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Built in 1904, The Carnegie serves its local community to this day as a charity run for the community by the community. A theatre, a venue, meeting place, café and bar. Find out more about us

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The Music Centre

An accredited Arts Award Centre, our Music Centre introduces the excitement and cultural value of music to both young people and adults. Come and join us and experience it for yourself. 

The Spotlight Fund

Our Spotlight Fund will help us to develop our cultural offer for our community, keep our Grade II Listed Building maintained and increase our potential through new equipment which will in turn lessen our impact on the environment.  

Theatre Hullabaloo - Bear and the Butterfly.

Make a donation

Please support The Carnegie by making a donation. Your support is vital to us as it helps to provide the West Cumbrian community with the opportunity to reach their creative and cultural potential through an arts experience.

Welcome to The Carnegie…

The Carnegie offers a wide ranging programme of quality theatre, music, performance and culture. We’re home to our award winning Music Centre where young people and adults enjoy learning the art of musical instruments, singing and steel drums. The Carnegie is home to three talented amateur theatre groups and our many participatory classes range from learning to sing with the Carnegie Singers to learning the art of Karate with E.S.K.K Martial Arts. By day the beating heart is Cafe Carnegie where you can sit, relax and have conversation over food and drink. By night you can be sat in our beautiful theatre watching a quality show or participating in something totally unique. There is truly something for everyone at the Carnegie.

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    Forbidden Nights