemble presents an outdoor piece exploring and uncovering the many faces of masculinity.

Sat 26 Aug

Free / 01227 769075

  • 12:15
  • 14:15

Sun 27 Aug

Free / 01227 769075

  • 12:15
  • 14:15

Daliso Chaponda: What The African Said

The debut tour from the raw and cheeky Britain's Got Talent star, who came third in the show in 2017.

Sun 20 May 2018

£15 / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde: University Of Kent Players

Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of shape-changing is adapted anew in this steampunk-style production by David Edgar.

Thu 28 Sep

£10 (£8) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Fri 29 Sep

£10 (£8) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Sat 30 Sep

£10 (£8) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Etta Ermini Dance Theatre: Culinary Duel

A humorous dance performance as the audience helps the chefs to stir and sprinkle ingredients and catch their disobedient kitchen appliance.

Sat 26 Aug

Outdoors

Free / 01227 769075

  • 10:30
  • 12:00
  • 13:15

Sun 27 Aug

Outdoors

Free / 01227 769075

  • 10:30
  • 12:00
  • 13:15

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Trademark mix-ups from the Faulty Towers hotel staff served alongside a three course meal.

Thu 14 Dec

£45 / 01227 769075

Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains

The Dublin-born stand-up follows up his highly-acclaimed Propped Up tour with a new show full of energetic humour, props and fast-thinking improv.

Sun 19 Nov

£19.50 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

Sun 29 Oct

£14 (£5) / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

Kermiz: Cirque Du Platzak

The ensemble from The Netherlands mixes folk music with traditional and innovative circus including balance, acrobatics, fire, rope, rolling globe, cloud-swing, aerial plastique, bottle balance, acro-dance, fakirism and clowning arts.

Sat 26 Aug

outdoors

Free / 01227 769075

  • 16:00

Sun 27 Aug

outdoors

Free / 01227 769075

  • 16:00

Kubla Khan: Oily Cart

The ensemble creates a multi-sensory pleasure dome that you can touch, taste and smell. From the sounds of a sitar to the feel of a flowing river, experience the temperatures and textures of Coleridge's acclaimed poem as the aroma of incense drifts by.

Sat 26 Aug

Jarman Studio 1

£6 / 01227 769075

  • 14:00

Kubla Khan: Oily Cart

The ensemble creates a multi-sensory pleasure dome that you can touch, taste and smell. From the sounds of a sitar to the feel of a flowing river, experience the temperatures and textures of Coleridge's acclaimed poem as the aroma of incense drifts by.

Sun 27 Aug

Jarman Studio 1

£6 / 01227 769075

  • 11:00

Kubla Khan: Oily Cart

The ensemble creates a multi-sensory pleasure dome that you can touch, taste and smell. From the sounds of a sitar to the feel of a flowing river, experience the temperatures and textures of Coleridge's acclaimed poem as the aroma of incense drifts by.

Sat 26 Aug

Jarman Studio 1

£6 / 01227 769075

  • 11:00

Sun 27 Aug

Jarman Studio 1

£6 / 01227 769075

  • 14:00

A Little Night Music: Operama

The ensemble presents its version of the musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim which involves the romantic lives of several couples, and includes the song Send In The Clowns.

Wed 20 Sep

£15 (£7.50) / 01227 769075

  • 19:45

Thu 21 Sep

£15 (£7.50) / 01227 769075

  • 19:45

Fri 22 Sep

£15 (£7.50) / 01227 769075

  • 19:45

Sat 23 Sep

£15 (£7.50) / 01227 769075

  • 15:00
  • 19:45

A Little Wilder: (Ages 3-5)

A playful and quirky new show for young children featuring a man and an awful lot of lolly sticks created by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron.

Sat 26 Aug

Jarman Studio 2

£6 / 01227 769075

  • 10:15
  • 12:15
  • 15:15

Sun 27 Aug

Jarman Studio 2

£6 / 01227 769075

  • 10:15
  • 12:15
  • 15:15

Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles on the Future

Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.

Wed 22 Nov

£16 (£12) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Martin Simpson

Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year.

Sun 10 Sep

£15 ( £7) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Motosikai: Race Horse Company

The ensemble from Finland perform daring acrobatics, tricks and tumbles as they push themselves to their physical limits.

Sat 26 Aug

outdoors

Free / 01227 769075

  • 11:15
  • 15:00

Sun 27 Aug

outdoors

Free / 01227 769075

  • 11:15
  • 15:00

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The talented British ventriloquist, who conquered The States when he won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby plus two new characters. His technical skills are amazing and his humour harks back to the grand old days of TV variety.

Sun 17 Sep

£17.50 / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

The Phil Beer Band

Roots and folk from the singer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as half of the duo Show Of Hands, accompanied by Emily Slade, Gareth Turner, Greg McDonald, Steve Crickett and Olivia Dunn.

Sun 24 Sep

£19 ( £10) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

The Real Inspector Hound & Ways And Means: The Old Stagers

The company presents a double bill of classic comedies by Tom Stoppard and Noel Coward.

Tue 1 Aug

£15 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Wed 2 Aug

£15 / 01227 769075

  • 14:45

Thu 3 Aug

£15 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 5 Aug

The Search For Wilder Things: ACA Theatre

Acrobatics, slapstick and physical comedy with clowns Doa and Squiggle.

Sat 26 Aug

Outdoors

Free / 01227 769075

  • 11:00
  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Sun 27 Aug

Outdoors

Free / 01227 769075

  • 11:00
  • 13:30
  • 15:30

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The BBC Radio 4 favourites, who won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment & Family Show, let their creative juices flow with spontaneous musical comedy based on suggestions from members of the audience. The live on-stage band of six musicians set the tempo of the improvised mayhem. Not suitable for under 14s.

Sat 16 Sep

£8 / 01227 769075

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Julia Donaldson (book), Axel Scheffler (book), Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre use puppetry, live music and songs to present Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book about a stick man trying to get back to the family tree.

Mon 11 Sep

£12.50 / 01227 769075

  • 16:30

Tue 12 Sep

£12.50 / 01227 769075

  • 13:30

Wed 13 Sep

£12.50 / 01227 769075

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Thu 14 Sep

£12.50 / 01227 769075

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Tom Stade

Canadian comedian Tom Stade presents his show I Swear: comedy which shows you how to swear properly.

Wed 4 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01227 769075

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