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 36 events at this location

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All The Money In The World

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Charlie Plummer
  • UK release: 5 January 2018

The story of the kidnapping of the grandson of miserly industrialist J Paul Getty (Plummer). Plummer, who was a last-minute replacement for the now-disgraced Kevin Spacey, brings understated gravitas and Williams is noble and credible as the kidnap victim’s mother Gail. A sometimes blood-boiling morality tale, pulled off…

Wed 21 Feb

01227 769075

  • 19:00

Best Of BE Festival

A triple-bill of shows from the festival, from Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Featuring Vacuum by Cie Philippe Saire, Situation With Outstretched Arm by Oliver Zahn and Overload from Sotteraneo.

Sun 18 Mar

Free / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Bright Sparks

A performance created in response to the company' research into the human brain.

Sun 8 Apr

£8 / 01227 769075

  • 14:00

Calan

The five-piece band plays foot-tapping tunes and gives spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing.

Sun 22 Apr

£15.50 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

The Changing Room

Local students perform this theatre production as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival.

Sun 25 Feb

£7 (£5 under 25s/) / 01227 769075

  • 14:00

Mon 26 Feb

£7 (£5 under 25s/) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Cloudbusting

If you missed the lady herself's London performances, perhaps this'll do in case she waits decades between performances again.

Fri 16 Mar

£22 / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

Coraline

This adult retelling of Neil Gaiman's cult classic merges horror on stage and black comedy to take Coraline another step creepier.

Wed 14 Mar

£5–£10 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Thu 15 Mar

£5–£10 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Having been born in Canada, raised in South Africa and then moving to the UK, Chaponda is able to blend a world of cultural influences and observations in to his stand-up material, which saw him achieve third place Britain's Got Talent in 2017.

Sun 20 May

£15 / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

Fanfare!

Ian Swatman conducts in an evening of concert band classics and big band standards, including works by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen McNeff, Glenn Miller and Gordon Goodwin.

Fri 16 Mar

£13 ( £7) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads

Adrian Berry writes and directs the story of a young David Bowie obsessive on a journey of self-discovery in the footsteps of his idol. The darkly funny production stars Alex Walton.

Fri 23 Feb

£8.80–£12.80 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

G2 Definitive Genesis

With the recent announcement that Genesis lead singer Phil Collins is going back on tour in summer 2017, critically acclaimed tribute band G2 are a welcome blast from the past. Led by vocalist Terry Day, the band honours the period after Peter Gabriel left Genesis with a nostalgic selection of classic hits from the 1970s…

Sat 3 Mar

£18.50 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Growing Pains

Tom Gill's Growing Pains is a twist on the usual coming-of-age story.

Sun 11 Mar

£5 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Sun 25 Mar

£20 / 01227 769075

  • 19:00

Jack Naismith: An Evening Of Lieder

The baritone and pianist Stephen Matthews perform a selection of works by Schubert, Strauss and Wolf.

Sat 24 Feb

£10 (£7) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Joss Arnott Dance: Triple Bill

The company performs two brand new commissions, A Movement In 3 and RUSH, alongside the company's internationally award-winning solo, V.

Sat 17 Mar

£8.80–£12.80 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour

Hear from adventure speakers and watch films from Kendal Mountain Festival.

Fri 11 May

£15 (£10) / 01539 732567

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Lefty Scum

A triple-header show with Jonny & The Baptists, Josie Long and Grace Petrie as they tackle present-day politics and socialism on a more light-hearted scale.

Thu 1 Mar

£11–£13 / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

The Magic Flute

This bold new take on Mozart's opera incorporates Glyn Maxwell's poetry, Alex Beetschen's orchestration and Valentina Ceschi's theatrical creativity, going behind the velvet VIP ropes in the era of Trump and recessions.

Fri 9 Mar

£15–£20 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline

The comedian shares his experiences of performing in the West Bank town of Jenin.

Thu 5 Apr

£15–£20 / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

McGolderick, McCusker & Doyle

The renowned trio plays folk music.

Fri 2 Mar

£16.50 (£8) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Motionhouse: Charge

A multimedia production exploring the power of the Sun, the Earth's weather systems, how energy works in our own bodies and the concept of humans as energy manipulators.

Tue 17 Apr

£12.80 (£8.80 under 25s/; Children £8.80 under 25s/) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Wed 18 Apr

£12.80 (£8.80 under 25s/; Children £8.80 under 25s/) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Thu 19 Apr

£12.80 (£8.80 under 25s/; Children £8.80 under 25s/) / 01227 769075

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 21 Apr

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A bold reimagining of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Thu 22 Feb

01227 769075

  • 18:30

Radio Active

Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope reunite to perform classic scripts from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show.

Sat 28 Apr

Times to be confirmed / £20 (£15) / 01227 769075

Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Little Angel Theatre present a spin on the classic fairy tale with the story never heard of a kind and hungry wolf who strayed from the path and lost his friends.

Sun 25 Mar

£8; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

  • 14:00

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

  • 4 stars

Richard Herring's pontificating over what it's like reaching a half century on this earth.

Tue 27 Mar

£17.50 / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

Sara Pascoe: Animal

Intelligent observations and quirky storytelling from the actress and stand-up.

Fri 5 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01227 769075

Skerryvore

Expect blazing bagpipes, accordion and fiddle mixed with standard rock instruments as the 'boy band of Scottish traditional music' play live.

Sat 10 Mar

£10–£17.50 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Stopgap Dance Company: The Enormous Room

A thoughtful and uplifting physical dance work which portrays a relationship between a father and a daughter, trying to deal with the loss of Jackie, their mother and wife. Choreographed by Lucy Bennett, this moving piece explores our relationships with those close to us, using detail in movement with evocative text and…

Wed 21 Feb

£8.80–£12.80 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

Tankus The Henge

Carnival-influenced rock combo.

Fri 20 Apr

£12.50 ( £10) / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails

Puppets and props tell the tale of the three billy goats the stories of some of their furry pals.

Sun 4 Mar

£8; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

  • 14:00

Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell

The critically acclaimed stand-up – as seen on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and the BAFTA nominated People Just Do Nothing – offers smarty, witty and culturally acute material.

Wed 25 Apr

£12 ( £10) / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

Tom Houghton: Class Half Empty

Solo debut by the former star with a guitar of The Noise Next Door as silver-spooned rebellion hilariously collides with privilege, elite military tradition and outrage.

Thu 29 Mar

£12 ( £10) / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

Tom Stade

Canadian comedian Tom Stade presents his show I Swear: comedy in which he pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. So that's not going to happen, obviously.

Sun 29 Apr

£16–£17.50 / 01227 769075

  • 20:00

Tom Thumb

Lyngo Theatre's production about a tiny boy who saves his family and finds the treasure. Adapted and performed by CBeebies' Patrick Lynch.

Sun 15 Apr

£8 / 01227 769075

  • 14:00

Verve

Experience an evening of physically charged and refreshingly original dance, performed by dance artists on the cusp of their professional careers. See where dance is right now and where it may go next.

Mon 19 Mar

£8.80–£12.80 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

The War Of The Worlds

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons adapt HG Wells's sci-fi classic.

Thu 8 Mar

£8.80–£12.80 / 01227 769075

  • 19:30

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