Shining a Light on Northern Talent

A place to meet

Rheged is a gallery, café, cinema, shopping venue, workplace and creative space on the edge of the Northern Lakes. A place where friends, family and colleagues can share a meal, watch a film, hold a meeting, see an exhibition, buy a gift or catch up over coffee. A flexible space for getting together or enjoying time alone with a book or notepad; a place where stories are told, ideas are sparked and the Cumbrian landscape is a constant source of inspiration.

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Highlights this month

The Trouble with Jessica
22 Apr25 Apr
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15
London couple Sarah and Tom are in deep financial trouble, and their situation takes a…
Civil War
19 Apr25 Apr
|
15
In a dystopian future America, a team of military-embedded journalists races against time to reach…
Kung Fu Panda 4
20 Apr
|
1h 49m
This spring, for the first time in almost a decade, comedy icon Jack Black returns…
Migration
21 Apr
|
U
Next year, Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life…
Robot Dreams
21 Apr
|
PG
A heart-swelling, hand-drawn delight that invites audiences of all ages to explore love and loss…
Driving Mum
23 Apr
|
12A
WINNER, Grand Prix, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2022WINNER, Best Original Score, Tallinn Black Nights…
The Zone of Interest
24 Apr
|
12A
The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream…
Mothers Instinct
13 Apr23 Apr
|
15
Alice and Celine live a traditional lifestyle with successful husbands and sons of the same…
Back to Black
12 Apr25 Apr
|
15
Featuring Abela alongside Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan and Lesley Manville, BACK TO BLACK is the…
Perfect Days
12 Apr18 Apr
|
PG
A highly anticipated return to fiction feature filmmaking from Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings of…
Wicked Little Letters
15 Apr25 Apr
|
15
A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in…
Six Inches of Soil | Plus Panel Debate With Growing Well
20 Apr
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£9 FULL
Six inches of soil film screening plus Panel Debate in aid of Growing Well, the…
Ghostbusters Frozen Empire
29 Mar22 Apr
|
12A
When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old…
Textured Embroidery & Abstract Mark Making class with Victoria Merness
21 Apr
|
£80
Taking inspiration from landscapes and natural themes, we will first explore abstract mark making with…
Creative Writing with Emma Thompson | Short Story Writing
20 Apr
|
£30
‘Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short…
Creative Writing with Emma Thompson | How to create Conflict and Tension
20 Apr
|
£30
A story or novel without conflict is dull and won’t engage the reader, and dramatic…
Cyanotype Coloured Animal Portraits with Artist David Lush
28 Apr
|
£65
Ideal for beginners, this class starts with a brief introduction to the cyanotype process, its…
Exhibition on Screen – John Singer Sargent: Portrait Artist & Fashion
21 Apr
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FULL £12, CONC £10
Directed by David BickerstaffJohn Singer Sargent was known as the greatest portrait artist of the…
Women’s Adventure Film Tour 2024 | Presented by Wild Basin
27 Apr
The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is back for its 8th season to celebrate extraordinary women…
An American in Paris | Big Screen Musical
21 Apr
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells…
The Royal Ballet | SWAN LAKE
25 Apr28 Apr
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Full £16, Conc £14
Out hunting, Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans. One among them transforms into…


Gallery

Our modern, independent gallery hosts a dynamic programme of events, bringing together established and emerging artists in curated and touring exhibitions. Inspired by the landscape and heritage on our doorstep, we look beyond the Lake District to celebrate British art and craft in all its diversity.

 


Cinema

With its 60-foot giant screen and digital sound, our independent cinema offers an immersive experience unique in our region. A varied programme includes new releases, family favourites and live-streaming events to transport you into the world’s great theatres and opera houses.

Dune Part Two
19 Apr
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3h 1m
The big-screen epic continues the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s acclaimed bestseller Dune with returning and…
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
04 May
|
U
Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy…
The Trouble with Jessica
22 Apr25 Apr
|
15
London couple Sarah and Tom are in deep financial trouble, and their situation takes a…
Civil War | Captioned Screening (FILM)
22 Apr
|
15
In a dystopian future America, a team of military-embedded journalists races against time to reach…
Civil War
19 Apr25 Apr
|
15
In a dystopian future America, a team of military-embedded journalists races against time to reach…
Kung Fu Panda 4
20 Apr
|
1h 49m
This spring, for the first time in almost a decade, comedy icon Jack Black returns…
Migration
21 Apr
|
U
Next year, Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life…
Robot Dreams
21 Apr
|
PG
A heart-swelling, hand-drawn delight that invites audiences of all ages to explore love and loss…
Driving Mum
23 Apr
|
12A
WINNER, Grand Prix, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2022WINNER, Best Original Score, Tallinn Black Nights…
The Zone of Interest
24 Apr
|
12A
The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream…
The Taste of Things
17 Apr
|
12A
The story of Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the fine gourmet who she has…
Mothers Instinct
13 Apr23 Apr
|
15
Alice and Celine live a traditional lifestyle with successful husbands and sons of the same…
Back to Black
12 Apr25 Apr
|
15
Featuring Abela alongside Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan and Lesley Manville, BACK TO BLACK is the…
Perfect Days
12 Apr18 Apr
|
PG
A highly anticipated return to fiction feature filmmaking from Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings of…
Wicked Little Letters
15 Apr25 Apr
|
15
A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in…
Ghostbusters Frozen Empire
29 Mar22 Apr
|
12A
When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old…
Cartoon Circus | Live Show
28 Oct
|
£9.50
The one hour family show features some of Britain’s funniest clowns, traditional slapstick comedy, magic,…
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly | Family Theatre
30 Oct
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£12 Child, £14 Adult
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly…… But The People’s Theatre Company do!And now…
The Little Mermaid | Christmas Live Pantomime
29 Dec30 Dec
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£10 Child, £12 Adult
Last year's ticket prices available until End of April 2024Panto makes a splash with a…

Creative classes

Our programme of creative classes invites you get absorbed in making and creating, whether you’re a beginner who wants to try something new or an enthusiast looking to develop your skills. Enjoy hands-on inspiration from professional creatives and get into the flow alongside fellow learners in relaxed and sociable small groups. Lunch is not included, but you can order fresh food and speciality coffee from Rheged’s Cafe and Deli.

Colour, Texture and Pattern Weaving with Jan Beadle
16 Nov
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£70
Enjoy a day weaving a scarf using a four-shaft table loom and beautiful coloured yarn.Jan…
Become a Weaver with Jan Beadle | 2 Day Course
19 Oct
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£140
2 Day Course, 10-4pm each dayYou may know the basics, maybe you have set up…
Tartan Weaving with Jan Beadle
31 Aug
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£70
This course is a perfect introduction to weaving for beginners. Enjoy a day of weaving a…
Create a Piped Cushion with Ashlea Ginesi
26 Oct
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£50
New for our programme of creative classes, a chance to learn some sewing techniques with…
Introduction to Life Drawing with Catherine MacDiarmid
13 Oct
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£65
Working direct from a life model, you will be guided through different drawing techniques using…
Painting Figures in Watercolour with Catherine Macdiarmid
29 Sep
In this creative class, you will learn the basic principles of painting people in watercolour;…
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Claire Gould
06 Oct
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£65
Have you ever wished you could pick up a pen and create a beautiful piece…
Become a Weaver with Jan Beadle | 2 Day Course
11 May
|
£140
2 Day Course, 10-4pm each dayYou may know the basics, maybe you have set up…
Textured Embroidery & Abstract Mark Making class with Victoria Merness
21 Apr
|
£80
Taking inspiration from landscapes and natural themes, we will first explore abstract mark making with…
Creative Writing with Emma Thompson | Short Story Writing
20 Apr
|
£30
‘Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short…
Creative Writing with Emma Thompson | How to create Conflict and Tension
20 Apr
|
£30
A story or novel without conflict is dull and won’t engage the reader, and dramatic…
Cyanotype Coloured Animal Portraits with Artist David Lush
28 Apr
|
£65
Ideal for beginners, this class starts with a brief introduction to the cyanotype process, its…
Abstract Wet Felting Class with Victoria Merness
22 Jun
|
£80
Felt Making is the oldest craft in the world, and it can be used to…
Embroidery with Wool Workshop with Victoria Merness | For All Skill Levels
08 Sep
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£80
This course is ideal as a progression if you have attended Victoria’s previous workshop, or…
Hand Embroidery & Applique with Victoria Merness for all Skill Levels
13 Jul
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£80
Join Victoria for this creative class where you will learn how to embroider, embellish, and…
Create a Hand Sewn Roman Blind with Ashlea Ginesi | 2 Day Course
04 May
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£140
New for our programme of creative classes, a chance to learn some sewing techniques with…
Create Botanical Prints in Full Colour. Linocut for beginners with Laura Sowerby
07 Sep
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£90
Create an original botanical lino print in full colour, aided every step of the way…
Creative Writing with Emma Thompson | Establish and Develop Settings
11 May
Have you always wanted to write but you’re not sure where to start?  Or perhaps…
Creative Writing with Emma Thompson | Create and Develop Convincing Characters
11 May
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£30
Have you always wanted to write but you’re not sure where to start?  Or perhaps…
Make a Freestanding Glass Wave with Roxanne Denny
14 Jul
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£65
Learn the skill of glass fusing and express your creativity by making a decorative freestanding…
Make a Fused Glass Bowl with Roxanne Denny
30 Jun
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£65
Learn a new skill and enjoy the freedom to get creative while making your own…
Fused Glass Christmas Decorations with Roxanne Denny
09 Nov
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£65
Try your hand at glass fusing and have fun making your own Christmas decorations with…
Portraits in Watercolours with Catherine Macdiarmid
23 Jun
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£55
Develop some different watercolour techniques that can be used for portraits. Photographs and photocopies will…
Wildlife Themed Introduction to Linocut with Sue Rowland
18 May
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£90
We are delighted to welcome back Sue Rowland, who will inspire you to create an…
Create Botanical Prints in Full Colour. Linocut for Beginners with Laura Sowerby
27 Apr
|
£90
Create an original botanical lino print in full colour, aided every step of the way…
Colour, Texture and Pattern Weaving with Jan Beadle
20 Apr
|
£70
Enjoy a day weaving a scarf using a four-shaft table loom and beautiful coloured yarn.Jan…
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Claire Gould
19 May
|
£55
Have you ever wished you could pick up a pen and create a beautiful piece…

Cafe

At the heart of Rheged, our new 100-seat cafe is a relaxed, light-flooded space with seasonal menus celebrating local producers. Our inclusive menu showcases exceptional handmade foods and craft drinks from our region and beyond, including organic wines, real bread and locally roasted speciality coffee.

Rheged Menu

Available from –

9am till 5pm

Kids Menu

Available from –

9am till 5pm


Staying longer than 5 hours?

Please register your number plate with a colleague from the café or deli to avoid a parking charge.

This is to prevent non-Rheged customers using our car park.