Carnegie Friends is open to anyone who would like to support the Carnegie. By becoming a friend you will get the most out of your visit and your contribution will be used to help make the Carnegie a thriving venue for all ages and develop strong community and educational links across West Cumbria.

Carnegie Friends is independent to the Carnegie Theatre Trust (Workington) and run separately by willing volunteers.

Our Aim

Our main aim is to help and support the Carnegie by donating the bulk of the money we receive from membership fees, donations and from fund-raising activities. Over the years our contributions have gone towards supporting a number of projects within the Carnegie including investing in new equipment and materials.


The Friends Scheme is currently being relauched (February 2017). More information about the benefits of being a friend will be available soon however benefits will definitely include regular newsletters and social events.

Further information on how to join or get involved in running the Carnegie Friends can be obtained by using the contact form below or emailing . You can also call Philip on 07903 302517

Annual Membership

£12 (single) or £20 (joint – two people at the same address). To purchase membership please call into the Box Office to pick up an application form. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or cheque (made payable to Carnegie Friends). Standing Orders are preferred as it reduces the overall cost of managing the friends scheme meaning more of your donation goes towards making a difference.

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