Rheged is a gallery, café, cinema, shopping venue, workplace and creative space on the edge of the Northern Lakes. A place where kids can be kids in our Indoor Play and Making Space and 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.
Leap into the action of the latest Hollywood releases or be transported to one of the world’s great theatres where live-streamed opera, ballet and musical performances come vividly to life on the big screen.
Our giant cinema screen 1 offers an immersive experience unique within our region with an 18 metre wide screen, state-of-the-art surround sound and raked seating for uninterrupted views. In July 23, the latest 4K laser projector was installed into Screen 1, which is 4 times more powerful, with 4 times more definition and 4 times better than an HD projector. It is 3 times brighter than the previous projector and uses a quarter of the energy, making it much kinder to our planet. See the Rheged website for full cinema schedule.
Enjoy the show with sweet treats from our Deli including Kimi’s Gelato, Karma Soda and hand-packed confectionery range from Bon Bon’s.
Our Cinema also hosts talks and special events, with guest speakers, exclusive screenings, Q&A’s and panel debates taking place regularly, plus pantomimes too.
A stimulating mini-world of slides, tunnels, tents and a ball pool, with dedicated zone for under 5s. For the safety of visitors and colleagues, Indoor Play slots are booked in advance to limit numbers. The Play area is thoroughly cleaned between each one hour session. Max height 137cm.
Where children can get creative decorating a range of models including bunnies, dinosaurs, masks, letters and more with decorative patterned papers in our Decopatch workshop.
In our spacious Gallery we host a changing programme of four exhibitions every year which have a connection with our Cumbria home. We are proud to exhibit work by Cumbria’s artists and craftspeople, as well as emerging and established artists from all over the UK. This strong relationship with artists means we can show creativity at its most diverse, as well as reflecting life in the landscape. Alongside each exhibition is a range of creative classes led by exhibiting artists.
Our 100-seat ground-floor cafe is a relaxed dining space where you can brunch with friends, enjoy a working lunch or catch up before a movie. Our menu is inclusive and flexible, changing with the seasons and featuring handmade food and drink from our community of local producers.
Sandwiches, pastries, salads and bakes, made by us and bread baked fresh every day. Featuring sourdough bread by More? near Kendal, specialty coffee by Carvetii in Threlkeld, Kimi’s Gelato made from Cumbrian free-range milk in Staveley and award-winning ethical and organic Karma Sodas in a range of authentic, non-artificial flavours.
In our Deli shop you will find edible gifts with a strong sense of place. Local and handmade foods, including Cumbrian preserves, artisan pastas, organic wines and small-batch craft spirits. Functional cookware and eco-conscious utensils and accessories for table and pantry.
Our toy shop is packed almost to the rafters with children’s books, clothes, toys, puzzles, gifts, Jellycat teddies and pocket-money treats. Children can find new titles by their favourite authors, or discover retellings of classic fairytales. We stock a huge selection of LEGO® which features Harry Potter, Avatar, Lego City, Technic, Spider-Man, Lightyear and Minecraft.
Clothing and Wellbeing
Our Clothing shop includes stylish womenswear and accessories, exceptional beauty products, and contemporary interior accessories. Clothing ranges includes sustainable labels (People Tree; Thought Clothing), iconic names (Birkenstock and Carhartt) and British knitwear from Eribé and Harley of Scotland.
Our Wellbeing space showcases natural skincare and vegan-friendly makeup from emerging and established brands. Our brands include REN, This Works, Trilogy, L’Occitane, Dr Hauschka, with makeup from Stila.
Find textiles, ceramics, lighting and craft to bring warmth and personality to indoor and outdoor spaces in our Home section. As well as bespoke blankets, scarves and natural scented candles created for us by craft producers and beguiling gallery of cards and gift wrap designed and printed in Britain.
An evolving space celebrating art, design and thought. Ceramics, jewellery and items for the home from iconic names and local makers. We stock a range of stationery, art materials and craft kits for both adults and children to get creative with. As well as products made by artist exhibiting in our Gallery.
Kit to inspire adventure in the Cumbrian landscape. Clothing, footwear, rucksacks, accessories, books and camping gear from KUHL, Rab and Cotopaxi and mindful brands including Fjällraven, Patagonia, Howies and many more.
Shop for the Senses
Created with all your senses in mind and run by a network of artists and artisans based in the Lake District – you may meet the maker of the product you are taking home. Inside you will find a collection of contemporary design-led products, perfect for your home or for a special gift.
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|Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
|Monday - Thursday
|Friday - Saturday
* Cafe: 9.30am till 5pm
Shops: 10am – 5pm
Gallery: 10am – 5pm
Sunday – Thursday 8:30am until the start of the last film.
Friday to Saturday 8.30am – 7pm (serving brand new hotdogs and potato wedges 5pm – 7pm)
Cinema: Please see programme. Drinks and snacks available.
Filling station: 6am – 10pm
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Open New Years Eve and Day
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Just 2 minutes from M6 jct 40, off the A66 heading towards Keswick.
We have 250 spaces, plus disabled parking and coach parking. Our car park is for Rheged customers only and cars or motorhomes are not permitted to park overnight as the area is locked.
It’s free to park but if you plan on staying longer than 5 hours, please register your number plate with a colleague in our café or deli to avoid a car parking charge. Once registered, you can stay for an additional 7 hours (max 12 hours total).
Accessible by Public Transport: Penrith station is 2 miles away.
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