Join as a Friend

Friends of The Acorn – become part of our family

You can help secure the future of your local Penzance theatre by becoming a Friend of The Acorn. As a charity operating during these difficult times, we are strengthened by every Friend that joins the Acorn family. Through an annual donation, your Friendship gives us more stability and resilience.

Your support will mean we can keep bringing you the wonderfully diverse shows you love; from international bands and theatre performances to comedians and community events. Every Friend enables us to support our local community. Whether that’s through offering discounted theatre space hire to local groups or providing bursaries for children and young people to take part in community classes held at The Acorn. We know your community matters to you.

We are so grateful to everyone who becomes a Friend. Your gift will keep us at the heart of the community for years to come.

As part of The Acorn family, you will receive these great benefits:

  • That wonderful feeling of knowing you are supporting The Acorn to bring you great shows and events, whilst helping the local community.
  • When upcoming shows and events go on sale, we will let you know by email so you can be one of the first to book
  • Quarterly Friends' enewsletter
  • Quarterly What’s On guide by email, or printed when available
  • A pair of tickets to our Artist in Residence dress rehearsal show – a wonderful, intimate night with all The Acorn family (limited tickets on a first come, first served basis). This year's show is on 18th May, more details will be sent by email when you join.

Give what you can

No matter which annual donation you choose to give (there are 3 options), the benefits remain the same. We understand that what’s most important to our Friends is supporting local theatre and performing arts, so we offer all our Friends the chance to choose a donation that suits them…

Bronze Friend ~ equivalent to £3 a month, your annual gift of £36 could allow us to offer our theatre floor space and stage at a subsidised rate for two hours to local community performing arts groups that support children, young adults, and people with additional needs. Or, £36 will cover the power needed to keep our building warm and well-lit during one of our fantastic shows.

Silver Friend ~ equivalent to £5 a month, your annual gift of £60 could fund one bursary place for a term of performing arts classes run at the Acorn, supporting an individual to explore their creativity, connect with their community and enjoy life that bit more! Or, £60 pays for our piano to be tuned ensuring our performers and you get the best sound experience possible!

Gold friend ~ equivalent to £10 a month, your annual gift of £120 could allow us to support a group or organisation to put on a charity benefit show, by offering the hire of our full theatre facilities at a greatly subsidised cost. This means more funds can go to the group’s chosen charity, helping improve our local community. For example, the International Women’s Day Charity Cabaret event raises funds for Plan International, West Cornwall Women’s Aid and other local charities.

So join us today. We look forward to welcoming you to the Acorn family...thank you.

Other ways to join

Visit our Box Office in person, Monday to Friday between 10am-4pm, call us on (01736) 363545, or email

We are very grateful to the EU’s ERDF Community Led Local Development (CLLD) fund for a grant which enabled the development and implementation of our new Friends of The Acorn scheme.

European Union. European Structural and Investment Funds
CLLD - Enabling Business Inspiring People