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Cinemas, theatres and touring companies


Penrith Alhambra has 3 screens, both fitted with Dolby digital sound. Wheelchair access is provided to two screens. Films showing include the latest cinema releases, as well as a Sunday early evening alternative season of foreign-language and independent films. For screening times and film schedules see Penrith Alhambra Cinema's 'latest films out now'.

Rheged Centre, near Penrith has a multiplex screen showing 3D films daily, throughout the day. There is also a Saturday Film Club showing children's films. For screening times and film schedule see Rheged Centre films.

Touring cinemas

Picnic Cinema is run by Eden Arts and screens outdoor cinema like no other - in forests, castles and courtyards, as it tours Cumbria. For film times and film schedule visit the Picnic Cinema website.

REMOTE Cinema brings the community together through watching films and creating fun and social events with food, music and games. For further details see the Eden Arts web page on Remote: Rural Touring Cinema.


Penrith Players Theatre has been run by volunteer members since 1922. The events list for includes plays and musical events and tickets are sold at Penrith tourist information centre. For details of productions see the Penrith Players website.

Upfront Gallery Puppet Theatre stages productions at Christmas, Easter and during the summer. For more details see the Upfront Gallery Puppet Theatre website.

Touring theatre companies

Highlights' rural touring scheme is a network of 90 volunteer groups across Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland. They run a rural touring programme of theatre, music, dance and craft events for village halls, schools and community centres. For events in Eden see the Highlights rural touring scheme.

Live theatre streams

Penrith Alhambra cinema has live streamed theatre events. For screening times and see Penrith Alhambra Cinema's 'latest films out now'.

Rheged Centre, near Penrith a multiplex screen has live streamed theatre events. See Rheged's web page on Cultural Events.