At The Acorn we believe that putting on great live events is not the whole story. A true community theatre must give people the opportunity to try, learn new skills, and take part. The activities below are great fun for all ages, giving you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn new skills and be a part of the performing arts community in Penzance.

Please contact the class contact for further information and to book a place.


Accolades is taking a break this Autumn but perhaps see you in the New Year?

Watch this space or contact Gill on [email protected]



Shallal Open House
Are you someone who likes to have fun, dance and express themselves?
Then come and join us at our regular and supportive group in this marvellous theatrical space.
No steps or routines to follow.
We use a wide range of music and are open to trying your favourite styles.
Monday mornings 10.30 until 12 noon
We charge £3 per session but don’t turn anyone away if you can’t pay.
For more info call Colin on:
07747 543300


Acorn Young People’s Theatre offers drama classes to inspire and develop the creativity of all young people.
As well as improving performance skills and creating great drama, we encourage students to become more self-aware, more confident and improve their skills in working with others and as part of a team.

Acorn Young People’s Theatre is a collaboration between The Acorn Theatre and Penzance based actor, director and storyteller John Brolly.


(5-8 years old)
Exploring stories and themes, developing skills and having a brilliant time.
Wednesdays: 4pm – 5pm
£50 per term


(8-11 years old)
Games, improvisations and performance work. Plenty of fun with incredible results.
Wednesdays: 5.15pm – 6.15pm
£50 per term


(11-15 years old)
Work together as a team to create amazing performances. Drama skills and developing stories and themes.
Wednesdays: 6.30pm – 8pm
£75 per term

(15-20 years old)
Performances and skills development.
Wednesdays: 8pm – 9.30pm
£75 per term


Mondays in term time

The classes are drop ins. No need to book. £7.50 per child 7 to 15yrs (Under 7’s can come if an adult stays with them).

Cirque du Ciel uses circus skill based activities to promote greater personal and social development in a wide variety of youth, social, and community contexts. It’s our aim to bring the proven benefits of the magic of circus to everyone.

We teach a variety of skills including aerial circus, ground based acrobatics and object manipulation.

Class contact: Ruth Hawkley 07588 695290

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