The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
The Canterbury campus has a thriving arts scene with the Gulbenkian, the University of Kent’s arts centre, hosting drama, music, films, comedy and events running throughout the year. The Gulbenkian acts as the front door to the Canterbury campus. With its welcoming foyer and licensed café, it provides a warm welcome to students, staff and visitors who enjoy a wide and vibrant range of high quality arts events.
For more theatre and cinema listings, how to book and to view the menu, visit the Gulbenkian website.
An innovative arts centre featuring a 340 seat theatre, 300 seat cinema and café/cabaret space.
Performances include stand-up comedy, theatre, dance and music with particular emphasis on young contemporary work.
Films include broadcast screenings from the National Theatre and Royal Opera House, blockbusters, 3D, independents, art-house and foreign language.
The licensed café uses locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. The café will be transformed into a live music and cabaret space from October 2013.
We are committed to employing students in all areas of the organisation. Opportunities to get involved include performing and internships.
The Jarman Building
The Jarman Building received a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Award in May 2010. The RIBA judges said the building ‘demonstrates how good design can improve learning and is an exemplar for future campus architecture’.
The Canterbury campus has a number of exhibition spaces for artwork. The Rutherford Panoptican exhibitions are usually curated by students. The Studio 3 Gallery in the School of Arts award-winning Jarman Building and Keynes Atrium and Gallery both display work by nationally known figures, local artists and alumni.
A dedicated exhibition space within the University’s award-winning School of Arts Jarman Building. Since its opening, this gallery has developed an innovative programme of exhibitions that combines art historical scholarship and cutting-edge contemporary art, working with leading artists like Ana Maria Pacheco, Art & Language, John Blackburn and Paul Coldwell.
You can get involved in all aspects of gallery work through the active volunteer programme.
See our Events website for information on the wide range of events open to current and past students, staff and the wider community of Kent.
WorldFest is an annual four-day event for students and staff celebrating diversity and multiculturalism within the University of Kent. Held in February the four-day event features many activities and events, all with an international theme.
Kent's popular Open Lecture series covers a range of topics; from comedy to politics, science to the arts. Lectures are free, open to all and no booking is needed.