Cornwall is a wonderful place for the arts; from music and literature to arts and crafts there is something on nearly every day offering a glimpse into the creative world. The theatre is very popular in Cornwall, offering a wide range of performances for every taste from the traditional in many of our theatres across the country to the weird and wonderful with performances in woods, upon boats and in the streets. Theatre is intertwined into festivals, landmarks, and Cornish history. Tales of the deep sea are re-enacted, stories of fairies and folk are told around enchanted trees and songs are sung of the fishermen across the land.
The summer sees numerous performances put on and with a hope of good weather many are performed outside in some beautiful spots. Here is a rundown of some theatre not to be missed:
Rogue Theatre at Lost Gardens of Heligan
The wonderfully quirky and talented Rogue Theatre who are reknown for their tales from the woods in Idless Woods have moved to The Lost Gardens of Heligan for the summer season to put on The Lost Gardens Summer Ball, where the flora and fauna awake to an unexpected world. A must see immersive experience through these wonderful gardens.
For more info please visit : http://heligan.com/events/heligan-events/rogue-theatre-wild-woodland-ball/
The Minack , Kynance Cove
A unique amphitheatre carved from the cliff face with a breathtaking seascape backdrop makes The Minack a memorable experience before the acting even starts. The programme for the summer offers a wide range of theatre from opera, children’s performances and tales of the sea to wartime love stories, Shakespeare and the Last Night of The Proms.
For a full run down of what’s on over the summer please visit – https://www.minack.com/
Port Elliot Festival
This festival is fast becoming one of the South West’s most popular family events. Set in the spectacular grounds of Port Elliot this festival offers a range of exhibitions, music, theatre to name a few.
For more information on the line up visit – http://porteliotfestival.com/
Pentillie Castle Outdoor Theatre
Set on the old tennis lawn, this year sees The Emperor’s New Clothes by Llyria. Enjoy this amusing re-enactment of the children’s classic whilst tucking into the food and drink available. For more information visit https://www.pentillie.co.uk/events-at-pentillie-castle/emperors-new-clothes/
St Ives September Festival
A celebration of music and arts, this festival sees a range of local music, guided walks, exhibitions and theatre over two weeks in September. For full line up visit http://www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk/
One of the most popular theatre groups in Cornwall, Miracle Theatre pops up all over the country with its imaginative and energetic performances. This summer sees The Third Policemen in venues across Cornwall. http://www.miracletheatre.co.uk/about-miracle/
The list of performances is truly endless with something for everyone in any weather! For more performances visit: https://www.visitcornwall.com/about-cornwall/blogging-cornwall/outdoor-theatre-cornwall-whats-on-summer