John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton

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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What People Say About Us
Went to the theatre last night (first night out since Covid) and absolutely loved it. The people were really friendly, the show was fantastic and it was great fun not only that but I really respected the measures they went to to make it as Covid safe as possible. Wouldn't hesitate to go back for another night out. Thank you to each and every one of you!
Dawn Yarrow (via Facebook)
A smashing lal theatre, very friendly and comfortable. A great asset to Wigton.
Chris Cleasby (via Facebook)
The best crew running a community project out. They give up their time tirelessly and with warmth and friendliness. Whenever I GO it feels like going to see family. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!
Bob Smith (via Facebook)
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I enjoyed a tour of Wigton’s lovely community theatre and finding out about its theatre skills classes, how the group has delivered affordable and accessible live theatre, their regular open mic sessions (now adapted to online) and plans for the future. ...Members of this community theatre group are so committed, hard working and enthusiastic and are looking forward to more great productions.
The High Sheriff of Cumbria, Julie Barton
It was yet another remarkable evening at the John Peel Theatre last week as this ambitious company paid its own tribute to International Holocaust Memorial Day.
Trevor Grahamslaw (via Wigton Newsletter 21st Febuary 2019)
★★★★★ The theatre is a lovely intimate setting, ideal for open mic nights. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I will be back.
Andrea Davenport Davies (via Facebook)
★★★★★ Fantastic little theatre and they put on some fantastic shows!
David Oakes (via Facebook)
★★★★★ Lovely staff, great atmosphere, excellent Open Mic Nights and amazing plays. You always feel welcome at the John Peel Theatre.
CDun (via Google)
Gorgeous little theatre. Highly recommend.
Helen Speakman (via Facebook)
Judy and I would like to thank you for allowing us to visit you on Tuesday. We were both really impressed with the enthusiasm of you all and it was lovely to hear about your recent productions.
The High Sheriff of Cumbria, Sam Rayner
Just back from seeing Wyldwood Theatre Company present A midsummer nights dream at the John Peel Theatre in Wigton. A great performance, by a great young cast in a gorgeous little theatre. I can't recommend both of them enough!
Colin Dipple (via Facebook)
★★★★★ Quite possibly, the most welcoming theatre I've been to. The theatre gives off a big family atmosphere. And the audiences are always 100% supportive.
Paul Hurrell (via Facebook)
Without the theatre Dan and I would never have been able to meet so many fantastic and talented people. I feel like we are a big family. I have enjoyed every second I have spent in the theatre.
Sam Lumb
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