John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton


President: Melvyn Bragg

Tickets available from:
Eastons, Wigton
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Our Facilities:

Proscenium arch theatre

90 raked seats

Wheelchair access

Induction loop

Licensed bar

Real coffee

Ice cream & snacks


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Join Us
Our membership fee is just £5 per year and you can get involved via a range of roles.

We don't have a star system- anyone who wants to act gets a part in at least one production a year. You learn by doing, so no experience is necessary, and other cast members are very supportive- you will work hard, but you will have a lot more fun than you get watching a drama on TV. There is nothing like the adrenalin rush you get from performing in front of a live audience!

A play is like an iceberg- there are many more people involved than those you see on stage- and it is all about team-work! We need stage managers, scene painters and designers, people to source, design and look after costumes and props, writers, directors and researchers- people who will say: Why don't we do such and such- I saw it at …. and it was hilarious! Your ideas are as important as your work!

Lighting and sound are fascinating and often crucial to the impact and atmosphere of a play. We have a fully equipped and computerised sound and lighting cabin. Are you a computer geek? Are you Gadget Man or Woman?

If you don't want the relatively long term commitment (about 8 weeks) of a production, you can enjoy the buzz of performance by helping meet and greet, or sell raffle tickets, drinks and ice creams on one or more nights.
You can use the PayPal buttons below to sign up as a member, or download a form at the bottom of this page and send it to us by snail-mail.

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Membership of the club entails getting actively involved in the life of the theatre in any number of ways, from helping with Front of House, to acting and directing and all stops in between. We are a diverse group of people, but we all work together to keep live theatre going in Wigton.

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Please return completed forms to:
The John Peel Theatre
Station Road