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Brewery Arts Centre

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Address: Highgate | LA9 4HE, Kendal, England
Phone Number: 01539-725133
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Description: Known nationally as a centre for world-class theatre, music, art and...
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.
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Arts and performance headquarters for the area

These guys seem to be making a go of supplying a steady stream of diverse arts and entertainment offerings. The night we were there, they had 3 different things going on and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
John G
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Livingston Manor, New York
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Livingston Manor, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

These guys seem to be making a go of supplying a steady stream of diverse arts and entertainment offerings. The night we were there, they had 3 different things going on and the lobby and cafe were bustling. We attended a reading with 5 poets -- and they were all paid to perform, unlike the usual "do it for free,... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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362 attraction reviews
604 helpful votes 604 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Kendal is fortunate to have this eclectic and convenient social venue. There really is something for everyone here. Film buffs have 3 regular screens showing all the latest blockbusters, whilst, at the Warehouse, you can see cult classics and some of the less mainstream offerings, all in armchair comfort. There are also regular gigs in the Malt Room, a theatre,... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Brewery Arts Centre offers a complete complex of diverse entertainments. Multi screen cinema, two theatres and a choice of cafes and bars; all on a single complex of incredibly character that rises up the hillside near the cente of Kendal. WiFi also available. Fun and character-filled. Visit it and see!

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This island of calm in the centre of the often busy town of Kendal is a Must See visit for anyone visiting the English Lake District. Known as the Gateway to the Lakes, Kendal is well worth a visit whenever in the area and is an excellent wet weather visit on a rainy day. The Brewery Arts Centre has it... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Travelled down on a wild stormy night and found a refuge that was warm and welcoming. Seats comfortable, viewing position very good, we were at the rear side area, and sound spot on. Ideal auditorium for the gig by Marcus Brigstocke, who was very very funny!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Ordered pizza and salad in the Vats Bar during a very busy Kendal Mountain Film Festival where the bar was super busy. Food - I had Duck Salad - amazing and my freind had a pizza - perfectly cooked and ssuper fast service. Great evening.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We attended (11.10.14) this 'sit-down comedy' as the artist formerly lead singer of Echo and the Bunnymen described it - and were subjected to a dull-witted outpouring of foul-mouthed spite directed at various other celebrities (sporting and musical), venues (including this one), audience members - even, his two accompanying musicians; he attempted some of his songs with false starts and... More 

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st helens merseyside
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We only went there for a meal. It was busy so possibly better to book if going before a show. Had to look out for someone leaving to get a table as no queue system

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kendal,cumbria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good choice of tapas and pizzas. Clearly marked gluten-free food, prepared in a non contaminated environment. Worth booking in advance

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Unfortunately, I think the Vats bar has gone down the pan in terms of quality. We ate from the tapas menu on a Sat evening around 7:30pm. I'm not a fan of their cask ales; which I don't think are either kept well or selected well either. We took the only spare table, which was near the washing up area... More 

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Dan S, Manager at Brewery Arts Centre, responded to this review

We were really sorry to hear that your experience here was so poor. We try and maintain very high standards and are always anxious to learn from incidents like this. To help us find out a little bit more about what went wrong, and to allow us to fix things in the future, we'd be really grateful if you could... More 

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