Events at The Acorn


Friday 19th October - 8:00 pm

Kelly Oliver

Tickets: £12

Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, described by The Times as an artist who ‘blends traditional with bold, indie-pop’.

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Saturday 20th October - 8:00 pm

Mitchell & Vincent

Tickets: Advance £8/£10 door

David Mitchell and Graham Vincent are a folk duo from Dorset and Somerset who bring traditional and contemporary styles on Fiddle and Guitar to folk tunes and songs from around the British Isles, as well as original material drawing on the folk traditions, producing their own varied arrangements and great foot-tapping folk music.

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Sunday 21st October - 3:00 pm

Encore Dance Championships Showcase

Tickets: £5

Performed by the dancers from The Big Dance Company

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Friday 26th October - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rockin For West Papua

Tickets: £9.50, £8 conc

A night of film and music. With Arnold Van Den Dolder, King Louis, The Resistars, Joe Getz and Lord Jord. Film shows at 7.15. Music from 8-11.

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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). Two sets plus a special meet & greet after the show – you’re in for a treat! Unmissable, book early!

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Sunday 28th October - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Trick & Treat - Halloween Student Gala

Tickets: £8/Children £4/No Concessions

Presented by Airfish Circus Arts Collective

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Sunday 28th October - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trick & Treat - Halloween Student Gala

Tickets: £8/Children £4/No Concessions

Presented by Airfish Circus Arts Collective

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Thursday 1st November - 8:00 pm

Caine and Product Live at The Acorn

Tickets: £6 on the door only. No Advanced tickets for this event

A night of alt. art and indie rock, Original material from some of Penwith’s longest standing and finest musicians.

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Friday 2nd November - 8:00 pm

The Fleetwood Mac Songbook

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

‘Welcome to our little soirée !’
‘The Fleetwood Mac Songbook’ is made up of six experienced musicians who are dedicated to celebrating one of the all time great Rock, Pop & Blues bands in the World – FLEETWOOD MAC.

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Saturday 3rd November - 8:00 pm

Baka Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour

Tickets: Advance £14/Door£16/Concessions£12

2018 is Baka Beyond’s 25th anniversary. In October 1993 their groundbreaking album ‘Spirit of the Forest’ hit the scene to great acclaim. The release is regarded as a classic of the genre.

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Sunday 4th November - 7:00 pm

Some Like it Hot

Tickets: £8.50, £6.50 Conc

Billy Wilder’s glittering masterpiece that topped BBC Culture’s 100 greatest comedy films poll, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis star in Billy Wilder’s classic screwball tale of love, cross-dressing Jazz musicians and gangsters.

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Thursday 8th November - 8:00 pm

Rainer Hersch's All Classical Music Explained

Tickets: Advanced £12/Door £14

Rainer Hersch (‘Loose Ends’, ‘Quote…Unquote’, BBC Radio 4, Classic FM) is half German, half English which means he’d like to take over the world but he’s too polite.

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Friday 9th November - 7:00 pm

Frankie Davies Album Launch + Support TBC

Tickets: £8 Advance £10 Door

Davies performs at the highest level touring the UK and wider Europe with some of the biggest names in Country Music including Maddie & Tae, Chris Young, Charlie Worsham, Mo Pitney and Josh Kelley. Closer to home Frankie has appeared regularly at the UK’s biggest Country Music Festival ‘C2C’, toured with UK favourites The Shires, supported Ward Thomas & completed her first headline tour in 2017.

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Saturday 10th November - 8:00 pm

Elsa Jean McTaggart presents: Eva Cassidy: The Story

Tickets: £10

Eva Cassidy: an icon of acoustic music. Wistful and emotional vocals, beautiful guitar accompaniment, Eva Cassidy had the power to move audiences through her interpretation of well-known songs. Inspired by her favourite artist, award-winning musician Elsa Jean McTaggart presents a brand-new show for 2018 – Eva Cassidy: The Story.

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Sunday 11th November - 7:00 pm

A Commemorative Evening-100th Anniversary of The Ending of World War One

Tickets: £5

 Expect an evening of wonderful poetry, music, film and song, as well as a chance to reflect on the wasted lives of so many talented young men.

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Thursday 15th November - 8:00 pm

Kangaroo Moon +Support from Ghost of Fishboy Tractor

Tickets: £11

Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky psychedelic heart lifting wall of sound. Trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep joyful psychedelia and elemental dance.

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Friday 16th November - 6:30 pm

Brenda Wootton Biography Book Launch +Hand Picked +Richard Trethewey

Tickets: This is a free entry event with donations welcome

An informal evening of Live music, including ‘Hand-picked’, with Mic McCreadie, Adrian O’Reilly, John Martin, and other favourites from the folk club days, to be announced… a short film of Brenda performing with Chris Newman, and an opportunity to collect or purchase the newly published biography “Brenda – For the Love of Cornwall; The Life and Times of Brenda Wootton, Cornwall’s First Lady of Song”

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Saturday 17th November - 8:00 pm

Dale Storr

Tickets: £11 Advance £13 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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Sunday 18th November - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wenna's Wonderful World

Tickets: All tickets £7

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

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Friday 23rd November - 8:00 pm

Simon & Garfunkel - Through The Years - Performed by Bookends

Tickets: £15

The most authentic sounding concert to the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel.

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Saturday 24th November - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

FLAME - First & Last Artisans & Makers Enterprise.

Get festive with FLAME this year and find the perfect gifts to make your Christmas magical.

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Saturday 24th November - 8:00 pm

Sheelanagig + Special Guests The Drystones

Tickets: £14 Advance £15 Door

Sheelanagig for over a decade has brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments – guitar, fiddle, double bass – added with the rhythmic energy of flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys from the South-West England create a real dynamic which is inherent in both their furious dance medleys as well as their interestingly arranged original pieces.

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Sunday 25th November - 8:00 pm


Tickets: £15 Advance £17 Door

Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’

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Monday 26th November - 8:00 pm

Tony Wright (Terrorvision) +support from Failed Magician

Tickets: Advance £14/Door £15

Tony Wright is best known as the singer for Bradford rock band Terrorvision. See him on his UK acoustic tour at The Acorn!

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Thursday 29th November - 8:00 pm


Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Floatstone live is honesty in motion. Floatstone defies definition, and as his style keeps evolving, his audiences have been comparing him to an ever widening range of names, like Joni Mitchell, Luka Bloom, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Ry Cooder, Michael Hedges, Neil Young, John Martyn, John Hiatt, Chris Whitley and, yes, Elvis. And many more, actually.

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Friday 30th November - 8:00 pm

Penzance Lullaby - Kelsey Michael and Band, plus Lucy Birbeck

Tickets: £9/Concession £7

A night of original, uplifting live music offset with moments of performance from two inspiring local songwriters. A singer with a ‘haunting, swooping, rising voice that did wonderful things to my nerve ends’ (Guardian), Kelsey explores all the colours of her voice, singing her way round the coast with her trio and special guest performers. Spacious song landscapes run alongside piano songwriting reminiscent of Carol King, Laura Nyro or Kate Bush as Kelsey’s music traverses pop, jazz and folk to find a unique voice. Local pianist and songwriter Lucy Birbeck (Kneehigh, Wildworks) writes poignant, touching and very dark songs with glints of killer humour.

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Saturday 1st December - 8:00 pm

Roving Crows

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Over eight years and evolving incarnations Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, a must see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, Celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by pounding tribal rhythms and electronica infused dance grooves

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Thursday 6th December - 8:00 pm

Circe's Diner

Tickets: £10

These acoustic alchemists will take you on the most intoxicating journey that will leave you feeling thoroughly charmed!

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Friday 7th December - 8:00 pm

Don Trilby EP Launch - A Night of Funk

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

Dirty funk grooves and mighty melodic hooks

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Saturday 8th December - 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The Lionhat Collective - A ReggaeReachOut benefit gig

Tickets: £10

An artistic community with a focus on roots reggae music.

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Friday 14th December - 7:30 pm

Christmas. Time!

Tickets: £10/Concessions £8

Bringing bucketloads of Christmas spirit and festive cheer is Near-ta Theatre’s yuletide comedy, Christmas. Time!

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Saturday 15th December - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Christmas Castaways

Tickets: Adults £5 Advance, £6 Door, Children £3 Advance £4 Door, under 2's Free

It’s been 7 years since Roy and Eva were shipwrecked on the tropical island of Mehetia. And it’s only when Roy finds a digital watch that they realise what time of the year it is – December. So this year, the castaways are going to do Christmas! However, they are 7 years out of practice, so they’ll need some help making it happen, and that’s if a mysterious man in a mask doesn’t ruin the fun along the way!

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Saturday 15th December - 8:00 pm

Witches Yule Ball

Tickets: £15

Featuring Three Daft Monkeys with support from Alan Jones. Come appropriately, or if it is your whim, inappropriately dressed.

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Wednesday 19th December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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Thursday 20th December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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Friday 21st December - 2:00 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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Friday 21st December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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Saturday 22nd December - 8:00 pm

Airfish Circus Christmas Spectacular

Tickets: £10/Under 18 £5

Airfish Circus return to the Acorn to present a seasonal show, that’s Christmassy, but not too

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Sunday 23rd December - 7:30 pm

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Tickets: Adults £10/Children over 8 years old £5

David Mynne in a one man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

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Monday 31st December - 8:30 pm

New Year’s Eve – Ding Dong A Go Go!

Tickets: £10 Advance £13 On The Door

This year we’re excited to bring you 60’s & 70’s soul, Motown, disco, funk, Northern Soul, 60’s R&B & soulful house, on original vinyl for your partying pleasure!

 If you like uptempo soul music of all flavours this night is for you! From Sister Sledge to Sly & the Family Stone, Sugar Pie DeSanto to Spanky Wilson, we’ve got it all!

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Friday 4th January - 8:00 pm

Ben Waters

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Voted piano player of the year at the prestigious Boisdale awards, Ben Waters will be coming to The Acorn Theatre in Penzance on 4th January 2019.

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Thursday 10th January - 8:00 pm

Sarah McQuaid

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Folk Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist based in Penzance

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Friday 11th January - 8:00 pm

Adrian Cox presents "Profoundly Blue"

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £14

Profoundly Blue is a concert celebrating the music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall.

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Thursday 17th January - 8:00 pm

The Big Blind

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

A bewitching fusion of storytelling and music that takes theatre right back to its origins….a magical night.

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Friday 18th January - 8:00 pm

The Emerald Dawn

Tickets: £10

The Emerald Dawn are a multi-instrumentalist quartet who combine elements from rock, classical music and jazz to produce their own original, haunting, beautifully melodic and highly atmospheric sound.

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Friday 1st February - 8:00 pm

The Chris Woods Groove One Man Orchestra

Tickets: Advance £8.50/Door £12

A one-man orchestra of epic proportions. An engaging and inspiring solo show from boundary-breaking guitarist and composer Chris Woods. Taking you on a journey from minimalist solo guitar to looped cinematic sounds and explosive six-string percussive explorations.

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Thursday 14th February - 8:00 pm

Claude Bourbon

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Playing medieval & Spanish Blues

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Friday 8th March - 7:30 pm

Are You Across The River or Am I? - An Evening With Brian Patten

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £15/Concession £10

Brian revisits a number of classic favourites, but the performance also combines two very different strands of his most recent poetry

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Friday 22nd March - 8:00 pm

Nick Harper

Tickets: Advance £15

Nick Harper is one the UK’s best kept musical secrets. Those who have witnessed the spellbinding, one-man show will tell you this. A childhood growing up surrounded by the musical prowess of some of the 60’s most revered songwriters & musicians, not to mention being son of Roy Harper, along with 20 years of crafting songs & touring the land has spawned a truly one-off, original guitarist & songwriter who stands alone as a UK great, to be cherished & revered.

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