John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton

Latest News

  • We are delighted to announce that at Cumbria Life’s Culture Awards ceremony we were named as Amateur Society of the Year
  • Our next open mic night is on Friday the 2nd June from 7:30pm
  • It will be followed by an Open Morning. Come and meet members, get a tour round the theatre, watch a rehearsal and enjoy a free cup of freshly brewed coffee. Then join us on Saturday afternoon for a Voice Workshop at 1pm
  • Contact us if you are interested in joining the workshop. It is open to members and non-members

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 2016

  • Concert in February: Over £300 raised for Cumbria Flood Relief
  • Ten Open Mic Nights from February to December
  • May: Woven in Wigton
  • July: The Last Post
  • July: Helen O'Grady parents' show
  • August: Concert with Salvation & Blue Sky Illusion
  • Guest Performance of Midsummer Night's Dream by Wyldwood Theatre Company
  • We hosted a touring show: Music Magic and Mayhem in October
  • Film show: Footprints of our Fathers on Armistice Day, 11th November
  • Pantomime in December: Aladdin
  • Over 30 youth theatre workshops
  • We completely upgraded the theatre sound system
  • We replaced our exterior signage
Theatre by the community, for the community