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Gulbenkian Theatre

Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
01227 769 075
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Ranked #14 of 52 attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Canterbury, Uk
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Small and perfectly formed - the Gulbenkian offers every type of cultural experience and works really hard to bring a broad range of performances to it's audience. Tickets are reasonably priced and the food simple and good.

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Nice set up and the grounds were immaculate. The building is big enough to accommodate but small enough that it doesn't feel like you're in a massive hall. I really enjoyed going, will definitely be back.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Situated with the Canterbury University campus the Gulbenkian theatre is an oasis of culture, where the entertainment on offer ranges from Shakespeare to Rock Choir, with everything else in between. In addition, the bar/cafe offers wholesome food at affordable prices. It is clean, easy to find and the only down side is the distance one has to walk from the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Lovely little theater. They have so many events on, definitely make sure you check it out. We have been there twice, its fantastic. Staff are so friendly and polite. Yummy tea and cake at the coffee shop too!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I took my grandchildren to the theatre to see the "Bubble Man". The theatre staff were very competent and kind. The theagtre seats were very comfortable and the stage could be seen from every angle. The audience consisted of families, some with very young children. During the course of the show some of the children were invited onto the stage.... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The vibe here is great, busy and friendly, lots to see in the cinema and theatre, or just pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner! The staff are great too, Rob is my favourite!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Seen Jimmy Carr & Sean Hughes there this month, the theatre is intimate, well kept, great location and very reasonable. And what's more- it's on my doorstep!

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Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I enjoyed a delicious meal when visiting the theatre. It's up at the uni, and easy to access with the uni bus from the bus station. They hold regular improvisation nights, plays and cinema. Good fun!

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