Opening Hours

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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The Friends of Kettle’s Yard have a volunteer events committee which organise a varied and busy programme of events for members. Any profits go towards supporting Kettle’s Yard.

To book an event you need to download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form or follow the instructions in the event description below.

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Friday 4 October – Yoko Ono’s first Cambridge exhibition

A curator-led tour of three locations of Ono’s exhibition, Looking for…. A pioneer of conceptual art, Yoko Ono (born 1933, Tokyo) was a major figure in the late 1950s and early 1960s New York underground avant-garde scene, and continues to this day to create thought-provoking art and music. In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Ono’s and John Lennon’s concert Cambridge 1969 in the Lady Mitchell Hall, there are installations across Cambridge of her work. We will be led by the curator Gabriella Daris, starting at the Alison Richard Building and Lady Mitchell Hall, and continuing to the Heong Gallery, where we will see Ono’s Sky pieces, and have refreshments. Please note that you will need to walk or cycle – or take a taxi – between the Sidgwick site and Downing.

Meet at 10 am at the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT. The visit will finish around noon. Tickets including refreshments £15.


Tess Recordon,

Wednesday 16 October – AstraZeneca’s new global headquarters

A guided live site visit to the latest addition to the Addenbrooke’s site. Get a glimpse into the heart of Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron’s exciting triangular, disc-like building. The work spaces were designed in close consultation with AstraZeneca’s scientists and are separated by internal glazing to promote ‘visible science’ with a large internal courtyard connecting the separate blocks. Please note that this is a live site visit with walking, and that you will need to wear trousers suitable to wear under high visibility ones – and hard hats. Tickets £10. Meet promptly for 12.30 pm start at the Visitor Centre, 1 Francis Crick Avenue, CB2 0AA.


Tess Recordon,

Monday 25 November – Christmas party and AGM

Notice is given that the thirty-fifth Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Kettle’s Yard will be held at Kettle’s Yard on 25 November in the Leslie Martin Extension. All members are invited to attend. The meeting will be followed by a party with drinks and refreshments. Full details will follow soon.

Weekend 21–22 September – Nottingham and Birmingham

Some of the best emerging and international talent can be seen and found in Nottingham, home to an exhilaratingly diverse and thriving art scene. Wrapped in award-winning architecture, showcased in dynamic public spaces and nurtured in multi-studio initiatives, we will see: the Undead: Pop Culture in Britain beyond the Bauhaus exhibition; an extensive private twentieth-century art collection; Scandinavian ceramics; Sculpture in Focus celebrating Epstein; the largest gallery in the UK dedicated to culturally diverse contemporary visual arts; and more.

Click here to find out more and for booking details.

Tess Recordon  Email:
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