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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

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

Thursday 1st December at 7.30pm Tickets £2.50


Friday 2nd December at 8.00pm tickets £5

Boilerhouse, Anna Murphy and Pauline Sheppard present:

Christmas Puddin'

Saturday 3rd December at 10.00am- 4.30pm

Christmas Craft and Psychic Fair

Free entry

Saturday 3rd December at 8.00pm tickets £6

Curious Nights

Sunday 4th December at 3.00pm  tickets £8

Me, But Bigger

Brilliant Seasonal Fun

Christmas Puddin' - Cornish Yuletide Songs - Pub Quiz Cabaret - Santa & The Pirates - Christmassy Christmas Show 

2017 Starts Here

Some brilliant events watch this space

Book your tickets today - for a great show in the heart of Penzance

Cornish Riviera Box Office: Tel: 01726 879500;  
or visit your nearest CRBO agent: 'Welcome to West Cornwall', by Penzance train station or The Visitor Information Centre, Guildhall, Street-an-Pol, St Ives. The Acorn Box Office is open Wednesdays, Thursdays Fridays and  Saturdays from 11am - 2pm only for bookings in person.  Please note, we can take payment at The Acorn by cash or cheque only.  
On performance nights, The Acorn Box Office usually opens one hour before the start time of the event. 

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

Cabaret Bar

Enjoy a pre-show drink in The Acorn's Cabaret Bar

Catch up with friends old and new

To many, it's the friendliest bar in Penzance

But do not just take our word for it

This week's highlights not to be missed

Selling fast - not to be missed


Sunday 4th December at 3.00pm 

Tickets £8 (adult) / £6 (concessions)

Me, But Bigger

© Jack Matthews

A music and dance collaboration, choreographed and directed by Grace Clayton, with musical direction by Patrick Bailey.  Seven young dancers pair up with seven professional performers to create unique solos, with original musical accompaniment.   An exploration of music and dance across generations of experience.  A conversation of personality, play and performance.The work is a result of a research exploration over 3 months, looking at the hierarchy of young practitioners and professionals.An array of solos and duets have been devised through discussion and experimentation with musicians and dancers across generations.This is a unique chance to see a piece of work created through a coming together of some of Cornwall's most exciting performance artists.Featuring performances by Patrick Bailey, Kuldip Sing- Bharmi, Suzie West, Grace Sellwood, Jayne Devlin, Lauren Shuker, Debbie Mason, Angus Capeland some incredible young artistes.


Acorn Festive Fun

The Acorn announces its Yuletide Festival starting on 7th December and lasting until 30th December....

We can offer festive walks, traditional Cornish singing, Children's Hour and of course the ever popular pub quiz....


See December for full details


Friday 2nd December at 8.00pm All tickets £5

Boilerhouse, Anna Murphy and Pauline Sheppard present:


Christmas Puddin’ - a night of rich singing from Boilerhouse with spicy & flavoursome stories from Anna Murphy and Pauline Sheppard, all lovingly mixed together in a Christmas wish!

Complete with a Charity raffle....



Saturday 3rd December at 8.00pm

Curious Nights

An evening of improvised performance

Tickets - £6

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Seasonal shopping fatigue already setting in? Pre - Xmas blues? Or just feel like trying something completely different? A truly Curious Night?

Then come on down to the Acorn on Saturday 3rd December, 7.30pm and enter the magical world of the moment where anything can happen! Musicians, poets, storytellers, dancers and fools take you on a journey that may be intimate, funny, fresh, alive and....?? Only the moment will tell.

Curious Nights provides a platform for spontaneous play by a diverse troupe of improvisers. For your delectation we have: Allen Samuel, violinist; Angela Stoner, poet;  Colin Curbishley:  wonderfool; Daniela Schlemm: dancing fool; Oak Matthias, cellist; Lawrence Nunes, conspirator; Pep Mogas:  fool / actor; Val Stagg: soundfool, and other surprise guests.

Tickets are available from CRBO and cost £6, or on the door on the night. For more information view our Facebook page Catch us in three months’ time at a venue near you!