Our shops are now open until 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas

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.

Great Print 7
03 Dec27 Feb
Free entry Ticket
09:0009:00
Gallery
Now in its seventh year, 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…

Coming up

29 Jan
£55
As part of our new year new craft series, Sara Moore of Whole Punching joins…
09 Dec19 Dec
Free Entry
Running from 9th to the 19th DecemberThe Eden Valley Friends of Dementia UK is raising…
04 Dec
£65
Join printmaker Hester Cox for an insight into this exciting and diverse printmaking method. Collagraph…

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.

No Time To Die
03 Dec09 Dec
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12A
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil…
The Alpinist
03 Dec08 Dec
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12A
If you enjoyed Free Solo or Touching the Void, then THE ALPINIST is the one…
Dune
04 Dec07 Dec
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12A
Action Adventure. A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul…
Spider-Man: No Way Home
17 Dec23 Dec
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12A
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighbourhood hero is…
Encanto
10 Dec16 Dec
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PG
Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the…
Mothering Sunday
03 Dec09 Dec
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15
On a warm spring day in 1924, housemaid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds…
Baby-friendly screening: No Time To Die
08 Dec
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12A
Bring along your baby and enjoy our new ‘Parent and Baby’ relaxed film screenings with…
A Boy Called Christmas
03 Dec12 Dec
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PG
A magical adaption of Matt Haig’s seasonal best seller.The original story of Father Christmas is…
King Richard
26 Nov02 Dec
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12A
Inspirational Drama. Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is…
House of Gucci
26 Nov09 Dec
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2hr 37mins
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15
House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind…
Kendal Mountain Tour 2022
18 Feb
Unleash your adventurous side…Join us for an evening of film and talks celebrating adventure from…
Spencer
12 Nov25 Nov
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12A
In December 1991, the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown…
CBeebies: The Night before Christmas
04 Dec05 Dec
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U
The annual CBeebies Christmas Show is back in cinemas. This year, the story is 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
14 Dec17 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
Image © Snowdog Enterprises LtdShowing in Screen 1The Snowman and The Snowdog – The ultimate…
Supper with Santa | The Snowman and The Snowdog
19 Dec
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Child £15 Adult £18
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U
Image © Snowdog Enterprises LtdShowing in Screen 1Join us for a festive, fun packed evening…

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.

Introduction to Oxford punch needle
19 Mar
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£70
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16+
Sara Moore from Whole Punching introduces the craft of Oxford punch needle. Dating back to…
Make a Punch Needle Wall Hanging
29 Jan
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£55
As part of our new year new craft series, Sara Moore of Whole Punching joins…
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…
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Jill Liley
13 Nov23 Jan
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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…
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…

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).

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