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The next 12 events in Penzance appear below.

21 May 2018 to 25 May 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
Theatre: Before I WakePresented by Scary Little Girls & Minack Youth Theatre. In August 1914 a group of gardeners wrote their names on the wall of the Thunderbox, an outdoor toilet in the Heligan Estate. It was a last act of hope and camaraderie before marching off to fight in the first World War. Of the 13 men known to have enlisted, just four survived… The story of those men… their families, their friends and their community… is being brought vividly to life in a remarkable and heart-warming new play that ...
19 May 2018 to 28 May 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
Open Studios CornwallVisit the work space of visual artists, writers and poets across Cornwall as they throw open their studios to the public.
28 May 2018 to 01 Jun 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
Jesus Christ SuperstarLyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and presented by Redruth Amateur Operatic Society (Trust). Performances May 28 to June 1 at 8pm and May 29 & 31 at 2pm. Featuring well known songs such as ‘Gethsemane’, ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ and ‘Superstar’, this iconic rock-opera takes you on an emotional journey of Jesus’ final days. Venue: Minack Theatre, Porthcurno
04 Jun 2018 to 08 Jun 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
Hamlet - The Prince of DenmarkShakespeare’s turbulent and heroic tragedy finds the perfect setting at the greatest theatre under the stars. As Hamlet journeys “mind’s eye” he discovers all is not well in the State of Denmark. Another Way Theatre return to present this epic play that spans the centuries and never fails to excite. Venue: Minack Theatre, Porthcurno.
11 Jun 2018 to 15 Jun 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
Dr DolittleDr John Dolittle of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh starts out as a human doctor. But once he is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals he becomes the most celebrated veterinary doctor in England. Word of his skills spreads and animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So he buys a leaky old ship and, together with his trusty pet-crew of Jip the dog, Chee-Chee the monkey, Dab-Dab the Duck and permanently hungry Gub-Gub the pig, sets forth on a mission to ...
14 Jun 2018 to 15 Jun 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
Theatre: Around the World in 80 DaysPenlee Park Open Air Theatre - the theatre in the park in the heart of Penzance. A unique outdoor theatre space that has celebrated Cornish, national and international performers since 1948. Seven Stones Theatre Company are delighted to be returning to Penlee Park Theatre for this season, having been awarded the rights to present this classic, yet quintessential tale of aristocratic tomfoolery and adventure ‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS’. Based in the Victorian times of the late 1800’s, ...
17 June 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
Opera Anywhere: The Pirates of PenzanceAn unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance, resulting in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets course to become a pirate rather than a ‘pilot’! The twists and turns of this classic operetta unfold with ingenious characters, sublime lyrics and some of the best-known songs in opera! This is one of Opera Anywhere's 70-year highlights! Book online or call the box office on 01726 879500.
18 Jun 2018 to 22 Jun 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
Journey's Enddealism is tested in the simmering cauldron of WW1 as a young enthusiastic officer is posted to the Trenches. When the youthful Raleigh begins to notice changes in his schoolboy hero Captain Stanhope, relationships are challenged and difficult decisions have to be made. This masterpiece of suspense draws you in immediately and then builds to a dramatic finale. It’s a play about how we all cope when faced with incredible struggle, about friendship, and ultimately about the vulnerabilities ...
15 Jun 2018 to 24 Jun 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
Golowan FestivalGolowan is back with the community and steaming ahead with plans for 2018. Penzance's Golowan Festival attracts thousands of visitors to its colourful and vibrant week of celebration. Golowan features artists, performers and celebrations of all kinds including Penglaz, Serpent Dances, The Quay Fair, the demonic democracy of the Mock Mayor elections and Summer Fire. The festival also includes seaborne visitors to Sea, Sail and Quay Fair Day, plus thousands hit the streets during ...
25 Jun 2018 to 29 Jun 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
Jane Austen’s Sense and SensibilityBy Jane Austen, adapted by Jessica Swale and presented by Janus Theatre Company. In this witty, fast-paced and clever adaptation of Austen’s dearly-loved classic, we follow the fortunes of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood as they chase their dreams and desires from Devonshire to London and back. Will they find their true loves or will their hearts be broken? Venue: Minack Theatre
02 Jul 2018 to 06 Jul 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
The Cherry OrchardBy Anton Chekhov, adapted and directed by Bill Scott and presented by Miracle Theatre. This summer, Miracle unpacks Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumblings of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.Will it take a revolution to destroy their cosy world of privilege and entitlement – or will their own ...
21 July 2018

Penzance, Cornwall
Lafrowda DayJoin us for Lafrowda Day on 21st July for processions of willow giants, 2 stages of bands, street theatre, stalls and loads of children’s activities in the Plen an Gwarry. So get involved for this year's theme. All for free!

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26 Mar 2018
Resort Cornwall Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Cornwall magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...
21 Apr 2017
Cornwall's Gardens Garden Glory There are more than 70 superb gardens in Cornwall and the milder year-round climate is perfect for growing ‘sub-tropical’ plants – many of which cannot grow anywhere else in the UK – and Cornwall abounds with lush gardens. In the last couple of centuries a distinct gardening tradition has developed in Cornwall. Wealthy landowners and industrial families sent sailors and plant hunters off all over the world to bring back samples of rare ... Read more...

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