Festival Venues and Accessibility

We use a number of venues around the town to host events including Kendal Leisure Centre, where you’ll find our speaker events in the 800+ seat venue.

Many of our events and films are shown at the various venues at the Brewery Arts Centre, where you will also find our Festival book shop.

Just a few minutes' walk from here in Abbot Hall Park you'll find our expanded Basecamp Village. With free talks, interactive stands, and a food village this is the true social hub of the Festival and a great place to hang out between sessions.

The Festival extends throughout Kendal's cobbled lanes and yards. Venues include Kendal Town Hall, the Shakespeare Centre, the Barrel House and Kendal Library - all easily reached by foot.

All our main venues are fully accessible. Specific information about each venue can be found if you scroll down this page.

If you would like to book a space for a wheelchair or have accessibility requirements please contact us at info@mountainfest.co.uk. We also offer one free carer seat.

If you are attending an event with accessibility requirements we request that you arrive a few minutes early so our team can help you accordingly.

CAR PARKING - details and locations of car parks in Kendal can be found on the South Lakeland District Council website. Further information is also available on our FAQs page.

Venue Addresses

BasecampAbbot Hall Park. Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Leisure CentreBurton Road, Kendal LA9 7HX

Brewery Arts Centre venues including:Theatre, Screen 1, Screen 2, Studio, Malt Room, Digital Lounge, Book Shop, Press Room122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE,

Kendal Town Hall9a Lowther St, Kendal LA9 4DL

Shakespeare CentreYard, 76 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE

Abbot Hall Social CentreDowkers Lane, Kendal, LA9 4DN

Cross Lane ProjectsCross Lane, Kendal LA9 5LB

The Venue at The Barrel HouseCastle Mills, Units 8-16, Aynam Rd, Kendal LA9 7DE

Ruskins12-14 Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4ND

Handsome BreweryKent Street Bar, Kendal LA9 4AT

Venue Accessibility

Basecamp

  • Disabled access and facilities. The nearest parking is available in Peppercorn car park off the main road near Abbot Hall Art Gallery - it has 3 disabled spaces.

Leisure Centre

  • Disabled access, facilities and on-site parking.

Brewery Arts Centre venues

  • The Theatre is located on the ground floor in the main Foyer. Current access is via the Bar & Restaurant
  • The Cinema building is accessible via steps or an access ramp in the garden.
  • Cinema Screen 1 is situated on the top floor of the Cinema building and is accessible via the lift in the Cinema.
  • Cinema Screen 2 is situated on the ground floor of the Cinema building.
  • There is wheelchair access in every Screen.
  • The Warehouse is on the ground floor level with a fully accessible toilet.
  • All external staircases are short, have handrails and are interspersed by landing areas.
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on all floors.
  • Assistance and guide dogs are welcome.
  • There are three spaces allocated to blue badge holders who are entitled to park free of charge for three hours.

Kendal Town Hall

  • The Assembly Room is on the first floor and has disabled access by passenger lift with exception to the balcony.
  • The Town Council Chamber is on the ground floor and has disabled access.
  • The Georgian Room is on the first floor and has disabled access by passenger lift.
  • The Lowther room is on the ground floor and has disabled access.

Shakespeare Centre

  • Disabled access and facilities.

Abbott Hall Social Centre

  • Disabled access and facilities. There is limited on-site parking but all of it is reserved for diabled drivers.

Cross Lane Projects

  • Disabled access and facilities. The nearest parking is available in Peppercorn car park off the main road near Abbot Hall Art Gallery - it has 3 disabled spaces.

The Venue at The Barrel House

  • Disabled access and facilities.

Ruskins

  • No disabled access.

Handsome Brewery

  • No disabled access.
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