A theatre in Wigton has urged customers to purchase snacks inside the premises to help the group continue to put on their productions.

In an announcement on their Facebook page, the John Peel Theatre wrote: “We are a small community theatre and a charity, run entirely by volunteers. We understand that you may find it cheaper to bring your own snacks and drinks, but we would ask you respectfully not to. We are passionate about bringing live theatre to people who cannot afford West End style productions, and we keep our ticket prices as low as we can. We rely both on ticket sales, and the small profit we make on refreshments to put on shows and pay our many bills.”

The theatre has offered guests the opportunity to purchase tickets for both in-house and virtual events through December.

On the 17th, the theatre hosted a virtual open mic night where guests sent in video submissions of them singing or providing other types of entertainment that was enjoyed from home.

Tickets are still available for the annual pantomime, ‘The Pie-Eyed Piper of Wigton’. Tickets cost a minimum of £9 for adults and £5 for children and are available through TicketSource.