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The Acorn Penzance


Community theatre in Penzance hosting a broad variety of touring performances from musical acts to comedy shows, theatre and more.

TEL:01736 363545
Parade Street, Penzance TR18 4BU

The Acorn is a life-enhancing, vibrant, creative centre for live arts for all of West Cornwall, with a reputation for innovative (and occasionally quirky!) programming.

For over 40 years it has been an ‘incubator’ for empowering people and developing the local creative economy. It has hosted a huge variety of acts, groups and projects including theatre, dance, music, community engagement, comedy, children’s theatre, films and choirs. The Acorn is also a major venue for the annual Golowan Arts Festival and Penzance Literary Festival. The Acorn is the most westerly, year-round, professional venue for small scale touring companies in the country, and its great facilities and atmosphere attract performers from the regular national and international tour circuits to play in this remote corner of Cornwall. The Acorn also nurtures regional talent, supporting the development of new work, hosting community events and providing an affordable venue for educational arts activities.

In the early 1970’s the former Penzance Methodist chapel was donated it to a local charity, Penzance Arts Centre, to enable them to run it as a theatre. In 1987 the trustees of Cornwall Theatre Company Ltd., a small scale touring theatre company, took over the management with the aim of increasing and expanding audiences and injecting a new enthusiasm for the arts into the community.

In June 1996 the Acorn was awarded a significant grant from the National Lottery to undertake essential refurbishment of its premises and re-design the internal layout including improved access. Building works were completed in 1998 and the Acorn re-opened as a flexible venue with a 170-seat main theatre and a smaller basement bar/theatre with a 80 seat capacity.

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