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Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Plato


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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.


September at the Acorn

Watch out for Sunday's night @ The Acorn your chance to get involved in the creative force behind the arts

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

Thursday 1st September 2016 at 8:00pm
Tickets: £11 (in advance) £13 (on the door)

The Remi Harris Project


“incredible guitarist… I’m absolutely blown away by his talent…amazing”  Jamie Cullum

“The standard of playing is stunning” 5***** Guitar Techniques Magazine

“This young guy is seriously good” 4****

“he is a tremendously gifted young player”  John Etheridgebuy-tickets-now-button

Remi Harris

Remi Harris is regarded by many as one of the UK’s Top Up and Coming Young Jazz Guitarists and has toured the UK, Australia, France, Norway and Italy as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, the Royal Albert Hall, Live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. His unique style blends elements from Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock’n’Roll, Hip Hop and World Music.


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Sunday 4th September 2016 at 7pm

£5.00 Cabaret Bar

Sunday Nights in at the Acorn

Film and Debate

A film evening with a twist. Watch a film and then debate its making, subject matter, political stance, potency, bias…. and anything else that is appropriate. Most films will be lesser known rather than mainstream and the choice of film, while ultimately lying with the Acorn, will also be open to debate.

The first  film will be "5 Broken Cameras", an award winning documentary about life in Gaza under the watchful eye of the Israelis and although itn is not particuarly political per se it does give a very good insight into life under an occupying force. It will certainly provide room for debate! 

Refreshments will be available.

And in case you want to know what the next film will be, we are looking at what makes us happy. Materialism and peace of mind. Or neither or both. The film is "The Economics of Happiness" and looks at Ladakh before and after commercialisation. A fascinating film with lots to talk about....

Tickets available below.



Lemon tree



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Saturday 10th September 2016

Tickets £10

The Odd Folk 

with The people's String Foundation

& King Louis

"An acoustic wonder; what rock might be if created in Cambridge rather than Chicago!  fROOTS 

"The best folk band you've never heard of!"  The Guardian

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A Farewell to Arms sees The Odd Folk lay down their instruments for a final time. This will be their last Cornish 'giggle' for a while as they embark upon a winter hibernation. So come and celebrate the end of the summer with "The best folk you've never heard of!" who are supported by the incredible People's String Foundation and Penzance's finest DJ King Louis.

The halls will be decked and decorated as the boys take you on a journey of their best work, swapping styles as often as they swap instruments. Also on the night they are shooting the final film in their hugely popular trilogy, How NOT to be in a Band! So dress to impress and you may find yourself on the big screen!



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Sunday 11th September 2016 at 7.00pm

as part of "Sunday Nights in at the Acorn" we present new drama by the

Flanagan Collective 



'SNAKES & GIANTS is a cross genre show that fuses physical storytelling, spoken word and soulful music to explore how we define our life. It's a show about two women's sense of love, family and a changing perception of home.

Tapping in to a current trend for glorifying the past and discussing how we deal with accepting our present, this is a story that uses mythical-realism to challenge our idea of where it is we belong. 

The Flanagan Collective are an internationally award winning company who create work across the UK. They are associate company at York Theatre Royal.



(c) Alex Brenner

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Sunday 18th September 2016 at 7.00pm

Tickets £5.00 Cabaret Bar

Sunday Nights in at the Acorn

New writing



Your chance to create new and innovative writing especially for the stage. Whether you are a seasoned writer or just want to try your hand at creating a script, the evening will allow you the time and space to create. It is anticipated that scratch performances and rehearsed readings will also take place.

Many of these sessions will be exploratory and experimental, creating new ways to look at creativity and verse.




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Tuesdays at 10.30....

£6.00 per session

Accolades Drama Group

And for this term (starting on 20th September) we have....... ALAN BENNETT AT THE ACORN 


Sadly not in person, but an enjoyable exploration of his last big play, 'People', at the RNT in 2012.....

This starrred Frances de la Tour, Linda Bassett, Selina Cadell, Nicholas le Prevost and Peter Egan, and was hailed as 'provocative fun' by Charles Spencer in the Telegraph.  The Guardian's Michael Billington added 'Alan Bennet in top form in bitingly funny farce about heritage and the commodification of values.'

Alan Bennett himself writes, 'a play for England, sort of,' and he takes an ironic and humorous look at the middle-class, their values, and the National Trust.

The Acorn's Accolades Adult Drama workshop will explore the play through discussion, improvisation, readings, character and theme work over the coming Autumn Term.  Sessions will be very informal, sociable and no doubt great fun.

Do join us from next Tuesday September 20th, 10.30-12.30, in the Theatre.  Cost £6 a session, £30 the first half-term.

Contact Gill on 01736 360079 or for further details.  No previous experience necessary, just an interest!





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Sunday 25th September 2016 at 7.00pm

Tickets £5.00 - Main Theatre

Sunday Nights in at the Acorn

Experimental drawing

Drawings that reflects on life. As a past student of Dartington College, your friendly neighborhood administrator has undertaken many life and experimental drawing projects, the fourth Sunday of the month will be an extension of that process. There may be life drawing, there may be movement, there could even be music; there will certainly be experimentation. A Sunday evening of drawing mayhem? Possibly.

Please bring your own drawing equipment. If we need large sheets of paper we will supply that for you but apart from that presume you need to bring your own equipment


Experimental drawing


Thursday 29th September 2016 at 7.30pm

Tickets £9 (adv) / £10 (on the door)


“High-energy brilliance.” Folk Radio UK
"The future of folk music is safe in the hands of young musicians like this.” Na-marabuy-tickets-now-button


Three of London’s finest new breed of folk musician.

Folk trio TEYR (‘3’ in the Cornish language) evolved out of the London session scene, combining their multiple instruments and voices in every innovative way they can muster

Heavily influenced by the great Irish, Scottish, English and Cornish musicians who've come before, they’ve honed their craft and thrived on weaving diverse threads together.

Also suporting TEYR will be local guitarist, singer and songwriter Theo Black.


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Friday 30th September 2016

7.30pm - 12.00pm Tickets £5

     Making a welcome return to the Acorn        

 Northern Soul - R’n’B - Motown

& much much more…

60's & 70's soul, Northern Soul, R'n'B, Tamla Motown, Gospel and much more... it's all here, or should we say still here....


Get here early to hear all 4 of our fabulous Dj's playing on vinyl including:

  • Mel Morgan (Plymouth)
  • Fraze (Soul Cooking, Falmouth),
  • Caroline Dann & Brian Behan (Penzance)

If you need any more information and/or to buy tickets please contact  Caroline on 07939 210014

And for some good old fashioned Northern Soul click below........


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 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.