Top for Art
and Culture

Lake District art and culture Allerdale

Top for Art
and Culture

Widen your Mind and Spirit

You will find a rich tapestry of art, performance and music when you stay in Allerdale. We highlight the variety that can be found from coast to Lakes.

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Live theatre at its best with a programme re-interpreting well – loved classics and innovative work from exciting new writers.

Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Lively centre with eclectic mix of performance, music and film.

Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth Allerdale
John Peel Theatre Wigton

John Peel Theatre, Wigton

Community run theatre welcoming touring plays, music and film.

The Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre, Workington

Concerts, plays and shows in an Edwardian theatre with a daytime cafe and live gigs in Monroe’s bar.

The Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre
Theatre Royal in Workington

Theatre Royal, Workington

Volunteer – based group staging everything from Shakespeare to youth theatre.

Words by the Water, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

The premier annual literature festival featuring top writers, March each year.

Words by the Water in Keswick
Ireby Festival in Allerdale

Ireby Festival

Held in this lovely village every May with a folk and world music vibe. Eliza Carthy headlined in 2018.

Cockermouth Live!

Good time, free live music festival on Main Street, Cockermouth every August.

Northbound festival Cockermouth
Solfest in Allerdale

Solfest, near Silloth

Amazing three day music festival in August each year, The Fratellis headline this year.

Silloth Music and Beer Festival

Top tribute act festival on the town’s Green in September each year with a fine selection of ales to boot!

Silloth Music and Beer Festival Allerdale
Keswick Film Festival The Alhambra Cinema

Keswick Film Festival

Annual festival centred on the traditional Alhambra Cinema, February and March each year.