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Covid Measures December 2021

Please note that University of Kent Students, Staff and Gulbenkian audience members are expected to wear a mask in all communal areas of our building. See more detail on our Visit With Confidence page.

The Gulbenkian Cafe is open!

The Gulbenkian cafe is located on the ground floor.

Monday to Friday Daytimes:

Drinks & snacks: 8am-5pm (please note we will be opening later on some dates in December – please see Gulbenkian_Cafe_Dec_Opening_Hours_2021)
Kitchen is open for brunch and lunch service: 10am until 4.30pm

Weekday evenings and weekends:
Our kitchen & cafe will be open for supper on selected dates (please see December hours download Gulbenkian_Cafe_Dec_Opening_Hours_2021 ).  During the evening only the Mains side of our menu will be available. Look out for daily specials in our cafe.
On other dates a concessions stand will be open offering takeaway drinks and snacks for event audiences.

Please note: our venue including the cafe is currently cashless and we are only accepting card payments.

Order at the bar or using our new online ordering app – Order Up!

For any queries regarding our cafe please contact 


Evening Table Bookings
Our kitchen is open on selected evenings for pre-event dining. For groups of 8+ please email to book a table.

For menu please see mains side of our Day menu.  Please see blackboard on arrival for daily specials.

Order pre-event drinks and snacks
Order your drinks & snacks for collection on arrival at our arts centre.

By ordering drinks you confirm that you are over 18 years old. We reserve the right to withdraw service to those without proof of ID.


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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