A packed autumn at #Kirkgate!

cinema, live music, poetry, author talks, lectures and much more...


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We're looking for creatives to help us with our #IAmDorothy project over the next twelve months. With thanks to National Lottery players we have a packed programme of events and workshops planned to celebrate the life of Dorothy Wordsworth, in the 250th year since her birth. This is a really exciting project - please help us spread the word about these interesting commissions. Find more info on our vacancies page (under 'About' on the menu).
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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..

We'd like to thank all our supporters, in particular the Hadfield Trust for generously assisting us with the cost of replacing our windows! We can't wait to get this work underway, and look forward to continuing our work to improve the building.