Fire up your imagination at Youth Theatre!

Our Youth Theatre groups meet weekly and offer young people fun, friendship, exploration, skills development and the opportunity to take part in performances throughout the year.

Groups are run by local, friendly leaders, with many years experience working in the arts. Sessions provide a wide range of benefits for young people interested in performance, including:

  • Developing your confidence and boosting self esteem
  • Improving communication skills and developing teamwork skills
  • Broadens young people’s horizons through new experiences and friendships
  • Provides a safe, fun hub to be creative and explore the arts

Youth Theatre at the Kirkgate

Young Performers
For ages 10 - 14, every Thursday from 5.30pm - 7.30pm during term time

Young Actors
For ages 14 - 18, every Thursday 7.30pm - 9.30pm during term time

Price: £5 per session, reduction if paid termly.
*10% discount for second child at either group.


We also host Derwent Youth Choir at the Kirkgate, have great working relationships with Cockermouth based singing groups, creative arts groups and classes (stay posted for our next blog post on local groups) and offer a range of family and school workshops. Click the links to find out more.

Fancy being in Panto?

Cockermouth Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) are looking for young people to join the chorus for their upcoming production of Aladdin.  Some singing and movement is involved. Rehearsals are on Sundays at 2pm.

If you fancy taking part something a bit different and good fun, please contact Gilli at the Kirkgate on 01900 829966 or;[email protected] and we can put you in touch with the panto organiser.