BREWERY ARTS CENTRE, Kendal

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BREWERY ARTS CENTRE, Kendal


The Brewery Arts Centre is an unusual, but wonderful, venue that offers a diverse programme of international theatre, comedy, live music, cinema, dance, exhibitions, workshops, festivals and other events.  There is also a reasonable, informal, restaurant and a bar that often serves good beer.  It is a notable asset to Kendal, and to the wider area.
It opened in 1972.  Whitwell, Mark and Co (‘The House of Whitwell’) had established a wine business on the site in 1757, with cellars said to hold over 40,000 gallons of wine, and in 1853 built a beer brewery in the garden of the Georgian town house that still fronts the Brewery on Highgate.  By 1900 Whitwell Marks of Kendal was one of the town’s largest employers .  In 1946, the firm was taken over by Vaux Breweries of Sunderland, who closed their operations in 1971 and sold the site.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
122A Highgate
Kendal
County
Cumbria
Post Code
LA9 4HE
Main Historic Period
Modern
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
Kendal Castle, Kendal Museum, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Holy Trinity Church, the Lake District
Primary Management
Other

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