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.


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

Bears In The Park

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.

Distant Dances

A social somatic disco AKA open-level movement workshop, led by Kyra Norman

Thursdays 14th & 21st Oct; 11th, 18th, 25th Nov; 2nd Dec 2021

10:30am – 12:00pm

Each session will include a group warm-up, guided solo, duet, and whole-group movement scores, into a fairly free-for-all knees-up dance-jam to finish

Pay-it-forward rate: £10 / Standard rate: £6 / Concession rate: pay what you can

Numbers are limited to enable us to keep this a spacious experience: advance booking advisable (up to 09:30 am on the day is fine)

To book, email: