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We can’t wait to welcome you back and we have been working hard put in place the following steps to give you peace of mind on your visit.

Please take the time to watch our video and read our information below before your visit.

Booking information:Gulbenkian_reopening_cinema

  • Book with confidence – If we have to cancel the event for any reason will refund you. If you are feeling ill or have any concerns in advance of your visit we ask you not to attend and we will give you a voucher to come at another time.
  • Safe booking – Currently we are offering tickets online only and we are operating a cashless service at the bar with contactless payment available.
  • 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:


  • Face masks – it is now mandatory to wear face masks in arts centres, so please bring your mask or we cannot allow you entry.
  • Seating – we have reduced capacity and spread seats out across our cinema, cinema and music hall to ensure safe distance between you and other audience members.
  • Distancing in Café/Foyer – we have a clearly marked out route on arrival, in our foyer, our café and toilets to help you maintain social distancing.

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.
  • Will wear a facemasks – For your safety our team will wear facemasks, but will remove them if you are a lip reader or having difficulty understanding them.

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.

Tickets will only be sold online up to 2 hours before an event to allow us to prepare the venue and our audience list
Face masks are required inside
Social distancing measures are in place
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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