The Theatre Royal, Washington Street Workington has been the home of the Workington Playgoers for the past 87 years. In that time, its stage has witnessed several hundred performances by Playgoers’ members.
Following the extensive refurbishment of the Theatre Royal in 2016, thanks to generous funding by a number of organisations, to all of whom we are most grateful, the Theatre Royal is now equipped to become an exciting venue for live theatre in West Cumbria.
The Playgoers will present four productions in 2023. You can see several additional shows produced by individuals and companies who have hired our theatre this year. As a member of the Playgoers you will have the opportunity to take part in our productions in a variety of ways. If you love acting, the Playgoers can give you with the opportunity to display your talents, to build upon them and learn new theatre skills (for example, through the occasional acting workshops held). If you have a flair for costume or set building, or perhaps would like to get technical with creating sound and lighting designs, then our Wardrobe Department, Stage Crew and Technical Crew are ready to welcome you! Or perhaps you would enjoy being part of our friendly Front of House Team, greeting the public on show nights, working in the box office, or serving patrons in our lovely new bar area.
Workington Playgoers aim to give its members more than just an opportunity to “put on a play”. We want to make the Theatre Royal a regular venue for members to take part in social nights, rehearsed play readings, quizzes and other events for socialising and being a part of The Playgoer’s family.
So what are you waiting for? Simply fill in our application form by clicking here, and come and join the show!
Main Stage Productions 1936- 2023
Making new friends and enjoying backstage fun!