A bit more about us

A lovely intimate theatre on the edge of the Lake District.

We are a local theatre in a wonderful, small town of Millom. Close to the beach and the Lake District, we are very proud to have built up a fantastic variety of acts who love to play our little venue.

The Beggar’s has a capacity of 245 and is a lovely, intimate space to play. Our Audience is fantastic. They love the opportunity to see amazing acts visit us from small scale rural touring to TV Stand Ups. Our audience come from miles to enjoy theatre, comedy, live music, family shows and cinema at our fabulous venue.

The acts return again and again to play our stage. We pride ourselves on our hospitality and personable approach. We know most of our audience by name and love to welcome new people and new acts. We like to make our acts feel warmly welcomed, comfortable and at home.

Having spent 30 years in the business, Jakki our Director has seen performing from both sides of the curtain. It is important to us that we get the balance between professionalism and ‘at home’ welcome correct for both act and audience alike.

The Theatre was built by accident! Yes.. this is a true story. Originally an old Night Club, The Beggar’s has been created by hard work, love and a lot of begging!

We are unfunded, we apply for small pots of money for individual projects. We are passionate, friendly and hard working but most of all welcoming. We rely on our wonderful, hard working staff and volunteers who are amazing!

We hope to see you at a show soon!