Who we are
Kirkgate Arts runs the Kirkgate Centre and Arts Out West, the rural touring scheme: The Kirkgate Centre presents a wide ranging programme of around 100 performances annually; organises participatory arts programmes and offers facilities for hire for other organisations and individuals from the local community to run regular classes and private events. Arts Out West promotes arts events in village venues in rural west and north Cumbria. In addition, Kirkgate Arts has become a resource in support of a flourishing festivals programme in Cockermouth. The Kirkgate Centre also hosts the Cockermouth Heritage Group which adds to the sense of community and heritage and which exhibits at the centre and at other venues in the area.