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    Kendal Brewery Arts Centre

    The Brewery Arts Centre opened its doors in 1972, when the premises was converted from the old Vaux Brewery, hence the name.

    Whitwell, Mark and Co ("The House of Whitwell") established a wine business on this site in 1757, with cellars said to hold over 40,000 gallons of wine and in 1853, the company built a new ale brewery in the garden of the Georgian town house that still fronts the Brewery on Highgate.

    By 1900 Whitwell Marks' Kendal was one of the town's largest employers and best known industries.

    In 1946 the firm was taken over by Vaux Breweries of Sunderland and in 1971, when they relocated the offices, the town house became a Youth Hostel and the industrial buildings began the conversion into the Brewery Arts Centre as we know it.

    Since 1972 the Brewery Arts Centre has hosted thousands of exciting and vibrant artistic events with many famous names gracing the stages of the Malt Room and Theatre performance spaces. The Brewery has also evolved to become one of the most important education centres for the arts in the North West with an extensive programme of arts based learning for youth and adult learners.

    The Brewery gardens are the last remaining of many which would once have flourished behind the town houses lining Highgate. The steps to the upper garden, leading to the terraced garden have recently been restored to their original grandeur.

    Address
    122A Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4HE
    Kendal
    LA9 4HE
    England
    Phone
    01539 725 133
    Website
    http://www.breweryarts.co.uk/
    Directions
    The Brewery Arts Centre is only 10 minutes from Junction 36 of the M6 Motorway. Kendal itself also sits on the A6 and A591 roads.

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