Theatre and performance arts in Cornwall

The Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) have compiled a list of performance art events here in our beautiful Cornwall. There are currently 5 listed in our performance arts section.

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Ghost Stories By Candlelight

Sunday, 17th February 2019

Tarquin and Binky present Nunkie Theatre Company in Ghost Stories by Candlelight - classic ghost stories by M.R. James, performed by Robert Lloyd Parry. WARNING: Contains moments of pleasing terror.
Sunday 17th February - 7:30 pm
Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12
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The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU

The Wind in the Willows

Thursday, 7th March 2019

Kenneth Grahame’s classic story brought to vivid, anarchic life on the stage. Look out for chaos as we re-create animals, battles lost and won and a considerable slice of comic fun! Directed by Andy Blake who directed last season’s The Riot and designed by Jackie Moule.
Tickets: Adults £8 Concs £6 Child £5 Family £22
The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU

Drip Drip Drip

Thursday, 28th March 2019

Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and breathtaking production values, take you on a darkly comic and taboo-busting journey. In a district hospital, an Eritrean nurse tends a dying racist patient. Welcome to the NHS – a place where even the gallows humour is at death’s door. As life ebbs, reality spins away, jumping between 1940’s Germany, an African burns clinic, and the 1977 ‘Battle of Lewisham’ NF march. Drip, drip, drip.
Thursday 28th March - 7:30 pm
Tickets: Advance £10/Door £11/ Concessions £8
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The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU

The Wind In The Willows

Friday, 29th March 2019

The Wind In The Willows - Cornwall Youth Theatre Company
The Minack Theatre  Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU


Thursday, 2nd May 2019

Fearless and physical contemporary dance that delves deep into our past, exploring our innate and powerful relationship to the sea.
Thursday 2nd May - 7:30 pm
Tickets: £10/Concessions £8
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The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU



Gangsta Granny

Monday, 27th May 2019

Heartbreak presents Bank Holiday Fun
David Walliams' Gangsta Granny
Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at granny’s.  All she wants to do is play scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun.
Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret...
Ben’s Granny is an international jewel thief - and she needs his help to pull off her biggest heist yet, stealing the crown jewels.
Heartbreak productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun.
The best Bank holiday fun! Suitable for age 7+
Don't forget to book our yummy veggie curry as a pre-show treat.
May 27th 6.30pm
The open-air theatre is situated in front of Penlee House in Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall.
The theatre has disabled access although some is on uneven ground. Assistance can be provided.
Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE

Noisy Holiday

Thursday, 30th May 2019

A ridiculous and funny story of going on your holidays with silliness and mischief for the whole family. Expect flying tents, diving bears, massive carrots and Ibiza anthems.
Thursday 30th May - 4:00 pm
Tickets: Adults £7/Children £3.50/Family £17. Under 2's free
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The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU