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Introducing our exciting new 2023/24 season

19 Jun 2023

This year’s extraordinary line up incorporates a range of world-class artists working in theatre, dance and music who will bring an unparalleled and unmissable list of new and original work to the Arts Centre.

Renowned UK theatre companies Improbable and 1927 are joined by our first international Associate Artists, legendary Italian performance company Societas (formerly Societas Raffaello Sanzio) in an exclusive series of performances over the coming seasons.

We are also delighted to welcome internationally beloved musician and polymath Matthew Herbert as Associate Artist with three separate projects illustrating his incredible range; and from the world of dance, street dance superstar Julia Cheng, most recently responsible for the lauded choreography for the West End revival of Cabaret.

Returning to the season, the incomparable BAC Beatbox Academy are back with our alternative Christmas show, Pied Piper. You’ll also find the musical diversity we pride ourselves on here at The Gulb – from Jeremy Deller’s Acid Brass to Dr Feelgood, from Henge to Brodsky Quartet from Soft Machine to Nouvelle Vague – an epic season of musical legends.

Add to this a season of first-rate family performances and an A-list roster of comedy – unquestionably a programme full of reasons to be cheerful!

We hope to see you here often.

Many events are on sale via the website already, with others being added through the year.


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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