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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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Excellent value.

Excellent value. I was working in the theatre and they made me exactly what I asked for. All of the food looked lovely.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Madeleine S
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Excellent value. I was working in the theatre and they made me exactly what I asked for. All of the food looked lovely.

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

Thanks Madeline. Hope to welcome you back again before long. More 

Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Went to see the noise next door who never disappoint! Nice venue, nice food. Hard to get to go the even with no car though

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

Hi Kerry. Glad you enjoyed the Noise Next Door. Re getting here, you are right we have free parking (evenings and weekends) so it is easier by car. There are frequent buses running from/to Canterbury centre, plus Whitstable and Herne Bay on the Triangle route, but it's always best to check the timetable for later shows to make sure you... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Hey, My Daughter did her year 6 school play here. The Gulbenkian is based in the Grounds of the Uni of Kent and has parking behind it. We had drinks & snacks before the play which were reasonably priced but if you want bags of chocolate (m&ms, Buttons etc) its pretty expensive. The staff were rushed off their feet serving... More 

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Thank KentBexyboo
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The theater is based on the campus grounds . There is an amazing variety of dance, comedy and music events throughout the year. The theater isn't very big so there isn't a seat in the house with a bad view. The seats are comfy and not too close together. The bar/restaurant area has plenty of chairs and tables. The restaurant... More 

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

Thanks for your positive review and see you here again soon I hope. More 

tonbridge
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We had such a good evening . It is so relaxing to be able to park easily and for free , 2 min walk to the theatre , there's a cinema in this complex too . It is light , modern and friendly . The seats are comfortable and effectively raked so even a shortie like me doesn't have the... More 

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Thank janet-tonbridge
Jess G, Director of Sales at Gulbenkian Theatre, responded to this review

Sorry this response has been so slow, but thank you for your positive comments. As someone tall I usually end up crouching in my seat to avoid blocking views - so great to hear you have not found that an issue at Gulbenkian. See you again soon I hope. More 

kent
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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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Thank sz63
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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Thank This-is-meee
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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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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