At The Acorn we believe that putting on great live events is not the whole story. A true community theatre must give people the opportunity to try, learn new skills, and take part. The activities below are great fun for all ages, giving you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn new skills and be a part of the performing arts community in Penzance.

Please contact the class contact for further information and to book a place.

Cirque Du Ciel

Cirque du Ciel are delighted to announce that we’re starting new Home Ed circus classes at the Acorn commencing on Tuesday April 14th. The sessions will be 11am to 1pm for 5-9yr olds and 2pm to 4pm for 10 to 16yr olds. The cost is £15 per child for a 2 hour session. The sessions will run in term time only and will have both aerial and ground based activities with the opportunity to perform in a show. 

To register an interest and for more information please contact Ruth Hawkley on 07588 695 290



Mondays @ 8pm-9:30pm 
Tuesdays @ 6:30pm – 8pm
These classes are available to book via the Sequoia Movement MindBody App (Link provided below).  
£15 per adult (over 18s only)
Learn the skills and tricks needed to run away with the circus with our aerial circus classes – where you have the opportunity to learn aerial hoop (Lyra), Static Trapeze, Aerial Silks (Tissu) and Corde Lisse (Aerial Rope).
These classes will build your strength, teach you beautiful moves and dynamic drops that leave you feeling accomplished and proud of what you body is capable of achieving.
For more information please visit our website or contact Ruth Hawkley 07588 695290. 



Shallal Open House
Are you someone who likes to have fun, dance and express themselves?
Then come and join us at our regular and supportive group in this marvellous theatrical space.
No steps or routines to follow.
We use a wide range of music and are open to trying your favourite styles.
Monday mornings 10.30 until 12 noon
We charge £3 per session but don’t turn anyone away if you can’t pay.
For more info call Colin on:
07747 543300


Acorn Young People’s Theatre offers drama classes to inspire and develop the creativity of all young people.
As well as improving performance skills and creating great drama, we encourage students to become more self-aware, more confident and improve their skills in working with others and as part of a team.

Acorn Young People’s Theatre is a collaboration between The Acorn Theatre and Penzance based actor, director and storyteller John Brolly.

Junior: (5-8 years old). Exploring stories and themes, developing skills and having a brilliant time. Wednesdays: 4pm – 5pm. £50 per term

Intermediate: (8-11 years old) Games, improvisations and performance work. Plenty of fun with incredible results. Wednesdays: 5.15pm – 6.15pm. £50 per term

Senior: (11-15 years old) Work together as a team to create amazing performances. Drama skills and developing stories and themes. Wednesdays: 6.30pm – 8pm. £75 per term

Advanced: (15-20 years old) Performances and skills development. Wednesdays: 8pm – 9.30pm. £75 per term


Mondays in term time @ 5pm-6.30pm

The classes are drop ins. No need to book. £7.50 per child 7 to 15yrs (Under 7’s can come if an adult stays with them).

Cirque du Ciel uses circus skill based activities to promote greater personal and social development in a wide variety of youth, social, and community contexts. It’s our aim to bring the proven benefits of the magic of circus to everyone.

We teach a variety of skills including aerial circus, ground based acrobatics and object manipulation.

Class contact: Ruth Hawkley 07588 695290

Bears In The Park presents Bears at The Acorn. A new kids music session for 0-4 year olds, every Wednesday 10:30 downstairs at The Acorn. A fun and interactive music session, with guitar, shakers, puppets and lots of teddy bears. 🐻
Bookings can be made via Hoop.