What’s On

  • Fri
    28
    Jan
    2022
    Sat
    29
    Jan
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR

    nikki evening photo

    Friday, 28th January is sold out. 

    Tickets now available for Saturday, 29th January.

    Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
    As a Medium, Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.
    I have been aware of spirit my whole life and so have no doubt that we carry on after this physical life and my demonstrations are to prove the same to everyone else.
    Testimonies :-
    "Hi Nikki I attended your evening last night and just wanted to say that you have an amazing talent"
    "I have seen many mediums and psychics over the years and you are by far the best and most accurate the details you give are amazing"
    "My god! Went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through -  soooo happy she was spot on with everything. Thank you Nikki amazing night"

    All tickets £10.00 (+booking fee) only available by clicking here.

     

     

  • Fri
    04
    Feb
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Tom Robinson

    Tom Robinson, a Solo Concert in aid of the African Great Lakes Peace Trust.
    An up-close-and-personal evening of songs and stories with veteran songwriter and broadcaster Tom Robinson playing a rare solo show - and his first performance in Cornwall for over twenty years.

    Tom's musical journey began in 1974 when his first band was discovered by Ray Davies, and has since included a BBC ban for being 'Glad To be Gay', rocking against racism alongside The Clash, headlining Glastonbury with Peter Gabriel, writing lyrics for Elton John, drug smuggling in East Germany, two nervous breakdowns and a period in tabloid hell after falling in love with a woman.
    Having made his peace with the BBC, he's presented programmes on all the corporation's national radio networks, and his broadcasting work has won two Sony Radio Academy awards.
    Alongside crowd favourites like War BabyGlad To Be Gay and 2-4-6-8 Motorway this show offers a chance to hear some hidden gems from Tom's back catalogue across the past four decades.

    Supporting Tom will be Joe Holtaway - https://joeholtaway.com/

    Tom says, "I've been supporting Joe Holtaway's music on my radio shows for BBC 6 Music for some years. In addition to his skills as a performer and songwriter, Joe is notable for his passionate engagement with the world around him. There is a constant sense that his music is not merely created in a vacuum, but made and delivered for the benefit of the wider community in which he finds himself. It's precisely because his work enriches and affects more lives than just his own - as well as his connections with both Cornwall and the Quaker movement - that he was my choice of Special Guest for this show."

    Reserved Seats
    Phone 01726 63513 to request disabled or low mobility seats
    Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee, Snacks
    Free Car Parking on-Site
    Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online in advance :
    Standard : £20.00
    Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    Or Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard, Launceston

  • Wed
    09
    Mar
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    BEHIND THE POSTCARD

    Live performance and new films created as response to Cornwall’s role in hosting the G7 summit

    What is its legacy?

    We're inviting everyone to join us for an evening of live performance, film, and debate, developed by creative partners Hall for Cornwall, Creative Kernow, Wildworks and Screen Cornwall.

    The show  has 6 performers :  Elaine Claxton, Steve Jacobs, Cat Lake, Charlotte Bister, Bec Applebee & Berry Cruse.  They will give readings of material written by locally based writers.  There will also be  a number of new, short, commissioned films  screened on the night.

    The second part of the evening is a panel for discussion: what’s next for St Austell in response to the G7?

    This event was commissioned by Cornwall Council in partnership with the Cabinet Office, Arts
    Council England and National Heritage Lottery Fund.

    All tickets: £10.00

    Click here for tickets

  • Fri
    11
    Mar
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

     


    The Countrymen
    are a Cornish Folk Rock Harmony Group from Launceston.
    Five seasoned musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

    Now in their fifth year, they have been becoming increasingly popular across both Devon & Cornwall with appearances on both radio and TV and numerous festival appearances including The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, The Rock Oyster Festival, Falmouth Week, Bridport Folk Festival, Little Orchard Festival and Looe Saves The Day.
    2022 will see the band take on a third concert tour of both Cornwall and Devon entitled “Songs of Hope” which the band feels is an appropriate name for the times we currently live in.

    “If you get the chance to see these guys (The Countrymen) in concert then take it, you will not be disappointed”; Harry Glasson
    “Fantastic band! Great harmonies and mix of music. Don't miss them!”; Guy McKensie
    “Saw these guys on Saturday in the main street (Falmouth Shanty Festival). Great singing. Great banter”; Steve Prophet

    The band was formed from an Open Mic Night at their local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band’s name originates. They soon found a mutual love of singing in harmony and almost accidentally developed a strong reputation for an emphasis on Cornishness in the repertoire.

    In addition to offering quality live entertainment on stage, they have also been busy in the recording studio and have released three online EPs to date, Cornish Lads Vol.1, 2 and not unsurprisingly, Cornish Lads Vol.3.
    They also released their debut CD album, “Trees On The Hill” a few years ago and have recently released their long-awaited second album, “The River Rolls On”.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online  in advance : £12.00 (£15.00 On The Door)
    Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin & Liskeard

    Tickets are non-refundable
    Doors & Licensed Bar Open from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm

  • Wed
    23
    Mar
    2022
    Sat
    26
    Mar
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    'Dangerous Corner' JB PriestleySt Austell Players

    present

    J B Priestley's : 'Dangerous Corner'

    “I think telling the truth is about as healthy as skidding round a corner at sixty”.

    “And life’s got a lot of dangerous corners – hasn’t it Charles?”

    Robert and Freda Caplan are hosting a dinner party for friends and colleagues at their country house.

    The evening is going well, when a chance remark by Olwen sparks the demand for truth – with devastating consequences. . . . . . .

    Directed by Sue Trebilcock

    Doors & Licensed Bar Open at 7.00pm. Play starts at 7.30pm
    Ample Free Car Parking on-site
    Please Phone CRBO on 01726 63513 for bookings if you have low mobility etc

    Tickets in advance : Standard : £12.00, Under18s : £6.00

    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin Liskeard etc

  • Thu
    31
    Mar
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Tom LewisThe Press Gang are delighted to offer this rare opportunity to see them perform alongside the world-famous Tom Lewis in Cornwall. Tom has been an inspiration to the group since they formed in 2012.
    Tom Lewis brings to the stage his wry humour, button accordion, ukulele, a great voice and his unique experience of more than 40 years of performing and touring, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Europe, Canada and the United States, bridging the sea-going and folk-singing communities.
    The Press Gang have become regular guests at festivals throughout Cornwall and throughout the country where audiences have enjoyed their lively performances of songs and shanties of Cornwall and the sea. Throughout the last 10 years, the group has raised many thousands(£) for local charities.

    Tom Lewis has recorded 9 albums and is renowned for composing 'The Last Shanty' (A Sailor Ain't A Sailor), 'Sailor's Prayer' (Send Down A Dove), 'Legend' (Marching Inland), plus many other contemporary songs of the sea that have become folk standards, sung by groups around the world and known and sung wherever great choruses ring out.
    Tom accompanies himself on button accordion and ukulele—but it's that powerful vocal style and infectious humour—that quality of entertaining—which keeps audiences coming back again ... and again

    Tom Lewis  website

    The Press Gang  website

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now  : Standard : £12.00
    ( £15.00 On The Door )
    Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Ample Free Car Parking

    Tickets are Non-Refundable unless the show has to be Cancelled due to Covid-19

  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2022
    2:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Little Red Riding HoodAmie Heard School of Dance presents – ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. A dance-drama freely adapted from the well-known story by the Brother’s Grimm. We warmly invite you to join in their excitement as our School of Dance returns to the Theatre Stage for the first time since 2018!

    Let’s follow Little Red Riding Hood on her eventful journey through the woodland.
    Will she heed her Mother’s warning and follow the path. Or will she be enticed into jeopardy?

    Our Charity show is a celebration of local young talent in a diverse range of dance genres ; including Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and Contemporary.

    Our Matinée starts at 2.00pm.   Doors Open 30 minutes before the show.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online : Standard : £8.00
    or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or Buy at
    Truro Tourist Office , Boscawen Street
    Bodmin Tourist Office at The Shire Hall
    ( Sorry, No Concessions.  Tickets are non-refundable )
    Plenty of Free Car Parking

    Proceeds from this production will be donated to CLIC Sargent cancer care for children - 'Young Lives vs Cancer'
    Registered Charity number:1107328
    Young Lives vs Cancer helps families find the strength to face everything cancer throws at them by providing emotional, practical and financial support and responding to their individual needs, caring through treatment and beyond.

  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2022
    7:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Little Red Riding HoodAmie Heard School of Dance presents – ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. A dance-drama freely adapted from the well-known story by the Brother’s Grimm. We warmly invite you to join in their excitement as our School of Dance returns to the Theatre Stage for the first time since 2018!

    Let’s follow Little Red Riding Hood on her eventful journey through the woodland.
    Will she heed her Mother’s warning and follow the path. Or will she be enticed into jeopardy?

    Our Charity show is a celebration of local young talent in a diverse range of dance genres ; including Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and Contemporary.

    Our Evening show starts at 7.00pm. Doors Open 30 minutes before the show.

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online now : Standard : £8.00
    or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or Buy at :
    Truro Tourist Office, Boscawen Street
    Bodmin Tourist Office at The Shire Hall

    ( Sorry, No Concessions.   Tickets are non-refundable  )
    Plenty of Free Car Parking

    Proceeds from this production will be donated to CLIC Sargent cancer care for children - 'Young Lives vs Cancer'
    Registered Charity number:1107328
    Young Lives vs Cancer helps families find the strength to face everything cancer throws at them by providing emotional, practical and financial support and responding to their individual needs, caring through treatment and beyond.

  • Fri
    22
    Apr
    2022
    Sun
    24
    Apr
    2022
    St Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR

    Annual Cornish Language Weekend hosted by Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek / Pennseythen Gernewek Bledhynnyek ostyes gans Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek

    About this event

    The 3-day-long weekend is for speakers of all levels learning Cornish, offering language lessons, workshops, talks, social events and entertainment for all to enjoy. Whether you are just starting to learn Cornish or are a fluent speaker, there is something for everyone. You can find out more about the weekend line up here: Cornish Language Weekend

    Whether you’d like to come for one day, or for the whole weekend, we have options available to suit you. On the Saturday and Sunday we offer family language sessions suitable for children up to 12 years. Families can pay for 1 ticket . We are also offering tickets for attendees with low income. We hope this offers support and accessibility to join us over the weekend.

    If you have any queries about the event, please email kowethasanyeth@gmail.com.

    An bennseythen dres 3 dydh yw rag kowsoryon a dhysk Kernewek orth pub nivel, ow profya dyskansow yeth, hweljiow, arethow, hwarvosow socyal ha didhan rag pubonan dh'y enjoya. Mars esowgh ow talleth dyski Kernewek po mars owgh kowser freth, yma neppyth rag pubonan. Hwi a yll kavos derivadow pella a-dro dhe hwarvosow an bennseythun omma: Cornish Language Weekend

    Mar mynnowgh dos dres unn jydh, po dres an bennseythen oll, ni a'gan beus dewisyow kavadow a vydh gwiw ragowgh. Dy'Sadorn ha Dy'Sul ni a brof esedhogow yeth teyluyow rag fleghes bys dhe 12 bloodh. Teyluyow a yll prena 1 tokyn. Ni a brof ynwedh toknys rag kevrenogyon ha dhedha gober isel. Hemma a brof skoodhyans ha hedhadewder dhe omjunya genen dres an bennseythen, dell waytyn.

    Mars eus govynnow a-dro dhe'n hwarvos genowgh, danvon ebost, mar pleg, dhe kowethasanyeth@gmail.com

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2022
    Sat
    21
    May
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    One Act PlaysSt Austell Players

    present

    A Night of One Act Plays:

    'Womberang' and 'Top Girls'

    Womberang is directed by Sowena Nelson and written by Sue Townsend.

    ‘It is the afternoon gynaecology clinic and an assortment of patient's sit in a grim hospital room. Rita Onions breezes in.
    Her verve and energy, combined with a complete lack of respect for authority, gradually spreads an infectious, joyous anarchy throughout the patients as she demolishes officious hospital staff and generally sorts out the patients personal problems.’

    Interval

    Top Girls is directed by Dorothy Nelson and written by Caryl Churchill.

    ‘Marlene’s star is rising.
    She's snatched a promotion from the hands of a male colleague who was convinced the job was his. To celebrate, she throws a Saturday night dinner party for herself.
    In attendance are famous women from history, literature and legend.
    The women share their extraordinary experiences of life, work, love and children.’

    Doors & Licensed Bar open from 7.00pm. The Show starts at 7.30pm.
    Programmes and Merchandise will be available to purchase at the event.
    Free Car Parking On-Site.

    Tickets in advance : Adults, £12.00, Under18s, Students with ID, £6.00
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or
    Buy at :
    Bodmin Shire Hall - Bodmin TIC
    Truro Tourist Office, Boscawen Street

  • Mon
    23
    May
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Carl Grose : Superstitious Mountain

    Starring Ben KernowDarren Seed & Jack Brownridge-Kelly
    A rootin', tootin' black comedy about 3 Cornish brothers, from St Day, in search of a legendary goldmine in the middle of the scorching-hot Arizona desert.
    What could possibly go wrong?!

    The three Gunwallow brothers from St Day are in a bit of bother:
    Slim’s scrapyard business has gone pear-shaped, while Dwayne owes money to some very dodgy friends and youngest brother Mark is entangled in a doomed romance.
    All three are on the edge of meltdown, and to cap it all, Daddy’s corpse is lying upstairs waiting to be buried – if they could afford the funeral.

    There’s only one hope left, they must find the legendary gold mine on Superstition Mountain.

    The boys' great-grandfather Tobias discovered it in 1897. Now, they just have to go there, claim the family gold and all their problems will be solved. Should be easy – right?

    What will become of three proper Cornish boys in the wilds of Arizona?
    Will their private Gold Rush lead to fortune or failure?
    And will they live to tell the tale…?

    Part epic adventure, part family saga, at the heart of Carl Grose’s black comedy are the emotional ties and trials of three brothers, rubbing along together through thick and thin – just like you and me.
    ‘Charismatic storytelling that stirs the imagination’ The Guardian

    Cornish born playwright Carl Grose has written numerous plays including 49 Donkeys Hanged, Horse Piss For Blood, The Kneebone Cadillac and Grand Guignol, as well as writing the book for the West End hit, The Grinning Man.

    He was a longstanding member of Kneehigh Theatre, for whom he wrote many of their best-known works, including Tristan and Yseult (with Anna Maria Murphy), The Wild Bride and Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs). He also co-founded the film and production company o-region with director Simon Harvey and writer / photographer Oliver Berry.

    Carl writes, “It’s a thrill to have Superstition Mountain back on in Cornwall again. For ten long years the Gunwallow brothers have been sat in a drawer (or a dusty hard drive), so I’m so pleased they get to take another shot at finding that gold.
    Regardless of whether they do or not (and you’ll have to watch the play to find out if they do), it’s the journey that’s important.
    To process their dad’s death, to unpack some dark family secrets, to discover the truth, the Gunwallows head to Arizona. If life is, as they say, a mountain to climb, and that the trick is to enjoy the journey, then I can’t wait to enjoy seeing them try all over again.
    Good luck boys. We’re rootin’ for ya!”

    The production is directed by Millie Brolly and is a co-production between the Minack Theatre and Hah Hum Ah.

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 6.45pm. Show starts at 7.30pm

    Contains strong language.  Suitable for age 12+ (parental guidance)

    Tickets in advance : £12.50
    ( £14.50 On The Door )

    ( Tickets are non-refundable )
    Free Car Parking
    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in
    Bodmin or Truro

  • Fri
    27
    May
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre
    Champagne Cornwall

    Champagne Cornwall : 'And Then There Were Six'

    Champagne Cornwall Chorus' - their Journey through the Covid-19 Pandemic.

    A Short Film of their experiences of the last 2 years, plus a variety of songs from the ladies of the Champagne Cornwall Chorus.

    This is also a Fundraising concert for "FLEET" and "Go Beyond"

    Licensed Bar from 6.30pm, Doors Open approx. 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm

    Plenty of Free Car Parking on-site

    Tickets in advance : £7.50

    Sorry, No Concessions
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )
    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro & Bodmin
  • Sun
    29
    May
    2022
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ

    The Blackheart OrchestraThe Blackheart Orchestra

    Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists, Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra.

    If you want to cite influences, you could credit Mike OldfieldLaurie AndersonTori Amos or Michael Nyman but, the fact is, The Blackheart Orchestra is unique -  with a sound and style all of its own.

    “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring”- Genesis Legend Steve Hackett

    The Blackheart Orchestra is a two person orchestra playing up to 13 instruments in their unique live show.
    Their symphonic use of vintage synthesisers, acoustic and electric guitars, mandola, bass, bowed guitar and percussion, piano, organ, omnichord and melodica creates powerful, highly emotional music that has been described as a modern day Pink Floyd, a more accessible Portishead and with many comparisons to the creativity of Kate Bush.

    Their highly acclaimed album Mesmeranto entered the Official UK Rock Chart at No.18, hailed as:

    “A mesmerising powerhouse” “An avant-garde musical utopia” and “A life-enhancing listening experience”.

    Singer Chrissy Mostyn was voted No.8 in a UK female vocalist poll and named “One of the most extraordinary voices singing anywhere today”.

    The pioneering duo blend musical styles seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create music huge enough to fill a cathedral. Well known for producing music beyond all easily marketed genres, their multi-instrumental sonic landscapes have always been too unpredictable for pop, too adventurous for the mainstream and too plain weird for folk. Fusing acoustic fragility and pulsing electronica, The Blackheart Orchestra bring together stringed instruments with '80s synthesisers and classical influences.

    A treat for the eyes as well as the ears: to witness two people become an “orchestra”; seamlessly, almost invisibly, switching vocals and instruments between them is as mesmeric to watch as their music is hypnotic to hear.

    Their four critically acclaimed albums and mesmerising live shows have won them obsessive worldwide fans, plaudits from musical giants and placements on TV commercials and films.

    Chrissy Mostyn’s haunting vocals, the multi-instrumental playing of Rick Pilkington, plus their fearless combination of conventional and unconventional all reflect their self-created universe where art meets sound and words paint pictures that take you with them on their deep musical journey into the human psyche.

    “So stunning and beautiful; their music reaches areas of your head and heart that you never knew existed”- Metal Planet

    “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring”- Genesis Legend Steve Hackett

    Recent awards include:
    Best British Duoa nomination for the Limelight Progressive Music Award, voted in the UK’s Top 4 Best New Bands, No.4 in New York’s Big Takeover, Top 10 Albums of the Year and voted twice in Rock Writers’ Top 20 Albums of the year.

    Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance : £14.50 
    ( It's £17.50 On The Door )
    Or
    Phone CRBO 01726 63513
    Or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard or Truro.

  • Sat
    02
    Jul
    2022
    2:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Cornwall Performing Arts :

    'Elements'

    Cornwall Performing Arts presents their Summer production - "Elements".

    Exploring themes of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, our performers have put together an array of original pieces of theatre, dance, movement and music - with a few classic feel good numbers thrown in for good measure!

    Let us take you on a journey from ancient palaces to enchanted castles, through every genre from fiery choreography to rip roaring comedy, as we meet an array of characters from abandoned princesses to planet pioneers, curious adventurers to plotting Queens and everyone in between!

    The programme includes a performance from StormBox Theatre company's latest work.

    Doors Open at 1.30pm. Show starts at 2.00pm

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £10.00
    Over65s : £7.00
    Students : £7.00
    Under16s : £7.00
    Under10s : £5.00

    Free Car Parking On-Site.
    Licensed Bar, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee and Snacks

    Click Here to Book Online Now
    or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro or Bodmin

  • Sat
    30
    Jul
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Film : St Just OrdinaliaFilm : 'St. Just Ordinalia'
    (Cert. PG)

    In September, 2021, at the historic site of Plen an Gwari, St Just, there was a series of open-air repertory performances of all three Ordinalia plays (Origo Mundi, The Passion and The Resurrection).

    The epic production gave audiences an opportunity, if desired, to join in with Cornish Language, dancing and sea-song sessions, watch Cornish wrestling, listen to the history of St Just's Plen an Gwari and to wander along the town trails and heritage walks.

    The cast perfectly created and delivered the aim of the original plays to impress the Christian bible stories on the local population.  With creative, moving, dramatic, witty and farcical scenes adapted from the original by local playwright Pauline Sheppard, the actors, supported by a 34-strong choir, performed at the top of their game.

    Over 150 costumes were designed and made for the cast. A team of 27 set builders helped to create and build the set and, in all, over 230 volunteers helped to make the dream a reality.

    Watch the trailer for this epic production, below.

    The film version being shown of this unique occasion includes scenes from each of the three plays,complete with an introduction, interviews and other special features.

    This is your opportunity to re-live this remarkable event, or to experience for the first time, this extraordinary celebration of Cornish heritage and culture.

    'The spirit of St Just's Ordinalia should be bottled up and made available on the NHS!' ; Ted Lean, Project Director

    'This was a successful, major community event that could not fail to arouse intense admiration and not a little envy from any outsider' ; Professor Sally Mackey, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

    Door Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Film screening starts at 7.30pm
    ( Running times is 125 minutes including an interval )

    Reserved Seats
    Free On-Site Parking

    Tickets in advance : Standard : £5.00  
    ( £6.00 On The Day )
    Click Here to Book Online Now
    Or
    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    Or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, St Austell, Liskeard or Bodmin.
  • Fri
    19
    Aug
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre
    Sun & Moon Theatre
    "I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?"Join us for this hilarious, bold, and bittersweet show featuring love, deception, confrontations, and second chances.
    Suitable for all ages, enjoy a perfect summer’s evening with Shakespeare’s most enduring romantic comedy showcasing a vivacious ensemble, razor-sharp wit, and live music. Sun & Moon Theatre are delighted to be showcasing it at St Austell Arts Centre!

    Sun & Moon Theatre will be touring this summer with a joyous, vibrant production of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies.

    It's 1945, the war has ended, and Messina’s young men have returned ready for peace, celebration and … romance?
    Hero and Claudio are in love and engaged to be married, while Beatrice and Benedick are in a perpetual ‘merry war’, engaged in battles of wits and wills. But not everyone has come back unscathed, not all scars are visible, and the spread of misinformation has its consequences ...

    Reviews of past shows:
    ★★★★★ "Creative genius … a magical production. I can't wait to see what happens next!"
    ★★★★ "Shakespeare at its best. Catch this dynamic theatre company, whether you are a fan of Shakespeare or not … you soon will be!"
    ★★★★ " A summer’s delight … charming and funny."
    ★★★★ 'Such a talented cast’
    "This production succeeded in magnificent style. Boasting hilarity and heart in equal measure, Sun & Moon harnessed the comedy’s madcap energy while foregrounding the very human, very relatable relationships that make this play tick."

    Photo credit: Matt Austen
    Doors and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Play starts at 7.30pm
    Free Car Parking

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £12.00
    Over65s : £10.00
    Under18s : £10.00
    'Benefits' : £10.00

    About the company:
    Based in the South West, Sun & Moon Theatre specialise in Shakespeare and their ethos is making Shakespeare for all, focusing on producing accessible and entertaining productions for a wide range of audiences.
    They love to explore the text, working with Quarto and First Folio scripts as a springboard to actors’ development, and always ask 'Why this play now?'.
    They produce indoor productions, open-air productions, workshops and one-to-one sessions. They adapt their show to every audience and performance space and their goal is always to entertain and invite their audiences to share in brilliant stories, text and characters that have stood the test of time.

    Their previous productions and projects, both indoor and open-air, include Swindlers, Follies and Schemers (2011), Let’s Misbehave: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013 and set in the 1920s), Twelfth Night (2013), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (with Brite Theater) (2014), Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off: Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and set in the 1940s), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014 and set in the 1980s), The Sun and the Moon (2015), The Tempest (2015), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2016 and set in 1959-1961), Shakespeare by the Quay (2017), Twelfth Night (or What You Will) (2017-18 and set in 1917), As You Like It (2018 and 2021 and set in the present day), All the World’s a Stage (2018-19), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019 and set in the 1990s), From Shakespeare with Love (2020), Austen Readathon Series: Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility (Virtual events in 2020).

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Neil Maya QuartetThe Neil Maya Quartet :
    Cartoon Jazz : (From Be-bop to Betty Boop!)

    A fantastic, fun evening of your favourite cartoon theme tunes & songs played like you've never heard them before!

     Playing the best in jazz from the cartoons, The Neil Maya Quartet injects some Yabba Dabba Doo” into your favourite looney tunes – from The Flintstones to FrozenTop Cat to Toy StorySesame Street to The Simpsons.

    It’s jazz – but not as we know it!!!

    The Neil Maya Quartet’s latest projects takes tunes from the cartoons and gives them the jazz treatment creating a high quality, fun evening of wonderful music.

    Tunes include Spiderman, When You Wish Upon A Star, The Pink Panther, The Flintstones, Some Day My Prince Will Come, Alice In Wonderland, Sesame Street, You’ve Got A Friend in Me, Let It Go, Give A Little Whistle and many more.

    The Neil Maya Quartet is one of the Southwest's finest Jazz Outfits and has toured extensively throughout the region and beyond over the last 20 years.

    The Quartet recorded its first album, "Out Of The Woodshed" in 2006.    The second album Bread and Circuses followed soon after in 2009.

    The Quartet launched  its highly successful Brubeck Project in 2016 recording a live album in Devon’s Meavy Village Hall in 2017

    The band consists of Neil Maya on saxes and clarinet and triangle, Tom Ball on keyboards and melodica, Kev Sanders on double bass and Gary Evans on drums (but not triangle!)

    Release your inner child, throw-off your inhibitions and relive your childhood. 

    The memories will flood back; you won't be able to resist a smile, or stop your toes tapping!

    That's all Folks!!!

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.  The Show starts at 7.30pm

    Reserved Seats
    Free On-Site Car Parking

    Tickets in advance : £12.50    ( £14.00 On The Day - So Book Early ! )

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  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Get Ready For A Banjo Party!!

    “Beautiful and wild, there are no boundaries here. Something I have never heard before.”  Jerry Douglas
    “I was utterly blown away by these guys. Exquisite musicianship. My gig of the year.”  Ralph McTell

    Damien O'Kane is regularly seen playing banjo & guitar alongside his wife Kate Rusby in her acclaimed band.
    Similarly, Ron Block is the ever-present stalwart of US country superstar Alison Krauss's band..

    Now, we’re all used to the colloquial phrase “Brother from another mother,” but when Ron Block’s wife, Sandra, met Damien’s Mum, Colette, she was moved to go one step further and exclaim, “No honey, they’re brothers from the SAME mother,” so alike did she find the two men in character.

    No wonder, then, that when Ron came to Rusby HQ to play on the album "20 in 2012", they found plenty in common, from playing the banjo, to a grounding in their own traditions of music, to the craic of enjoying a beverage or three in each other’s fine company.

    “We should make a banjo album together,” they agreed almost straightaway. And then promptly succeeded in not doing so for another two years.

    ‘I really like this project a lot. It’s incredibly well played and recorded, nice surprises with the guests!! Anyone that likes Irish and American roots music will love this record.’; Ricky Skaggs

    They eventually made Banjophony and released it in 2018.  It began as a single track, recorded in 2014, and remained a one-track record until Ron came to the UK to tour with Sierra Hull in 2016.

    Ron and Sierra stayed at Pure Studios during the Underneath The Stars Festival, enabling them to create five tracks from scratch and record them live during two highly productive days. It gave them the core of songs and the momentum they needed to finish off what became a “joyous” experience and a “bucket list thing” for both men when they met in early 2018 to complete the masterpiece.

    Take two people who know their scenes inside-out, put them in a studio and add a heady dose of bromance, and you get a crossover of Irish banjo and bluegrass banjo that has never quite been offered before.

    Just when cultures were feeling rather divided globally, Damien and Ron gave us something between distraction and hope. They gripped us firmly by the lapels and yelled the wondrous phrase, “Let’s talk about banjos.”

    Deliverance puns aside, a bit of their unity and outright sense of fun didn’t go amiss in delivering us from the potential misery of that particular year.

    ‘Banjophonics is an inspirational album composed with sonic and cultural influences from both sides of the Atlantic , forging a new and innovative sound. The 4 & 5 string banjos of Damien and Ron, a unique and beautiful combination, are exquisitely played on this pristine recording. The energy, groove and technique on Banjophonics will inspire musicians of any genre and bring joy to all music lovers’- Gerry ‘Banjo’ O’Connor.

    When you look at their backgrounds, they’ve followed similar trajectories. Both began playing at a young age, immersed in their local scenes: Ron in Southern California and Damien in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

    They’ve both played fundamental roles in bands. Ron’s big gig came in 1991, when he joined the mighty force of Alison Krauss’ band, for whom Grammy and Bluegrass Awards have rained down plentifully over the years. Damien played with Irish/Anglo supergroup Flook among others, before joining Kate Rusby’s band in 2008 (before exchanging wedding bands in 2010).

    Damien has also been nominated twice at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and hailed by none other than Jo Whiley as a ‘sonic architect.’ So, what is the appeal of a duet that’s basically one bloke from someone else’s band and another bloke from someone else’s band playing some music together?

    That’s an easy one: essentially, there’s a whole lotta banjo!

    Banjos are often more than noticeable in the mix of a full band’s sound, fast-fingered and fuel for the fleet-footed. Sometimes a banjo even gets a solo. But with Damien and Ron, it’s more like ‘banjo squared’ in their output than the mere addition of one banjo to another.

    There’s a heapin helpin of mutual respect, particularly for Ron’s eloquence and for Damien’s improvisational flair. More than anything, there’s that oneness, which comes across both on stage and on record. It’s something about being brothers - from some mother or other.

    “I challenge banjo non-believers not to be moved by this transatlantic banjo union.” – Lynette Fay, BBC Radio Ulster

    Damien and Ron started working on their new record Banjophonics in April 2019. They recorded a bunch of tracks and met up again at Pure Studios to record more in November 2019 after a tour in the UK. The men had planned to finish the record in April 2020 but a certain pandemic got in the way! They release Banjophonics on July 1st, 2022. A real treat for banjo lovers worldwide, they will tour the UK and Ireland in the summer and autumn, with full band, to showcase another masterclass on tenor and bluegrass banjos and how their respective traditions meet and unite in perfect and thrilling harmony.

    ‘I really like this project a lot. It’s incredibly well played and recorded, nice surprises with the guests!! Anyone that likes Irish and American roots music will love this record.’ – Ricky Skaggs

    The full band is:
    Ron Block on banjo, guitar and vocals.
    Damien O’Kane on tenor banjo, tenor guitar and vocals.
    Duncan Lyall on double bass and moog.
    Ali Hutton on guitar and stomp

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.  The Show starts at 7.30pm

    Reserved Seats
    Free On-Site Car Parking

    Tickets in advance : £18.50    ( £20.00 On The Day - So Book Early ! )

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  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2022
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Suzi Ruffell: Snappy

    Suzi Ruffell likes things snappy: her stand up, her decisions and her suits.

    A multi-award nominated comedian, Suzi's brand new show is all about settling down (but not settling), becoming a mother (without becoming mumsy) and still worrying about everything (of course she is, have you seen the news?!).

    Her last tour, 'Dance Like Everyone Is Watching', received great critical acclaim and was recorded as an Amazon special. Suzi has also appeared on numerous shows such as Live At The Apollo, The Jonathan Ross Show, QI, The Last Leg, and Womanhood, to name but a few.

    Suzi is also known for her hugely popular podcasts 'Like Minded Friends', with fellow comedian Tom Allen and 'Out'.
    Her many radio appearances include BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz and The Now Show.

    “instinctively, exquisitely funny from the moment she sashays onto the stage… a crowd-pleasing show packed with punchlines.” Evening Standard  

    “a very likable presiding spirit, combining daft physical comedy… with disarming emotional candour” The Guardian

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.  The Show starts at 8.00pm

    Reserved Seats
    Free On-Site Car Parking

    Tickets in advance : £14.50    ( £16.00 On The Day - So Book Early ! )

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  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Remi Harris & Tom Moore
    (Jazz & Blues guitar & double bass)

    A new show from an Arts Centre favourite!

    Acclaimed guitarist Remi Harris and double bassist Tom Moore present an evening of music ranging from the acoustic jazz of the 30s and 40s to the electric blues of the 60s and 70s; influenced by such greats as Django Reinhardt, Peter Green, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix and more

    Remi has been performing with Tom for over ten years, during which time they have developed a remarkable musical affinity. Since graduating from The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Tom has performed around the UK and has appeared at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and The North Sea Jazz Festival, and more recently supporting Jools Holland.

    The show features an eclectic mix of jazz and blues standards, original compositions, improvisations and new arrangements of familiar tunes. Remi plays a variety of acoustic and electric guitars.

    The ease and warmth of Remi’s stage presence, together with his virtuoso talent, will have concert goers captivated by his passion for the guitar.

    "Remi's an absolutely extraordinary musician"; Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
    "astonishing stuff" ; Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music
    "Brilliant" ; Martin Taylor MBE
    "a tremendously gifted player” ; John Etheridge
    "Terrific” ; The Telegraph
    "extraordinary" ; R2 Rock'n'Reel Magazine
    "a remarkable musician", "Fantastic" ; BBC Radio 3

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.
    Show starts at 7.30pm

    Tickets in advance : Standard : £13.00    (  £14.50  On The Day )
    NB Tickets are non-refundable.

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  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2022
    7:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Celloman : Panacea Album ReleaseCelloman"Panacea"
    Album Release UK Tour

    Celloman has been active for over 20 years under various guises including an electric band, acoustic string trio, and solo cello.

    Having released 7 albums and performed extensively across the UK & abroad, including major festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad, Sauti za Busara (Zanzibar) and Exit Festival in Serbia, Celloman are back with a UK tour to promote the release of ‘Panacea', the first full band studio album since the 2009 release of Sharptown.

    The 5-piece band has a big reputation and sound consisting of electric cello, electricviolin, drums, bass, percussion and sampled beats. A sound that is a unique fusion of world music, jazz and classical mixed with African and Middle-Eastern rhythms. In addition, Panacea adds a Classical Baroque flavour into the mix.

    Alongside his work with Celloman, cellist Ivan Hussey has had a distinguished career as a session cellist, performing and recording with the likes of: Mick Jagger, Soul II Soul, Incognito, Jay Z, The Lighthouse Family, Snow Patrol, Annie Lennox, Duran Duran, Gabrielle, Natacha Atlas, Smoke City, Shaun Escoffrey, Third World, Lee ‘Scratch’Perry and many more.

    Celloman is supported by Pablo Hussey who presents his spiritual sound of bamboo flute on Roots Reggae, whilst introducing his debut album.
    Quotes :
    “A Beautifully-constructed meeting of sweeping classical strokes, ethnic percussion, artful samples and an ear for grown up ‘pop’ music”
    Making Music
    “The band were tight, and the playing superb. To die for!” Festivals UK
    “Their combined rhythmic impetus was strong enough for any dance audience. Very impressive” The Evening Standard
    Doors and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Reserved Seats
    Free Car Parking
    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Standard : £12.50
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  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2022
    8:00 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Bumbling wordsmith and fondue-set winner on Richard Osman's House of Games, Ivo Graham, returns to live comedy to discuss three years of heavy-duty pranking, parenting and procrastinating.

    A former winner of The Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe Award ( "I've got an Eton College Advent Calendar, where all the doors are opened by my father's contacts" ), Ivo also received a nomination for Dave’s 2019 Best Comedy Show of the Year Award.

    He has been seen/heard on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, British As Folk, and hosted a very popular Lockdown Zoom Quiz.

    "A hugely enjoyable evening of stand-up comedy" (The Times)

    "Has 'Star-In-The-Making' coming off him like steam" (The Telegraph)

    Strictly 16+, likely to be swearing and adult content

    Doors and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 8.00pm
    Reserved Seats
    Free Car Parking

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :   Standard : £14.00

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    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
    or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Bodmin or Truro