Gulbenkian Theatre

  • About
    The Gulbenkian Theatre seats 340 and presents student, professional and amateur shows throughout the year.

    It's possible to see a full range of productions in each season, varying from stand-up comedy, with performers such as Mark Thomas or Rich Hall, to dance from Henri Oguike or Union Dance, to drama from the Royal National Theatre or Trestle Theatre Company. World music, jazz, folk and classical music also feature regularly in the programme.


    The Gulbenkian Education Network (GEN) exists to be a special service to groups that have an educational bias and a particular interest in the performing arts. Workshops, talks, backstage tours, reduced ticket prices and advanced notice of programmes are some of the benefits offered to members be they student groups, schools, youth centres or colleges.

    Gulbenkian Cinema

    Gulbenkian Cinema is Kent's independent film theatre showing new mainstream and non-mainstream releases as well as archive and foreign language films not otherwise available in the region.

    Gulbenkian Café Bar

    The lively licensed café bar is a favourite haunt for all members of the University community as well as the general public. It's open Monday to Friday 9am - 9.30pm and
    Saturdays 5.30pm - 9.30pm, serving fresh food and delicious drinks. During July and August, check for late openings.

    Purpose built in l969, located on the University Campus. Auditorium refurbished in 1997. Part of a complex incorporating Kent’s regional independent film theatre (Cinema 3) and exhibition area.
    Licensed Café/Bar - extended & refurbished in summer 2005 to incorporate small performance stage, disabled access to main stage and stage right wing.

    Mixed programme of drama/music/dance/one nighters.
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  • Address
    University of Kent at Canterbury
    CT2 7NB
  • Booking Contact
    01227 769075
  • Website

Members of Mandy who have worked for Gulbenkian Theatre