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SADLY, FOR THE TIME BEING, NO performances are possible at the Kirkgate Centre, or in the community venues served by Arts Out West

Please watch this space for further information as and when (fingers crossed!) the situation improves. Or even better, subscribe to get direct updates.

IN THE MEANTIME, we're delighted TO present a vARIETY OF online entertainment & activities

And our YOUTH THEATRE offers online sessions from Thursday 14 January.



Witness an uplifting and inventive musical journey combining live performance (socially-distanced, of course!) , stunning video footage and a Zoom choir! 

£5 to view on our YouTube channel.




For all lovers of words, myths and mystical maps, aged 7 to 107: we're thrilled to be part of THE CHRONICLES OF ATOM & LUNA - an amazing project by the splendid Murray Lachlan Young - a new story series that will unfold in a variety of forms over the coming months.

Episodes 1 - available now.


And more previously recorded events on our YouTube channel or FaceBook.

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 runs on Thursday evenings during term time.

Check out the opportunities to get involved as a volunteer in our lively organisation.

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

Forthcoming Events

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