October Highlights

Published on 30th September 2023

Enjoy a perfect programme of family entertainment, comedy, live music, dance, and more as we start preparing for autumn!

We are kickstarting the spooky season with a visit from the extra-terrestrial HENGE, and the ‘squally, squeaky mix of discordant vocal beauty’ from Kristin Hersh, whilst spirits are lifted by legendary comedians, Mark Steel, Ria Lina, and Pete Firman.

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Live Music

Jesca Hoop

Jesca Hoop

Thursday 12 October | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £18 | Malt Room Standing

Prepare to be captivated by Jesca Hoop’s unique blend of folk, indie, and experimental sounds that will transport you to a world of musical enchantment. Jesca’s soulful voice, heartfelt lyrics and beautiful melodies guarantee a soul-stirring performance.

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HENGE return to Brewery Arts gifting humankind with their otherworldly music, and an extra special Family Matinee performance, Damien O’Kane & Ron Block cause fireworks with a blend of American bluegrass and Irish tenor banjos, whilst Scott Matthews performs his renowned acoustic delicacy, cementing his undeniable mastery as one of our greatest songsmiths.

Alternative music lovers will enjoy performances from Kristin Hersh, of 50FootWave and Throwing Muses, and The Trials Of Cato, who were described by BBC 2’s Mark Radcliffe as “quite the thing to be reckoned with!”


Tin Man

TIN MAN by Joss Arnott Dance

Friday 27 October | Starts 2pm & 6pm | Tickets £12.50 | Family of 4 £40 | Theatre | Age Guidance 7+ yrs

Watch the character we all know and love on their journey to finding a heart and happiness in TIN MAN; the magical retelling of a classic tale by Joss Arnott Dance. This family-friendly performance includes enchanting storytelling, dramatic choreography, and fabulous costumes.

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Acclaimed performance artist Victoria Melody showcases her brand-new show ‘Head Set’, and Mr Bubbles is back with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes; The Bubble Show is an interactive, fun, internationally award-winning bubble extravaganza. Lakeland Canoe Club host the annual Paddling Film Festival, inspiring us to push extremes and appreciate the wild.


Pete Firman

Pete Firman: TrikTok

Saturday 7 October | Starts 7.30pm | Tickets £19.50 | Theatre | Age Guidance 11+ yrs

Pete Firman joins us for a magical evening of mind-blowing illusions, laughter, and entertainment like no other during his brand-new show, TrikTok. Expect an evening of jaw-dropping magic and laugh-out-loud comedy as Pete performs his critically acclaimed magical skills in the flesh.

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Experience Ria Lina‘s unique blend of comedy, storytelling, and thought-provoking insights in this show like no other, and Sony and Writers’ Guild Award-winning writer and comedian, Mark Steel, gifts us ‘An Evening And A Little Bit Of A Morning’!

Creative Learning

Halloween Special Pumpkins, Pizza and Mystery Movies

Get into the spirit of the spooky season with a range of seasonal workshops and activities this October including Halloween Special: Pumpkins Pizza And Mystery Movies, Autumnal Embroidery Hoops, and autumnal-themed Art In The Bar and Crafternoon Brew sessions.

New this autumn, families with children under 4 can settle into our Digital Lounge to enjoy the Mini Movies Halloween Special, and young people under 9 are invited to The Nightmare Before Christmas watch party!

There are limited places available on the handful of weekly classes which commence in October, including Printmaking For Beginners, as well as our monthly film club, Cine-Social.

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Cinema & Stage On Screen

Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and relive a golden age of comedy, during Another Fine Mess! Laurel & Hardy Silent Shorts, brought to life with a live improvised accompaniment played on Brewery Arts’ Steinway Piano.

Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt from the comfort of Kendal as the spectacular stage show The Prince of Egypt – The Musical is debuted in UK cinemas, filmed live at the Dominion Theatre in London.

Complete the Stage On Screen experience with Prosecco and Canapés, available to enjoy during the interval of each screening.

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