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

My husband and I are internationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriters based in Canada. We had the wonderful opportunity of performing an acoustic concert at the lovely Kirkgate during one of our UK tours. The Kirkgate remains one of our favourite stages and venue spaces. A lovely atmosphere and acoustics. The sound system was good and the theatre manager made sure we were well taken care of. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and is a key geographical location for artists en route from Manchester to Glasgow.

Tia McGraff

FARA had a fantastic experience performing at the Kirkgate …. The staff were wonderful and the venue itself was beautiful.  We were fortunate enough to have a sell-out show. The atmosphere was incredibly positive.

Kristan Harvey & FARA

We love the Kirkgate and I have booked artists into your lovely venue for years –   through floods and pestilence! (Playpen Management & Agency / English Folk Expo)

Terry O'Brien

What a beautiful venue Kirkgate in Cockermouth is. I played there with my band in 2018, the final night of our tour. It’s a really lovely place to play with great sound and a lovely vibe. It feels warm and welcoming for musicians and audience alike.

Rachael McShane & The Cartographers