Tickets & Booking for Kendal Poetry Festival

All tickets should be booked through the Brewery Arts Centre Box Office. When booking online you may choose to collect your tickets from the Brewery, to print your tickets at home, or to have your name added to a list of ticket holders that will be held at each of the events. Tickets for carers and young people under 18 are complimentary.
01539 725133

Booking for Schools (Children’s Poetry Day with Matt Abbot or Matt Goodfellow)
If you would like to book tickets for these events, please email Mhairi Helme at Outside-In on for more information.

All Events

For individual events book online at the Brewery Arts Centre.


A limited number (35) of Weekend Passes are available at £45. This price includes all of the Readings, Talks, Discussions and Open Mics taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival. It does not include the ‘Opening Doors’ Open Mic on Thursday night, the Brewery Poets Afternoon Tea or entry to Workshops.

This pass will give you access to eleven readings and open mics – saving you £10 (if you bought each ticket individually).

To buy a Festival Pass:

  1. Head to the Brewery Arts Centre
  2. Buy a Festival Pass
  3. Once you have bought your Festival Pass, you then need to put into your basket all of the events you would like to attend. Any £5 events selected will be then put through as free events. Please book free events as well, so we know what numbers to expect.
All tickets can be purchased through the Brewery Arts Centre website >
Purchase a Festival Pass >

Kendal Poetry Festival Bookshop

Please visit the Kendal Poetry Festival Bookshop to purchase works by the 2022 festival poets.



Most of our readings and workshops will be held at the Brewery Arts Centre.

Brewery Arts Centre
122A Highgate

01539 725133
Brewery Arts Centre Map >


The Friday ‘Poetry Rhyme Time’ and the ‘New Writing North Award Winner’s Event’ will be held at Kendal Library.

Kendal Library
Kendal LA9 4PY

01539 713520
Kendal Library Map >


Painting the Poets with Clae Eastgate Launch event, Portraits in Poetry event and the Dove Cottage Young Poets events will all take place at Space To Create.

Studio 31 (Unit 31) The Factory
Castle Mills, Aynam Road

01539 482540
Space2Create Map >


The Children’s Poetry Sessions with Matt Greenwood for Year 3 students will take place at Outside-In.

Outside-In Cumbria
Beezon Road

01539 723 924
Outside-In Map >


  • There is a pay and display car park at the Brewery Arts Centre
  • There is parking in and around Kendal. Please visit the South Lakeland District Council website for details.

Further Information

Contact the Festival Team

If you have a query and wish to contact the events team direct, please send us an email via the contact form below. We aim to reply in 3 days.

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