Gulbenkian exterior at night

Vibrant performing arts venues

Gulbenkian & Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Gulbenkian Arts Centre & Colyer-Fergusson Hall

The University has its own vibrant and busy arts centre, which includes the Gulbenkian Theatre, Cinema and Café event space alongside the spectacular Colyer-Fergusson Music Hall. 

Between them, these venues host more than 1,000 performances, screenings, concerts, workshops and events each year, attracting over 100,000 people from across campus and the wider community.

Pianist plays Grand piano

Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall

The award winning Colyer-Fergusson Hall hosts concerts by professional orchestras and choirs, as well as the University’s own Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Concert and Big Bands and Chamber Choir.

Gulbenkian Arts Centre

Gulbenkian brings some of the very best companies in contemporary theatre and dance to Canterbury and our 340 seat theatre provides a special, intimate venue where audiences always say they feel connected to the performers.

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bOing! International Family Festival

Every August the bOing! International Family Festival is hosted at the Arts Centre, spilling out across the campus and beyond - with performers from across Europe joining 12,000 happy festival goers for a busy summer weekend.

At ICCI we believe passionately that creative and cultural opportunities should be for everyone because they give us joy and strength and help us to make a better world. 

In April 2015 Gulbenkian became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation in recognition of its developing role as a pioneer in the creative empowerment and engagement of children and young people, and working within ICCI gives us the chance to take this work to the next stage, working with our students and local communities to bring about creative change.