Award winning music, poetry, arts and film live events in and around Canterbury

About us

Free Range is an award-winning arts charity that presents adventurous music, film and dance events with a policy of free-entry*.

We are Canterbury’s best-kept secret. Since we began in 2012 we’ve delivered 226 extraordinary events and worked with over 1000 artists.

The purpose of adventurous culture is to help us see and hear familiar things in a new light. Cultivating an openness and curiosity toward difference is important in the world right now.

Free Range has helped to create a strong regional community of artists, audience members and organisations that care about adventurous culture. We do this through presenting genuinely independent cultural events of the highest quality in an informal, playful and provocative way with a policy of free entry.

Free Range events are for everyone.


Our purpose as a charity is to present free-entry high-quality adventurous culture to the people of East Kent. Like the NHS we are free at point of delivery but we rely on the donations of people who value our work.

Supporting Free Range is easy to do: if you'd like to help us to continue presenting extraordinary events that are free and accessible to all, just click the donate button above. 

You can also make a one-off donation via our Facebook page - which will cost us nothing in fees. 

You can also support our work by telling people about we do and sharing our posts on social media.

* The sharp-eyed among you will notice that we also offer some ticketed events with partners.  These special events tend to reach beyond what we could normally achieve by ourselves and backed by donations.   


Free Range is back every Thursday from 23/03/22. 
View our full spring programme here

FR#248 Whereness | Sam Bailey & Corrie Dick

Thu 06-04-23 7:00 pm 

Fruitworks Coworking
1-2 Jewry Ln, Canterbury CT1 2NP

Live improvised music and poetry, plus a screening artist of Annie Catford's 'Films for "Whereness"': 20 shorts made for the album by Paul Cheneour, Ansuman Biswas, Maureen Wolloshin & Alistair Zaldua. Opening with an improvised set by pianist Sam Bailey & Mercury nominated drummer Corrie Dick.

FR#249 The Table of Consciousness

Thu 13-04-23 7:00 pm 

Fruitworks Coworking
1-2 Jewry Ln, Canterbury CT1 2NP

An experiment in improvisation, theatre and psychology. Five actors and two musicians gather around a table framed by representations of trust, trauma and love. By Tom Delahunt with Megan Garrett-Jones, Kristin Fredricksson, Kat Peddie, Hannah Marshall (cello) and Sam Bailey
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