John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton


Open Mic Nights

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Don't miss our April Open Mic Nights. The first in the the theatre, followed by our virtual evening the following week.

Our Next Production:

Tickets available online

Book now
or by phoning 07977 835094

President: Melvyn Bragg



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: 1178881

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Latest News

  • Thank you to all of our fabulous panto audiences. We had a ball entertaining you. Our next season of plays is in the planning. Keep checking here for exciting news of our next productions.
  • Our next open mic night in the theatre is on the 7th April, while our next virtual open mic night is on the 14th April.
  • See our upcoming productions page for details of all of our planned events and to purchase tickets.
  • Please donate to our solar batteries campaign if you can. This will help us to ensure that the theatre is sustainable for generations to come. Donate button is below.
Wigton Theatre Club is a charity run entirely by volunteers. We own the John Peel Theatre which is our much loved home, but as an old building it is expensive to run and maintain. We rely entirely on ticket sales and refreshment sales for our income, but we put on free Open Mic Nights almost every month, and the odd free show such as Remembering. Please consider leaving a donation using the link below or in the box in the foyer. You can also now support us as you shop on Amazon Smile. Help us keep the lights on and pay our many bills!
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 2022

  • Hosted our best-attended panto to date, having moved it to a new slot in February half term
  • Raised grant and crowdfunded money to begin installing solar batteries before winter to combat the fuel crisis
  • Expanded our Open Mic Nights so that the Virtual Open Mic Night has its own slot on the second Friday of alternate months
  • First set of solar batteries installed
  • New balcony added to the stage
Theatre by the community, for the community