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Gulbenkian Theatre

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Address: Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
Phone Number: 01227 769 075
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Great films

I go here to see films that'll never get shown at Canterbury's main cinema, a horrible Odeon. For example, Pride and Spirit of '45; classic lefty / student fare.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Dave S
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I go here to see films that'll never get shown at Canterbury's main cinema, a horrible Odeon. For example, Pride and Spirit of '45; classic lefty / student fare.

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kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I made my first visit to this theatre last week and was really impressed. Tasty food and well priced, staff very friendly, seating comfortable and a good view from whichever seat you had. I will definitely be looking out for future productions.

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Jess G, Director of Sales at Gulbenkian Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I am really glad that you are planning to come back again soon. Thanks again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I first when here when I was in year 7 and found that I haven't sopped going back ever since, it is an amazing place and the staff are so nice. recommended to all. :)

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Jess G, Director of Sales at Gulbenkian Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you This-is-me. As you may know we have support from Arts Council England over the next 3 years to help grow and develop our audience of children and young people so, all being well, we will have many more year 7's coming and becoming regular visitors in future. Thank you for your support. More 

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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