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"From the start it has been the theatre's business to entertain people ... it needs no other passport than fun". BERTOLT BRECHT 

The arts & entertainment heart of Penzance

The Acorn brings live theatre, music, dance and comedy to Penzance, with the aim to entertain, engage and hopefully bring a smile'

We look forward to you joining us in Penzance for an evening where you can relax and enjoy the magic of a live performance



October begins with high class dance, music and drama....







Cheap Date Dance


are back by popular demand and getting ready to shave their legs for another date with their deliciously brutal blend of comedy, dance and theatre with ‘How We Lost It’ on October 7th at 8.00pm, laying bare stories of love, sex and everything in between....








 Billy Bottle and the Multiple

 Saturday 8th October @ 8pm

Following on from their critically acclaimed album, Unrecorded Beam (the poetry of Thoreau), The Multiple features Martine Waltier, Roz Harding and Billy Bottle, plus flautist Vivien Goodwin-Darke and recording artist and producer Lee Fletcher  on soundscapes. Like the best art rock, they combine folk, jazz, pop and minimalism in an engaging and meaningful way.

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"And Then come the Nightjars"

Tuesday 11th October @ 7.30 

South Devon, 2001. Jeff is a vet with a problem. Michael is a cattle farmer who is a problem. The two men have a begrudging respect for each other and a blossoming friendship based on sharing a fag, a nip of whisky and boisterous banter.

But then the skies turn dark with the greasy smoke of hundreds of pyres as foot and mouth sweeps through the British countryside, throwing communities across the country into incredulous chaos.

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 and don't forget this Sunday 2nd October at 7.00pm

"Sunday Nights In at the Acorn"




Once again you can come and watch a screening and then debate the politics, the ethics, it's place in the world order or anything else that springs to mind. 


The film starts at 7.00pm, this month we have "The Economics of Happiness". What makes you happy, it is certainly not materialism. Or is it? Why do we work? Why do we crave a "little bit extra?" This is a fascinating film and well worthy of viewing. And then voice your opinion.



or on the door....

 September Highlight....


A new brand of folk musician....



 October Highlight...

Billy Bottle and the Multiple

Who's got the power?


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Another October Highlight....

The Bristol Old Vic / Theatre 503

'Arguably the most important theatre in Britain today'

 The Guardian


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Highlights  November

Dan Cruickshank

From his best-selling book 

A rare chance to meet the author


The acorn is run by a dedicated bunch of volunteers,  who all passionately  believe in bringing quality innovative arts and entertainment to their community.

If you would like to join our friendly team of volunteers and help to support this wonderful venue, and see events for free, e-mail our administrator on



Come and see what all the fuss is about, there's live entertainment waiting for your applause








Higher Still

Get back to nature, nature knows that this is the journey of your soul.  Reconnect and rediscover yourself again.