John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton


President: Melvyn Bragg

Tickets available from:
Eastons, Wigton
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Our Next Production:


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

  • We are proud to be Cumbria Life’s Culture Awards - Amateur Society of the Year
  • We are delighted that La’al Marra Productions will be bringing "Soaked" to the John Peel Theatre on 20th October. Tickets available now on Ticket Source
  • See upcoming productions for more details
  • Come to our fun Halloween film show: The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the 27th October. Dressing up is encouraged!

Our lovely old sandstone building needs constant warmth to preserve the fabric, and make it comfortable for rehearsals and workshops.

Please help us in our bid to win solar panels, provided by the M & S Energy Fund, to help us to keep the building warm this winter. Click here to vote for us. Voting is live from the 4th September to the 20th October.

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 2016

  • Concert in February: Over £300 raised for Cumbria Flood Relief
  • Ten Open Mic Nights from February to December
  • May: Woven in Wigton
  • July: The Last Post
  • July: Helen O'Grady parents' show
  • August: Concert with Salvation & Blue Sky Illusion
  • Guest Performance of Midsummer Night's Dream by Wyldwood Theatre Company
  • We hosted a touring show: Music Magic and Mayhem in October
  • Film show: Footprints of our Fathers on Armistice Day, 11th November
  • Pantomime in December: Aladdin
  • Over 30 youth theatre workshops
  • We completely upgraded the theatre sound system
  • We replaced our exterior signage
Theatre by the community, for the community