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.

Event times

There are 32 events at this location

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mandie Fletcher
  • Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Celia Imrie, Kate Moss
  • UK release: 2 July 2016

Eddy (Saunders) and Patsy (Lumley) are forced to go on the run after they accidentally kill Kate Moss. Well, you would.

Fri 29 Jul

Sat 30 Jul

Bouncing Bunnies

A fun, informal, relaxed session for parent and child.

Sat 27 Aug

Yurt

£4 / 01227 769075

Sun 28 Aug

Yurt

£4 / 01227 769075

Canterbury Rock School

Specialist workshops for song-writing, singing, running a band, performance and jamming for vocalists and all instrumentalists run by top music educators and professional musicians.

Mon 22 Aug

£150 £30 deposit / 01227 769075

Tue 23 Aug

£150 £30 deposit / 01227 769075

Wed 24 Aug

£150 £30 deposit / 01227 769075

…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

Cotton Tales

A fun session for parent and child.

Sat 27 Aug

£3 / 01227 769075

Sun 28 Aug

£3 / 01227 769075

Curious

A light-hearted play for children aged three and under by award-winning theatre director Sarah Argent and performer Marleen Vermeulen.

Sun 11 Sep

£8 / 01227 769075

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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

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

Wed 14 Sep

Fotheringay

Original band members Jerry Donahue, Gerry Conway and Pat Donaldson return for an eclectic folk-rock performance.

Thu 22 Sep

£22 / 01227 769075

The Girl and the Giraffe

An uplifting show about friendship. One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with… Giraffe! As their friendship grows, Girl discovers that Giraffe isn't…

Sun 2 Oct

£8 Full/Child / £6.50 Groups of 4+ / £1 Baby on lap (0-18 months) / 01227 769075

Part of Family Arts Festival.

The Government Inspector

The Old Stagers presents Alistair Beaton's adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's famous satire of corruption, lies and greed in which the local politicians meet their come-uppance in a farcical fashion.

Mon 1 Aug

£15 two for one / 01227 769075

Tue 2 Aug

£15 two for one / 01227 769075

Wed 3 Aug

£15 two for one / 01227 769075

…and 3 more dates until 6 Aug

Grandfather's House

Enter the colourful and beautiful world of the artist Chagall and meet the mysterious goat featured in one of his paintings.

Sat 27 Aug

Aphra Studio

£6; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

Sun 28 Aug

Aphra Studio

£6; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

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Greenwich Dance: Doodle Dance Show

Grab a pen and kick off your shoes for this playful, interactive story-show that will get the whole family drawing and moving, doodling and imagining.

Sat 27 Aug

Sun 28 Aug

Home

An immersive, multi-sensory story for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

Sat 27 Aug

£6 / 01227 769075

Sun 28 Aug

£6 / 01227 769075

Hubbub: A Musical Adventure!

Join a musical journey as five friends follow the trail of the mysterious blue beetle in the quest for a lost voice. With original live music from the celebrated Aurora Orchestra. Presented by Mishmash Productions.

Sat 29 Oct

£8 Full/Child / £6.50 Groups of 4+ / £1 Baby on lap (0-18 months) / 01227 769075

Part of Family Arts Festival.

James Acaster: Reset

Deadpan stand-up from the comically downbeat performer.

Sat 8 Oct

£15 ( £13) / 01227 769075

James Kirby

The acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter performs his original melodic songs.

Sat 10 Sep

£15 ( £10) / 01227 769075

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Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park

  • Written by: Jasmin Vardimon

Jasmin Vardimon's critically-acclaimed dance theatre production, Park.

Sat 27 Aug

C-F Hall

£6; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

Sun 28 Aug

C-F Hall

£6; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

Jasmin Vardimon Company Summer School (Ages 16-18)

Explore the work of this internationally renowned company through repertoire, creative work and a performance on the last day. Bursaries are available.

Tue 16 Aug

£100 contact n.saredia@kent.ac.uk to find out more and apply. / 01227 769075

Jason Byrne: 20 Years a Clown

The immensely popular Fringe fave takes to the stage for an hour of his raucous stand-up, reflecting on 20 years as a comedian.

Sun 20 Nov

£17.50 / 01227 769075

Jimeoin: Yeehaa!

Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.

Sun 16 Oct

£18 ( £16) / 01227 769075

Kent Youth Dance Company: Dance Excerpts & Originals VI

This year, performances by the young company include Alice In Wonderland and excerpts from Don Quixote.

Mon 15 Aug

£12 ( £9; Children £9 under 12s) / 01227 769075

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Midge Ure

Ultravox hits, solo work and covers from the man behind Band Aid.

Sun 30 Oct

£18 / 01227 769075

Mirazozo Luminarium

Enter a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring monument to the beauty of light and colour.

Sat 27 Aug

Luminarium

£3 / 01227 769075

Sun 28 Aug

Luminarium

£3 / 01227 769075

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

The long-running ensemble for jazz players under 25 has been going since 1965 and has released numerous albums.

Tue 13 Sep

£12.50; £8.50 under 25s / 01227 769075

Pop Up Garden

Join Mr Bu as he creates beautiful gardens from nothing in this extraordinary interactive combination of performance and projection. Presented by Compagnia TPO.

Sat 27 Aug

Theatre

£6; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

Sun 28 Aug

Theatre

£6; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

Princess And The Pea

Norwegian theatre company Dybwikdans presents its stage adaptation of HC Andersen's classic fairy tale.

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Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom

Theatre of Widdershins presents its retelling of the tale of the girl with a particularly bad hair day featuring an array of incredible puppets.

Sun 25 Sep

The Rattler

An interactive retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin story told through folk-infused music, puppetry and storytelling.

Sun 4 Sep

£8 / 01227 769075

Rhythm And Rhyme (0-5yrs)

A relaxed informal and fun session for parent and child.

Sat 27 Aug

Yurt

£4 / 01227 769075

Sun 28 Aug

Yurt

£4 / 01227 769075

Stories In The Burrow (0-5yrs)

Story-telling session for young children.

Sat 27 Aug

Sun 28 Aug

Tale of Tales

  • 2 stars
  • 2015
  • Italy/France/UK
  • 125 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matteo Garrone
  • Cast: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones

Sprawling interpretations of 17th century Neapolitan fairytales, with stories unfolding in three neighbouring kingdoms. Visually spectacular and with a fine cast (Hayek, Jones, Cassel) giving committed performances, it's undone by a lack of cohesion and ends up less than the sum of its parts.

Fri 29 Jul

01227 769075

Sat 30 Jul

01227 769075

Sun 31 Jul

01227 769075

Ventoux

Using road bikes, footage of Mount Ventoux and actual race commentary, 2Magpies Theatre restage the battle between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani at the Tour De France 2000 from the perspective of what we know now.

Wed 5 Oct

Theatre

£12.50 (£10.50; £8.50; £7.50 NUS; Children £8.50 under 16s) / 01227 769075

World Cup '66 Minute By Minute

  • 180 min
  • UK release: 30 July 2016

Relive the famous English world cup final.

Sat 30 Jul

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