Building fun…










Eden Arts are based in Penrith’s Old Fire Station. Where there used to be four fire engines, there’s film, comedy, theatre and live music in our Engine Bay venue. In the old fire officers’ Mess, we’re hosting talks, meetings and smaller events.  And around the building you’ll find artists and makers using old offices as studios, the Eden Arts team hard at work (and they’re all artists in their own right, too), and spaces being used for things like guitar lessons and first aid workshops. The Old Fire Station also has a spare room available for artists who want to visit the Lake District.

The Old Fire Station is on Bridge Lane, Penrith CA11 8HY on the edge of the Penrith Hospital site. 

Parking & Getting Here

Outside of office hours (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) you can park in any of the NHS staff car parks that surround Penrith Old Fire Station (even though they say permit holders only). However during office hours we aren’t able to offer on site parking as the lovely folk at the NHS need the spaces more. There is Free and Pay & Display car parking in the town centre; a short walk away.

We are 17 minutes walk from Penrith Train Station.

Saturday 26th August 2017

Repair Cafe – Penrith Old Fire Station









Repair Café – Penrith Old Fire Station is a neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to throwing things out. We hope to host a Repair Café every month here in The Engine Bay. Residents of Penrith and the surrounding area can bring their broken items to fix them on the spot with the help of voluntary repairers.

Next event – Saturday 26th August 10am – 1pm


Find out more here…

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Word Mess

Hosted by Poet Katie Hale, expect spoken word, short readings, poetry and more at this open mic night for writers and word buffs. Upstairs in the Old Fire Station Mess Hall, bar on site.

Doors 7pm 

£3, Performers £2

Let us know your coming here