John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton


60th Anniversary and Fundraising Concert
The Magic of Music

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19h April A brilliant opportunity for a great night out while supporting your local theatre.

A special fundraising evening of fabulous music from our very special guest artists - all regulars of our virtual open mic nights. You really don't want to miss this abundance of talent!

It will be an excellent evening - a party fit for the 60th birthday of the John Peel Theatre!

Our Next Production:
A Midsummers Night's Dream

Tickets available online

Book now
or by phoning 01697 424624

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

  • Our next event is a very special fundraising concert featuring fabulous musicians from our virtual open mic nights. It's a chance to hear great music and support our community theatre. Join us in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the John Peel Theatre.
  • Tickets are on sale now and are available as standard price or as special gala price tickets which includes a buffet and a glass of fizz. See full details on our upcoming productions page.
  • You can now purchase your tickets for our next production - A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. Tickets are available on our upcoming productions page or our tickets 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