John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton


The Mel Outsider Reformation

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17th May Seasoned travelers fusing Rock, Soul, Jazz, Blues. Debut album "Miss Victory V" released Oct 2022 after lengthy recording and touring history as The Outsiders UK. A name change from frontman and founding constant member recruits changing line up of class musicians to present exciting high energy live shows.

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

  • Next up for Folk at the John Peel are Bryony Griffith and Alice Jones on 20th June. Tickets are on sale now!
  • Don't miss our next concert - a fabulous rock/funk/soul/blue band from Lancashire - The Mel Outsider Reformation. It's going to be a brilliant evening. Grab your tickets now.
  • 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