Penlee Park Open Air Theatre
The theatre in the park in the heart of Penzance. A unique outdoor theatre space that has celebrated Cornish, national and international performers since 1948
It’s described by The Western Morning News as:
“a venue that consistently punches above its weight”
In 2016, it became one of Cornwall365’s Cultural Ambassadors and in 2018 Penzance became the first town in the UK to be awarded Plastic Free status by Surfers Against Sewage; as a venue they believe it is important to make a stand against single-use plastic products and have achieved venue plastic free status by removing all petro-chemical based products and replacing them with plant-based plastic products. They are now also members of The Final Straw Cornwall, you will not find plastic straws offered in the venue! In 2018, Penlee celebrated its 70th Anniversary season.
Set in beautiful sheltered surroundings in Penlee Park, the theatre seats around 300 people. Come and enjoy an afternoon or evening of quality entertainment in the open air this summer from the wide-ranging and varied programme. Seating is venue provided.
There is the opportunity to order home-made vegetable pre-show curry, served with naan bread and yoghurt (£5.50), jacket potato with veggie curry (£6.50) or jacket potato with butter and grated cheese (£5.50) when you book your show tickets with CRBO. The home-made vegetable curry is both dairy and gluten free. In addition, there is a licensed bar plus a full range of both hot and soft drinks and snacks. Please note: hot food may not be available at all matinee performances.
Penlee Park Open Air Theatre is supported by Penzance Town Council.