CORONAVIRUS UPDATE as at 11 April 2020

We hope that you and your loved ones are keeping well; and that by caring for and supporting one another we can find ways through these difficult times.

All performances, screenings and activities at the Kirkgate Centre are cancelled until further notice; and the remaining Arts Out West shows in the current season (up to June) are cancelled.

We are working to re-schedule some events. Please keep a look out for announcements.


All best wishes from all at Kirkgate Arts.

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 usually runs two groups every Thursday evening during term time. But our talented young people are keeping busy even while they #StayAtHome. The Young Performers are continuing to work on a project around WWII. And the older group, the Young Actors, are building a video record of their current experience as part of a project created by London-based group Company Three. Here's the first installment - watch out for more soon...

Kirkgate Young Actors Coronavirus Time Capsule

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

Forthcoming Events

No event found!