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Socially distanced seating retained for the summer

13 Jul 2021

Following the changes announced to restrictions from 19 July, we wanted to confirm our approach until the end of August, with September onward to be reviewed later in the summer.

Maintaining social distanced seating

We will retain social distanced seating in all film screenings and the majority of live events. Any events without socially distanced seating will be flagged clearly in the booking process.

Facemasks optional

From 19 July the wearing of masks is a personal choice and will not be enforced by staff, but for the wellbeing of all audience members and our staff we recommend that you continue to wear masks when in our buildings. Our staff will continue to wear masks.

Refund policy

We will maintain our Covid policy of offering a refund to card or gift voucher if you are unable to attend an event due to a positive test or self-isolation.

Café fully open

Restrictions are now lifted on the Café which will open again as usual, with customers invited to order at the bar to sit in or take away.


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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