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Brewery Arts Centre

Highgate | LA9 4HE, Kendal, England
+44 1539 725133
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A felight

What a lovely place this is. The art gallery upstairs is a revelation, the cats bar quirky and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oswestry, United Kingdom
via mobile
They have a great booking agent!

Over the years I have travelled north to watch various performances. Performances you struggle to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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Known nationally as a centre for world-class theatre, music, art and events, the Brewery has a 450 capacity music venue, three cinemas, two visual arts galleries, a drama studio, meeting rooms, a recently refurbished Grainstore restaurant, Warehouse Café, the famous Vats Bar, and a fantastic theatre seating 200.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Highgate | LA9 4HE, Kendal, England
+44 1539 725133
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place this is. The art gallery upstairs is a revelation, the cats bar quirky and interesting and the coffee shop relaxed and comfortable. The theatre shows an amazing variety of entertainment and the cinema shows a current selection of films. Overall an...More

Thank westgate123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the years I have travelled north to watch various performances. Performances you struggle to see elsewhere. My best time EVER was to see Peter Green. His brain 'fried' after his drug-fuelled Fleetwood Mac days, he still p!ayed great blues guitar. One BB King number...More

Thank sahorrocks
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Arts Centre while staying for a week in The Lakes. After enjoying a drink in the bar we were well entertained by Scott Matthews (Singer/Guitar) in The Malt Room. A great atmosphere - no wonder it was well...More

Thank BandNGuildford
Reviewed 14 May 2017

If you are visiting Kendal, this is a great platform for socialising. It's great for theatre and comedy. There's a quality restaurant. The bar has good local beers and good food. I had very tasty fish and chips. There's a good cinema. But mostly it's...More

Thank johnd1232015
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful night out with some friends. Delicious food and the staff were lovely and were so willing to bring more drinks and food. Food was well priced and big portion sizes. I had a chicken burger with fries and an unusual sweet yet...More

Thank Freda_James7
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We visited this venue twice in our stay in the area once for a concert and once for some theatre. On both occasions it seemed to serve the population both young and old. There are a couple of bars one serving pizzas etc was well...More

Thank helstravels
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped of here on an over night stay in Kendal, what a find - definitely visit if you are in the area - we will be back.

Thank enty1972
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Unexpectedly went to a folk evening - twice within a few weeks. Lovely venue. Busy in the restaurant so just had a drink before the show. Great feeling of intimacy in the theatre. Audience very close to performers, which gives a feeling of friendliness and...More

Thank winegumkid
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We went to the Brewery Arts Centre for a meal before seeing a Gilbert and Sullivan production in the town hall. The food was excellent and good value, and the ambience was also good with people having a meal before attending one of productions in...More

1  Thank UkPic
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place has everything you need for a great night out! Entertainment (cinema, theatre, music, comedy), along with a good menu and a fun place to have drinks! Highly recommended.

Thank JLM71
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Lynn H
Where is the best place to park for an evening concert please
17 September 2015|
Response from Deborah B | Property representative |
We have a car park at The Brewery, but get here early as it does fill up quickly. Otherwise Abbot Hall car park is just across the road.