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 Nov
Launched in 2020, the Cumbria Club is an inclusive and informal grouping of people who…
04 Dec
Free Entry | No booking necessary
Now in its seventh year, Rheged’s flagship Great Print exhibition is the largest event of…
13 Nov
£40
Have you ever wished you could pick up a pen and create a beautiful piece…
12 Nov
£25
The evening will begin with a Mountain Art Auction, then John Innerdale MBE, and co-patron…

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.

Scream 25th Anniversary
31 Oct
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18
After a series of mysterious deaths befalls their small town, an offbeat group of friends…
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 20th Anniversary re-release
29 Oct30 Oct
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PG
Head back to Hogwarts this half term for a magical treat, as we celebrate the…
Elf
Elf
18 Dec
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PG
Showing in Screen 2Once upon a Christmas Eve, an orphan baby crawled into Santa's bag…
Supper with Santa | Elf
18 Dec
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£15 Child | £18 Adult
Showing in Screen 2Join us for a festive, fun packed evening for all the family….
The Polar Express
17 Dec
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U
Showing in Screen 2A doubting young boy boards a train and embarks on an extraordinary…
Supper with Santa | Polar Express
17 Dec
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Child £15 | Adult £18
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U
Showing in Screen 2Join us for a festive, fun packed evening for all the family….
The Snowman | The Snowman and the Snowdog – Double Bill
19 Dec
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U
Showing in Screen 1The Snowman and The Snowdog – The ultimate Christmas double bill for…
Supper with Santa | The Snowman and The Snowdog
19 Dec
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Child £15 Adult £18
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U
Showing in Screen 1Join us for a festive, fun packed evening for all the family….
Venom: Let there be Carnage
29 Oct04 Nov
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15
Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s…
Room on the Broom and The Highway Rat | Double Bill
29 Oct31 Oct
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U
Room on the BroomA half hour animated film based on the wonderful children’s picture book…
No Time To Die – Subtitled Screening
21 Oct
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12A
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil…
Ron’s Gone Wrong
29 Oct07 Nov
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PG
RON’S GONE WRONG is the heroic tale, of a socially awkward boy and a slightly…
Dune
05 Nov11 Nov
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12A
Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his…
Brit Rock Film Tour
25 Nov
The Brit Rock Film Tour is back for 2021 with a stunning line-up of films…
The Boss Baby: Family Business
22 Oct31 Oct
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PG
Tim and his wife, Carol the breadwinner of the family, live in the suburbs with…
The Addams Family 2
15 Oct31 Oct
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U
Everyone’s favourite spooky family is back in the animated comedy sequel, The Addams Family 2….
The Last Duel
15 Oct25 Oct
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18
From 20th Century Studios and visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott comes THE LAST DUEL, a gripping…
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…
No Time To Die
29 Sep30 Oct
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12A
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil…
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…
The Alpinist
24 Sep26 Oct
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12A
If you enjoyed Free Solo or Touching the Void, then THE ALPINIST is the one…

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.

Stocking Filler Cocktails with Simon Thomas
14 Nov
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£40
Create personalised hip-flask style cocktails that are perfect for popping into Christmas stockings, with inspiration…
Luxury Christmas Gift Wrapping with Louise Coulthard
28 Nov
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£25
Learn to gift-wrap like a pro with Louise Coulthard from Tilly & Cole, who has…
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…
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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£165 (2 day workshop)
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16+
2 day workshop, 10am-4pm each day.  Starting at 10am on the 26th Feb.Hester has specialised…
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 Dec05 Mar
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£65
Create an original botanical lino print in full colour, aided every step of the way…

Outdoor Adventure

Stephen Venables – Life After Everest
07 Apr
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£18.50 CONC £15.50
“What on earth do you do after that?” is the usual question once you climb…
An Evening with Sir Chris Bonington, in aid of the Calvert Trust
12 Nov
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£25
The evening will begin with a Mountain Art Auction, then John Innerdale MBE, and co-patron…
Pete Whittaker – Solo and Free
26 Feb
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£16 Conc £13
Join Pete from the sub culture of underground crack climbing and onto the side of…
Andy Kirkpatrick – Mind your head: Holidays from Hell
03 Nov
Presented by Speakers from the Edge.Only Hull’s second best climber, comedian Andy Kirkpatrick, could take…

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.

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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).

Coming up in our gallery: Great Print 7

Rheged’s flagship Great Print exhibition is the largest event of its kind in the UK. Celebrating the art of printmaking and all the different techniques – both ancient and modern