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Gulbenkian Theatre

Address: Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
Phone Number: 01227 769 075
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Ranked #12 of 49 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great venue especially for comedians and new comedians starting out on the circuit. Excellent venue right at the university campus.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I come here on a regular basis with my partner to watch films after they have been released. As we are both students we purchased Gulb cards and get an added discount on top of student prices. Great if you dont want to pay alot to see a film at The Odeon, although some of the food can be overpriced... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Hidden gem tucked away Kent university. Keep your eyes open for top comedians using this theatre to try out new material. Lovely intimate surroundings.

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went with a friend to see "Antigone" - an interesting and well acted production. We were both really impressed on this, our first visit, to the Gulbenkian. Sign posting through Canterbury was excellent - the same couldn´t be said for on campus. However we finally got there - a couple of U turns later. We were very impressed with... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is a delight to be able to see productions 'streamed live' from Stratford on Avon, the National, the Old Vic and other West End theatres. My only criticism is that they have perhaps become a little greedy. On one occasion, during the quiet parts of the film, one could hear some very loud group playing in the Cafe. Also... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I had 2 tickets for Omid Djalili in the theatre - a very dark interior greets you, the rows are easy enough to find but the seat numbers are impossible to see. An intimate feel as the seats border the stage. No stage props were used leaving Omid bobbing around the empty space (even with his large arm gestures). Felt... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I have been to the Gulbenkian many times and I can say that they offer many different types of shows! They offer lots of family-friendly theatre and also bring in great dance groups and physical theatre. Their music scene has also been vastly improving, from Student Music Nights to full fledged professional bands. Always their sound and tech run smoothly... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been visiting the Gulbenkian for about 10 years and I have always liked the venue. The more recent renovations have really made a massive improvement and I now check their listings all the time for more events. My only criticism is that they lack a little on live music events which is my preferred choice. Having recently been... More 

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was fortunate enough to 'dance', perform 'martial arts' and act on the stage for Brukent Society. Was also lucky to be part of the winning team or award in those three years and I think the stage played an important part. Heard this year, my juniors said Worldfest was at Eliot College instead so the lighting and view was... More 

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Canterbury, Uk
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The cultural feast is great. There is an intimate well equipped theatre, a cinema/lecture theatre can than can project live performances from eg the Royal Opera House or the O2 Arena. There are some sound issues with the latter but this may be a fault with the transmission rather than the Gulbenkian Theatre. There is also a hall used for... More 

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