We're thrilled to be able to re-open (in a Covid-safe way) for events on our big screen from 7 Sept.

See below for this month's offerings.


While live performances are still not possible at the Kirkgate Centre, or in the community venues served by Arts Out West we're delighted to present a season of online entertainment & activitiesthanks to a grant from ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND Emergency Response Fund.

Coming up next-

Wed. 23 Sept. 8pm POETS OUT LOUD - A specially created programme of readings and films reflecting on nature, landscape, life, death…and everything in between.


You can catch up with previous events on our YouTube channel or FaceBook.


Hello – welcome to Kirkgate Arts. We run Arts Out West, bringing shows to village halls and other community venues across West Cumbria; and the Kirkgate, the warm and welcoming arts centre and community space in Cockermouth.

We also host the Cockermouth Heritage Group, which discovers and explains the history of the area, with a great collection of objects and documents.

Our Youth Theatre has now restarted (with Covid precautions) on Thursday evenings.

We're part of the Cumbria Family Arts Network and Big Imaginations..

Forthcoming Events

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