Situated at the heart of the University of Kent campus in Canterbury, Gulbenkian is easily reached by foot from Canterbury, public transport and car.

Easter 2019 Opening Hours:


Thursday 18 April 8am – 10pm
Saturday 20 April 12pm – 10pm
Tuesday 23 April 8am – 10pm

Ticket office:

Thursday 18 April 11am– 7pm
Saturday 20 April 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday 23 April 11am – 7pm

We will be closed on Friday 19, Sunday 21 and Monday 23 April.

By foot & bicycle

Gulbenkian is easily reached by foot from Canterbury via the Crab & Winkle Way & Eliot footpath. Please see map for cycling routes around campus and cycle lock ups.

By bus

A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University and from Whitstable to the University. For details please telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibus 08702 433711

By train

The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University’s campus.
From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre. For details on how to get to Canterbury West station visit trainline’s website for up to the minute planning information.

By car

Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue upto a large round-about and follow the signs to ‘The University’. When on the University’s campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre and please use Central Car Park next to Gulbenkian. Please see Parking section for more information about additional parking at the University.

Check the location of your performance

Remember we sell tickets for shows located elsewhere so please check your tickets or email confirmation & show information to make sure that you’re go to the right place! It’s always worth double checking the time too.