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The end of lockdown is in sight!

Our venues remain closed until 20 May when we hope to open our cinema, with events in Gulbenkian Theatre and Colyer-Fergusson Hall to follow over the summer. Please note that you can still pick up a coffee from our cafe which is open for takeaway Mon-Fri 10am-2pm.

Help us to raise £20,000 in our 50th year!

2019 marks 50 years since Gulbenkian first opened to the public, and throughout the year we have been raising funds to support our pioneering work with Children & Young People.

We still need support to reach towards our target of raising £20,000 across the year, so please watch the film below and help us to reach more young people if you can.

Gulbenkian 50 Supporters

Donate £50 and help us to raise £20,000 and make a real impact on the lives of young people in Kent. Donate here.

Your name on a theatre

Celebrate your connection to Gulbenkian by putting your name, or the name of a loved one on one of our new theatre seats. Donate here.

Tell people about what we do

You can read our story here, and read more about the brilliant work we do with Children and Young People here.


The opportunities the Gulbenkian is providing are amazing, and I hope they do continue
Sammy Black, Teacher
I am so grateful for all the support and opportunities you have given to young people in the area.
Sophie, Youth Board member


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

Our projects with young people