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The Wave CentreThe Wave Maryport

The Wave is a  £3.2million arts, entertainment and conference facility on Irish Street in Maryport. The facility boasts:

  • A 230 seat performance space / theatre / cinema (available for functions and private hire)
  • A bar, bistro and cafe
  • A Tourist Information Centre
  • A new Clip 'n Climb climbing centre and Cave at the Wave

What's on at The Wave Centre

There are many exciting events and acts showing at The Wave. You can also contact the facility on 01900 811450.

Cave at the WaveCave at the Wave 4

The newest tourist attraction in West Cumbria is Cave at the Wave. It's 75m of exploring, discovering, squeezing, clambering, climbing and crawling. You will discover tight squeezes, ball pools, passages, fossils, stalagmites and stalactites and much more along the way as you explore with the aid of just our instructors and your head torch! Suitable for ages four and upwards and for up to eight cavers at a time the only limit to our caving system is your bravery and physical size

Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb has arrived at Maryport's Wave Centre. This brand new idea is based on climbing - but not in a traditional sense. Its bright colourful climbing modules and a unique belay system enable climbers to climb in safety and with confidence knowing that although they can come off they won’t fall to the ground. The facility can be used by adults and children over the age of four.

The climbing modules have various names to reflect their design and how they are climbed.

Allerdale Borough Council has part funded the £400,000 new facility. The Council funded £241,000 and the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) contributed £159,000.

History of The Wave Centre

The facility was named to reflect the curved roof of this striking building and also its close proximity to the harbour and sea. The facility provides a range of services and opportunities for both the local community and visitors to the area.

The heritage exhibition has now been transferred to Maryport Maritime Museum.

The Wave is managed, operated and developed by Carlisle Leisure Limited through a partnership agreement with Allerdale Borough Council. It was funded by the European Union, Allerdale Borough Council, Maryport Heritage Trust, West Cumbria Development fund and Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Ltd.

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerClip and Climb images in PDF format731 Kb1 min 44 secs @ 56k, 3 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerClip 'n Climb leaflet in PDF format1456 Kb3 mins 28 secs @ 56k, 6 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerClip and Climb window graphic in PDF format298 Kb43 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb

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