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Gulbenkian closed to the public - Tue 26 Jul to Mon 8 Aug

All our spaces including the Cafe are closed for a conference event between 26 July and 8 Aug inclusive.

We work with schools across Kent to create brilliant, memorable experiences for students (and teachers).

We offer lots of great performances, workshops and events for at Gulbenkian and we can help tailor a visit to your needs.  Many of our shows have discounts for schools and for every 10 tickets purchased, we offer a free teacher/adult ticket. Find out more about visiting as a school group.

We work with visiting companies and funding partners to develop projects for schools, including workshops sessions with professional artists and projects to get your students creating.

We are able to offer teacher CPD opportunities and can run workshops packed with ideas on how to bring creativity into the classroom, and we run an informal network of teachers meeting 2-3 times per year.

Gulbenkian is an Artsmark partner. Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high-quality arts and cultural education. We can offer support for schools on their Artsmark journeys through:
• CPD opportunities including INSETs
• Trips to the venue to see shows, have backstage tours and meet staff
• In-school workshops for students led by professional artists
• Online access to artists’ work and careers advice in the arts through the ART31 website

Gulbenkian is also an Arts Award supporter, so please get in touch to see how we can support students with their Arts Award journeys.

For details of any of these opportunities please contact




Work Experience

There are a limited number of work experience placements available each year at the Gulbenkian for students over the age of 16. We work with the Education Business Partnership Kent, and schools, to offer these to a wide range of students.

This can include working backstage, in the marketing and administration departments as well as front of house.

If you are interested in applying for work experience please contact

Don’t forget a wide range of creative opportunities are available as through ART31. There are also Creative Career focussed events we run throughout the year.


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.

Our projects with young people

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