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The Shakespeare Centre

The Shakespeare Centre was built in 1829 and was Kendal’s first purpose built theatre. It was designed by John Richardson, a local architect.

Both poverty in Kendal, and pressure from the Quakers, Prebyterians and Temperance groups, forced the theatre to close five years after opening. It continued in use as a ballroom, before being converted to the New Life Community Church in 1994.

This venue is very close to the Brewery Arts Centre. from the Brewery turn left in the hhigh street and walk approx. 150 metres. Turn left undeer the arch at The Shakesepare Inn, and you will see the theatre at the end of the yard.

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