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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 have put steps in place to your visit safe and enjoyable.

Social distancing (seating)

Some events will be socially distanced.  These will be marked clearly on the booking page.


Please see our café Eat & Drink page for more information including opening hours.  We advise that you pre order your drinks and snacks when you purchase your event tickets.

Cashless Payments Only

Our venue including the café, is currently cashless and we are only accepting card payments.


Booking information:Gulbenkian_reopening_cinema

  • Book with confidence – If we have to cancel the event for any reason will refund you.
  • Safe booking – We are operating a cashless service in our venue with contactless and card payments only available.  Ticketing is available 24/7 through our website. For queries please email
  • Pre-order your drinks and snacks – When you book your tickets you will be offered the chance to pre-book and pay for your drinks so you can just pick them up when you arrive.

Social distancing:

  • Seating – some events will be socially distanced.   These will be marked clearly on the booking page.

Our staff:Gulbenkian_reopening_handsanitser_cinema2 (1)

  • The Gulbenkian team – Our staff will be on hand to make sure your visit is safe and enjoyable. They will ask you to use the hand sanitiser on entry and respect your fellow audience members.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together some answers to questions you may have about attending events at Gulbenkian at the moment. Read our Coronavirus FAQs.

Hand sanitiser stations available
Pre-order your drinks & snacks online for collection


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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