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Coronavirus pandemic closure

Gulbenkian and Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall are currently closed. Visit our Coronavirus Update news page for the latest on this.

Become a Gulbenkian 50 Supporter and help make a real difference in the lives of children and young people in Kent.

Every year we reach over 8,000 children and young people through our Creative Learning activities, and our family programme of high quality arts has an international reputation and attracts over 25,000 people per year.

These activities have a real impact on the lives of young people, developing skills, unleashing creativity and helping participants find a voice. We think its really important.

If you do too you can now donate to our new Gulbenkian 50 campaign. We aim to raise 20,000 in 2019 to reach even more young people in Kent over the next 12 months and beyond. Please give whatever you can to help.

The empowerment of children and young people is at the core of Gulbenkian’s Vision. We offer a high quality programme of work by, with and for children and young people, across the year, including a range of youth theatre, dance and creative learning programmes.

Our ART31 programme reaches young people across Kent, supporting creativity, developing skills and helping members grow confidence and achieve great things. Find out more about what we do here.

Our annual bOing! International Family Festival brings together artists from across Europe and beyond, attracting over 11,500 visitors in 2017 and projected to grow further this year. The festival is the cornerstone of our year round family programme, bringing brilliant live theatre experiences to over 20,000 people from babies up!

As a Gulbenkian Supporter, your money will help these projects and others like them.

You can become a Gulbenkian Supporter here

I’ve enjoyed every aspect of Screen31. From meeting new people, to learning about equipment
Declan SCREEN31
ART31 was just a space where I didn't feel judged about being myself. - Carly ART31 member
ART31 has given me so many amazing experiences, and has helped with my self confidence and self belief
Sophie ART31 member

Also from the Gulbenkian

Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people