We’re back and raring to go!

Posted on: January 3, 2018 in the category latestUncategorized by Cassie Day

Happy New Year you lovely people!

Are you all excited to see what we have coming up here at The Beggar’s Theatre this season?

Here is what January is looking like so far…

"Holding Back The Sea"

“Holding Back The Sea” – Saturday 13th January 1pm 


Speaker: Chris Hudson IEng MICE MCIHT (ICE NW historic Eng. Group) 2018 is the institution of Civil Engineers Bi- Centennial anniversary (1818 -2018). To celebrate this members of the institution are reaching out to public groups to celebrate Civil Engineers contributions to society. This talk will present to the audience a history of Hodbarrow Mine’s unique sea defences and the important contributions that Civil Engineers made to the Cumbrian mining industry, of which no fewer than four ICE. Past-President’s played a part.

Click here to buy tickets or for more information on this show.

John Godbers "Last Laugh" Feature Film

John Godbers “Last Laugh” Feature Film – Friday 19th January 7.30pm

This superb comedy written by John Godber and directed by award-winning director Daniel Coll will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. The story follows a college


lecturer, Martin Dawson, played by Nick Figgis and his hope to escape from obscurity by having a screenplay made into a film.

Click here to buy tickets or for more information on this show.



Roy Orbison and The Travelling Wilburys – Saturday 27th January 8.00pm

This fantastic show celebrates the music of 80’s super group Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Tribute who featured five individual icons   Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty & Bob Dylan. who created an album that completely rocked the music industry and sold over five million copies worldwide.

Click here to buy tickets or for more information on this show.


Check out all of our other upcoming shows here:

We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Love Team Beggar’s xx

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

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 https://www.beggarstheatre.co.uk/event/jack-the-ripper-the-real-truth/ … 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!

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… 🙂



Still To Come…

Posted on: October 5, 2016 in the category Uncategorized by Jakki Moore

Ok guys, We’ve had a wonderful start to our new season and it’s only going to get better! We hope you’d agree we say we have something for everyone?

Whether you prefer Comedy, Theatre, Live Music, Kids/ Family Show or even a good ol’ Pantomime… We’ve got it all to look forward to!

If you haven’t already, Make sure you take a look at whats left to come this year…

Please buy your tickets by clicking on “add to cart” or you can call us on 01229 775677 or you can simply pop into the theatre and buy your tickets from Cassie… open Mon – Fri, 10 am util 5pm.

**Booking fees apply

Youth Theatre Enrolment Tonight 6.30pm

Posted on: September 19, 2016 in the category Uncategorized by Jakki Moore

Hello folks, tonight we will be enrolling our Youth theatre members. 6.30pm Please come along to register and pay for the term for Little Beggars – Thursdays 3.30-5pm or Beggars Youth Theatre – Wednesdays 4-6pm (aka Mischievous Players, Dance Junior, Rural Edge Actors and Dance Senior) If you can’t make it tonight be want to enrol your child, please can you call in to pay or give us a ring to arrange and put your child’s name down for our first session this week. 01229 775677 Thanks See you later xx


Sponsor A Step, Step Up To Access All Areas.

Posted on: June 18, 2015 in the category Uncategorized by Jakki Moore

We have created a sponsorship form for our Sponsor a step campaign, As many of you will already know We currently struggle with our Access for All. We have 24 steps up to our theatre which many of our community can use but some cannot. We would like to raise £24K to install access for Everyone. This will include a platform lift for both disability access and for families with buggies and Prams, a disabled toilet and relevant decorations and alterations for the new access.

We would really appreciate it if you could take a look and for those that are interested, please do fill out the form and you can email it back to the email address or you can hand it in at the Box office.

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Many thanks in advance xx


Mischievous Players Present…

Posted on: June 4, 2015 in the category latestUncategorized by Jakki Moore

“Oak Moore House”

Mischievous players with Beggar's Theatre poster

Our Wonderful Mischievous Players (Junior Drama) proudly Present “Oak Moore House”, A play all about life and friendships within a foster home. They have been working very hard on this for the past couple of weeks … Please please come along. Wednesday 10th June 6.30pm £1 entry fee

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Posted on: December 22, 2014 in the category Uncategorized by Jakki Moore

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at The Beggar’s Theatre.

Don’t forget to keep booking.. we have a wonderful and varied programme for you in 2015… Book Here

Also, we still have tickets for Return to Arendel here:  Sat 27th December 2pm


Review: The Boy With Tape On His Face

Posted on: June 16, 2013 in the category Uncategorized by Sam Walker

The tape returned to the beggars for the second time, bringing even more laughs with him. For those unaware of his act, the man has a piece of gaffer tape stuck over his mouth for the whole act, speaking no words at all. Instead, he prefers to take members of the audience from their seats, place them on stage and make them perform various acts.

Last time, I was brought up on stage and dressed in a builders outfit, whilst the Full Monty theme was played. I hadn’t seen the Full Monty, leading to a rather awkward undressing. Therefore, it was only fitting for me to be called up a second time, despite him claiming after the show that he had no idea it was me. Star Wars came this time however, meaning I was on more familiar ground. An improvised Darth Vader suit made from a bin bag and a builders mask and a tape measure were my instruments of destruction.

Several more of these hilarious acts later and it was the grand finale. Each audience member given a red balloon to blow up and throw to the front where a person with gloves on was to pop every one of them. It was a brilliant end to a brilliant show. The act is extremely clever and it’s easy to see why the boy with tape on his face is so popular. A must see for anyone who hasn’t had  the opportunity to witness the show before.



Review: The Noise Next Door

Posted on: May 1, 2013 in the category Uncategorized by Sam Walker

The Noise Next Door are one of the finest improv comedy acts the UK has to offer. They have been together for a good few years now and are a popular YouTube hit for their online series ‘Improv Adventures’. They have received 5* reviews from the likes of US weekly and superb write ups from newspapers such as the Daily Telegraph. The concept for their show is that we as the audience give them a thing such as place or celebrity, and they do anything from sing about it to invent a short play around it. Personally, I thought this was incredibly clever and extremely funny. Not once did any of them hesitate, the whole act flowed well and the audience interaction was superb. In terms of content, we had a song about a waxing service run by David Beckham, a play about a frog and a magician, a dentist using a tiger for the purpose of dusting and much more.

The Noise Next Door consists of five members, however one appeared to be missing for the Beggars. This however seemed to have little effect. Charlie, Matt and the two Tom’s all seemed to work perfectly together. It was apparent how much time had been spent perfecting their act and working on their improvisations. Overall, The Noise Next Door showed just how good improv comedy can be with a flawless performance, having the audience in stitches from the moment they walked on stage.