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Taking Part: Everyday Portraits

The Hidden Stories Shared Lives project is bringing the Everyday Life Portraits art exhibition to Rosehill Theatre! January 8th to 25th.

Performance times and tickets

  • January 8th - 25th
  • Tickets Free entry when the theatre is open

Theatre: Hardeep Singh Kohli

We are delighted to welcome back Scottish-born Hardeep in the week of Burns’ Night, joining our Head Chef, Jon Fell, in preparing a delicious Indian inspired supper and taking to the stage to recount his life and times in his inimitable comic style.

Performance times and tickets

  • 26th January, with supper 7pm, performance only 8pm
  • Tickets £35 to include supper.
    £15 for performance only.

Taking Part: Be the best version of yourself - from Jan 31

Be the best version of yourself is an innovative approach to improving people’s self-confidence, self-esteem, communication skills and increase their ability to express/voice concerns. 

The workshop is free for anyone 16+ who is unemployed and looking to give their confidence a boost; is NEET; or that has faced issues with their mental health or homelessness (or is at risk of homelessness). It will take place at Moorclose Community Centre starting on Wednesday 31 January for 5 weeks. Contact Anne Timpson at Rosehill on 01946 514570 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.

Performance times and tickets

  • Tickets

Comedy: John Cooper Clarke **SOLD OUT**


Performance times and tickets

  • Sunday 11 February • 7pm
  • Tickets £25 • U26 £12

Theatre: Harbour Tales

At the top of the world, where the wind blows hard and the winter bites, there stands a little harbour town. But the people that live there have locked their doors and barred their windows for they have heard that a great storm is on its way...

A wonderful theatrical adventure with an additional public performance scheduled for Wednesday 14 February.

Performance times and tickets

  • NEW Public Show February 14 at 2pm
  • Tickets Standard £10
    Under 26s £8
    Under 5s Free

Taking Part: Mini Messels Makers: Spring Into Crafts

Bring your family to Rosehill to learn new skills and take home some Spring-inspired crafts to treasure! 

Performance times and tickets

  • Thursday 15 February 1-3pm
  • Tickets £5 per person
    Under 5s free

Music: Mark Morriss

After an absence of seven years, singer/songwriter Mark Morriss makes his return to Whitehaven on Friday 16th February before heading back out on the road in May with his English indie outfit The Bluetones.

Performance times and tickets

  • Friday 16th February at 8pm
  • Tickets Standard £12

Theatre: The Chef Show

A fusion of theatre, with this story of a busy night in the local curry house, and cookery, when the actors are joined Nurul Hoque from the Akash Tandoori restaurant in Whitehaven, offering a spicy cookery demonstration as part of the performance. Indian-themed supper in the Green Room restaurant afterwards an optional extra.

Performance times and tickets

  • Sunday 25 February at 4pm
    Indian-inspired supper (optional) 6.30pm approx.

  • Tickets Standard £15 (£8 for under 26s)
    Show plus supper £35 (£28 for under 26s).

Theatre: TALK: Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour 2018

Kendal Mountain Festival is an award-winning event that has grown in size and diversity over the last 17 years.

Performance times and tickets

  • Friday 2 March • 7.30pm

  • Tickets £15 • U25 £10

Music: AKA The Music of Noel Gallagher

AKA...The Music Of Noel Gallagher is a celebration of one of Manchester’s favourite sons, with all ticket proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Performance times and tickets

  • Friday 9th March at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £15

Music: WAOS Present An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan

Yeomen of the Guard meets The Mikado.

Performance times and tickets

  • Saturday 10th March • 7.15pm
  • Tickets £12

Comedy: Shappi Khorsandi - Mistress and Misfit

Shappi presents her latest persona - England’s unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton.

Performance times and tickets

  • Friday 16 March 2018 • 8pm
  • Tickets £15

Music: Paul Lewis - Haydn’s piano sonatas

We are delighted to announce the return to Rosehill of Paul Lewis on 21 March, performing the second of four concerts over two years featuring Haydn’s piano sonatas.

Performance times and tickets

  • Wednesday 21 March • 7.30pm
  • Tickets £25 • U26 £12

Music: Emma Johnson: Clarinet Goes To Town

An artist of unique skill and charisma, former BBC Young Musician of the Year Emma Johnson brings her 'Clarinet Goes To Town' show to Rosehill on Sunday 15 April at 3pm.

Performance times and tickets

  • Sunday 15 April at 3pm
  • Tickets Standard £25, under 26s £12

Theatre: We Are The Lions, Mr Manager!

What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr. Manager! The remarkable story of the Grunwick strike comes to Rosehill on April 21st.

Performance times and tickets

  • Saturday 21st April 2018 at 7.30pm
  • Tickets Standard £12, U26s £10

Comedy: John Robins - The Darkness of Robins

John Robins: The Darkness of Robins


Award winning comedian John Robins  is one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy. He returns to reflect on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.

Performance times and tickets

    Saturday 28 April 2018 • 8pm

  • Tickets £15 • U26 £12
    The show is suitable for ages 16+

Music: The Fureys

As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends the Fureys return for another great night of music, songs and stories.

Performance times and tickets

  • Friday 18 May • 7pm
  • Tickets £20

Comedy: Andrew Lawrence: The Happy Accident

Star of BBC1’s Live at The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, Dave’s One Night Stand and Sky Arts’ The Outcast Comic, as well as the hugely successful self-penned BBC Radio 4 series, There Is No Escape, Andrew Lawrence comes to Rosehill on Saturday 19th March.

Performance times and tickets

  • Saturday 19th May at 8pm
  • Tickets Standard £15

Music: Snake Davis and the Burden of Paradise Band

One of the great forces in 90s pop culture, saxophonist Snake Davis and the Burden of Paradise Band bring music to the people in 2018

Performance times and tickets

  • Friday 25 May at 8pm
  • Tickets £18

Taking Part: Rosehill Children’s Choir

Rosehill Children’s Choir sets out to make singing and music making accessible to all young people in the local area. We have created a children’s choir, initially for ages 7-11, whose membership is drawn from the most enthusiastic and passionate young people in west Cumbria.

Performance times and tickets

  • Tickets Being a member of the choir costs £40 per term • £10 discount available for siblings

    Bursaries are available towards the cost of joining. Contact us for further information.

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Rosehill Theatre, Moresby, Whitehaven
Cumbria, CA28 6SE
We are grateful to the following organisations for capital funding:

bec  ccf_logo coastal linbury   garfield-western    wren     fcc jpgetty national-grid savoy-educational-trust

We are grateful to the following organisations for revenue funding:

ace llw  ccc cumbria-community-foundation  wtc  west-cumberland-choral-societydct