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Address: Giles Lane | University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB, England
Phone Number: 01227 769 075
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Excellent evening,,,in spite of the venue....

The music event in the bar area ...Maiuko and Funk act. Really enjoyable... better than we thought but why do modern buildings have to have such a poor environment? Little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
nick b
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The music event in the bar area ...Maiuko and Funk act. Really enjoyable... better than we thought but why do modern buildings have to have such a poor environment? Little choice of wine...then we had to have nasty plastic "glasses" with some ad logo on them. Do white table and chairs and no curtain over the rear door which had... More 

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

Hi Nick and thanks for writing a review. The Cafe Stage is a relatively new space for us. You are right that it is not a space purpose built for performance (hence we have added the curtains and that door has to remain uncovered as a fire door), but we felt we needed somewhere to hold performances in a relaxed... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Great venue - not renowned for it fittings or style (which are of course modern and not grand like the olde days of theatre) but this venue has generously raked seats ensuring a good view of the stage from almost any position. That counts for a lot. :)

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

Hi Kimbrini - thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Singing Haydn's Creation is a challenge, one that was made easier and more special by performing in the Gulbenkian last weekend. The hall itself is ideal for choral performances; the seating is cleverly designed and comfortable, and the acoustics are marvellous. Similarly, the theatre's facilities are first class, as are the staff. A very special place!

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

Hi Mitch - sorry for my slow response but thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed singing. On a small point of detail (being very honest!) you performed in the beautiful Colyer Fergusson Hall which is next to the Gulbenkian Theatre, but all part of the same creative centre! More 

Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Currently hosting a programme of "Folk in the Bar" tonight we went to see the Poozies! A superlative performance from the 4 girls, Mary's playing of the electric Clarsach (Gaelic for Harp) was just sublime as were the a Capella numbers, they harmonise so well. The venue is small enough to enable you to enjoy a really intimate performance although... More 

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

Hi Marshian. So sorry for being so late with a reply to this. We appreciate you leaving a review and really glad you enjoyed the Poozies - what a great event! More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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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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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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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