John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton

OUR NEXT EVENT

Folk at The John Peel
Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones

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20th June As established solo artists, Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones are no strangers to the folk scene, however the force of this phenomenal “new” duo is sure to turn some heads, and for very good reason. Bryony and Alice draw on a wealth of stories inspired by the landscape and language of their surroundings, not to mention the local characters they have both grown up with and still live amongst today.

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Our Next Production:
A Midsummers Night's Dream


Tickets available online

Book now
or by phoning 01697 424624
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President: Melvyn Bragg

2017 WINNER

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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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Registered Charity No: 1178881

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Latest News

  • Next up for Folk at the John Peel are Bryony Griffith and Alice Jones on 20th June. Tickets are on sale now!
  • Fancy some magic and mischief? Tickets are available for A Midsummer Night's Dream now! See our upcoming productions page or our tickets page to book.
  • Don't miss our next open mic nights. The next open mic night in the theatre is the 5th of July and our next virtual open mic night is on the 16th August. Details of how to join in with either evening are on our upcoming productions page.
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Entertaining Wigton
for 70 Years
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. Please consider leaving a donation using the link below or in the box in the foyer. 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 seventy 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 2023
  • New external door fitted to allow for increased audience numbers
  • Launched Folk at the John Peel
  • Concert from Charlie Dore and Julian Littman
  • Concert from John Kirkpatrick
  • Visit from Dragonfly Drama Group
  • Exterior of the theatre given a facelift
  • Refreshed the decor inside the building
  • Celebrated 70 years of entertaining Wigton
Theatre by the community, for the community