John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton

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President: Melvyn Bragg


Tickets available from:
Eastons, Wigton
Online from

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Our Next Production:
PIRATES OF THE CURRY BEAN
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2017 WINNER

Our Facilities:

Proscenium arch theatre

90 raked seats

Wheelchair access

Induction loop

Licensed bar

Real coffee

Ice cream & snacks

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Registered Charity No: 1010825

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Latest News

  • The next great show at the John Peel is The Professor of Adventure with Peter Macqueen. Tickets are available now…
  • We are proud to be Cumbria Life’s Culture Awards - Amateur Society of the Year
  • We won! Thanks to everyone who voted in our bid for solar panels. The panels are now installed and are already helping to keep the theatre dry and comfortable
  • Our next open mic night is the 3rd August. See you there?

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton …

  • is the home of Wigton Theatre Club, entertaining the people of Wigton with live shows for over sixty years

  • is fast gaining a reputation for putting on quality shows which are different from the run of the mill

  • is a perfect small theatre, with licensed bar, comfortable raked seating, real coffee, ice-cream, and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere

  • is often called the friendliest theatre in Cumbria
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What we achieved in 2017

  • Winners of Cumbria Life's Cultural Awards - Amateur Group of the Year
  • Regional winners of the M&S Energy Fund. Awarded £12,000 for solar panels
  • Upgraded theatre lighting with the addition of LED parcans, 2 intelligent moving heads and a new Avolites Titan One virtual lighting console thanks to a grant from Wigton Coop of £2396
  • 11 open mic nights showcasing local talent and some great new singers
  • Concert with Absolute Zero in March
  • Concert with Gage supported by Running with Scissors in July
  • Production of She can’t not be doing something as part of Play with a Poem, touring to Theatre by the Lake and Penrith, ending with a home performance in April
  • Confusions by Alan Ayckbourne with live music from the John Peel Theatre Band in June
  • Theatre Skills Workshop Showcase in July
  • First ever Shakespeare play by Wigton Theatre Club. Romeo and Juliet played to sell out audiences in August
  • Dubbed by audiences as our ‘best panto yet’, Camelot the Pantomime played to packed audiences for 8 shows
  • Visiting shows from the ever popular Cockermouth group Wyldwood, with their new show Revolution and professional company La’al Marra Productions with Soaked, which was a sell out success
  • Halloween film night of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with fish and chips and fancy dress
Theatre by the community, for the community