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Coronavirus update

In line with government advice, Gulbenkian and Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall are now closed to 30 June. See our regularly updated statement here.

Due to incredible demand, Iain Stirling (Love Island and Taskmaster) has added extra dates to his nationwide tour ahead of hitting the road this spring.

Please note that we have temporarily reduced the number of tickets available for the 14 Oct event until we reopen after lockdown. If you are unable to purchase tickets online today, please email us at boxoffice@kent.ac.uk with the show title and your contact details and we will add you to a waiting list for when we re-open sales.

After selling out his 2018 smash hit U OK HUN? X and two consecutive Edinburgh Fringe runs in advance, Failing Upwards is set to be the hot ticket of the year. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Do you ever wonder how people manage to be normal? Iain does. So much so he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it. Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes.

Currently heard on screen bringing his iconic voice to the first ever winter Love Island, Iain can also be seen hosting the fourth series of his hit comedy gameshow Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility (ITV2). He starred in his own Comedy Central Live special which launched the last series and has been seen on The Comedy Bus, Drunk History and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (all Comedy Central), Virtually Famous (E4), Russell Howard’s Good News and Sweat the Small Stuff (both BBC Three) and Fake Reaction and Safe Word (both ITV2).

The Gulbenkian reviews

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“At his best the Edinburgh native is an unhinged free-form anecdotist”

Mail On Sunday

“Extremely funny observational and surreal comedy”

The Telegraph

“As the voiceover of a generation he’s become a national sensation”

Evening Standard
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Metro
Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

Wed 14 October - Sun 14 March

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