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Theatre is a mirror, a sharp reflection of society. YASMINA REZA, The Observer, January 21, 2012

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All the latest live events happening here at the Acorn. Full event diary and links to buy tickets and other goodies

Tickets generally sell quickly in advance so we strongly recommend you buy your tickets well in advance.

Limited tickets may be available on the night.

The Acorn Box  Office is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and  Saturdays from 11am - 2pm only for bookings in person.  


August at the Acorn

A month of great music, comedy  and drama with something to suit everyone.

Buy your tickets now for a great night out.

Please note - unless otherwise stated a £1 theatre fund fee has been added to the price of all tickets to help maintain the Acorn as a community arts venue

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Saturday 13th August 2016 at 8.00pm

Tickets – £12 (adult) £10 (concession) £40 (family)

Drumscapes + Samswara

” . . .The brilliant sitar of Ricky Romain in duet with Jon Sterckx’s tabla wizardry was a first class example of musicians “playing off” each other, their evident joy never becoming indulgent, and never compromising the aims of the music. . . .” – Colin Sell, BBC Radio 4.


Drumscapes + Samswara

An event not to be missed!

The evening opens with sitar & tabla duo Samswara – voted ‘Best Group’ in the MTM South West & South Wales Asian & Ethnic Minorities Awards 2014. The evening culminates with Drumscapes – an energising & mesmerising solo performance by world music percussionist Jon Sterckx. Drumscapes has had audiences on their feet at events across the UK, including at WOMAD, Larmer Tree and Beautiful Days festivals and even had over 1000 people spontaneously get up and dance at a TEDx event! 





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Friday 19th August 2016 at 8.00pm

Tickets £8

Dan Korn

with support from Liam Jordan and Jenny Bishop

"Korn's gentle approach often tricks you into a false sense of security that is shattered with the ferocious honesty of his words, heightening the raw power of his vocality. I challenge you to listen to this guys music and not enjoy it." - Alex Hayden, Rebel Music Blog 

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The Dan Korn Band is a semi-acoustic folk-roots group, playing a mixture of up tempo and more reflective original songs. Their sound shows a wide range of musical influences, from traditional folk to country, through blues to rock n roll.

Their debut album, Of The Sea, was released in March 2015 to widespread acclaim. Following this, they embarked on a successful of the UK, playing venues such as Jamboree (London), Latest Music Bar (Brighton) and The Wee Folk Club at the famous Royal Oak in Edinburgh.


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Saturday 20th August 2016 at 3.00pm

Tickets – £5

Film at the Acorn

Matilda - scratch and sniff screening

with a free workshop at 2.00pm

with a free "scratch and Sniff" card for every child

This special screening is being presented to celebrate the 100 year birthday of playwright Roald



This special "scratch and Sniff" screening of the ever popular family film "Matilda" is being presented by the Cornwall Film Festival in conjunction with the Acorn. Not only will every child be offered a special "scratch and sniff" card to use during the film they will also be able to attend a workshop before the film starts to make a special Matilda bookmark.



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Friday 26th August

tickets: £11.00 (in advance)  £13.00 (0n the door)

Flats and Sharps

Blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop


Flats and Sharps

Hailing from Cornwall, in the South West of England, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, gaining recognition for performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of Bluegrass classics. These five incredible young musicians honed their skills in 350 live performances over nearly five years charming and wowing audiences along the way.


Flats and Sharps have come a long way from their humble beginning busking in Penzance as 17 year-olds to performing on the Town Square stage at the Country 2 Country Festival at the O2 in London in March 2015 and at Proms in Hyde Park, London in September 2015, which was recorded for later broadcast on the Bob Harris Country show on BBC Radio 2. 



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 Sunday 7th August

Tickets £10


 Now in their fifth year

 all proceeds  to CHICKS and the Children Hospice South West.

Tickets are £10.00 and can be booked by contacting Elaine on 07711166869.


Believe is now in their fifth year. Charlotte and Ella Gilling began five years ago wanting to raise money for children who are less fortunate than themselves and they decided to run a dance workshop open to all ages and abilities. The workshop runs throughout the week and culminates in a show performed at the Acorn theatre.

This year the workshop is being held at Bolitho school and the actual performance is on Sunday 7th August. The workshop is £10.00 for the week 

Thursday 4th August 2016 at 7:30pm

Tickets: £10

Alan Jones

Teller of tales,mentalist, mind reader, psychic entertainer and teller buy-tickets-now-buttonAlan_Jones_Mentalist_Acorn7Returns to The Acorn this year with an evening of entertainment inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Expect the unusual, uncanny and unearthly as you are guided through a series of mind-games, dream-scapes, psychological and psychic experiments all with just a hint of the macabre.

NB Not suitable for children under 12

The Show has two Acts of 50 minutes plus interval


Saturday 6th August 2016 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £11

The Empty Stage....


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Uniquely set on the stage of The Acorn, so will be a real treat for theatregoers looking for something a bit different! The play is packed with twists to keep the audience – and characters – guessing as they witness the most deadly rehearsal Cornwall has ever seen!


Additional ticket information 

Unless otherwise stated, tickets for Acorn events can be purchased in advance from:

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.   

 Tickets include a £1.00 donation towards the Acorn fund unless otherwise stated