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The Acorn

The Acorn Parade Street, Penzance TR18 4BU, England
+44 1736 363545
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Small theatre run largely by volunteers. Well stocked cellar bar. Small crowd when we went but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul F
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Lovely quirky little theatre with lots of local interest.

Do check it out if you're in the town. We visited several times during the Golowan Festival... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Ducatibabe
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Gloucestershire, UK
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2 weeks ago
“Music venue”
27 Jun 2018
“Lovely quirky little theatre with lots of local interest.”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The Acorn Parade Street, Penzance TR18 4BU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small theatre run largely by volunteers. Well stocked cellar bar. Small crowd when we went but still a good atmosphere. Good mix of planned events.

Thank Paul F
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Do check it out if you're in the town. We visited several times during the Golowan Festival - quirky, folky, great atmosphere - do go & explore it. It is licensed too. By the way theres no parking as it's right in the town centre.

Thank Ducatibabe
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Love this little theatre, mainly manned by volunteers. Good for live music, theatre etc. There is also a super little bar, with an excellent choice of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. The coffee is good too! We are so happy to support this venue.

Thank H d
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place! One of the best venues we've ever been to for live music. Brilliant acoustics, even right at the front. Lovely volunteer staff and superb cider 😄 Saw Willie and the Bandits (supported by Black Balled who were also AMAZING!) Thank you all...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We've been going to The Acorn for over 20 years now and despite its many trials and tribulations it just keeps on keeping on (bit like Penzance itself really). Our last visit was to see the lovely and informal "Salt Road" a mix of storytelling...More

1  Thank Tim A
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Just seen The Bookshop Band kick off the Penzance Literary Festival. Fantastic evening at The Acorn, which is the hub of the Festival. The Bookshop Band are wonderful singers, songwriters, and musicians. The upstairs auditorium hosts the bigger acts and the cosy downstairs bar area...More

1  Thank Philippa H
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely little intimate theatre... Penzance folk club run evening..very friendly..bar at reasonable prices....

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Reviewed 30 May 2016

I saw this Band at the Acorn recently who were excellent, the venue is historic with beautiful stained glass windows which the photos just cant show the true beauty of. The building itself has huge potential, but as it has charity status the funding is...More

Thank Fliss A
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had a wonderful night at the theatre. The Acorn is a fabulous building. It has been made more accessible in recent years with the installation of a lift, which unfortunately wasn't working when I was there, however, it would usually be easy for the...More

Thank Hurricane139
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Great place for gigs, parties etc. Bar downstairs with small stage area, bigger stage on ground floor and balcony seating on first floor. A much loved venue here in Pz.

Thank memells
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