Spring 2024 at Brewery Arts: Music, Comedy, Cinema and Creative Learning Highlights

Published on 4th January 2024

Happy New Year from all of us at Brewery Arts!

Join us as we launch into an electrifying 2024 on our stages and screens! Whether it’s for a star studded live performance, a magical family show, a mind opening live talk or screening, an invigorating Creative Learning session, or simply a superb meal with the best service in town, we guarantee a memorable visit. 

Live Music

Enjoy foot-stomping live music from Dustbowl Revival and The Urban Voodoo Machine, celebrate new album releases with critically acclaimed singer-songwriters Sam Lee and Benjamin Francis Leftwich, and marvel at transglobal chart topper Maya Youssef. 

Dustbowl Revival

Dustbowl Revival – 25 Jan

After spending years on the road, selling out hometown shows at LA’s famed Troubadour, headlining festivals and wowing crowds from Denmark to China, Dustbowl Revival bring their joyful, booty-shaking soul songs and cut-to-heart folk-rock ballads to Kendal.

The Urban Voodoo Machine – 16 Feb

The Urban Voodoo Machine’s own brand of Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll have swayed audiences all over the UK and Europe for 2 decades now – one of our picks of the season!

Sam Lee – 22 Mar

Singer-songwriter Sam Lee performs work from his new album, Songdreaming. This new release represents the latest stage in the development of Sam’s music, from its roots in traditional folk song to a new way of imagining and performing these old songs, making them relevant for a modern audience.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – 5 Apr

Artistic transformation is often associated with a blast of fanfare – the dramatic unveiling of a new look, or lofty announcement of the revelation that prompted such a change. In the case of Benjamin Francis Leftwich, reinvention transpires with significantly more subtlety on his latest album, Some Things Break.

Maya Youssef ft. Zoe Rahman and Elizabeth Nott – 5 Apr

Hailed as ‘The queen of the qanun’, Maya Youssef is a globally renowned and award-winning qanun player and composer from Syria. For this incredible performance, Maya is joined by Zoe Rahman, one of the UK’s foremost jazz pianists and composers, and acclaimed percussionist Elizabeth Nott.

See our full music listings here.


Rosie Jones

Comedy legends will light up our stages for your laughing pleasure, and the hilarious Rosie Jones, Troy Hawke, Josh Pugh and many others are sure to bring the house down. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids – 27 Jan

Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!

Josh Pugh – 23 Feb

Existin’ La Vida Loca is the brand-new stand-up show from Edinburgh Award-nominated viral sensation, Josh Pugh. Josh returns following a sell-out debut UK and Ireland Tour with a show about ‘enjoying yourself and doing your best.’

Rosie Jones – 15 Mar

Rosie Jones is on the road for a UK tour and, boy, she is EXCITED. Join Rosie as she ponders whether she is a national treasure, a little prick, or somewhere in between! This show is guaranteed to be full of unapologetic cheekiness, nonsensical fun and unadulterated JOY from the triple threat herself.

See our full comedy listings here.



Our Cinema programme will be packed with awards favourites as well as sumptuous live streamed performances from National Theatre Live, The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.

National Theatre Live: Dear England – 25 Jan, 15 Feb

With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt, to take team and country back to the promised land. Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Sherwood) spectacular hit play that explores nation and game.

National Theatre Live: Vanya – 22 Feb, 14 Mar

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) radical new one-man version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

See our full Cinema listings here.


Alice in Wonderland

Families are at the heart of our theatre programme, with the enchanting Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland presented by Box Tale Soup Theatre Company, bringing a timeless world of wondrous fantasy for little ones. 

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland – 10 Feb

Drawing on the wealth of peculiar episodes from both Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Box Tale Soup invite you down the rabbit hole into a timeless world of wondrous fantasy.

See our full theatre listings here.

Creative Learning


Our Creative Learning programme supports all ages and abilities, and everyone is welcome to move, make and create – even in our bar and restaurant where we host relaxed, informal social workshops. 

See our full Creative Learning programme here.

Food & Drink

Paint and Pizza

Heading to a show or just in need of refreshment? Expect a warm, friendly welcome and exceptional service in our beautiful Bar & Restaurant. Check out our menus and book your table here.

These are just a handful of our highlights; there’s lots more events and activities added throughout the season. Check our what’s on guide for full listings!

Thanks for your support, we look forward to welcoming you to Brewery Arts this New Year.

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