The Venue is a student nightclub located in the centre of campus. Recently refurbished, The Venue has two floors of state-of-the-art design, sound and lighting where you can dance the night away.

There are a variety of bars around campus, all of which run events including music, dancing and quizzes. You will never be short of options for an evening's entertainment. Check out Woodys. K-Bar, Mungo's and Origins.

The Gulbenkian is the University of Kent’s Arts Centre open to the public, staff and students. The building contains a 340 seat theatre, 300 seat cinema and a café which incorporates an informal cabaret style space for live music, comedy and slam poetry.

Hot snacks can be bought from Essentials until 3am daily. See the Food and Drink section for more details on where to eat.


Our Unibus runs frequently between the campus and the city centre, with a subsidised season ticket. Visit the transport pages for more information.

Nightclubs include Chill, which offers a unique mix of events including a weekly student night and Club Chemistry, which features the best in old-school classics and party, commercial R&B/Hip Hop and dance. There are also plenty of traditional pubs and bars and Canterbury also hosts its own summer festival where previous headliners have included Jessie Ware, Emeli Sandé, Example and Bastille.

Marlowe Theatre in the Centre of Canterbury brings you the biggest and best shows, from drama to musicals, dance to comedy, music to pantomime, opera to family shows.

Odeon Cinema is situated on the high street at St George's Place and features two screens.


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The Venue

K Bar

Gulbenkian Cinema

Gulbenkian Theatre

Marlowe Theatre


The Canterbury campus has a popular on-campus theatre and cinema, The Gulbenkian, and a lively events calendar with regular and art events.


We have a lively events calendar at Canterbury with regular musical concerts.



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