Venue Cornwall

Venue Cornwall was set up in 2006 and funded by a GfA as a consortium of small scale venues in Cornwall and Plymouth to work together to bring high quality dance and theatre shows from outside of Cornwall to a network of venues with a joint marketing campaign.

Since then we’ve also had investment from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to set up and run the Young Promoters scheme alongside Venue Cornwall, as well as funding from the Arts Council to run the Night Less Ordinary scheme offering free tickets to young people up to the age of 26. That scheme finished in 2011 and since then the Works have been offering a Guarantee against Loss scheme to venues who identify work that they would like to promote, but with a higher risk than their normal programme. We are currently working on a strategic touring bid to continue the work of VC and Young Promoters.

The partners are; the Acorn, the Barbican, Burrell Theatre, Carn to Cove, Hall for Cornwall, Performance Centre, Sterts, Tolmen Centre, and Truro College.

We meet every couple of months to present shows that we have identified for the GAL and to network and support each other. In order to qualify for GAL, the venue needs to demonstrate a willingness to work in partnership with other members of VC to deliver a coherent mini tour for the artist and to develop audiences for the show across the network.


Carn to Cove
Krowji, West Park
TR15 3AJ


Contact details                                

Carn to Cove is Cornwall’s rural touring scheme. We put high quality, professional touring performances in village halls and community spaces around the county, working with a network of volunteer promoters in each venue and are part of the National Rural Touring Forum.


AcornThe Acorn, Penzance
Parade St, Penzance
TR18 4BU

Contact details                                

Indoors / Outdoors:               Indoors
Disabled facilities                  YES
Parking                                    In public  Car park behind theatre        
Stage Size                              Flexible
Seating Capacity / Type        e.g. staged seating
Main Auditorium
Theatre seating:                      170*
Standing (plus balcony):         230
Cabaret (plus balcony):          120

Cabaret Bar
Theatre seating:                     80
Standing:                                80
Cabaret:                                 60
* Please note that the capacity for theatre performances may be reduced if you have a large stage area to accommodate 

HfC white on blackHall for Cornwall Trust
Back Quay,


Contact details                                

Indoors / Outdoors             Indoors
Disabled facilities               YES
Toilets, assigned wheelchair spaces, audio-description, touch tours, induction loops
Parking                                 NO                                           
Stage Size                          
Proscenium Width                                                                16m (52.5’)
Proscenium Height                                                                6.2m (20’)
Setting Line (house tabs) to Back Wall (clear)                     9m (29.5’)
Front Edge of Stage to Setting Line                                      1.1m (3.5’)
Centreline to stage left wall                                                   14.2m (46.5’)
Centreline to stage right wall                                                 13.5m (44’)
Height to underside of grid                                                    14.8m (48.5’)
Height to underside of fly galleries                                        6.5m (21’)
Maximum Flying from Stage to Bars when Gridded             13m 60cm
Width between fly galleries                                                   17.5m (57’)
Seating Capacity / Type e.g. staged seating 934-956 raked; 1682 standing mode


Liskerrett Community Centre
Varley Lane
PL14 4AP

Contact details                                

  • Phone                       01579 340307
  • Email              

Indoors / Outdoors          Indoor Hall (9m x 13m x 3.5m) Seating capacity 80 and                       Outdoor amphitheatre
Disabled facilities            Yes
2 disabled parking spaces on site, Induction Loop, Ramped access to hall, Disabled toilet
Parking                              Yes        
Capacity   6 spaces Located adjacent to a public car park (free parking after 4pm )
Stage Size                         No raised stage
Seating Capacity / Type   Seating capacity 80          No staged seating
Falmouth UNiversity interim logoThe Performance Centre
Falmouth University
Penryn Campus
TR10 9LX

Contact details                                

Indoors / Outdoors          Indoors
Disabled facilities            Yes
Disabled Parking, Lift, Toilets, Refuge
Parking                              Yes                        
Capacity                             26 at The Performance Centre + Tremough Campus parking
Stage Size                         Varied across 12 studios
Seating Capacity / Type   Max capacity – 230

StertsSterts Theatre
Upton Cross,
PL14 5AZ
South East Cornwall


Contact details                                

Indoors/Outdoors           Indoor Studio/ canopied amphitheatre
Disabled facilities           YES
Parking, access to café etc via ramp, disabled toilets, limited level access to theatre, best to advise when booking if a disabled customer
Parking                              YES                   Capacity       150 cars also space for coaches
Stage Size                        16m wide at widest, 10m deep at deepest amphitheatre
Seating Capacity / Type  Tiered seating on wooden benches 400 max


tolmen LOGO ONLYThe Tolmen Centre                                       
Fore Street
TR11 5AA

Contact details                                

Indoors / Outdoors        Indoors, but outdoor possibilities in development
Disabled facilities         YES
Parking                           Yes LIMITED BUT PLENTY IN VILLAGE                                     
Stage Size                     8M X 8M PLUS extensions to side and rear.
Seating Capacity / Type e.g. Staged seating
1. Raked and tiered seating for 180 in upstairs space.
2. Space downstairs with stage area 5m x 4m and seating in ‘club’ format for up to 100
Various spaces for hire for meetings, educational or development work
Full Wi-Fi throughout.   Basic stage lighting and sound systems rigged
Full catering facilities including regular Café and Bar

V1 Truro logo colour (3)Mylor Theatre and Helford Theatre run as Events Truro College -ETC
Truro College,
College Road,

Contact details                                

  • Phone                      01872 267525
  • Email             
  • Facebook:               Events Truro College
  • Venue Manager/Promoter: Tanja Durrant – Arts Events Coordinator, Truro College.

Indoors / Outdoors        Mostly indoors though possibility of outside performance areas
Disabled facilities          YES
Disabled parking, toilets, induction loop
Parking                            YES

Mylor Theatre: The Mylor Theatre consists of a lecture Theatre and Drama Studio space which can be used together or separately. Audience capacity 125 – 200 depending on how much of stage area is required for performance.  Set lecture theatre style steep rake with space for flat or raked seating in the fore. Cabaret style seating with tables can be set in the drama studio for more intimate performances. There are options for creating in the round performances in drama studio or only using the lecture theatre for conference style presentations.

Helford Theatre: The Helford Theatre consists of two dance/drama studios which can be used together or partitioned off and used separately. There is a dance floor in both sides. There is no fixed seating. All seating has to be set per performance. There is the option of a shallow rake or flat facing seating as well as cabaret style seating with tables if required. Audience capacity 80

Stage Size:  Mylor Theatre – 11.90m depth 7.55m width 11.77m width into wings

Stage size: Helford Theatre – 9m x 13m both sides. Various options for stage layout, flexible space, please enquire for details.