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.

About Rheged illustration

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.

The Lake Artists Society Annual Exhibition
18 Sep21 Nov
Free Entry | No booking necessary Ticket
08:0016:00
Gallery
We are proud to host the Annual Exhibition of the esteemed Lake Artists Society for the first time in its 117-year history.This joyful celebration of art and creativity features 260…

Coming up

16 Oct
£20 for a day ticket including the 3 talks and panel discussionNow in its sixth…
25 Sep
Sigga, 17, tells her parents she is leaving her beautiful Icelandic fishing village to become…

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.

Iceland is BEST + Live Q&A
21 Oct
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15
Back by popular demand for a second evening.Sigga, 17, tells her parents she is leaving…
Moonbound
17 Sep29 Sep
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PG
When Peter sets out on a magical journey to rescue his little sister Anne, he…
The Nest
17 Sep26 Sep
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15
Rory (Jude Law), an ambitious entrepreneur and former commodities broker, persuades his American wife, Allison…
No Time To Die
29 Sep14 Oct
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12A
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil…
McCullin
16 Oct
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15
To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration…
Best of Kendal Film Festival 2021
21 Nov
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12+
Back by popular demand!Enjoy the ‘Best of Kendal’ with us here at Rheged. A chance…
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
17 Sep29 Sep
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12A
Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS stars Simu Liu as the…
Spirit Untamed
10 Sep26 Sep
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U
An epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers…
The Alpinist
24 Sep29 Sep
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12A
If you enjoyed Free Solo or Touching the Void, then THE ALPINIST is the one…
RESPECT
10 Sep28 Sep
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12A
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s…
Iceland is BEST + Live Q&A
25 Sep
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15
Sigga, 17, tells her parents she is leaving her beautiful Icelandic fishing village to become…
The Last Bus
03 Sep29 Sep
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12A
John O’Groats, Scotland: An elderly man, Tom (Spall), whose wife has just passed away uses…
The Courier
27 Aug22 Sep
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12A
THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman GrevilleWynne…
PAW Patrol: The Movie
09 Aug20 Sep
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U
The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of…

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. Classes take place in a spacious, light-filled room, where you will have your own dedicated workspace to allow for social distancing. Lunch is not included, but you can order fresh food and speciality coffee from Rheged’s Cafe and Deli.

Fused Glass Christmas Decorations with Roxanne Denny
27 Nov
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£60
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16+
Try your hand at glass fusing and have fun making your own Christmas decorations with…
Make a Fused Glass Bowl with Roxanne Denny
17 Oct
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£60
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16+
Learn a new skill and enjoy the freedom to get creative while making your own…
Introduction to Glass Fusing with Roxanne Denny
17 Oct
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£60
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16+
Learn the skill of glass fusing and express your creativity by making a decorative glass…
Festive Wreaths with The Floralistas
05 Dec
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£65
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16+
An immersive two hours spent elbow deep in stunning, scented, sustainably grown and sourced fresh…
Introduction to Collagraph Printmaking with Hester Cox
04 Dec
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£65
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16+
Join printmaker Hester Cox for an insight into this exciting and diverse printmaking method. Collagraph…
Exploring Collagraph Printmaking with Hester Cox
26 Feb
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£65
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16+
Hester has specialised in collagraph for over 25 years and really enjoys the opportunity to…
Needle-felted Christmas Tree Decorations with Hanne Crank
20 Nov
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£55
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16+
Suitable for beginners and those with a little experience, this seasonal class invites you to…
Lake District Woodland Christmas Cake with Hanne Crank
12 Dec
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£75
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16+
Using one of Hanne’s delicious brandy fruit cakes (or one of your own), you will…
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Jill Liley
13 Nov
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£40
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16+
Have you ever wished you could pick up a pen and create a beautiful piece…
Portrait in a Day with Catherine MacDiarmid
21 Nov
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£45
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16+
Develop your drawing skills through the art of portraiture. During this class you will be…
Introduction to Life Drawing with Catherine MacDiarmid
22 Jan
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£60
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16+
Working direct from a life model, you will be guided through different drawing techniques using…
Create Botanical Prints in Full Colour. Linocut for beginners with Laura Sowerby
11 Dec
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£65
Create an original botanical lino print in full colour, aided every step of the way…
A Taste of Acrylics with Catherine MacDiarmid
16 Oct
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£45
Unleash your inner artist and learn some acrylic painting techniques, working directly from a still…

New in
our cafe

Order directly to your table.

Keep conversation flowing and avoid interruptions by ordering from your mobile phone. Scan the QR code at your table or click the button below to order direct to your table. You can add extra dishes and drinks whenever you want them – and never have to wait for the bill.

Our shops

Curated with our place in mind but inspired by craft, design and talent from far and wide, our range encompasses niche British makers, ethical brands and items you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. Shop just for the fun of it: we think you’ll be delighted.

Cafe

At the heart of Rheged, our new 100-seat cafe is a relaxed, light-flooded space with a pizza oven and juice bar. The inclusive all-day and evening menu showcases exceptional handmade foods and craft drinks from our region and beyond, including organic wines, real bread and locally roasted speciality coffee.

BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

LUNCH

EVENING

EVENING

KIDS

KIDS

Children’s Shop

Relaxed, family-friendly toy shop where noise and fun are encouraged among Lego superheroes, puzzles and pocket-money treats. Organic clothing, gifts and books to charm under 5s (and their adults).

Lake Artists Society Exhibition

Coming up in our gallery: The Lake Artists Society Annual Exhibition

The annual celebration of art and creativity with 300 new and original artworks exhibited, all by Cumbrian based artists.