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Cafe Opening Times - Sat 18 May

Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances Gulbenkian Cafe will only be open 10am – 6pm on Sat 18 May. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Fantastic Family Shows

22 Apr 2021

Creating a healthy planet is up to each and every one of us not just because we care about the natural world, but because we live on it. We all need a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival, and happiness.

At Gulbenkian, we are aiming to become a zero waste organisation moving towards a more sustainable future for us all.  For example, since switching from plastic to glass / can in September 2018, 48,000 fewer plastic bottles have been sold to date (April 2021) in the Café. Find out more about Gulbenkian’s sustainability aims.

Introduce your family to the importance of nature this National Earth Day and book tickets to the multi-sensory journey through a year in the life of a tree in Meet Me A Tree, designed especially for babies 0-24 months.

Meet Me A Tree Meet me a tree

Mon 7 Jun, 11am, 1.30pm & 3.45pm

HurlyBurly invites you and your baby on a multi-sensory journey through a year in the life of a tree in this interactive opera for little ones.

With beautiful singing and relaxing music at its core Meet Me A Tree – a very first opera has familiar nursery rhymes and original songs, where babies can sing with blackbirds, march through fallen leaves, smell new blossom and feel the wind on their cheeks.
Recommended for ages 0-24 months.
Book tickets to Meet Me A Tree.


Now booking in July:



Mon 5 July, 4.30pm & Tue 6 July, 10.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

The smash-hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat) is back in 2021 and promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some than ever before!
Recommended for ages 3+
Book tickets to Zog


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We can’t wait to welcome you back and we have been working hard put in place the following steps to give you peace of mind on your visit. Find out more about our Safety Measures.


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

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