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Please note that University of Kent Students, Staff and Gulbenkian audience members are expected to wear a mask in all communal areas of our building. See more detail on our Visit With Confidence page.


TECH31 provides free practical training in technical theatre for ages 13 - 25.

Participants get the chance to learn skills in sound, lighting, stage management and more. Once a participant has attended several workshop sessions they may be asked to shadow live events at the Gulbenkian.

New workshop dates will be announced soon!

For more information please email

You can sign up for free to the ART31 Mailing list to receive monthly updates about our groups for 13-25 year olds, as well as other arts organisations in Kent.

Funded by ART31 KENTAbout | ART31 Kent
ART31KENT is a youth leadership project funded through Gulbenkian’s NPO status, granted by Arts Council England, in addition to funding from Kent County Council.

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’.  

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"I have enjoyed meeting new people, learning new skills, and helping in shows." TECH31 member
"I just want to start by saying how grateful I am to all of you, Harry has really enjoyed doing Tech31. He absolutely loves it. It's helped him to decide his career path for definite in technical lighting…we are both so grateful for the opportunities that the Gulbenkian have given my Harry so far." TECH31 Parent
"The sessions are fun and the mentors manage to keep the sessions fresh and interesting." TECH31 member

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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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