Events at The Acorn

All the latest live events happening here at the Acorn.


Friday 20th April - 8:00 pm

Mitch Benn: I’m Still Here

Tickets: £14/concessions £12

WINNER of BBC 2’s Celebrity Mastermind
Congratulations! It’s 2018 and you’re still here! So is Mitch, (“the country’s leading musical satirist” Times) looking backwards, forwards and sideways trying to make the world a better place, one silly song at a time. Join him as he looks back over what for the lack of a better word he still refers to as his “career” and ponders where he – and indeed all of us – might be going next.

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Saturday 21st April - 8:00 pm

Emily Maguire

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist, Emily Maguire is truly “a talent to be reckoned with” (R2 Magazine), her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and stunning live performances winning her fans across the globe.

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Tuesday 24th April - 7:30 pm

Leviathan - James Wilton Dance

Tickets: Adults: £11.00 Child: £9.00 Unwaged: £9.00 Family: £32.00

Leviathan is the critically acclaimed work by award winning Cornish choreographer James Wilton.

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Thursday 26th April - 8:00 pm

Sound Of The Sirens - "Feel The Love"

Tickets: £10

“Let’s fill the Acorn Theatre with
“Love and Light, Music and Joy. Come and join us for an evening to celebrate the Stars on the South West music scene”

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Friday 27th April - 8:00 pm

Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

Tickets: Advance £13/ Door £15

With their unique musical style and irrepressible sense of fun, changing gear with almost every number, it is easy to see how audiences are captivated by this very talented quartet.

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Saturday 28th April - 8:00 pm

The Ollie West Band

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

“We Watch The World Turning” Tour

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Thursday 3rd May - 7:30 pm

The Cause: An Overture of Rebellion & Revolt

Tickets: £12/Concessions £9

A new play from Dreadnought South West. Written by Natalie McGrath. Directed by Josie Sutcliffe

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Saturday 5th May - 8:00 pm

Hans Theessink And Brooks Williams - Steady Rollin’ Blues

Tickets: Advance £14/Concessions £12/ Door £15

Hans Theessink and Brooks Williams have been delighting audiences for countless years and are in great demand on the roots music circuit at festivals, clubs and concert halls. So get on your travelin’ shoes and join these two legends of roots music on the blues road.

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Thursday 10th May - 7:30 pm

The Non-Psychic "Psychic" Show with Greg Chapman

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £8/Door £12

This show is fun and thought provoking. Although the show takes no stand on whether it is actually possible to communicate with the dead, it shows how the appearance of such communications can be made through trickery, in a way that in entertaining, interesting, and at times downright funny!

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Friday 11th May - 8:00 pm

Liam Jordan - Debut Album Launch Party

Tickets: £7 Advance £9 Door

Born and established in Penzance, Cornwall; Liam Jordan is an Americana/Nu-folk singer-songwriter and street poet, who started out fronting a secondary school rock band with some good friends at the age of fourteen, and eventually gained a reputation as a street performer and ‘young gun’ entertainer in folk clubs and bars around the southwest. It was in and amongst the local music scene where Jordan met some of his musical mentors and picked up all the tricks and techniques he would need for the following fourteen years of his career.

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Saturday 12th May - 7:30 pm

Roger McGough - As Far As I Know

Tickets: £20

Roger McGough’s new show features a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems. It’s a gala gig that’s making waves!

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Tuesday 15th May - 8:00 pm


Tickets: £14

Described by Folk Radio UK as one of the “most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond”, they take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” 

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Thursday 17th May - 8:00 pm

Ben Hutcheson & Al O'Kane

Tickets: £8

An emerging Folk Rock artist from South West England.

Ben Hutcheson bridges the storytelling gap between Passenger, Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw making him an act to look for in the near future.

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Friday 18th May - 8:00 pm

Oye Santana

Tickets: Advance £16/door £18

You’re going to love Oye Santana… awesome guitar from Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb, as passionate and exciting as Santana himself, plus the band’s infectious good-time feel – every track a fiesta, every performance a show. You’ll be singing, smiling and dancing along from the first chink of tambourine to the get-up-and-boogie finale

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Saturday 19th May - 8:00 pm

HENNING WEHN: Das Neuen Materialen Nachten

Tickets: £15

Henning’s recent TV and radio appearances include hosting Live At The Apollo (BBC 2), Have I Got News For You (BBC 1), Bake Off Extra Slice (Channel 4), The Unbelievable Truth (BBC Radio 4) and Fighting Talk (BBC 5 Live).

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Thursday 24th May - 8:00 pm

The 2 - Roger Moss & Thomas Ottogalli

Tickets: Advance: £8/Door £10

Take one Englishman and one Frenchman, each with a lifetime of playing live and recording, and the result is The 2. Thomas Ottogalli & Roger Moss – acoustic and electric guitar artistry + harmony vocals

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Friday 25th May - 8:00 pm

Gilmore and Roberts

Tickets: £10 Advance, £7 concessions, £12 door

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting
with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of
sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle,
mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and
released their debut album in 2008.

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Thursday 31st May - 8:00 pm

Lanner and District Silver Band

Tickets: £10

With members of the RNLI and National Coastguard being present at the concert this performance will be dedicated to all Mariners, particularly those lost at sea.

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Friday 1st June - 8:00 pm

The Emerald Dawn and Julie Carter’s Whyte Rabbit: An Evening of Progressive Music

Tickets: £10

Julie Carter’s Whyte Rabbit, having been described as ‘bizarrely compelling’, will also be performing their own highly original songs.

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Saturday 2nd June - 7:30 pm

Svalbard, Helpless, Monolithian, Human Cull

Tickets: £8

Doom/Black Metal band from Falmouth

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Thursday 7th June - 8:00 pm

Ben Morgan-Brown

Tickets: £7 Advance £8 Door

Exeter-based singer/songwriter & guitarist Ben Morgan-Brown writes intimate & reflective songs featuring open-tuned guitar, ethereal vocals & obliquely personal lyrics that tip the hat to Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Michael Chapman et al. while still maintaining a unique musical style & identity.

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Friday 8th June - 8:00 pm

Dress Up & Get Down

Tickets: Advance: £7/Door £9

BOUDOIR and DAISY LAING are back  to host DRESS UP & GET DOWN at The Acorn.

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Saturday 9th June - 8:00 pm

Robin Ince - Pragmatic Insanity

Tickets: £15

Robin’s first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it is 90 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe. In 2017 Robin completed a 70 date, record breaking tour with Brian Cox that concluded at the Wembley 

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Friday 15th June - 8:00 pm

Tyn Daga – Eloise Tregeagle

Tickets:  Adults: £10.00/Child: £8.00/Unwaged: £8.00/Family: £29.00

This gripping musical narrative has it all – Barbary pirates, shipwrecks, mysterious goings on, betrayal and redemption, plus a generous helping of local gossip!

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Saturday 16th June - 7:30 pm

An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt

Tickets: £11

Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.

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Monday 18th June - 7:30 pm

An Evening with Kate Mosse

Tickets: £5

Join us for an evening in the company of international bestselling author, Kate Mosse, as she talks about her highly anticipated new novel, ‘The Burning Chambers’.

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Tuesday 19th June - 8:00 pm

Anda Union

Tickets: Advance £16/Concessions £14/ Door £18

Anda Union’s thoroughly addictive and accessible fusion of Mongolian musical styles draws directly from the band’s roots in the differing ethnic nomadic cultures. The band’s nine members are keenly aware of the threat climate change and modernity is posing to their grasslands habitat and ancient Mongolian culture.

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Wednesday 20th June - 8:00 pm

Katie Kirk & Rick Williams, Neil Davey & Steve Hunt

Tickets: £12/Penzance Folk Club Members £10

An evening of music presented by the Penzance Folk Club

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Thursday 21st June - 8:00 pm


Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

Originally a dictatorship formed by the cunning Mr Tea, the Minions have since overthrown him and their chaos has brought forth a musical democracy where cheekiness, fun and a love for the music bind the band together into one massive colorful explosion!

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Friday 22nd June - 8:00 pm


Tickets: £12 Advance £15 Door

CoCo and the Butterfields are an English indie-pop band, from Canterbury, Kent. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Dulcima Showan, guitarist and vocalist Tom Twyman, keys player Jamie Smith, guitarist Rob Wicks and bass player Patrick Channon.

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Wednesday 27th June - 7:30 pm

Tim Winton in conversation

Tickets: £6

Fierce and lyrical, The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton is a story of survival, solitude and unlikely friendship. Most of all it is about what it takes to keep hope alive in a parched and brutal world.

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Thursday 28th June - 8:00 pm

Frozen Houses

Tickets: £8/Concessions£6

Frozen Houses is the solo project of Cornwall based singer songwriter Alex Hill who has been enjoying rave reviews from his live performances with guitar virtuoso Ashley Height. 

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Friday 29th June - 8:00 pm

The Witches and Wizards Vaudeville Evening

Tickets: £15

An evening of comedy, verse, mystery and imagination, music and dancing

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Saturday 14th July - 8:00 pm

The Schmoozenbergs

Tickets: £11 Advance, £10 Concessions, £13 Door

Two duelling guitars, a violin and double bass come together to make a lively show full of catchy tunes, intricate musical interplay and playful improvisation.

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Saturday 21st July - 8:00 pm

Dean Friedman 40th Anniversary Tour - "Well, Well" Said the Rocking Chair

Tickets: £20

 Friedman’s consummate songwriting and performing, have earned him a loyal international following, devoted to the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith. 

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Sunday 22nd July - 8:00 pm

The People’s String Foundation DUO - Ben Sutcliffe & Zaid Al-Rikabi

Tickets: Advance:£8.50/Concessions £7.50/Door £10

The Acorn Theatre is host to a rare duo performance which is sure to set your heart racing, get your toes tapping and warm the soul with spirit and grafter’s hearts.

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Wednesday 25th July - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wenna's Wonderful World

Tickets: £7

Theatre Arts Fun for children (2-6yrs) and their parents.

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Friday 27th July - 8:00 pm

Dom Pipkin – Solo and Smokin’ Boogie Show

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

One of the most authentic and spirited players of blues and New Orleans piano in Europe today. Dom Pipkin has appeared live all around the world and on TV and radio, winning and wowing fans with his electrifying live performances.

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Friday 3rd August - 8:00 pm

Wizz Jones

Tickets: £15 Advance £18 Door

“Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London’s Soho in the late 1950’s.

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Saturday 11th August - 8:00 pm

Holder and Smith

Tickets: £11 Advance, £13 Door

An evening with the music of the Guitar and Violin virtuosi Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played by two of this country’s finest exponents of this style. Expect to be flown back in time to the dance halls of the 1940s with this homage to the Quintet of the hot club of France.

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Friday 24th August - 8:00 pm

Phil King

Tickets: Advance £7/Door £9

“Absolutely Brilliant. He is a Song Weaver” – Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

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Friday 21st September - 8:00 pm


Tickets: £11

Lucid have a distinctive Folk-Rock sound driven by brilliant vocal harmonies! Their unique honed sound is woven together with violin, guitar, bass and keys, all of which are played to the highest Calibre!

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Saturday 27th October - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Hazel O'Connor

Tickets: £18

With Clare Hirst on sax/backing vocals (Bellestars/Communards/David Bowie) & Sarah Fisher on keyboards/ backing vocals (Eurythmics)
2 sets plus a special Meet & Greet after the show – you’re in for a treat!. Unmissable, book early!

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Saturday 17th November - 8:00 pm

Dale Storr

Tickets: £10 Advance £12 Door

“If there is a better New Orleans style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special” – Blues In Britain magazine

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