Top for Art
Top for Art
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.
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.
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.
Held in this lovely village every May with a folk and world music vibe. Eliza Carthy headlined in 2018.
Good time, free live music festival on Main Street, Cockermouth every August.
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!
Keswick Film Festival
Annual festival centred on the traditional Alhambra Cinema, February and March each year.