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Lockdown Lunchtime Concert

A unique Lockdown Lunchtime Concert featuring University Music Performance Scholars and Award Holders, recorded in isolation especially for the event

Upcoming events

Following government guidelines, Colyer-Fergusson Hall and Gulbenkian are closed from 17 March 2020 until further notice. 

Painting of a wave

Lunchtime Concert: CantiaQuorum ‘Sea Pictures’

The sounds of the sea inspire this lunchtime concert. All aboard and anchors aweigh!

Stained glass window

University of Kent Chamber Choir

An hour-long celebration in music of five stained-glass windows in a fifteenth-century church as part of its 900th anniversary celebrations.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland: a Musical Dream

Play for children and others to enter the beguiling world of Alice, the Hatter, the March Hare and other characters from Lewis Carroll’s classic tale.

Bandstand with people watching from deckchairs

University of Kent Big Band

Band at the Beach! Ian Swatman - conductor. Soak up some sunshine and swing!

Piano in a concert hall

Lunchtime Concert, University Music Scholars

Showcasing some of our Scholars. This concert will be followed by the awarding of this year’s University Music Prizes.

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Summertime Swing, University of Kent Concert Band and Big Band

The usual mix of Concert Band classics and swing standards and vocal numbers, plus some guest appearances, will send the year out in style.

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University of Kent Chamber Choir and Consort

A choral odyssey across the centuries, from works by Byrd, Purcell and Handel through a richly-expressive setting of the Stabat Mater by Rheinberger.

Cupcake on a pink background

Music for a Summer's Day: Chorus, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir

A fun, fizzing musical farewell to the academic year, followed by the annual sumptious cream tea on the lawn.

Kent-Calais Connections

Kent-Calais Connections

University of Kent Chamber Choir and Ensemble, and Saxophone Quartet.

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Langton Music Centre Gala Concert

Ensembles from Canterbury schools will join forces with The Langton Boys School Orchestra and Canterbury Youth Orchestra to perform Zimbe.

Statue of Liberty

Canterbury Orchestra Summer Concert

USA Independence Day Celebration of the vigour and diversity of American music.

Tickets and information

01227 769075


Tickets for Colyer-Fergusson and Music Department events from: 
Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB 
Tel: 01227 769075 
Free Online Booking 

Opening hours 
Monday to Saturday 12pm-7pm 
Sunday 1pm-7pm 
Opening hours can vary dependent on programme. 

Special offers and discounts 
Bringing a group? Call the Ticket & Information office for more information. 

Where advertised apply to children under 16, full and part-time students, registered unemployed, senior citizens, disabled person and a companion. Proof of status may be required. 

Apply to children under 16, full and part-time students. 

Family concerts 
Where appropriate we welcome children with a valid ticket and accompanied by an adult at all times. If a child’s behaviour starts to disrupt audience enjoyment we do ask that you take the child out of the auditorium until he or she is calmer. Age ranges can be provided as a guide and we ask you to consider whether the concert is suitable for your child. 

Disabled access 
To ensure the best use of our facilities please notify the Ticket & Information Office of your requirements when booking. 
Wheelchair spaces available – advance booking essential. 
Dedicated parking spaces 
Level access through automatic doors to the foyer and bar. 
Disabled accessible toilets

Assistance dogs welcome 
Infrared audio system for hard of hearing people. Headsets available from the Front of House Team. 

Local bus services 
The UNIBUS runs every 8-15 minutes, Triangle bus 4X runs every 30 minutes from Canterbury Bus Station. Both services stop at the University campus. 

Visitor parking 
Free parking is available to Colyer-Fergusson and Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park. 

Please note when parking in the Giles Lane Car Park after 5pm weekdays and at weekends, the car park barrier will lift automatically when a car approaches to allow access on entry and exit.

For customers attending concerts between Monday and Friday 8am to 5pm please park in the Visitor Pay and Display car parks on Campus. £2 for 3 hours and £6 all day. The nearest Visitor Pay and Display is the Central Car Park (formerly known as Gulbenkian Car Park). 

Blue Badge holders must display their badge in the windscreen and free parking is available within marked bays. 

Visitors with restricted mobility can reserve a parking bay by contacting transportteam@kent.ac.uk or +44 (0) 1227 823609. 

Free motorcycle parking is available in motorcycle bays only. 

Parking Enforcement is in operation 24hrs

Satellite navigation postcode CT2 7NB 

Further information 

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