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Kirkgate Arts and Heritage Cockermouth Venue Theatre Films Music Kirkgate is an entertainment and cultural venue at the heart of the lively community of Cockermouth, Cumbria.

We celebrate our local talent and heritage, and bring top quality professional entertainment to our town and many other communities across the area to the west of the Lake District National Park.

Whether you enjoy films on a big screen, live music, theatre, exhibitions, shows for children and families or community events, Kirkgate has something for everyone. Our quirky character makes us a special venue for weddings, parties, festivals and conferences.

Our vision is to ensure that creative talent is valued, developed and supported, with opportunities for all to actively enjoy the arts, local heritage and community life as well as being thoroughly entertained!

WHAT’S ON

The Road Dance (15)

19th August 2022 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Theatre

Category: Film

A young girl lives in the Outer Hebrides in a small village in the years just before WWI. Isolated and hard by the shore, her life takes a dramatic change when a terrible tragedy befalls her. Directed by Richie Adams Duration 116 mins

Flower pressing workshop with Jocelyn West

20th August 2022 10:00am

Kirkgate Theatre

Category: Join In

Flower pressing has been practised for hundreds of years but became particularly popular in Victorian times. One of the precious objects in the Kirkgate Heritage group’s collection is a book of pressed flowers produced by a local woman, Alice Marion Hartley between 1885 and 1889. Join me to learn about this activity which still has relevance today, being a gentle, ...
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Bees in Blankets with support from Pecker and Katie Gentry

20th August 2022 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Theatre

Category: Music

The second of our 'gigs in the bar' events! A reduced line up of Carlisle based 'Bees in Blankets' are bringing their Laurel Canyon sound to the Kirkgate, as a warm up before their full band Solfest appearance at the end of the month. If you like The Byrds you'll love the Bees (see what we did there?) in Blankets, ...

The Road Dance (15)

22nd August 2022 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Theatre

Category: Film

A young girl lives in the Outer Hebrides in a small village in the years just before WWI. Isolated and hard by the shore, her life takes a dramatic change when a terrible tragedy befalls her. Directed by Richie Adams Duration 116 mins
Testimonials

I remember fondly our time at the Kirkgate a couple of years ago, the warm and intimate atmosphere and the friendly welcome.

Kiki Dee

 The Kirkgate is my ideal venue. Intimate and warm, staffed by passionate folks who really care about The Arts and about their local community. It has a beating heart, even more so due to the eager enthusiastic volunteers who help run it.

Snake Davis

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cockermouth and had a great evening at the Kirkgate, the venue and staff were fantastic. We look forward to returning sometime in the future.

Kevin Morris & Dr Feelgood