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Stanwix Theatre

Welcoming Audiences, Celebrating Performance

The Stanwix Theatre is the premier performance space for the Performing Arts courses at the University of Cumbria.


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The Main House Theatre seating around 200 was completely refurbished in 2015 and is constantly updated. There are two further studio theatres with a maximum seating capacity of 80.


There are around 80 different productions staged with a total of over 300 performances, plus space for visiting professional productions.

Visiting Theatre companies include: Hull Truck, Compass, TrestleThéâtre Sans Frontières and Quondam

Comedy highlights: Eddie Izzard, Ardale O'HanlonAl MurrayJohn Hegley and Neil Innes.

The Limbik Theatre Company brought their award winning show The Harbour and The Messenger.

Immersion Theatre (co-founded and directed by James Tobias, a graduate from our Performing Arts course) are also regular visitors.


A selection of images from some of the productions that have been staged at the Stanwix Theatre in recent seasons are available on our Facebook page.

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Contact Us

If you have any queries or feedback please contact the Box Office:

Phone: 01228 400 356


For information on hiring the theatre, please contact Theatre Manager Mitch Bridgewater


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How to Find Us

Stanwix Theatre
University of Cumbria
Brampton Road

Our Brampton Road Campus
Brampton road

Membership Cards

Membership cards can be purchased at the Box Office before any show and cost £10.00 for members of the public and friends of the theatre; £5.00 for alumni, Board Directors and Honorary Fellows; and are FREE of charge for current students and staff upon provision of student/staff card. They give a discounted price for every show at the theatre and last for the whole academic year.

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