Parade Street           Penzance           TR18 4BU              01736 363545

"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 welcoming you in Penzance for an evening where you can relax and enjoy the magic of a live performance

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

Many Amazing Things

Fun Palace - How we lost it - Billy Bottle - Cream Pie - And then come the Night Jars - Murray Lachian Young - Blowing in the Wind - Captain Flinn - Southern Tenant Folk Union - Producers Blues Band - Mawkin

Great nights out to enjoy

Dan Cruickshank - Curious Creatures Hancock Half Hour - Rosie Crow - Eurohouse - Martin Turner - Minar Pasion - Emotional Feet - Dale Storr - Duende - Kent Duchaine - Heg & The Wolf Chorus 

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

Previews of upcoming shows - Click on image, sit back and enjoy

Tuesday 18th October 2016 at 2:00pm

Tickets: £11 (adult) £9 (concessions) Family: £32

Captain Flinn  and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass 

Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 8.00pm

Tickets: £11/ £9

"Southern Tenant Folk Union"

 Friday 28th October 2016 at 8pm

Tickets: £14 (in advance) / £16 (on the door)

The Producers Blues Band

Saturday 29th October 2016 at 8pm

Tickets: £15 / £12 / £10


Sunday 13th November 2016 at 3:00pm

Tickets £8 (in advance) / £10 on the door


Sunday 13th November 2016  at 8.00pm Tickets £16

Martin Turner

Saturday 19th November 2016 at 8.oopm

 Tickets £10

Dale Storr - Solo New Orleans Piano Sho

Thursday 24th November 2016  at 8.00pm Tickets £12


Friday 25th November at 8.00pm

Tickets £11 (in advance / £13 on the door)

Kent Duchaine 

+ Leadbessie

Saturday 26th November 2016 8pm

£9 (in advance) / £11 (on door



Saturday 10th December at 2.30pm

          Santa and the Pirates

   (that don't want Christmas)


More Previews coming!


More Previews coming!

Highlights not to be missed


Last chance to buy tickets  - not to be missed

Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 8.00pm

"Southern Tenant Folk Union"

Tickets: £11/ £9       Southern Tenant Folk Union - Press Photo 3 - by Douglas Robertson

Southern Tenant Folk Union are the Edinburgh based string band that over a series of albums have produced a thought provoking and arresting take on roots & folk music. Past winners of the ‘Americana Artist Of The Year’ award the band have taken their music onto BBC One TV’s prime political show ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ plus Irish TV’s world famous chat show ‘The Late Late Show’ as well as onto stages at prestigious festivals (Celtic Connections, Belfast Open House Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, Belladrum Festival, Electric Picnic & many more).



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


Christmas Party Time!


Want to throw a party?

You can hire The Acorn for private parties!

We can supply everything you need for a great party

(including Father Christmas)

From Office to Children's -  you name it we do it

Contact us on 01736 363545 or email:

For that very special and unique party 

Selling fast - not to be missed

Wednesday 2nd November 7:30pm

Dan Cruickshank

Tickets £14 (adult) / £12 (concession)

Dan Cruickshank1


Journeying through time and place, from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the soaring skyscrapers of Manhattan, renowned architectural historian Dan Cruickshank explores the most inspirational and characterful world buildings.