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Cafe Opening Times - Sat 18 May

Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances Gulbenkian Cafe will only be open 10am – 6pm on Sat 18 May. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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.

Gulbenkian is an Artsmark partner and Arts Award supporter.

Please email to sign up to our schools mailing list, to be kept up to date with what we are currently offering schools and young people.



Work Experience

Applications are currently open for 2024

Each year there are a limited number of work experience placements available each year at the Gulbenkian for students over the age of 16. We run interviews in March each year for Summer Term placements, and the rest of the year we work with referral partners working with targeting young people, to support our aims around widening access to the creative industries.

If you are interested in being a referral partner please contact


The focus of the placements is mainly administrative, with a chance to shadow the following departments: creative engagement; marketing; front of house; tech; HR.

If you are interested in applying for work experience please contact and send us the application form below.

We will then be in touch to arrange an informal interview.

Download our Work Experience application form.


Don’t forget that there are a wide range of creative opportunities for young people aged 5 – 25 available 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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