Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.


My Friend Dahmer

6 Jul - 11 Jul 2018

Based on a 2012 graphic novel by cartoonist John Backderf. A school friend of Jeffrey Dahmer’s in the ’70s, Backderf explores a young Jeffrey Dahmer’s struggle to belong in high school, shortly before he started to kill.


Ismael’s Ghosts

29 Jun 2018

The story follows a filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film.


Family Film: Show Dogs

1 Jul 2018

When the NYPD receives a threat against the Eastminster Dog Show by a devious and violent shadow organization, Canine Officer Max must face his greatest challenge yet.


The Ciambra

30 Jun 2018

Set in a Calambrian Romani community in Italy, The Ciambra follows a 14-year-old boy as he negotiates life on the edge of society.


Family Film: Coco

24 Jun 2018

Aspiring musician Miguel teams up with charming trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey searching for his musical hero through the Land of the Dead.


Lean on Pete

22 Jun - 25 Jun 2018

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.


That Good Night

22 Jun - 27 Jun 2018

Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter, is in his seventies and terminally ill.

New Town Utopia

17 Jun 2018

What happened when we built Utopia? New Town Utopia is feature documentary about the power of art, architecture, the state of the nation - and some rather angry puppets.

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2

16 Jun - 19 Jun 2018

Marvel's motormouth mercenary is back! Bigger, better and occasionally more pantless than ever before.

The wound

The Wound

16 Jun 2018

An exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa's Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe's young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in a coming-of-age ritual.

Duck Duck Goose

Family Film: Duck Duck Goose

16 Jun 2018

A high-flying bachelor goose named Peng is injured in flight and finds himself saddled with two adorably hilarious and demanding ducklings, on a long journey south that will turn this scrappy threesome into a family.



10 Jun 2018

The portrait of one of the most important figures of French and world cinema, Jean-Luc Godard, as seen through the eyes of his then wife Anne Wiazemsky.

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

9 Jun - 12 Jun 2018

A family of four must live their lives in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

A Gentle Creature

A Gentle Creature

9 Jun 2018

A woman lives alone on the outskirts of a village in Russia. One day she receives the parcel she sent to her imprisoned husband. Confused and angered, she sets out to find why her package was returned to sender.



8 Jun - 10 Jun 2018

Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her.

I, Tonya

I, Tonya

8 Jun 2018

Based on the unbelievable but true events, 'I, Tonya' is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

7 Jun 2018

"Lady Bird" McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father loses his job.


Avengers: Infinity War

1 Jun - 5 Jun 2018

Watch the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

the leisure seeker

The Leisure Seeker

1 Jun - 4 Jun 2018

A couple escape from a nursing home to embark on one last adventure in their faithful RV. Recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that’s full of surprises.

TS Eliot

A Summer Evening with TS ELIOT

30 May 2018

Eliot College invites you to an evening of poetry, drama and music in the Gulbenkian to celebrate Nobel Prize winner TS Eliot.

Summer in the Forest

Summer in the Forest

26 Jun 2018

A film about difference, disability and community.

Sir Thomas Allen

An Evening with Sir Thomas Allen

21 Sep 2018

Sir Thomas Allen is an established star of the great opera houses of the world. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where in 2011 he celebrated the 40th anniversary of his debut with the company, he has sung over fifty roles.

Stephen Landscape Image

Stephen K Amos: Bouquets and Brickbats

6 Feb 2019

Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour, Bouquets and Brickbats.

La Boheme Sydney 2

La Bohème on Sydney Harbour 2018

13 Sep 2018

From the World's Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour on the big screen.

18 - The Madness of George III

NT Live: The Madness of George III (Live)

20 Nov 2018

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.


NT Live: Julie (Live)

6 Sep 2018

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

King Lear

NT Live: King Lear (Live)

27 Sep 2018

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

The Big ENORMOUS Present

The Big ENORMOUS Present

24 Nov 2018

A mysterious present has appeared in the school playground. Who can it possibly be for? Jack, Dot or Polly? What could be waiting inside?

Me and My Bee

Me and my Bee

14 Oct 2018

Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show.


Muse: Drones World Tour

12 Jul 2018

Muse, the world renowned multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning band, embarked on their ambitious Drones World Tour in 2015-16, playing over 130 dates across the globe. See their show now on the big screen.


2FT: Rampage

29 May 2018

Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size.


School of Rock: Outdoor Screening

5 Jun 2018

After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn (Jack Black) becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.


McGoldrick, McCusker and Doyle

18 Aug 2018

John Doyle, John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick first crossed paths as teenagers. Quarter of a century later, the fired-up folk live-wires are set to celebrate their friendship, and musical kinship, with their first studio album, The Wishing Tree.


De-Stress Breakfast Rave

11 May - 1 Jun 2018

Waking up during exam season is hard, and exercising amongst all the revision is even harder! But what if you threw in breakfast food deals, lasers, free exercise or dance tasters session, all with your favourite music? Might make you a little more motivated…

Ralph McTell

13 Nov 2018

Join us for an evening with one of the UK's leading songwriters.



13 Sep - 15 Sep 2018

World premiere. A reflection on the powerful feminine symbol of Medusa, the myth and its various connotations in our contemporary life.


Pinocchio Family Workshop

22 Dec - 23 Dec 2018

Delve into the magical story of Pinocchio through a fun movement and creative workshop with professional dancers from Jasmin Vardimon Company.



21 Dec - 23 Dec 2018

Be charmed by Jasmin Vardimon’s joyous and wildly imaginative take on the classic Collodi fairytale. With clever humour, engaging drama and theatrical innovation, Pinocchio takes us on a magical journey as he discovers what it is to be human.


Schools screening: Paddington

20 Jun 2018

Centred around the film Paddington, Gulbenkian is delighted to host an event for schools from a project funded by Creative Europe looking at how cinema might help support conversations with children around the issue of migration.

Daphne's Flight

Daphne’s Flight

15 Sep 2018

Back in 1995, five of the finest folk, blues and soul singers of their generation found themselves at the Cambridge Festival. They decided to sing some songs together ... magic happened and Daphne's Flight took off.

Will Varley

Will Varley

9 Sep 2018

Will Varley’s musical journey has been astounding. From busking in London and his home town Deal, via a 500 mile solo trek along the South Coast with his battered guitar on his back playing to anyone who would listen and composing as he went, to The Royal Albert Hall and his own sell out show at Islington’s Union Chapel. Inside ten years he had a record deal, awesome stage presence and the hard-earned, word of mouth reputation.

Everybody's talking about Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Live)

5 Jul 2018

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today.


MEDIA31- Summer 2018

26 Apr - 6 Jul 2018

Interested in filmmaking? Arts journalism? Graphic Design?

Summer drama intensive

Summer Drama Project 2018

6 Aug - 10 Aug 2018

Aged 12-18 and love theatre? Get the opportunity to be involved in the creation of a brand new play which will be performed at the end of the week. 

Gulbenkian Youth Dance Company


29 Apr - 8 Jul 2018

Aged 14-18 and love contemporary dance theatre? Don’t miss your chance to join the Gulbenkian Youth Dance Company, in partnership with Jasmin Vardimon Company and Kent Sport.

Square Pegs 1


28 Apr - 8 Jul 2018

Square Pegs is a drama group for anyone who's interested in drama but who also finds it a bit difficult fitting in.

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Gulbenkian Uncovered

24 Apr - 5 Jun 2018

Gives students ages 18+ the chance to get behind the scenes, develop new skills and run events with membership from the Gulbenkian teams.


TECH(Y)31- APR-JUL 2018

28 Apr - 8 Jul 2018

TECH(Y)31 is a fun, weekly workshop for 10-12-year-olds interested in the technical side of theatre.


Aurora Orchestra with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

12 Oct 2018

The kaleidoscopic artist: the composer, performer, and conductor. Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Jörg Widmann all exemplify these multiple roles with equal brilliance and flair.

The back of a Tech 31 participant in tech 31 tshirt working on a sound desk

TECH31- APR-JUL 2018

23 Apr - 10 Jul 2018

Aged 13-18 years? Interested in technical theatre or events?


ART(Y)31- Summer 2018

25 Apr - 5 Jul 2018

Gulbenkian’s ART31(Y)31 group meets on Wednesdays, 4.30-6pm and consists of young people aged 8-12 with a wide variety of arts interests.

Uprising - ART31

ART31- Summer 2018

26 Apr - 23 Aug 2018

Gulbenkian’s ART31 group meets on Thursdays, 5-6.30pm, and consists of young people of all ages with a wide variety of arts interests.



23 Apr - 10 Jul 2018

Interested in filmmaking? Want to learn some new skills? SCREEN31 might be just what you’re looking for!

Youth Theatre


28 Apr - 8 Jul 2018

Whether you are thinking of acting as a career, want to study drama, just enjoy performing or want to make new friends, these fantastic and fun sessions run during school term-times.

Youth Theatre


28 Apr - 8 Jul 2018

Whether you are thinking of acting as a career, want to study drama, just enjoy performing or want to make new friends, these fantastic and fun sessions run during school term-times.

Gulbenkian Youth Theatre


26 Apr - 6 Jul 2018

Whether you are thinking of acting as a career, want to study drama, just enjoy performing or want to make new friends, these fantastic and fun sessions run during school term-times.

Gulbenkian Youth Theatre


26 Apr - 6 Jul 2018

Whether you are thinking of acting as a career, want to study drama, just enjoy performing or want to make new friends, these fantastic and fun sessions run during school term-times.

ROH Romeo and Juliet

ROH: Romeo & Juliet (Live)

11 Jun 2019

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth Macmillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

ROH: Flight Pattern

ROH: Within the Golden Hour / New Cherkaoui / Flight Pattern (Live)

16 May 2019

Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of The Royal Ballet.

Roh: Faust

ROH: Faust (Live)

30 Apr 2019

Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar's spectacular production of Gounod's best-loved opera.


ROH: La Forza del Destino (Live)

2 Apr 2019

Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tezier, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano


ROH: La Traviata (Live)

30 Jan 2019

Richard Eyre's beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi's opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.

ROH: Don Quixote

ROH: Don Quixote (recorded)

20 Feb 2019

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

ROH: Queen of Spades

ROH: The Queen of Spades (recorded)

23 Jan 2019

Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.

ROH: The Nutcracker - 2018

ROH: The Nutcracker (recorded)

3 Dec - 9 Dec 2018

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

ROH: La Bayadere

ROH: La Bayadère (recorded)

15 Nov 2018

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.

DIE WALKÜRE Bryn Terfel as Wotan © ROH / Clive Barda 2012

ROH: Die Walküre (Live)

28 Oct 2018

Antonio Pappano conducts an international cast in the second opera of Richard Wagner's epic Der Ring Des Nibelungen.

ROH: Mayerling

ROH: Mayerling (Live)

15 Oct 2018

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth Macmillan's ballet inspired by true events.



17 Nov 2018

Oysterband 40th Celebration Special. Classic songs from every era of a long and mighty career.

Jason Byrne: You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything

11 Nov 2018

The ‘Outright King of Live Comedy’ (The Times) Jason Byrne is on the road again for more comedy chaos.


McKellen: Playing the Part and Q&A

31 May 2018

Celebrate one of Britain’s true acting icons on his birthday weekend

Chelys Consort of Viols

Chelys Consort of Viols

22 Jun 2018

The celebrated soprano Dame Emma Kirkby joins the Chelys Viol Consort for a programme of vocal and instrumental music with the title 'A Pleasing Melancholy -The Sorrows of John Dowland'.

STOUR -Ashley Solomon

Ashley Solomon

22 Jun 2018

Late Night Extra - Telemann Fantasies/ Bach Solo Partita

Stour - Venus & Adonis - Ciara Hendrick

Venus & Adonis

23 Jun 2018

Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667-1752)

STOUR - Tabea Debus

Tabea Debus

23 Jun 2018

Late Night Extra - 'Telemann's Subscribers', Michel Blavet (1700-1768), Bach, Handel


The English Concert

24 Jun 2018

Founded in 1972 and directed from the harpsichord by Trevor Pinnock for 30 years, The English Concert was one of the first orchestras dedicated to performing baroque and early classical music on period instruments, and remains one of the leading exponents in this field on the international stage.

Stour - The King's Singers

The King’s Singers 50th Anniversary Concert

29 Jun 2018

The world renowned vocal ensemble makes a welcome return to Stour Music as part of the group's 50th anniversary celebrations.

STOUR - Concentus VII

Concentus VII

29 Jun 2018

Late Night Extra - 'Et in Arcadia Ego'

Stour - Gonzaga Band

The Gonzaga Band – The Trial of Marsyas

30 Jun 2018

Venetian music for solo voice, cornetts and violins by Monteverdi, Grandi, Castello, Marini, Tarditi

STOUR - Matthew Wadsworth

Late Night Lute – Matthew Wadsworth

30 Jun 2018

Late Night Extra - Matthew Wadsworth lute & theorbo

STOUR Choral Concert

Choral Concert – King Arthur

1 Jul 2018

King Arthur


Rock Choir Live

7 Jul - 8 Jul 2018

Rock Choir are delighted to present a selection of fun, feel-good songs that are sure to get you all on your feet!


MTS: Summer Showcase

10 Jun 2018

Every year the UKC Musical Theatre Society take over the Gulbenkian theatre for it’s final Hoorah of the year.

Breakout | Kent

9 Jun 2018

Join Breakout Dance Series on the fourth stop of their 2018 tour for an evening of performances by the finest street dance and hip-hop talent from Kent and the surrounding areas. 

Disney high school musical

Disney’s High School Musical On Stage!

10 Jul - 11 Jul 2018

Join the talented students of The Canterbury Academy and The Canterbury Institute for Performing Arts for their annual summer show, Disney’s High School Musical On Stage!

The Old Stagers

The Old Stagers: Quartermaine’s Terms

7 Aug - 11 Aug 2018

This ‘dramatic comedy’ is Simon Gray at his most amusing and gentle.

Canterbury primary

Lights, Camera, Action!

12 Jul 2018

We invite you to the Year 6 Production, “Camera, Lights, Action” - an action-packed hour, that promises to make you laugh.

Canterbury Rock School 4

Canterbury Rock School 2018

13 Aug - 17 Aug 2018

A one week concentrated course for young musicians. Our sixth annual Canterbury Rock School will once again be held at Gulbenkian, The University of Kent in Canterbury.

PPA Cats

‘CATS’ The Musical

18 Jul - 21 Jul 2018

Cats is alive with purr-fect felines including the Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity,
Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Skimbleshanks and Grizabella. Join the company of Phoenix Performing Arts, as they bring to life this classic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber

standup collage

Stand Up Blasphemy

3 Jun 2018

Line-up: Daphna Baram, Giacinto Palmieri, Ravi Holy & Sameena Zehra

Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee: 90s Comedian

2 Jun 2018

A very special screening of a very special DVD that very nearly didn't happen. Part of Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression Festival


Berliner Philharmoniker Live: Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert

20 Jun 2018

On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Looking back Rattle says, “I felt that I was finding my voice on that day.”

Outsider Art Festival-5

100% True Outsider Art Festival

26 May 2018

A series of exhibitions, performances, events, films and talks that will represent and raise awareness to the talent and the passion that exists for the arts from all those outside of the mainstream.


Glyndebourne: Vanessa (Live)

14 Aug 2018

A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.

Madama Butterfly

Glyndebourne: Madama Butterfly (Live)

21 Jun 2018

Madama Butterfly is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action.


Glyndebourne: Saul (recorded 2015)

26 Jul 2018

Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio pairs baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new.

Daniel Sloss-

Daniel Sloss: X

27 Nov 2018

Don’t miss the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award- winning comedy star!


Family Film: Mary and the Witch’s Flower

27 May 2018

Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight.



25 May - 30 May 2018

Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother.


Let the Sunshine In

26 May - 27 May 2018

Isabelle, a Parisian artist, a divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.


Funny Cow

27 May 2018

A woman who has a funny bone for a backbone. ‘Funny Cow’ follows an aspiring female comedian standing up to a violent husband and the sexist Northern England club circuit.

Chamber Choir – Pergolesi Stabat Mater

1 Jun 2018

Pergolesi’s expressive, vivid Baroque masterpiece, rich in colour and fiery drama.



24 May 2018

Two teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. In the process, they learn that neither is what she seems to be, and that a murder might solve both of their problems.

CTS Summer Shocase 2018

CTS Summer Showtime 2018

24 Jun 2018

CTS Performing Arts are delighted to be back at the Gulbenkian with their annual summer show.

HDC - One Night Only

One Night Only HDC Showcase 2018

23 Jun 2018

This is HDC's 3rd Annual showcase.

Next Generation Dance : Saturday Night at the Movies

Saturday Night at the Movies

14 Jul 2018

Guaranteed to entertain and make you smile. The pupils will sing and dance through the iconic movies of past and present.

t24 thebes

T24: Welcome to Thebes by Moira Buffini

7 Jun - 8 Jun 2018

Welcome to Thebes is an exploration on the exploitation of the land and women by the men of the West. Can Thebes be rebuilt on the grounds of such trauma?


Accessible Film Club: Isle of Dogs

26 May 2018

When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets are exiled to a vast garbage dump called Trash island, Atari sets off alone in search of his dog, Spots.



25 May 2018

A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside.

Troilus and Cressida

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

14 Nov 2018

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

Hal cruttenden

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

2 Dec 2018

Hal's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo.


EDGE 2018

21 Jun 2018

Experience a whirlwind of movement as EDGE Dance Company presents four brand new pieces by award winning choreographers with energy and prowess.

dream academy

Time Tunnel

2 Jun 2018

Follow us through the decades as our students show off their skills in Dance, Singing and Drama to give you a fun filled journey from the 1950's through to the current day.

Paul Foot

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

16 Feb 2019

Greetings. I am one of the world’s comedians and I’m here to tell ye about my show.

Little Frankenstein

Little Frankenstein

4 Nov 2018

A gentle, little horror for little horrors. A treat not to be missed!

Barry Cryer

Linda Smith Lectures: Barry Cryer

31 May 2018

We are delighted that the wonderful Barry Cryer has agreed to give the 2018 Linda Smith Lecture.


4 Jun 2018

‘Inside’ is an intimate, interactive show, specifically devised for 1 – 4 year olds, alongside their families.


Jimeoin: Result!

12 Feb 2019

An evening of world class stand-up as the Irishman from Australia brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to Gulbenkian, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season with his latest sell out tour.

Andre Rieu: Maastricht Concert 2018

28 Jul - 29 Jul 2018

One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz André Rieu has announced that his 2018 Maastricht concerts will be screened in over 2000 cinemas worldwide across the weekend of 28th – 29th July, as he performs his hometown shows this year with a celebration of love.


Faith – The George Michael Legacy

30 Aug 2018

Don’t accept imitations FAITH – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY features international George Michael tribute artist Wayne Dilks together with his incredible 7 piece band and backing singers.

Tim Key

Tim Key: Megadate

19 Jun 2018

A brand new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness.

Kent Youth Dance

Kent Youth Dance Company: 10th Anniversary Dance Gala

13 Aug 2018

With a reputation for breathtaking beauty and exhilirating energy, awesome skill and innovative choreography, Kent Youth Dance Company’s productions have something for everyone, young and old.

Urban folk quartet

Urban Folk Quartet

22 Jun 2018

Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are Urban Folk Quartet.

Albert Lee

Albert Lee

25 May 2018

Double Grammy Award Winner Albert Lee returns to the UK, this time accompanied by his great Electric Band.

Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

5 Oct 2018

Always honest, always regretting it later, Sara opens her heart and mouth again to share the adventures of the last year.

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo’s Child

18 Sep - 23 Sep 2018

Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s sell out tour and his monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude!

Snail and the whale

The Snail & the Whale

26 Jun - 1 Jul 2018

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.


University of Kent English Department: Pacifism and Pierrot

22 Jun 2018

This concert of French song and piano music is a journey through the pleasures and pain of war-time life.

whitstable choral

Whitstable Choral Society: Summer Concert

14 Jul 2018

Whitstable Choral Society is delighted to be returning to Colyer-Fergusson for their Summer Concert.

Summertime Swing

Summertime Swing

6 Jun 2018

A final foot-tapping flourish of the year, some guest appearances and much more …

Summer's day

Music for a Summer’s Day

9 Jun 2018

A fun, fizzing musical farewell to the academic year, followed by the annual sumptuous cream tea on the lawn.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: The Importance of…

10 Oct 2018

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen.

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: An Ideal Husband

6 Jun 2018

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen.

Caritas International Emerging Composer

21 Jul 2018

Caritas Chamber Choir present their second International Composer Competition.

Chris Ramsey 2018

Chris Ramsey Live 2018

1 Jun 2018

Chris Ramsey brings his BRAND NEW 2018 live tour to Gulbenkian.

gary delaney

Gary Delaney: Gagster’s Paradise

29 Sep 2018

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.

It was dust

Exhibition: It was dust

11 Dec 2017

The sound and light installation explores the huge explosions and resulting shock waves that occurred at Uplees near Faversham in Kent in April 1916.


Loving Vincent (recorded)

13 Dec 2017

Back by popular demand! Experience the film premiere plus Q&A with special guests in this recorded broadcast screening from the National Gallery presented by BFI London Film Festival in October 2017.


Last Resort

24 May 2018

Last Resort is an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination. You, the audience, are our holidaymakers.


RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor

12 Sep 2018

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

RSC: RomeoAndJuliet

RSC Live: Romeo & Juliet

18 Jul 2018

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

Bhangra & Bollywood Live! with Workshop

3 Oct 2017

A night of Indian cuisine, live music and dancing from Bollywood stars of the stage musical Bend it Like Beckham and the Vasda Punjab Bhangra Dancers!

Bhangra & Bollywood Live!

3 Oct 2017

A night of Indian cuisine, live music and dancing from Bollywood stars of the stage musical Bend it Like Beckham and the Vasda Punjab Bhangra Dancers!



1 Oct 2017

With a wave of her wand and some "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo", Cinderella's Fairy Godmother transforms an ordinary pumpkin into a magnificent coach and Cinderella's rags into a gorgeous gown, then sends her off to the Royal Ball.

Jungle book

The Jungle Book

24 Sep 2017

Embark on a thrilling, adventure-filled journey with the boy Mowgli as he makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther.



22 Sep - 24 Sep 2017

The reality of life as a civilian in modern-day Damascus is explored in gripping and visceral detail in this winner of the Panorama Audience Award at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

The Nut Job 2

The Nut Job 2

17 Sep 2017

When the evil mayor of Oakton decides to tear down Liberty Park and build an amusement park in its place, Surly, Buddy, Andie and the rest of the animals are suddenly homeless!


29 Sep - 2 Oct 2017

In July 1967, a police raid erupted into a street riot that besieged a large expanse of Detroit for five days.

Kills on Wheels

30 Sep 2017

Zoli and Barba are inseparable friends and outcasts.

Crossings: Stranger In Paradise

28 Sep 2017

In a classroom in Sicily, just inside the walls of Fortress Europe, recently arrived refugees receive lessons from a teacher who has some rather unbalanced traits.

Top Gun

CANCELLED: Drive-In Movie: Top Gun

23 Sep 2017

This event has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you have purchased a ticket, you will be contacted by a member of our ticketing team shortly, or please contact our team on 01227 769075.

An evening of Silent Cinema

An Evening of Silent Cinema

23 Sep 2017

Kent Creative presents an unforgettable evening of Silent Cinema with internationally acclaimed pianist, Stephen Horne.


23 Sep 2017

Luc Besson’s love of comic books reaches its apex with this bold, universe-spanning sci-fi epic featuring left-field star Dane DeHaan and model-actor Cara Delevingne as two agents charged with saving all life.

Logan Lucky

22 Sep - 26 Sep 2017

Steven Soderbergh re-enters the cinematic fray with this kinetic, non-stop comedy-thriller.


30 Aug 2017

he reality of life as a civilian in modern-day Damascus is explored in gripping and visceral detail in this winner of the Panorama Audience Award at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

Hotel Salvation

17 Sep 2017

When seventy-seven-year old Daya wakes up from his nightmare, he knows that his days are numbered.

England Is Mine

15 Sep - 17 Sep 2017

Steven Patrick Morrissey spent the 1970s soaking up the burgeoning British indie music scene before sweeping aside all before him with The Smiths.

An Inconvenient Sequel

15 Sep - 18 Sep 2017

A follow-up to Al Gore’s 2006 Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth.

Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland

13 Sep 2017

Dome Karukoski's enjoyable biopic brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.

Atomic Blonde

8 Sep - 12 Sep 2017

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery.

King Lear - live from Shakespeare's Globe

King Lear: Live from Shakespeare’s Globe

21 Sep 2017

Broadcast live to cinemas from the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, this brand new retelling of one of the Bard’s greatest plays will capture your heart on September 21.

Carmen on the Lake

Carmen on the Lake, Bregenz

14 Sep 2017

Performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz (Austria), George Bizet’s Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession.

Test event: new website

7 Aug 2017


The Big Sick

The Big Sick (15)

18 Aug - 24 Aug 2017

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily fall in love, but they struggle as their cultures clash.

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The Final Portrait (15)

29 Aug - 30 Aug 2017

Coinciding with the vast retrospective at London’s Tate Modern, this timely portrait of Alberto Giacometti is dominated by a superb central performance from Geoffrey Rush.

August 2017: War for the planet of the apes.

War For The Planet Of The Apes (12A)

19 Aug - 23 Aug 2017

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.

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Dunkirk (12A)

18 Aug - 22 Aug 2017

The film tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation which took place at the beginning of World War II.

David Lynch

David Lynch: Life Is Art (15)

17 Aug 2017

Filmmaker, musician, transcendentalist and painter. David Lynch leads the art life par excellence.

Summer Dance Intensive

Summer Dance Intensive

14 Aug - 18 Aug 2017

Aged 12 to 18 and love to dance?

The Midwife (12A)

13 Aug 2017

Two wildly different women, their lives are about to become entangled, much to the chagrin of Claire.

The A-Z of Dance

The A-Z Of Dance

12 Aug 2017

An amateur performance by students aged from 3 years to adults working their way through the alphabet to deliver a different style of dance for each letter.


Spider-man: Homecoming (12A)

11 Aug - 12 Aug 2017

Following his spirited cameo in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland’s youthful crusader returns for his own adventure, albeit aided by the odd Avenger or two.

The Beguiled

The Beguiled (15)

11 Aug - 15 Aug 2017

Adapted from Thomas Cullinan's novel, unfolds in a girls' school in the state of Virginia in 1864.

Titus Andronicus

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

9 Aug 2017

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.

Summer Drama Project

Summer Drama Project

7 Aug - 11 Aug 2017

Aged 12 to 18 and love theatre?

Beauty and the Bistro

Beauty And The Bistro

6 Aug 2017

Follow us through the decades of musical theatre as you dine with a 3 course meal and adventure from the 50’s to the noughties.

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Baby Driver (15)

5 Aug - 8 Aug 2017

Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a gifted getaway driver who wants out, but his boss (Kevin Spacey) has other ideas.

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove (15)

5 Aug - 10 Aug 2017

Based on novelist Fredrik Backman's bestseller, Hannes Holm's Oscar-nominated social comedy.

Despicable Me 3

Family Film: Despicable Me 3 (U)

5 Aug - 6 Aug 2017
Terry Waite

Gavin Esler in conversation with Terry Waite CBE

3 Oct 2017
Animation workshop

Animation Creatures

26 Aug - 27 Aug 2017

Try your hand at animating and create your own cut-out beasties using magazines and learn how to make them move using simple software.

Swan lake

ROH: Swan Lake (New Production)

12 Jun - 17 Jun 2018

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky's magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

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Family Film: Despicable Me 3 (3D) (U)

26 Aug 2017

The adventures of Gru, Lucy, their daughters and the Minions

Family Film: Cars 3 (U)

12 Aug - 20 Aug 2017

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves.

Family Film: Cars 3 (3D) (U)

27 Aug 2017

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves.

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Kubla Khan

26 Aug - 27 Aug 2017

A multi-sensory pleasure dome that you can touch, taste and smell.


Storytelling With Usifu Jalloh

26 Aug - 27 Aug 2017

What a drama in the Forest Kingdom of the beasts!

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy: Live 2017

29 Oct 2017

Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 33 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 33 years to go.

Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling

29 Oct 2017

In a nest at the edge of a pond a flock of baby ducklings find an enormous egg in their midst, here our story begins, of the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen - Ugly Duckling!



28 Oct 2017

Walking away with the accolades ‘Folk Band of the Year’ and ‘Album of Year’ at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards was the perfect way to round off an exciting year for Scottish contemporary-folk group Breabach.

Le Nozze di Figaro

Glyndebourne: Le Nozze Di Figaro (recorded)

28 Oct 2017

The highly-acclaimed 2012 production will be shown in selected cinemas.

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier

27 Oct 2017

A playful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s poetic story.

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The Ugly Duckling

26 Aug - 27 Aug 2017

A beautiful creative version of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale.

Owen Jones

Gavin Esler in conversation with Owen Jones

23 Oct 2017

Owen Jones was born in Sheffield and grew up in Stockport. He is a columnist at the Guardian and formerly at the Independent, and the author of Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class.

Tim Edey

Tim Edey

22 Oct 2017

Tim Edey was voted BBC Radio Two’s Musician of the year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS).

Pentalum Luminarium 3

Pentalum Luminarium

26 Aug - 27 Aug 2017

Enter a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes

Book Story 1


22 Oct 2017

This is the story of some books. Some books who live in a library. But this is no ordinary library.

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

19 Oct - 21 Oct 2017

The blood curdling tale of the Headless Hessian is a favourite of the residents of Sleepy Hollow but it isn't until the arrival of the new schoolmaster that things take a spooky turn.

Lee Nelson

Lee Nelson – Serious Joker

15 Oct 2017

You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational Serious Joker Tour.

Miller Plays the Musicals

Miller Plays The Musicals

15 Oct 2017

THE 18 Piece Astor Big Band and its 6 professional singers join forces with Canterbury Operatic Society to present an evening of classic big band hits.

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Storyteller, Storyteller

15 Oct 2017

What happens when two children’s storytellers arrive at the same place at the same time to tell their stories?

Fagin's Twist

Fagin’s Twist

14 Oct 2017

The tale you think you know unravels and explodes.

Adrenaline 5


26 Aug - 27 Aug 2017

Adrenaline will attack your senses, with unimaginable acrobatics, rhythm and raw energy

RSC Live Coriolanus

RSC Live: Coriolanus

11 Oct 2017

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

The Buildy-uppy Dance Show

The Buildy-uppy Dance Show

8 Oct 2017

From the team that created The Doodle Dance Show, a magical hour of building, music and dancing.



6 Oct 2017

Mischief Company is breathing new life into the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood with a new piece of energetic and provocative physical theatre.

A Little Wilder

A Little Wilder

26 Aug - 27 Aug 2017

A playful and visual new show for young children featuring a man and an awful lot of lolly sticks.

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5 Oct 2017

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music.



1 Oct 2017

Come and join our birthday bash as we celebrate 10 years of Goosebumps swing band.

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

28 Sep - 30 Sep 2017

The University of Kent Players return to the Gulbenkian this September with Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde adapted by David Edgar.

Exhibition On Screen:Canaletto & The Art Of Venice

27 Sep 2017

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN open its fifth season with Canaletto & the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter.

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CANCELLED Operama: A Little Night Music

20 Sep - 23 Sep 2017

With a beautiful score including ‘Send in the Clowns’ and a wonderfully humorous script this show is sure to enthral and entertain.

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The Showstoppers’ Kids Show

16 Sep 2017

Here at The Showstoppers’ Kids Show we take your ideas and turn them into marvellous, musical interactive adventures.

The Old Stagers

The Real Inspector Hound & Ways And Means

1 Aug - 5 Aug 2017

These two short comedies by two of England’s greatest playwrights make for a delightful evening of laughter, wit and sarcasm.


24 Apr - 10 Jul 2017