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.
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.
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.
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.
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.