Contact Us

Address:
Kirkgate Arts
The Kirkgate Centre
Kirkgate
Cockermouth
CA13 9PJ

Box Office:
Mon - Sat, 10am - 1pm
01900 826448

Administration:
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
01900 829966

Email:
[email protected]

Our Location

Kirkgate Arts, comprising the Kirkgate Centre and Arts Out West, is run from the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth - tucked away just a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. You can find us just off Kirkgate, set back slightly across the road from The Bitter End pub. We are easily accessible by road, bike and public transport.

For Arts Out West venues, please see the events pages which have full details of our village halls across the county and how to contact them.

Getting here by public transport

Please click here to see a list of local bus routes and timetables. The nearest train station is in Maryport, just over 7 miles away. Regular buses run from outside the station (please click the link above for local bus details) and taxis are available. For Cockermouth Taxis, please call: 01900 826649.

Getting here by car or bike

From the North

From Carlisle and the north, continue along the A595 until you reach the roundabout signposted for Cockermouth to your left. Take the first exit and head down Gote Road and over the river. At the mini roundabout, turn left onto Crown Street. Continue straight over the mini roundabout by Wordsworth House onto Main Street. From Main Street in the centre of Cockermouth, head east over the bridge past Percy House Gallery on your left hand side. Turn right onto Market Place and then take the second right by Seth's Bar onto Kirkgate. The centre is located immediately on your left, just over the Bitter Beck.

From the West

From Workington and the west, continue along the A66 until you reach the roundabout signposted for Cockermouth. Take the second exit onto Low Road. At the mini roundabout past Aldi, head straight onto Crown Street. Continue straight over the mini roundabout by Wordsworth House onto Main Street. From Main Street in the centre of Cockermouth, head east over the bridge past Percy House Gallery on your left hand side. Turn right onto Market Place and then take the second right by Seth's Bar onto Kirkgate. The centre is located immediately on your left, just over the Bitter Beck.

From the South and East

Via Embleton: From Embleton continue west towards Cockermouth. Before reaching Cockermouth School, turn left onto St Helens Street. Continue down St Helens Street until you reach the dentist on your right hand side. There, take the left turn onto Kirkgate. The centre is located just over the Bitter Beck.

Via Lorton: From Lorton and Loweswater head north west towards Cockermouth on the B5929. Continue along the road into Cockermouth, past the rugby club until the road becomes Lorton Road. Continue over the bridge and up the slight uphill until you reach a sharp left. Don't take the left turn and head straight over the junction onto Kirkgate. Head down the hill until you reach The Bitter End on your right. Turn immediately right and you will see the Kirkgate Centre.

Via the A66: From the A66, take the fourth exit off the sheep and wool roundabout (where the Premier Inn is located) onto Lamplugh Road. Follow the road past the garage and down into Cockermouth. When you reach the first set of traffic lights, turn right onto Station Road. At the second set of traffic lights by Sainsbury's turn right again onto B5292. Continue over the bridge and up the hill until the road bends sharp right. At the bend, turn left and immediately keep left again onto Kirkgate. Head down the hill until you reach The Bitter End on your right. Turn immediately right and you will see the Kirkgate Centre.