John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton


Wigton Through Time with Trevor Grahamslaw

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Trevor Grahamslaw, a well-known local photographer, has been taking photos of Wigton for years. Join us as he exhibits these, and some older photographs in an evening of photography, and memories.

This is a free event, run graciously by Trevor to raise funds for our theatre. Please consider donating.

Our Next Production:

Tickets available online

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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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Latest News

  • Thanks to our excellent audiences for Cumberland Crack - we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did! Our next show is Wigton Through Time with Trevor Grahamslaw - an evening of photography, and memories. See our upcoming shows page for details.
  • Join us in the theatre for our next Open Mic Night, the Christmas Special, on 2nd December, followed our Christmas Special Virtual Open Mic Night on the 9th December.
  • 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 2021

  • Finishing touches to the theatre refit
  • New kitchen installed and refurbishment of the green room
  • Wi-Fi installed throughout the theatre
  • First hybrid open mic in August
  • Moved to completely online ticket sales
  • Installed a new card payment system for the bar, ticket sales and membership
  • Increased membership following lockdown
  • Joined PayPal Giving Fund
  • Developed Covid secure practices in time for our first production of the year
  • Welcomed two visiting professional productions - Scrooge Diaries by Peter Macqueen and Sleeping Beauty by Shared Experience
  • Built a new box office in the theatre foyer
  • Formalised our theatre hire offer
Theatre by the community, for the community