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

We are reviewing our measures and awaiting further government guidelines.

Social distancing (seating)

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

Facemasks requested but optional

From 19 July the wearing of masks is a personal choice and will not be enforced by staff, but for the wellbeing of all audience members and our staff we recommend that you continue to wear masks when in our buildings. We have requested all our staff continue to wear masks in public areas.

Refund policy

We will maintain our Covid policy of offering a refund to card or gift voucher if you are unable to attend an event due to a positive test or self-isolation.


Please note that due to the exciting refit of our cafe and foyer, only takeaway drinks and snacks available currently. We advise that you pre order your drinks and snacks when you purchase your event tickets.

Please take the time to watch our video to remain yourself of the measure we have put in place.

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 – From 19 July masks are optional, but we request all audiences members to wear one when not eating or drinking.
  • 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.
  • Facemasks – We have requested all of our staff to wear facemasks in public areas. Staff 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
We request all audience members to wear a mask in our buildings.
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.

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