What’s on at The Acorn

August

Thursday 6th August - 7:30 pm

The Wounded King

Tickets: £10 Adv | £12 Door

The Wounded King — Four storytellers, four fragments of Arthurian legend that reflect, connect, contradict and leave vital questions in the air.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Friday 14th August - 8:00 pm

Gaz Brookfield

Tickets: £10 Adv £12 Door

Following the release of his sixth studio album, “Lostfolk”, Bristol-based solo acoustic guy, Gaz Brookfield, returns to The Acorn to play his explosive one man and a guitar show.  His particular brand of upbeat, folk, (lostfolk) songs will have you singing along and stamping your feet, as he covers a wide range of topics, including life on the road, love, loss, mental health, drinking, and so much more.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
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Thursday 20th August - 7:30 pm

3 Men In A Boat

Tickets: £12 advance sales only

After the huge success of Old Herbaceous, Kick In The Head productions are back with a rip-roaring barrel of fun, Three Men in a Boat, with Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous himself!) playing the part of Jerome K Jerome.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

September

Thursday 10th September - 8:00 pm

Liz Simmons Trio

Tickets: £8 Adv / £10 Door

With Low Lily, Liz and her husband Flynn have shared their music with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the UK, garnering two #1 songs on international folk radio, and were voted the coveted “#1 Most Wanted” at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Liz’s song “10,000 Days Like These” won two Independent Music Awards in 2019.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 18th September - 8:00 pm

The Keith Howe Band

Tickets: £12

Back after a 3 year absence from touring, Keith Howe returns to The Acorn with ‘The Keith Howe Band’ for an evening of ‘Weapons Grade’, Rockin’ Blues.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

October

Voodoo Room - An Evening of Clapton Hendrix & Cream

Saturday 31st October - 8:00 pm

Voodoo Room - A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

VOODOO ROOM are an exciting Classic Power Trio, paying tribute to the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream. Featuring some of the U.K.’s finest musicians, they perform a high energy, world-class show in total appreciation of these musical pioneers from the world of classic blues/rock!!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

November

Saturday 28th November - 8:00 pm

The Leylines

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

West-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are: Steve Mitchell (Vocals/Guitar), Hannah Johns (Violin), Dan Thompson (Electric Guitar), Sean Booth (Bass) and Dave Burbidge (Drums).

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

January

Friday 15th January - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Who's Next

Tickets: Standing £18/Seated £22

From the explosive opening power chords of ‘I Can’t Explain’ to the majestic pomp of ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ Who’s Next embody The Who in their prime.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 22nd January - 8:00 pm

Manoeuvres - Tribute to Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Tickets: Advance £13/Concessions £11/Door £15

MANOEUVRES are Europe’s premier tribute to OMD – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – one of the most influential and original bands to emerge from the early days of synth-pop in the late 1970’s.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

February

Friday 5th February - 8:00 pm

Ultimate Coldplay

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Ultimate Coldplay are as close to seeing the real thing as you can possibly get. The only Coldplay tribute band in the world to be led by a true look-a-like Chris Martin, they were awarded UK’s number 1 Coldplay tribute at the agent’s association National Tribute Awards 2018.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 12th February - 8:00 pm

The Cabarats + support from Samantics

Tickets: £10 Adv | £13 Door | £7 conc

The Cabarats bring a new musical experience to the global underground, combining traditional Balkan and Middle Eastern sounds with lively reggae and ska.
Using a collection of intriguing instruments such as accordion, oud, keyboard and brass, the band have dazzled a wide range of audiences from festival crowds to private functions and community events.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 14th February - 8:00 pm

Tom Moore & Archie Moss

Tickets: £12 Adv / £14 Door

Widely regarded as two of the best players and innovators in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, Moore & Moss’ finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Now, having toured with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as a duo.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 18th February - 8:00 pm

The music of Led Zeppelin performed by Whole Lotta Led

Tickets: £20 Standing £25 Seated/Balcony

Now in their twenty-fourth year, they are the longest-running, a professional tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin with their customary two and half hour shows receiving acclaim from Zeppelin lovers the length and breadth of the UK and abroad.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 26th February - 8:00 pm

Frankie Davies - Asking For A Friend tour

Tickets: £8 Adv £10 Door

Jersey-born singer-songwriter Frankie Davies is back at the Acorn after a sold out show back in October 2018. An intimate evening performing and sharing the stories behind brand new songs and songs on her latest album ‘Wherever I Go’ an album that is delicately laced through with country influences, tied together by Davies’ evocative vocals and addictive melodies that transport listeners through both painful and joyful moments in her life. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 28th February - 7:30 pm

Choice Grenfell

Tickets: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £14 door

Kick In The Head (Old Herbaceous, Three Men in a Boat & Fagin?) is proud to present a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the loss of the great, unremittingly genteel, comedienne and monologist, Joyce Grenfell.
Choice Grenfell is a wonderful tribute featuring some of the best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately as a Galleon and School Nativity Play to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight. Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

March

Thursday 11th March - 8:00 pm

Joni, Sandy & Me - Sally Barker & Anna Ryder

Tickets: Advance £12/Concessions £11/Door £14

In this show ‘Joni, Sandy & Me’ Sally Barker and Anna Ryder are delighted to bring some of the songs of both Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny to the stage, exploring the singer/songwriter legacy that was forged in the early ’70s. Both Sally and Anna attest to the influence of these superb artists and perform their classics alongside a few of her own songs.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 19th March - 8:00 pm

Chris Wood

Tickets: £16

In a world of soundbites and distractions, Chris Wood is a truth seeker. His writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence, uplifting and challenging as he celebrates the sheer one-thing-after-anotherness of life. Tom Robinson and Chris Difford are fans while Stick In The Wheel and The Unthanks look to him as an influence.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 21st March - 8:00 pm

HAZEL O’CONNOR Breaking Glass 40 Year On ~ Hallelujah!

Tickets: £20

A very special evening with award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined here by  Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 25th March - 7:30 pm

An Audience without Jake Thackray

Tickets: £12

John Watterson is delighted to bring his new show to The Acorn – ‘An Audience without Jake Thackray’.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

April

Saturday 3rd April - 8:00 pm

Women In Rock

Tickets: £20

Women In Rock are thrilled to be bringing their show to The Acorn theatre this September. Since exploding onto the live music scene in 2016 they have been busy wowing audiences up and down the UK in theatres and art centres with their sell out show.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 10th April - 8:00 pm

Wrong Jovi

Tickets: £15 Adv £17 Door

Wrong Jovi are widely considered to be “the best Bon Jovi tribute band in the world!” So much so, that even the former Bon Jovi guitarist, Richie Sambora, has personally thanked the band for their hard work and unforgettable performances. In their 5 years of touring, the band have performed across the world and featured on the BBC prime-time TV show, Even Better Than The Real Thing.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 15th April - 7:30 pm

Waiting for Godot

Tickets: £13 / £10 Conc

A clown show, an absurdist black comedy and an existential classic, Waiting for Godot has been famously described as ‘a play in which nothing happens, twice’
In fact, a lot happens. Two tramps beneath a solitary tree discourse at random, sing, play games, bicker, make-up, sleep, eat a carrot and contemplate suicide all while waiting for the mysterious Mr Godot. Who never arrives.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

May

Thursday 6th May - 7:30 pm

The Frozen Deep - A Play by Mr Wilkie Collins

Tickets: £6

At the end of 1856, Mr. Wilkie Collins presented Charles Dickens with his latest play, ‘The Frozen Deep’, knowing that Dickens could not resist, producing it and taking the starring role of the moody Richard Warder, for himself. This event will commence with a lively performance lecture by Wilkie Collins expert Jak Stringer, who will transport you back to 1857, followed by a professional reading of ‘The Frozen Deep’ by the Penzance Community Speakeasy Players.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 16th May - 8:00 pm

The Fotheringay Tour 2021

Tickets: £14 Adv £16 Door

British Folk-Rock group Julie July Band returns to The Acorn Theatre – Penzance. They have built a substantial reputation with reinterpretations and arrangements of the work of singer-songwriter Sandy Denny. The Fotheringay Tour 2020 features new songs to the repertoire from 1970 Album;- ‘Pond and the Stream, Nothing More, The Sea, The Way I Feel, Winter Winds, Late November, Gypsy Davey plus some old favourites.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 28th May - 7:30 pm

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt

Tickets: £11

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.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

June

Friday 25th June - 8:00 pm

Katey Brooks in Concert

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Katey Brooks is a rebellious troubadour that resists formula. A devastating songwriting talent that has drawn comparisons with Jeff Buckley.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

July

Saturday 24th July - 8:00 pm

Never 42 - The Level 42 Tribute

Tickets: Advance £13/Door £15

Formed in 2010, Never 42 have become established as the forerunner Level 42 Tribute band based in the UK

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

August

Friday 6th August - 8:00 pm

Wizz Jones

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Wizz Jones – Acoustic Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter and Bluesman!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 20th August - 8:00 pm

The South

Tickets: £20 Standing / £25 Seated

The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

September

Saturday 11th September - Tuesday 9th November - 8:00 pm

T-Rextasy

Tickets: £20 Standing / £25 Seated

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.  With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 26th September - 7:30 pm

An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis

Tickets: £20

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
 
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

October

Thursday 14th October - 8:00 pm

Claude Bourbon - Progressive Blues

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Progressive blues guitarist Claude Bourbon brings his unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions to the Acorn, Penzance, on Sunday 12th of July 2020!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 17th October - 7:30 pm

Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps: Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone

Tickets: £20

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

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