We're thrilled to be able to re-open (in a Covid-safe way) for events on our big screen at the Kirkgate Centre. 


We're looking to recruit up to four new Trustees to help us shape culture and heritage in West Cumbria. We aim to have a truly diverse Board; and we're particularly keen to bring in people with skills in marketing, digital and heritage/museums. See here for more information - and do get in touch if you'd like to talk things over informally.

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..


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 & activities

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

We're very grateful to have received a grant from ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND Emergency Response Fund.

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