John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton

OUR NEXT EVENT

Folk at the John Peel
Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

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16th March Together, Damien and Mike share an incredibly rich repertoire of traditional songs from around the country, as well as drawing on the work of modern folk writers such as Peter Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.

“Under The Influence’ is chock full of nothing but great songs brilliantly sung” Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

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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

  • Don't miss our next great Folk at the John Peel Concert with Damien Barber and Mike Wilson. Tickets are on sale now!
  • Thank you to all of our fantastic panto audiences. We've had an absolute blast! Our new show is A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tickets will be on sale very soon!
  • We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated to help replace our window following the vandalism. We are incredibly moved by the generosity and support of the community.
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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