Make a day and a night of it with us this Autumn
As the Summer is winding down, we’re gearing up for a jam-packed Autumn/Winter season here at Brewery Arts, with a calendar full of live music from around the world, award-winning comedy, inspiring literature and theatre events for all ages, cinema screenings that will transport you to other worlds, and of course our creative learning programme for the whole family.
You can browse our full listings here, but keep reading for our hand-picked top tips of what to see and do over the next few months…
A unique blend of jazz and reggae, saxophonist YolanDa Brown’s captivating live show is a mix of familiar tunes and original repertoire.
London based internationally-acclaimed music collective hit our stage for a big Saturday night of Afro-electronic rhythms and uplifting vibes.
Hailing from a galaxy far, far away, extraterrestrial sound voyagers HENGE land their musical spaceship in Kendal – plus a family friendly matinee show just for your little aliens!
Bob Dylan’s favourite blues guitarist! Straight from the US, this maestro of the blues guitar tears up the Malt Room.
The Afro-futurist collective bring their high energy blend of jazz, hip-hop and Afro-rhythms.
Magically Funny! Pete Firman brings his ‘TrikTok’ comedy magic show to our stage.
Comedy and science collide in ‘Riawakening’, the new show from scientist-come-comedian Ria Lina, named one of The Evening Standard’s ‘Hottest Comedians You Should Be Watching Now’.
Sony and Writers’ Guild Award-winning writer and comedian Mark Steel brings us ‘An evening and a little bit of a morning’ with his brand new hilarious show.
Following a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run, multi-award-winning and trail-blazing comedian Paul Foot brings ‘Dissolve’ to Kendal.
Suzi Ruffell’s brand new show is all about settling down (but not settling), becoming a mother (without becoming mumsy) and still worrying about everything!
Literature and Theatre
Selected as one of the best shows to see at the Edinburgh Fringe by Time Out, The Times and The Stage, ‘Head Set’ is the chronicle of Victoria Melody’s journey so far – a bonkers, hilarious and galvanising celebration of becoming your authentic self.
The world of Oz has captured the imaginations of people of all ages for generations. But have you ever wondered about the story of the man made entirely of tin, and his quest for a heart?
Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea…
Presented by the wonderful Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company, the 2023 Brewery Arts Christmas Show follows the adventures of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man, who finds his feet fast and sets off on the journey of a lifetime.
Filmed live at the Savoy Theatre during its West End run, this record-breaking and beautifully acted production of the million-copy bestseller by Hanya Yanagihara comes to the big screen for a limited time only.
Three silent films brought to life with a live improvised accompaniment, played on the Brewery’s Steinway Piano by Jonny Best and Adam Fairhill.
Join us for a special screening of this classic horror-comedy from celebrated German director Paul Leni, accompanied by a live score played by Tony Judge on the Brewery’s Steinway Piano.
Gain confidence in working with clay and learn how to model, glaze, throw and create different structures and forms during these fun and informal workshops for young people.
Artseen is the perfect course for young creatives wanting to take your art practice to the next level. This 5-week course is led by Sophie Martin and participants will also work with guest tutors to explore a range of mediums – including life drawing, painting, drawing, and more.
Brewery Film Crew is perfect for young people who have always wanted to star on the big screen or have always wanted to be a director, cinematographer, or scriptwriter!
A series of fun, festive and exploration-focused workshops which focus on different areas of artistic practice, from making Christmas plates to festive ceramic baubles!
Food and Drink
Heading to a show or just in need of refreshment? Expect a warm, friendly welcome and exceptional service in our beautiful Bar & Restaurant.
Our new festive menu launches on 1st December and we’re now taking bookings for Christmas parties! Check out our website for menus and booking information.