Situated at Brampton Road on the banks of the River Eden, the award-winning Stanwix Theatre boasts two fully equipped, purpose-built performance spaces. It is the premier venue for all Performing Arts courses at the University of Cumbria and runs as a professional theatre, attracting external productions and directors from across the world.
The Stanwix Theatre main house seats 182 and was refurbished in 2015.
The Topping Studio Theatre offers flexible seating for up to 80 audience members.
Both spaces are staffed by theatre professionals and equipment is regularly updated to keep up to date with industry standards.
The Stanwix Theatre and Topping Studio hosts over 300 performances per year combining an exciting programme of external and university productions.
Previous Show Highlights Include:
Spoken & Comedy: Eddie Izzard, Al Murray, Ardal O’Hanlon, Alexei Sayle, Germaine Greer and Neil Innes
Theatre: Hull Truck, Limbik, Immersion Theatre, Théâtre sans Frontières, Puppetry of the Penis and Trestle
Events: GamesJam, Borderlines Book Festival, Land Rover Launch, BBC TV & Radio and Carlisle Fringe Festival
Music: Tygers of Pang Tang, John Hegley and Ian Matthews
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