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Gulbenkian Theatre

Gulbenkian Theatre Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
+44 1227 769075
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Brilliant venue before going to the film that night,

We often go to the restaurant to eat before watching the film.My Lasagna was perfect including... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Derrick M
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Wootton Kent. UK
Intimate Theatre with good facilities

We are regulars at the Gulbenkian....... this time to see the Christmas Swingalong ..... it is a... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
par14
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United Kingdom
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Gulbenkian is the University of Kent's Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for the public, staff and students. It provides a key role in delivering the University commitment to public engagement and has a...more
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Gulbenkian Theatre Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We often go to the restaurant to eat before watching the film.My Lasagna was perfect including chips and salad, but the Fish and chips were disappointing! They must have changed their supplier! DM

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We are regulars at the Gulbenkian....... this time to see the Christmas Swingalong ..... it is a brilliant start to our Christmas every year.....great music ....good fun and a chance to belt out some carols.......mince pies & mulled wine and unbelievably it is free! The...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Very disappointed couldn't hear the dialog or singers, sound quality dreadful, no balance,side speakers far too loud and drowning everything out. Walked out to try to get a refund. Told by assistant that they had no control over the sound, well they'd better get control...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Jeremy Hardy tour. Very funny, great venue - ideal for comedy. Prices very reasonable. Plenty of free parking. Bar and café/restaurant.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

If anyone is stuck for something to do with the children on a sunday afternoon then the Gulbenkian is an ideal option. The theatre is just outside Canterbury and is located on the Canterbury University estate, it has parking right next to it and is...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We attend the local theatres quite regularly - The Gulbenkian, The Marlowe, The Quarterhouse (Folkestone) and sometimes the Theatre Royal (Margate) and Leas Cliff in Folkestone. We also go to the Orchard in Dartford on occasion as well as the West End and Sadlers Wells...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Really well designed theatres so that everyone has a good view. Unlike the Marlowe in Canterbury where there's now aisle. What kind of a stupid idea is that? Gulbenkian has really amazing dance acts too...well worth booking in advance!

Thank Kimbrini
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Jess G, Marketing Manager at Gulbenkian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for your great review and see you this autumn season for more dance I hope.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to the Gulbenkian many times, usually for live music but also drama and talks. A lovely little theatre with friendly and helpful staff. They have a varied and interesting programme steering clear of the glut of tribute bands. I often choose to...More

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Jess G, Marketing Manager at Gulbenkian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for leaving your review and it is brilliant to hear how much you enjoy coming here. See you again soon I hope.

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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This is the theatre of the University of Kent. They offer a very good selection of attractions along the year. They also have a restaurant that is good to have a meal before the show.

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Jess G, Marketing Officer at Gulbenkian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Sorry for our slow response, but thank you for leaving your review. We hope to see you again here very soon.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

i`ve been here a few times but during our visit this month to see a show we ate here for the first time.Food was really nice with good portions.The theatre is quite small and intimate so all seats are good.Its nice to travel up to...More

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Jess G, Marketing Officer at Gulbenkian Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Sorry for our slow response, but thank you for leaving your review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit and your meal.

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Yes, there are accessible bays located in the Central Car Park. These are in a pay and display car park which operates Mon - Fri 8am-5pm; free after 5pm Mon - Fri and at weekends. For more information regarding parking and... More
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