Festival venues and Accessibility

VENUES OVERVIEW

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. VENUE ADDRESSES BELOW

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 Box (part of Kendal College), the Barrel House and Abbot Hall Social Centre - all easily reached by foot.

ACCESSIBILITY OVERVIEW

Kendal Mountain Festival is working to improve accessibility across all aspects of the festival. It is an on-going initiative and a key focus for the coming years.

All our main venues, including the Basecamp, are wheelchair accessible and have step-free access - please SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE for full details.

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 companion 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.

The 2023 events that include Captions and Audio Description are:

Friday 17th 1.45pm - Digital Lounge. Younger - Film screening.Sunday 19th 10.15am - Digital Lounge. Younger - Film screening.Sunday 19th 11.30am - Access the Best of Kendal - Film Screening

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 Where to Park page.

KENDAL MOUNTAIN PLAYER

From exciting short film collections, to life affirming feature films, we have over 100+ hours of content to enjoy, with new content uploaded throughout the year.

Venue Accessibility

Basecamp

  • Disabled access and facilities. The nearest parking is available in Peppercorn Carpark 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. 
  • The Cinema building is accessible via steps or an access ramp in the garden plus the lift that is found in the main foyer.
  • Cinema Screen 1 is situated on the top floor of the Cinema building and is accessible via the lift.
  • Cinema Screen 2 is situated on the ground floor of the Cinema building.
  • There is wheelchair access in every Screen.
  • The Digital Lounge is to the right of the Cinema building and fully accessible.
  • The Studio is situated on the first floor and fully accessible.
  • 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.

The Box - at Kendal College

  • 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.

 

Venue Addresses

Basecamp

Abbot Hall Park. Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Leisure Centre

Burton 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 Hall (includes Prayer Room/Quiet Space)

9a Lowther St, Kendal LA9 4DL

The Box, at Kendal College

Please use Kendal Museum as you guide, The Box is situated right beside it.Station Rd, Kendal LA9 6BT

Abbot Hall Social Centre

Dowkers Lane, Kendal, LA9 4DN

Cross Lane Projects

Cross Lane, Kendal LA9 5LB

The Venue at The Barrel House and Westmoreland Crossfit

Castle Mills, Units 8-16, Aynam Rd, Kendal LA9 7DE

Ruskins

12-14 Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4ND

About Time Espresso Bar (safe Queer space)

26 Finkle St, Kendal LA9 4AB

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