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!



The Beatles Rooftop Concert: Get Back (12)

29th June 2022 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Theatre

Category: Film

The Beatles’ unforgettable concert on the rooftop of Apple Corps' Savile Row headquarters on January 30, 1969 is shown in its entirety. This was the final live gig as a band. Starring Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr Directed by Peter Jackson 65 minutes

Alfie Moore – It’s a Fair Cop (work in progress)

1st July 2022 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Kirkgate Theatre

Category: Comedy

Cockermouth LIVE! presents… ALFIE MOORE – IT’S A FAIR COP (Work In Progress) We are delighted to welcome Alfie Moore to the Kirkgate and Cockermouth LIVE, with his hit show ‘It’s A Fair Cop’. In eighteen years as a cop on the beat, Alfie Moore ‘has seen it all’. In addition to all that policing knowledge and experience, he has ...
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Open Mic

1st July 2022 9:30pm

Kirkgate Theatre

Category: Join In

booking not required Kirkgate Open Mic On the first Friday of every month we are opening the bar, setting up the PA, and handing the entertainment over to you! Put your name down for a slot on the night, it's a very informal set up so if you prefer not to use the PA that's fine too. We want anyone ...

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band

2nd July 2022 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Theatre

Category: Music

Our Saturday Big Gig headliners are playing their first gig in Cumbria, and it’s here at the Kirkgate for Cockermouth LIVE! The Gigspanner Big Band are a unique force in British folk music.Their high-energy, virtuosic performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental, and they have garnered praise from publications as varied as fRoots, The ...

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