Gulbenkian's intimate 340 seat theatre and 300 seat cinema are regularly hired out by local and national groups for a variety of uses.

Ideal for conferences, lectures and demonstrations each seat benefits from a clear, unrestricted view of the stage.

Benefits of hiring Gulbenkian include an auditorium fully equipped and professionally staffed, a computerised ticketing system and a lively, licensed Café/Bar capable of providing anything from tea and biscuits to a splendid buffet service. We can supply technical, box office, front of house and catering services for your event. Our rates are competitive. We welcome enquiries from schools and charities – for whom special rates are available.

For more information please contact Rebecca Brown on 01227 827964 or email

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Hire our ticketing service

Hire Ticketing
Hire Ticketing

Wherever you are holding your events, take all the hassle out of selling tickets by using our professional, comprehensive and cost effective ticketing service. Our computerised system is available to you and your customers for phone, postal, online and bookings in person – all for a competitive commission. Our system will give you online bookings 24/7 whilst our Tickets & Information office is open 7 days a week to personal callers.

Customers to date include Stour Music Festival, Canterbury Anifest, Canterbury Festival, Sounds New, Mount Ephraim Gardens, Kent University School of Arts and Lounge on the Farm.

To make an enquiry, contact Rebecca Brown on 01227 827964 or email – it’s that simple.


'Just to let you all know, the cinema screening was a ROARING success!! We will definitely be doing another.' PQA
'I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of your lovely staff for making our show run so fluently.' Swagga Dance Academy

Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people