About Us

Jack and Wendy Dunn started Cosmic Studio Theatre CIC in 2019, With a love of all forms of theatre we felt Carlisle was missing out. We set out on our quest to create a studio theatre and create one, we did.

 

We had a great first year when we produced ‘Little Shop of Horrors” alongside hosting our youth theatre (Rocket Theatre Group) shows as well. 

 

We were all set to hit the ground running in our second year when…. Covid….. With our future so uncertain, like everyone, we put our thinking caps on. 

 

We set to, creating an immersive show that we could take to a more central and accessible location, with small audiences of just 6 and with the help of Carlisle City Council, we created Bad Wolf, and it was a hit! 

 

Later that year based on the success of Bad Wolf we also produced a small-scale pantomime, If the Shoe Fits.

 

In 2021 we moved premises and renovated the Former Officers Mess at the historic Carlisle Castle to create our new state of the art studios and HQ.

 

After the success of our shows in 2020 we are looking to move forward as a production company, continuing to create new productions and opportunities for our local communities. Our mission to develop the cultural life of our community and to produce work that engages a wider audience to experience theatre. 

Jack Dunn Wendy Dunn
Carlisle Theatre
Theatre in Cumbria
Carlisle Castle HQ