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Introducing booking fees

18 Feb 2022

From February 2022 we are introducing a booking fee of £1 per ticket on all new events we put on sale.

Until now we have held back from charging booking fees, which are standard across our industry. However, two years of Covid restrictions have put pressure on our finances and we now consider booking fees necessary if we are to continue to deliver the range of events that we currently offer.

So from February 2022 we are introducing a booking fee of £1 per ticket on all new events we put on sale. Every penny of the £1 booking fee we charge goes to support our diverse programme of live events and film screenings. Your support will help us to support artists, musicians, theatre and film makers create and share amazing cultural experiences.

Booking fees will not apply if you are a GulbCard holder, or a Student Member of Gulbenkian Arts Centre, and they will not apply to selected events.


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.

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