TECHY31 is a fun, weekly workshop for 10-12 year olds interested in the technical side of theatre.

Over 10 weeks, training will be provided by Gulbenkian’s technical team to find out about what happens ‘behind the scenes’ and make a performance run smoothly. You will learn about different aspects of technical theatre, including sound, lighting and stage management, through hands-on activities.

TECHY31 also works with the Gulbenkian Youth Theatre, to power their performances.

All creative learning and participation activity at Gulbenkian has been cancelled.  In line with government advice, Gulbenkian and Colyer-Fergusson Hall are now closed until 30 April 2020.  If you or a dependent participates in a Gulbenkian Creative Learning activity you will be notified of the cancellation of these sessions. Please do not contact our Ticket office, we will contact you over the upcoming days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Techy31: 10.30am to 12pm Sundays

Spring 2020 Dates: Sunday 2nd February to Sunday 29th March 2020

Summer 2020 Term dates: 10th May – 19th July (half term on 24th May – No session)

These workshops are FREE.
For more information and to get an application form, please email us at if you would like any further info.

Funded by ART31 KENTART31 logo
ART31KENT is a youth leadership project funded through Gulbenkian’s NPO status, granted by Arts Council England. More information about ART31 here or visit the ART31 KENT.

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’.  

There are a number of dedicated ART31 groups across Kent. The pilot group started at Gulbenkian, Canterbury, in 2013 and since then other groups have sprung up at Pie Factory Music, Ramsgate and Jasmin Vardimon Company, Ashford, with others in the pipeline. These groups meet regularly to plan ART31 events, as well as develop event management/front of house/marketing skills, meet companies, take part in workshops and see new and exciting artistic work.  MEDIA31, SCREEN31, Gulbenkian Uncovered, ARTY31, TECH31KENT and TECHY31 are part of ART31.

Aged 13+ and interested in technical theatre? Check out TECH31KENT!

"Thanks for letting us tech today. I found the talks really interesting. I would like to use one of the topics as one to discuss as part of an essay based project for school." - Ryan
“It’s amazing how much they all pick up across the 10 weeks.” Jake Taylor, Technical Manager, Gulbenkian.
"What I liked about TECHY31 is that I can be independent with lights and sound. The majority of things I know about tech is from TECH(Y)31." Spike, TECHY31 member

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