John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton

Our Next Production:

Tickets available online from

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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

  • We have new shows in production now! See our upcoming shows page for details.
  • Join us for our next Hybrid Open Mic night on 1st July 2022
  • See our upcoming productions page for details of our next events.
  • Please don't forget to donate to our Crowdfunder campaign below if you can. Thank you so much to all of our generous donors so far.
We have just launched a major Crowdfunding campaign to help us cut our rising energy bills and ensure that our doors stay open. Can you chip in to help us reach our goal?
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- help us keep the lights on and pay our many bills!

Not visited us for a while? Come and enjoy our newly updated bar and expanded range of drinks. We now take card payments.

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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