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The Theatre Royal, Washington Street Workington has been the home of the Workington Playgoers for the past 85 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 and amateur dramatics for all ages, in West Cumbria.

The Playgoers aim to present up to five productions a year at the Theatre Royal, with additional shows produced by its talented  Theatre Royal Youth. 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.

The Playgoers aims to be more than just an opportunity for its members 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!

Blithe Spirit, One Of The Plays Chosen For The Silver Jubilee Programme
Things We Do For Love 2009
Insect Play 1938
The River 2021
Vicar Of Dibley 2019
Love On The Dole 1980
1990 - Cast Of 'Allo 'Allo
Cast And Crew Of Happy Families By John Godber
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me 2021
Stepping Out 2019
Lady Windermere's Fan 2002
The House By The Lake 1959
Christmas At Dingley Dell 1981
Ann Simpson As Jane Rotherbrook, Tania Simpson As Shirley Springer, Pauline Harkness As Sybil Venables, Ian Mitchell As George Venables MP And Geoffrey Hall As Hector Cramond MP
Dry Rot 1960
Brassed Off 2018
St Joan 1937
Silly Cow 2002
Dinner 2019
Educating Rita 2004
Roses Of Eyam 1986
Di Viv And Rose 2020
The Thrill Of Love 2017
Misery 2003
Fawlty Towers 2010
Relative Values 1955

Main Stage Productions 1936- 2021

Christmas Music Hall - After Show Party
Allo Allo
The Backstage Crew
Ladies Of The Wardrobe Helen, Jenni And Margaret
Jane Douglas And Peter Inglis
Backstage Capers!
The River
Chaps Backstage!
Poor Sir Percy!
Costume Adjustments!

Making new friends and enjoying backstage fun!

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