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Gulbenkian Christmas Closure

Gulbenkian will be closed from Sun 22 Dec 2019, 4pm and will reopen on Sat 4 Jan 2020.  Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Fill your hearts with Christmas cheer and join us for a day full of festive fun.

Alongside our Christmas family show The Snow Dragon and festive film screenings of The Grinch and The Muppet Christmas Carol on Sunday 15 December, we’re decking the halls and throwing open our doors for our first ever Christmas Market!

Rock around our Christmas tree with toe-tapping live music, shop for handmade gifts to give as presents from Student Makers Market while sipping on some decadent hot chocolate and tuck into a mince pie or two from our food stalls.


Student Makers Market

Student Makers Markets are vibrant street markets that offer creative young people FREE stalls and training to help them start up in business. Not just for students, any young maker is welcome to get involved and the team are currently recruiting local young creatives. The work on sale, created by talented young makers aged from 16 to 30 will range from fabulous fine art to fashion, jewellery and gifts. Hand-made, unique and limited edition, they make the perfect presents for family and friends. Find out more about Student Makers Market.

Family Friendly Activities available in the cafe including:

Cookie decorating

ARTY31 Groups Christmas decorating workshop

The Snow Dragon wrap around workshops will take place from 12pm – 1pm and then again from 3pm – 4pm in the café area, run by Ruby Bolton

and more soon to be announced!

This event is part of

Christmas Season 2019

Sun 1 - Mon 23 December 2019
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The Snow Dragon

Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged 3 and up, from the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale’.

Wed 11 - Sun 22 December 2019
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Family Film: The Grinch

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Sun 15 December 2019, 11:00am
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Family Film: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Anarchic and warm, the Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Sun 15 December 2019, 4:00pm
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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