What’s On

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2024
    6:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Seagrass and Maerl Evening

    Free 'St Austell Bay Seagrass & Maerl Evening'

    Join the Cornwall Wildlife Trust for evening of informative talks about some of our most important marine habitats.

    Throughout the talks, we will be exploring many aspects of these extraordinary local species including, the amazing wildlife and ecosystem they support, why they are so central to help tackling the nature and climate crisis as a blue carbon habitat, how we can protect it as a local community and more!

    We'll also be revealing the findings from our St Austell Bay Blue Carbon Mapping Project funded by the G7 Legacy Project through Natural England, including brand new results from our latest survey work.

    We will also be giving details about the new Community Conservation Project focused on Seagrass and how you can get involved.

    More information on speakers will be available soon!

    Where: St Austell Arts Theatre

    When: Thursday, 18th April, Starts at 6.30pm - 9.30pm
    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 6.00pm

    Tickets : This evening is completely FREE however Booking is required - Please Click Here !

    Car Parking: There is  free car park on-site. However,  we'd encourage car sharing where possible.

    This event has been made possible through the Your Shore.

     

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    MARTIN SIMPSON: A MASTER OF HIS ART

    FRI.19th APRIL - 7.30pm

    Tickets:  £18.00 (advance); £19.00 (on the day)
    CRBO Box Office :
    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,  and St Austell (at Rail Station)

    Martin Simpson has had the most nominations of any performer in the history of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
    32 nominations, 13 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice.

    The remarkable intimate solo performances of Martin Simpson go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass.
    He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

    “What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves:

    40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent.
    Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.

    He is listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him Number 12 guitarist in the world.

    Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game.
    Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Martin is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving.
    He is a former winner of the Folk Album of the Year award for his album The Prodigal Son, which included his poignant and profound song “Never Any Good”.

    Martin continues to collaborate with a dazzling array of people from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons are among the great musicians he has worked with.

    In recent years, he has been a lynchpin in the award-winning Full English, and The Elizabethan Sessions.
    In 2015, Simpson recorded 'Murmurs', an exciting new album with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr.

    Martin's most recent album was released in November last year to the usual critical acclaim. ‘Home Recordings’ was recorded at his home by his regular producer, now neighbour Andy Bell, and finds Martin singing and playing, literally amongst his beloved guitar and banjo collection and out on his Peak District-facing porch.

    Martin is planning a new solo album for release next March on Topic Records. Always prolific, and never one to rest long without a guitar in his hands and a song in his head, Martin is genuinely thrilled to be back out on the road now - back where he loves to be - playing live.

    A virtuoso player without question, but above all Martin Simpson conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty.
    A true master of his art.

    “Martin is in a class of his own. He is such an expressive player; he is ingenious in his use of the guitar. You can listen to one of his songs and three or four minutes in, he has only used the top four strings and not even played a bass note yet, and when he does, it feels like an orchestra coming in. His clarity of playing is just amazing.” Jackson Browne

    “One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene” ‘Sounds better than ever’ **** 4 Stars The Guardian

    “Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own.” ; The Times

    “Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.” ; Stephen Fearing

    ‘Simpson’s latest is a potent blend of the highest calibre…Simpson has never sung or played better’

    Photo Credit : Geoff Trinder

    CRBO Box Office :
    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,  and St Austell (at Rail Station)

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2024
    8:00 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Jo Caulfield : Here Comes Trouble !Jo has appeared on Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, The John Bishop Show, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The Royal Variety Performance, and Richard Osman's House of Games. and many, many other top tv & radio comedy shows

    Voted Comedians’ Comedian of The Year 2021/2022, Jo Caulfield is quite simply one of the most consistently funny and creative comics in the country : The Guardian

    Here Comes Trouble is 90 minutes of razor-sharp observations and scandalous one-liners, as Jo gets her claws into everything (and everyone) that annoys her.

    Nominated as “the best female Stand Up in the country” (Chortle) and “one of the Top 100 Comedians” (Channel 4), Jo is a regular on Radio 4 and a returning guest on Breaking The News.
    Jo’s first book, “The Funny Thing About Death” was published in August 2023

    From yelling at strangers on trains (and many other places), to discussing ridiculous sexual fantasies and annoying her neighbours, Jo doesn’t mean to cause trouble; she just has the nerve to say out loud what everyone else is thinking!
    This is Jo Caulfield doing what she does best: pure Stand-Up.
    Just Jo, a microphone, and a bad attitude.

    "Packed with brilliant lines, embarrassing anecdotes and hilarious insights, Here Comes Trouble “will have you absolutely helpless with laughter.” - The Herald"
    “Sharp-witted comedy that goes down a treat.” The Times
    “One of the finest female comedians at work” - The Observer - 5_Stars
    “An evening of perfect comedy” - The Metro - 5_Stars
    “One of UK’s smartest comics” - The Herald - 5_Stars

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

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Standard, £18.00£20.00 On The Day )
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )
    (No Booking Fees)
    Or Phone CRBO 01726 63513
    Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell (Rail Station), Truro (Boscawen Street), Bodmin (Shire Hall), Liskeard (Pike Street)

    St Austell Arts Theatre  :  Free Car Parking
    Performance Date : Saturday, 27th April 2024

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    "Ar Log" Welsh Folk BandDafydd Roberts – triple harp, flute, whistles, vocals
    Iolo Jones – fiddle
    Geraint Cynan – keyboards, vocals
    Geraint Glynne Davies – guitar, lead vocal
    Graham Pritchard – fiddle, mandolin, vocals
    Gwyndaf Roberts – knee harp, vocals

    'Ar Log' was formed in August 1976 specifically to represent Wales at a Celtic Festival in Lorient, Brittany.
    Following the festival, on the advice of The Dubliners, the band decided to continue to perform and earn their living through touring. The band succeeded in touring full time for seven years, spending nine months of each year abroad.

    Since it was formed in 1976, Ar Log’s sets have followed the long folk tradition in Wales of performing songs in the Welsh language as well as reviving the more ancient tradition of performing instrumental pieces. The group feature the Welsh triple harp and the name Ar Log means ‘on hire’.

    By 1982, Ar Log had become particularly associated with Dafydd Iwan, a long-standing figure in the Welsh national movement. In 1983, Ar Log embarked on its second tour with Dafydd Iwan and recorded their second album together.
    The new anthem for that tour was Yma o Hyd which has recently enjoyed a huge revival and has become an unofficial anthem for Wales’ National Football Team.

    The band has performed in twenty one countries across the UK, Europe and both North & South America promoting Welsh traditional music and songs.
    During their tours, Ar Log have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the folk world, namely Alan Stivell from Brittany, Mary Black, De Dannan, The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers, The Furies and Clannad from Ireland, The Battlefield Band, Boys of the Lough, Silly Wizard and Run Rig from Scotland and many ‘World Music’ artists from all corners of the globe.
    Between 1978 and 2018 Ar Log released eleven albums and two singles.

    “Ar Log is one of the most durable and best-loved Welsh folk groups. The band’s extraordinary level of musicianship and manly and sensitive Welsh language vocals… can all be experienced on their recordings.” Christiana Roden, music journalist, New York

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

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Standard : £15.00
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )
    Reserved Searts
    Free Car Parking On-Site

    Book Online or Phone 01726 63513 ( 9.00am to 8.00pm )
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in : Truro, Boscawen Street, St Austell at Rail Station, Bodmin, Shire Hall and Liskeard, Pike Street

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  • Sat
    04
    May
    2024
    7:30 PMThe Assembly Room, St Austell Arts Centre

    Fundraising for Cornwall Hospice Care

    A Murder Mystery evening – a 1920s themed, Fundraiser for Cornwall Hospice Care

    The Plot :
    You will witness a story that takes you behind the curtain of an established theatre company with more than meets the eye.

    The evening will take you into a world where secrets and affairs intertwine, and the spotlight unveils more than just talent!

    Prepare to witness the scandal and revelations that will change lives forever.

    Will the show go on, or will their stage be tainted by the truth forever?

    Don’t miss this tale of passion, love and the dramatic web that binds them all.

    Will the evening end in tragedy??

    1920s Fancy Dress is Optional - but lots of fun too !
    We'll have a "Photo Station" for you to record a memory of the evening
    The Evening's action and story sequences will be performed by a group of professional Murder Mystery actors

    Doors Open and Welcome Drinks served from 7.00pm. There will also be a Licensed Bar available.
    The Murder Mystery starts at 7.30pm

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance, please :
    Murder Mystery including Welcome Drink and your choice of Pasty : £22.50

    Choose as and when you book : either a Steak or a Cheese and Onion Pasty, per person
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )

    Book Online or Phone 01726 63513 ( 9.00am to 8.00pm )
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in : Truro, Boscawen Street, St Austell at Rail Station, Bodmin, Shire Hall and Liskeard, Pike Street

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  • Fri
    10
    May
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    The Press Gang

    Based in and around the St Austell Bay Area, The Press Gang are a group of nine singers and musicians who perform foot-stomping shanties, melodic songs of the sea and songs of their beloved Kernow.

    Well established and revered by audiences near and far, they are known for reworking traditional shanties into their own harmonious, energetic style and mixing Cornish tradition with raucous entertainment.

    From grand festival stages to small intimate venues, The Press Gang have been taking audiences on maritime and Cornish heritage voyages through songs and shanties for well over a decade.

    Come, stomp your feet, clap your hands and let them immerse you in the captivating melodies of the sea and Cornwall.

    Joining The Press Gang are Kana: fresh off the release of their debut EP and excited about what lies ahead in 2024.
    Their set has expanded to include even more original material, while they still hold plenty of focus on putting their individual, feminine twist on some folk classics.

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    ( Show ends about 10.00pm )

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Standard : £10.00 ( £12.00 On The Day )
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )

    Reserved Seats
    Free Car Parking On-Site

    Book Online or Phone 01726 63513 ( 9.00am to 8.00pm )
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in : Truro, Boscawen Street, St Austell at Rail Station, Bodmin, Shire Hall and Liskeard, Pike Street

    NB : Card Payment Online now needs your Postcode (again) after the Card Security Number - Watch for it!

  • Sat
    11
    May
    2024
    7:00 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Eurovision 2024 Get ready to experience the magic of Eurovision like never before!

    Join us for an unforgettable Eurovision Song Contest Night at the St Austell Arts Theare!
    Immerse yourself in the glitz, glamour, and pure entertainment of Europe's most beloved musical extravaganza.

    Watch all the action unfold on our Big Screen, where you'll feel like you're right in the heart of the competition.
    From dazzling performances to outrageous costumes, every moment will be larger than life, and make sure you dress for the occasion

    Whether you're a die-hard Eurovision fan or just looking for A Fun Night Out, this event promises to be an absolute blast!

    Don't miss out on the excitement – gather your friends and join us for a Eurovision experience unlike any other at St Austell Arts Theatre. See you there!

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 6.30pm. Eurovision starts at 7.00pm
    (Approximate end time - Midnight)

    Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £10.00

    ( Tickets are non-refundable )

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Online Now
    or
    Phone 01726 63513 ( 9.00am to 8.00pm )
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in : Truro, Boscawen Street, St Austell at Rail Station, Bodmin, Shire Hall and Liskeard, Pike Street

    NB : Card Payment Online now needs your Postcode (again) after the Card Security Number - Watch for it!

  • Wed
    15
    May
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Wednesday 15th May, 2024 - 7.30pm

    All tickets: £27.50 (advance) £30.00 (on the day)

    DEAN FRIEDMAN IN CONCERT

    The fantastic American singer-songwriter

    plays his only date in Cornwall for 2024!

    Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonald’s Girl and more.

    Following Friedman's sold-out, 40th Anniversary Tour, Friedman returns to the stage armed with a stunning collection of his insightful and compelling, true-to-life ‘story songs’ - songs of pathos and humor that deal with family, friends, neighbours, work and the seemingly trivial, yet ultimately essential stuff of everyday life.

    His songs with their catchy tunes and clever, witty lyrics are, in turns, intelligent, perceptive. humorous and poignant. He is recognised, by critics and fans alike, as one of the finest songwriters of his generation.

    "The Soundtrack of our lives!"– NYTimes

    "Songsmith extraordinaire!”– MusicWeek

    Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant”– ThreeWeeks

    In addition to his familiar radio hits, album releases and touring, Friedman composes and produces music soundtracks for TV and film, including the music to the hit Central TV series BOON, NBC’s Eerie Indiana, Nickelodeon’s Nick Arcade and the indie horror classic, ‘I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle’.

    Dean has also published a respected tome on the art and craft of songwriting titled, ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’, based on songwriting workshops and songwriting masterclasses. He’s conducted at universities and music conservatories around the world, including L.I.P.A. (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).

    A consummate entertainer, Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboard, featuring songs from throughout his four-decade career, including familiar, radio hits and fan favourites, drawn from his eight studio albums.

    Invite family and friends and join Dean for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share, performed by this gifted and likeable singer-songwriter.

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

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets Now : £27.50 ( in advance )     (  £30.00 On The Day)
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )
    Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513 (9.00am to 8.00pm)
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices inTruro, Boscawen Street, St Austell - at Rail Station, Bodmin, Shire Hall, Liskeard, Pike Street

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  • Sat
    18
    May
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Henry Darke's 'Chippy'

    In the heart of a Cornish fishing town, Chipahoy is the last local shop left standing.
    Until now.

    Will the arrival of new owner Frank, a charismatic cabbie from London, fan flames of bubbling anger, or ignite new passions?

    And what are those ripples out at sea?

    Will Charlie take over the boat from his legendary father Felix Hicks?
    Will trawlerman Hunter Chapman turn local unease to his advantage?
    And will young Shirley swap frying fish, for tying knots?

    A riotous, daring new comedy, about what it means to live in Cornwall now, by Henry Darke.

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

    Tickets in advance :
    Adults : £12.00
    Over60s : £10.00
    Students with ID : £10.00
    Under18s : £10.00
    On Benefits : £10.00

    ( Tickets are non-refundable )

    Reserved Seats
    Free Car Parking

    Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513 (9.00am to 8.00pm)
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices inTruro, Boscawen Street, St Austell - at Rail Station, Bodmin, Shire Hall, Liskeard, Pike Street

    NB : Card Payment Online now needs your Postcode (again) after the Card Security Number - Watch for it!

    About the Artists
    Henry is a writer, director and film maker. Profiled in Screen International's 'Stars of Tomorrow', Henry’s short film Big Mouth premiered at BFI London Film Festival and was shortlisted for BAFTA. Winning Special Commendation at Encounters 'for outstanding performances, for it's passion and for the handling of a range of heartfelt relationships.

    Henry directed Hooked for the Channel 4 'Coming Up' series, the prestigious scheme promoting new talent. In 2018 Henry’s play Booby's Bay was produced by The Finborough Theatre, supported by Bristol Old Vic.

    Raised in Cornwall, Henry is passionate about fishing and Cornwall, and telling character driven, three-dimensional stories that reflect real life there.

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Comedy : Ria Lina - Riawakening

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £16.00 (On The Day : £17.50)

    Little Wander presents…
    Comedy : Ria Lina - "Riawakening"

    In the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist, Ria Lina has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently.
    In this, her highly anticipated debut tour, Ria tackles the issues of coming out of a global pandemic, the new normal, divorce, dating in a new digital world, motherhood and what it really means to be a woman today.

    Fearless, provocative, and very funny, Ria Lina is the only Filipina comedian in British stand-up and a hugely admired talent in the comedy industry.

    Her extensive list of credits includes Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You?, Mock the Week, Lovestruck High, Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction, Richard Osman’s House of Games, The Last Leg and Celebrity Mastermind.

    “I guarantee you will laugh a lot” - 'Five Stars' THE SCOTSMAN

    Age guidance: 16+

    Photo credit: Arabella Itani

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Approximate end time : 9.45pm

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Standard : £16.00 ( On The Day : £17.50)
    Tickets are non-refundable
    Latecomers policy: can only be admitted during the interval

    Phone CRBO on 01726 63513 (9am to 8pm, 7days)
    or
    Buy at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,    St Austell, at Rail Station,  Bodmin, Shire Hall,  Liskeard, Pike Street

  • Fri
    05
    Jul
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    Kiri Pritchard-McCleanLittle Wander in association with PBJ presents Kiri Pritchard-McLean : "Peacock"

    Star of 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Have I Got News For You and QI Kiri Pritchard-McLean has had a busy few years. As well as hosting Live at the Apollo, fronting the Radio 4 panel show Best Medicine and starting a comedy school, she’s become a foster parent. 

    Didn’t know that about her?
    Well, until now she hasn’t been able to talk about it on stage, she hasn’t even told the kids in her care that she’s a comedian. Oh, and she uses a different name - she’s the Bruce Wayne of comedy but without the mansions.

    However, this year something changed and after a couple of the eggiest gigs of her career in boardrooms to social workers a show about becoming a foster carer has been signed off! So, come and join “Louise” as she lifts the lid on social workers, first aid training and what not to do when a vicar searches for you on YouTube. 

    Join the co-creator and co-host of cult hit podcast All Killa No Filla for a joyous and uplifting show from a comedian known for making "powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects" (The Guardian).

    "expect sequins, social commentary, and massive laughs from the renaissance woman of UK comedy" Rolling Stone

    Age Guidance: 15+
    Photo Credit : Drew Forsyth

    Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
    Approximate End time : 9.45pm

    ClickHere to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £16.00
    Over65s : £14.00

    Special Offer : 10 Seats available on "Pay What You Like" prices ! £4.00 / £8.00 / £12.00 / £16.00
    Phone CRBO to Book your 'Pay What You Like' price ! 01726 63513

    Book Online or Phone 01726 63513 ( 9.00am to 8.00pm )
    or
    Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in : Truro, Boscawen Street, St Austell at Rail Station, Bodmin, Shire Hall and Liskeard, Pike Street