Are you ready for some music next weekend?

Posted on: September 22, 2017 in the category latest by Cassie Day

The Fugitives are set to return to The Beggar’s Theatre with their brand new tour for 2017 on Friday 29th September 8pm!

Based in Vancouver The Fugitives last toured the UK and Europe in 2015 and return in 2017 to promote a new album. They bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing complex vocal harmonies and a funny uplifting vibe to their live performances!

Described as ‘the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues’, they have been nominated for Best Vocal Group at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Roots Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards, opened for Canadian folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie and also played a slot at Glastonbury Festival in 2014.


“Despite their all-acoustic lineup, the Fugitives bring enough energy to the stage to light up a small city… The East Van quartet conjures up a sound that’s like the missing link between Leonard Cohen, the Pogues, and the immortal Shorty Shitstain.” GEORGIA STRAIGHT

“The Fugitives are capable of achieving dizzying, Arcade Fire-ish crescendos, replete with parallel melodies, complex harmonies and brimming torrents of emotion.” UPTOWN MAGAZINE

“A sold-out crowd was fed harmonious chants and folksy carols…the music had us glued to our seats” SEE MAGAZINE 

Take a look at these guys in action if you haven’t done so yet….

Tickets are available online by clicking on the what’s on tab, In house open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm or you can give us a call on 01229 775677… Make sure you book in advance to save any disappointment!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Youth Theatre starts this week Folks!

Posted on: September 12, 2017 in the category CinemaDramaFrom your Director! by Jakki Moore

Hello Folks,

Hope you’ve had a great summer.  We are back with our Youth Theatre and looking forward to seeing you all and new faces too.  Here is our leaflet for both regular Youth Theatre classes and Film Club/Family Nights/ Workshops.

Please do not hesitate to contact us or just pop in for further information or to book.

Really looking forward to getting creative this term.

Jaks xxx

Jon Culshaw comes to Millom this weekend…

Posted on: in the category latest by Cassie Day

Hi Folks,

Can you actually believe that we still have some tickets left for this Saturday’s gig with the wonderful Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare?  We can’t… to be honest, there aren’t many but We’d love it to sell out so we’re reminding you. 🙂

Saturday 16th Sept 8pm  Jon Culshaw  Great British Take Off

Get your tickets now rather than miss out by waiting for the weekend.

You can book your tickets online by clicking on the what’s on tab, In house… We are open Monday – Friday 10am -5pm or you can give us a call on 01229 775677


First Comedy Gig of The Season…

Posted on: September 4, 2017 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Hello folks, well… what a wonderful first gig back we had on Saturday! The Music of John Denver show was absolutely brilliant! Chris Bannister and his family were so lovely and he had an amazing voice! We had a fantastic audience and hope that it’s the first of many to come.

We’ve got the best season ahead of us, something for everyone, old, young, kids and families.. Comedy, Live Music, Theatre, Charity gigs, Fashion Show, Panto and more to come.. so, Please do keep checking out the website and share with all your friends.

We had lots of new faces on Sat which was fantastic. Let’s keep going folks, we have a great venue and top class acts!

This week brings you our first Comedy gig of the season. Tom Stade – I Swear. Tom came to us a little while back and we Loved him! Brilliantly funny Stand Up, such a nice guy too. Let’s fill it? Come on you young ‘uns! Don’t waste your money going to the big city to see Comedy, come see them on your doorstep!

We’re Back…!

Posted on: August 30, 2017 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Hi Folks,

We have been away for a week.  Hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday, we did!

So, we are back with a vengeance and raring to go!  Kicking off this new season with This Saturday –  The Music of John Denver!!! A 


Wonderful musician, Chris Bannister brings you live music from the much loved Star, Denver. Tickets are still available.  Don’t miss out… 

The real spirit of the

 music of John Denver is captured beautifully by Chris Bannister. Chris has been touring with his solo show since 2010 and, having performed aroun

d the world, he is now internationally applauded for his delivery of some of the best songs ever written.

Make sure you check out all of the wonderful shows we have coming your way this season! We’ve got it all from Comedy, Music, Theatre to Family Shows!

Hope to see you all again soon!

Tom Stade: I Swear … Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare – The Great British Take Off  … The Fugitives … Mind Fest Charity Gig in aid of Mind … A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel … Just An Ordinary Lawyer by Tayo Aluko … Soaked by Emma Rydal … The Thinking Drinkers Live  … Charity Fashion Show … The La’al Big Band … Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert  … The Quo Experience – Live Music … Santa’s Christmas Wish … Manford’s Comedy Club … The Return of The Fourmost … Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Tribute … Alun Cochrane Live 2018 … Bye Bye Babys …


We will be closed from Mon 21st until Tues 29th Aug…

Posted on: August 14, 2017 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Hello Guys,

Just thought we would give you a little heads up that the theatre will be closed from Monday 21st until Tuesday 29th August.

Our Jaks is on her way up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this Friday to check out some fantastic shows! Make sure you  watch this space, you never know she may find a few little gems for us all to come and see here at The Beggar’s Theatre next year!

If you haven’t yet been in to grab your tickets for our new upcoming season… this week is the time to do so!

If you are unable to pop in and see us this week do not worry… You will still be able to book your tickets online at while we are closed.

Here is what next season looks like…

Happy Summer Holidays…

Posted on: August 2, 2017 in the category latestUncategorized by Cassie Day

Happy summers holidays...

Hope you guys are enjoying your summer holidays so far…


As of Monday this week our little team of two became a wonderful team of three! That’s right guys, we’ve got ourselves a newbie, Her name is Olivia and she is lovely, so please be nice to her, Why not pop in and say hello? It would be nice to see you!

For the next couple of weeks we will be joined by West Cumbria Carers as ts they take part in a drama workshop where they will explore all aspects of theatre, drama and acting before taking their little performance to the Rose Hill.



Have you guys picked up our new brochure?

Posted on: July 17, 2017 in the category latestUncategorized by Cassie Day

Wow as if we are nearly heading into our new season already! Where is this year going!

We’ve had some fantastic shows this past season and we don’t plan on stopping there… Oh no! Next season we have a wonderful variety of shows coming your way!

We’ve got everything from Comedy, Live Music, Theatre to School Pantomimes and Christmas family shows!

If you haven’t yet seen our new line up, Make sure you check it out now… I mean what’s not to like about this…

Tickets are available for all upcoming show, Online simply click on the “What’s On” tab at the top, You can pop into the theatre to see us open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm or you can simply give us a call on 01229 775677

Sean Kelly live in Millom this Friday!

Posted on: July 5, 2017 in the category homelatest by Cassie Day

So, we are coming to the end of the season and will be having a couple of weeks break for me to head up to the Edinburgh Festival and see what more lovely shows I can bring to our little town

This Friday we have our last Comedy gig until September.  This is a Goody!!!  Sean Kelly is a fabulous American Stand UP  and you may know him as the Star of “Storage Hunters” on that Telly Box!!

Sean is coming to us all the way from London Town and he is going to run a Comedy Auction in the second half too.. all proceeds going to ‘Help for Heroes’, a charity close to his heart.

Now the, we have a fair few tickets booked but I honestly thought that this one would fly off the shelves!!  This guy is going to be doing a National Tour later on in the Winter time, with other guys but he is heading to see us ( and a few others) before this and I think if we can get him a good house, we’ll have yet another Fantastic Night here in Millom.

Bluebirds present an evening of music and fun…

Posted on: June 28, 2017 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Millom Infants School, Bluebirds present an evening of music and fun at The Beggar’s Theatre Tuesday 4th July 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

All Welcome.

£1 entry at the door.

Refreshments available.

Job Opportunity.

Posted on: June 14, 2017 in the category From your Director!latest by Jakki Moore

Apprentice Business Administrator

30 Hours per week.  Level 2 Business Admin through Lakes College with on site training.


An exciting opportunity for the right person to work in a small team and enjoy fantastic shows from Top Named Comedians, Quality Theatre and Wonderful Live Music amongst a friendly atmosphere and laughter.


The Beggar’s Theatre

VAT Number: Not registered

Phone number:  01229 775677

Apprentice Administrator

Job Description 

Post Administrator – Apprentice  30 hours

Based at The Beggar’s Theatre, Millom.

Responsible to Artistic Director

Job Purpose 

To provide administrative support to  all  Theatre Clubs run by Moore Arts: Millom

To assist the Business Administrator in the office.

To be responsible for distribution of Marketing print and online and in house displays.

To be responsible for Front of House and the appearance of the theatre.


Main Duties 

  1. To carry out all administrative tasks associated with the theatre Clubs and the administration of the Theatre as directed by the Artistic Director.
  1. To record the monitoring and evaluation of the Theatre Clubs, Shows and activities carried out in the theatre.
  1. To ensure that information data is lawfully gathered, accurate, up to date, and only divulged in accordance with the data protection act 1998 and the local government common law duty of confidentiality.
  1. To carry out tasks associated with the general running of the Theatre and it’s activities.

5.   To keep the theatre front of house clean and tidy at all times.

6.    To be professional towards all clientele entering the building.

7.    To carry out the banking.

8.    To operate the Box Office and promote the shows and activities at the Theatre.

9.     To undertake any other duties, as directed including working the Touring shows.

10.   The hours will Mon to Friday daily and required to work some evenings and or weekends.

   Application process:  C.V. and covering letter to

Closing date: June 23rd

Buy Your Seat at the Show

Posted on: April 13, 2017 in the category latest by Jakki Moore

Hello folks,

Did you know that you can “Buy Your Seat at The Show”? Well, you can!  Please take a look at our page.. pop in for a chat anytime. Open Mon – Fri 10 am to 5pm.

“Buy Your Seat at the Show”

We love seeing you… 🙂


Happy Easter xx

Beggar’s Film Club

Posted on: in the category Cinemalatest by Jakki Moore

Easter Holidays – Beggar’s Film Club


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Today we have two films showing.

11 am Doors open

11.30 am ‘Trolls’ screening.  (finishes at 1pm)

2pm Doors open

2.15pm ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ (Finishes 4.30p,)

Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell Friday 31st March 8pm!

Posted on: March 21, 2017 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Join two of comedy’s rising stand up stars and the hosts of hit podcast ‘Like Minded Friends’ Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell as they embark on their double header UK tour. Both fresh the Edinburgh Festival as well as supporting their comedy peers and idols Tom Allen (currently supporting Sarah Millican) and Suzi Ruffell (Josh Widdicombe, Alan Carr and Kevin Bridges) will now take their hotly anticipated shows on the road.

For information please click here:

Tickets are available Online, In house at our Box Office open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm or you can give us a call on 01229 775677… It would be lovely if we could fill this one guys…We know you all love a good night of comedy!


Jack the Ripper The Real Truth this Friday…

Posted on: March 7, 2017 in the category Uncategorized by Cassie Day

This Friday we are joined by Trevor Marriott as he bring us his show “Jack the Ripper The Real Truth” this Friday at 7.30pm…!

Trevor Marriott is a Retired Murder Squad Detective and leading Ripper expert and as spent the last 15 years conducting a cold case investigation into the Whitechapel Murders of 1888, which were attributed to Jack the Ripper.  New facts and new evidence gathered now finally shatters the myth that has surrounded Jack the Ripper.

“In 2002 I started out to conduct a 21st Century cold case re investigation into the ripper mystery. I would use all my knowledge and expertise gained as a former British Murder Squad Detective in an attempt to finally identify the killer”

Tickets are still available should you like to come along to see this… All you have to do is visit … Pop in to the theatre open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm or you can give us a call on 01229 775677

We would love it if you could come guys!

Beggar’s Film Club is back this SATURDAY!

Posted on: February 16, 2017 in the category latest by Cassie Day

And we are back! Yes that’s right folks, Beggar’s Film Club is back this Saturday! and to kick things off we have “Trolls sing-a-long” Doors at 11.30am Film to start at 12pm… Film running time is 1 hour and 33 mins, and will finish roughly around 2pm… Hope to see plenty of you there!

About the film:

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.

Film Trailer: 




Yet Another BeggarsGiveAway…!

Posted on: February 13, 2017 in the category Uncategorized by Cassie Day

Hi Folks

Right then! I reckon we need to be kind and thoughtful so I have decided to go with a

BOOKING FEE FREE FEBRUARY – so no more booking fees until the end of Feb!!

ALL TICKETS even if you pay by card in house or on the phone! Ok?

In an attempt to see how many pre sales we can get, let’s give it a try!

We like to reward you once in a while… 🙂


The Thing That Came From Over There Friday 3rd February…

Posted on: February 2, 2017 in the category latest by Cassie Day

Hi Folks,

We are up and running and looking at a very busy season.

Another fantastic theatre show this week.  Gonzo Moose are an amazing theatre company and I used to manage the young lady in it too! She is Alys Torrence and a comedy actress and performer…  This is a spoof take of the 50’s Horror movies and is absolutely hilarious.

This isn’t a kids show but is suitable for ages 8+ should you wish to (and you should) your young one along.  It’s always great to see them coming to the theatre with you.

Here is the link to the show, do take a look and have a little read as I know it will be a fantastic performance.  I have booked them in to Kirkgate and the Coronation Hall too and they have already sold a lot more tickets than us!! (Honesty time)

The Thing That Came From Over There

Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Posted on: January 18, 2017 in the category DramaFrom your Director!latest by Jakki Moore

Guys, guys, guys… have you got your tickets yet for this Friday?  If you haven’t and are undecided then watch this trailer or read this review!!

Everyone is loving it!!  It’s selling out all over the place! Cumbria get your tickets asap… Bar open.  What’s not to like?  What you waiting for?

Guardian Review:


“From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads” This Friday!

Posted on: January 17, 2017 in the category latest by Jakki Moore

Hello Folks, What a treat we have for you coming this Friday!

This Wonderful piece of theatre has completely sold out on the rest of it’s tour, So come on Millom what are you waiting for?

Written and Directed by Adrian Berry FROM IBIZA TO THE NORFOLK BROADS Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production tells the tale of a young David Bowie obsessive Martin is a boy with problems – an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself. What follows will change his life forever… Powerful and touching, music and magic realism collide in this darkly funny and moving tourde-force solo show featuring Alex Walton and the voice of comedian Rob Newman.

‘Heartwarming, poetic and vivid, sensitive and delightful, a real reminder of just how important it is to have people to look up to’ Love London Love Culture

“Berry has created this compelling & heartbreaking narrative….joyfully hilarious…. keeps you hooked the whole time. Completely beautiful and moving” A Younger Theatre.

Will you be joining us this Friday 20th January 8pm? Tickets are still available…