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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 8th December at 7.30pm

Yuletide Hootenanny

Tickets £6 (adult) / £4 (child) /

+ bring along £3 for a glass of mulled wine

Saturday 10th December at 2.30pm

          Santa and the Pirates

   (that don't want Christmas)

Tickets in advance :

Including a present : £11.00
Without a present : £8.00


Tuesday 13th December 2016 -

7.00 - 9.30 - Entry FREE

Penzance Ocean Film Evening with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project



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 now take payment at The Acorn by card, cash or cheque.  
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


Thursday 8th December  at 7.30pm

Tickets £6 (adult) / £4 (child) /

+ bring along £3 for a glass of mulled wine

Traditional Cornish Yuletide songs

Join Bec Applebee (Dalla) and Rebecca Mordan (Scary Little Girls) for a Yuletide hootenanny!    

Led by two of the counties best loved performers, you can join in with your favourite Yuletide songs, both Cornish classics and pop favourites; watch traditional Cornish dance; and maybe even enjoy a festive game or two! 
Come along, join in and sing along and celebrate this winter with us at The Acorn for this celebration for all the community! 

'Bec Applebee seems to have a graceful and humble attitude to theatre, and an understanding of humanity which feels honest but bright' - EXTRA! EXTRA!

'She is so intense, passionate, and credible ...' - The Arts Magazine

Rebecca Mordan  - 'A seamless performer and a lovely singer' - The Scotsman

'The frighteningly lovely Rebecca Mordan' - Four Weeks


 The Acorn Arts Centre is a venue built for voice so come and find out how good it really is....


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





Saturday 10th December at 2.30pm

          Santa and the Pirates

   (that don't want Christmas)

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Children’s TV stars Callum Donnelly and Robin Hatcher are the stars of the popular hit CBeebies TV show ‘SPOTBOTS’ - they also joined Justin Fletcher this Summer in ‘Justin’s House’!

This loveable duo (two thirds of the manic trio ‘Three Half Pints’) are also the stars of this brand new adventure that is sure to leave the audience both spell bound and doubled up with mirth.

This amazing show features not only Santa, but an array of pirates with songs the kids will know and love. All this plus a great story AND you can also come and get a present from the big man himself after the performance! (There is also the chance to post any ‘Dear Santa’ letters).

Santa is having trouble this year as somebody has stolen his naughty list! When the Pirates of the ‘Good Ship Christmas Cheer’ offer to help him find it he must decide, with help from the children, who has been good and who has been naughty! But can you really trust a pirate?

With pieces of eight at stake, a lost Rudolf and Santa all at sea – will Christmas be able to go ahead this year at all? 


Santa and the Pirates (who don’t want Christmas!) is ideal for families to get together this Christmas for some good traditional fun with a modern feel . Take a quick peek here....



Tuesday 13th December 2016 -

7.00 - 9.30 - Entry FREE


Penzance Ocean Film Evening with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project

Join us for an exciting programme of ocean inspired films.

Discover the beauty of Cornish wildlife and feel inspired by conservation stories from overseas.
Plus we will be introducing the new 'Penzance Marine Conservation Group', come along and find out how you can get involved. Everyone welcome and no need to book but for more information please contact Nat Gibb at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. or call 07973728804