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Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre (NY 002 288)
Finkle Street, Workington

As well as staging various exhibitions and displays, the delightfully preserved theatre offers a varied programme of music, dance and drama throughout the year. Monroe's Bar in the same building hosts a live music venue on weekends.

Theatre Royal (NY 005 286)
Washington Street, Workington, CA14 3AW)

Built in1845 as a music hall and now home to the Workington Playgoers Club - an amateur theatre group who stage several productions every year between February and December.

Plaza Cinemas (NX 999 303)
Dunmail Park, Maryport Road, Workington, CA14 1NQ

A state-of-the-art cinematic experience in luxury surroundings, showing a range of mainstream and alternative films.

Workington Public Art
In recent years, several eye-catching artworks have been commissioned to provide interactive focal points for the town centre. The Hub on Washington Square brings the atmosphere of Workington to life with lighting effects and 3D sound. Lookout on Ivinson Lane is a giant clock, recording the hour on a central ring above the sphere with a suspended rotating arm indicating the minutes on the ground. Chimes play on the hour and half hour, and a built-in camera relays images that are viewable through one of the portholes on the body of the clock. Elsewhere, sculptural elements have been inserted into gates, railings and seats to create a pleasant shopping environment.


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