Films, footie and fabulous shows...


We’re thrilled to start welcoming you back into the building for a great range of entertainment – and with a new, enlarged and enhanced bar facility.



From 17 May you can enjoy a lively range of feature films and special ‘recorded live’ events – West End musicals, concert extravaganzas by iconic artists.



Fans of the beautiful game can bite their nails in front of England’s efforts on the big screen.  



And all being well, we’ll be offering actual LIVE performances from late June….

At all times, we’ll prioritise the safety of our customers, volunteers and staff, sticking to the latest government guidelines.

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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..