Brewery Arts Centre: a Cultural Hub in Kendal

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal is a top venue for live music (photo by Yorick de Munnik) The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal Enjoy 'Gigs in the Garden' on Summer Sundays at the Brewery Arts Centre Pizza, tapas and beer at the Brewery Arts Centre's Grainstore in Kendal

Home to thought-provoking theatre, magic music, side-splitting comedy, exciting exhibitions and fabulous festivals, Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre is the cultural hub of South Lakeland.

Every art form can be experienced at the Brewery!

World famous musicians including Robert Plant and Patti Smith have performed in the Malt Room music venue, while big name comedians such as Jason Manford and Michael McIntyre have taken the stage in the theatre.

The Brewery Arts Centre acts as a top host event venue for unmissable festivals including Roundabout, Lakes Alive, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and Kendal Mountain Festival.

The Brewery Arts Centre is well established, far and wide, as a favourite buzzing arts centre in Kendal – with a famously eclectic year-round programme of live music, dance, comedy, film & festivals – make sure you make a beeline for it!

Cinema lovers can enjoy the latest Hollywood blockbusters and diverse cult and art house films, while the three art galleries host regular exhibitions from emerging and established artists.

Foodies can sample some of the finest real ales from across the UK in the Vats Bar and tuck into tasty tapas and pizza in the Grainstore restaurant. Throw a vibrant café and beautifully landscaped gardens into the mix and you have Kendal’s number one entertainment destination, all-year-round!

Find out more about top entertainment on the Brewery Arts Centre website



Discover Six Trails of the Unexpected and explore the cultural side of Cumbria during your visit! These walks have been developed by Cumbria Museum Consortium in association with award-winning writer Vivienne Crow, as a celebration of the artworks and artefacts of galleries, museums and historic houses in Cumbria as well as the well-known artists, writers and dynasties associated with them.

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