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The Box Theatre

The Box is situated on Kendal College’s Arts & Media campus, next to Kendal Train Station. Our stunning performance venue is famous for its ‘twisted cube’ slate construction and is available for live performances, lectures, comedy, presentations, product launches and for recording/broadcast and cinema screenings.

The Box Performance Venue The Box

Our stunning facilities include a tensioned cinema screen with high definition projection, Traxion surround sound system, (5.1), a comprehensive theatrical lighting system with over 100 fixtures and 116 dimmer channels. Superb and configurable accoustics, raked seating and full air conditioning for a comfortable environment for audience and performers alike.

The venue is ideally situated, within close proximity of Kendal bus and train stations, Kendal town centre and also has ample parking available in its two car parks.

Raked seating provides accommodation for an audience of up to 140 in a variety of configurations, with additional staging available as required. A full range of microphones are available for music events and a music band backline can be hired at additional cost.

The excellent accoustics and full blackout make it an ideal venue for live video and sound recording. A full professional recording service can be provided for you at additional cost.

Use of the theatre’s green room is included with all bookings and the on-level loading facilitates an easy set up.

Inside The Box


Key Features:

  • Excellent acoustics particularly for voice & acoustic instruments
  • Tensioned screen & high def projection
  • Traxion™ surround sound system
  • Full range of microphones
  • Additional staging available
  • Theatrical lighting system with over 100 fixtures
  • 116 dimmer channels
  • Lighting grid access from gantry
  • Music band backline available
  • Robe and Martin automated lighting fixtures
  • ETC Element lighting desk
  • On-level loading available including truck access from Beezon Road
  • Fully air conditioning
  • for audience & performers
  • Professional video & sound recording facility
  • Green Room
  • Seven metres of dance mirrors plus ballet bars
  • Close proximity to bus and train stations, 5 minute connection to West Coast main train line via Oxenholme

These are just some of the clients that have used The Box for performances, lectures and events

  • FILMCLUB: cinema events for schools
  • Sedbergh Folk Festival for international folk and world music events
  • Kendal Mountain Film Festival
  • Royal Geographic Society
  • BBC Scotland
  • Nick Dudman (of Star Wars
  • and Harry Potter fame)
  • Eddington Astronomical Society
  • Lakeland Arts Trust lectures
  • Blue Dog Music
  • South Lakeland District Council
  • Stramongate School for performing arts showcase
  • Community groups for movement workshops


To find out more about The Box, or to make a booking call 01539 814729.

The Box, Beezon Road, Kendal, LA9 6EL