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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!

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Friday night Pizza with Fermento

19th April 2024 6:00pm

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Special Event

Friday night is film and a pizza night at Kirkgate! Our bar is open from 6pm, ready for you to relax with a drink and a tasty treat from our friends at Fermento. Simply order your pizza directly via the link below, and mention in the comments box that you are coming to the Kirkgate (don't forget to book your ...

The End We Start From (15)

19th April 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As a woman and her newborn try and find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival. ‘The End We Start From isn’t a big, blockbuster disaster ...

Comedy@Kirkgate with John Lebbon April 2024

20th April 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Comedy

Comedy@Kirkgate returns! Hosted by John Lebbon and this month featuring… Percy Savage Percy Savage is a Cumbrian funnyman with a bunch of inventive and effortlessly rib-tickling perspectives. He reached the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny in 2021 doing his first ever gig. He was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award 2023 and is now gigging regularly for ...

The End We Start From (15)

22nd April 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As a woman and her newborn try and find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival. ‘The End We Start From isn’t a big, blockbuster disaster ...
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