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Carn to Cove is Cornwall’s performing arts scheme for rural communities.  We fill our wonderfully varied community halls with poetry, laughter, music, drama, stories and dancing.  Local people choose the live shows they want to see and hear in their halls.  This means we have loads of variety for everyone across Cornwall. 

Carn to Cove works in close collaboration with Cornwall Young Promoters Scheme which enables young people to select and promote shows in their communities. Groups are springing up all over Cornwall!  If you would like to talk about programming work for young people in your venue or need help attracting younger audiences visit

The success of Carn to Cove is founded on the commitment and enthusiasm of the local promoters across the county. Tickets can be booked here or by calling your local hall on the phone number given on the events pages.

Please support your local volunteers who work so hard to make a great night out by making sure you are in the village hall on the night Carn to Cove comes to you!

If you are interested in joining our mailing list, our 200+ volunteers, or wish to enquire about including your community on the scheme, please contact us on 01209 312500.

Tim Smithies and Claire Marshall

Coming Soon

Bec Applebee

The Ugly Sisters

The Ugly Sisters is an entertaining and funny family show, which takes a satirical look at some of the issues around accepted media driven notions of 'perfect beauty'. Using the characters of the sisters in the Cinderella story we ask who really is the 'Ugly' Sister? How far will the sisters go to get the attention of the prince? What is their beauty routine? How much plastic and elastic can one girl use to get the perfect look?

The show is performed by a dazzling selection of Cornwall’s talent – Bec Applebee (Kneehigh Theatre) Mary Woodvine (Kneehigh Theatre/ Poldark) and Jenny Beare (Goldentree Productions).

Event Dates

Sun.29th.Nov 2015


St Erme Community Centre

Sat.5th.Dec 2015


St Mawes Memorial Hall

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IMS Prussia Cove

Take Five

Take Five brings together five top class professional musicians from IMS Prussia Cove to perform a varied programme of music for violin, viola cello and double bass, presented in an accessible, informative and compelling way the players introduce a variety of music for different combinations of instruments, leading to a performance of Dvorak's youthful Quintet for string quartet and double bass.

For over 40 years musicians from across the world have been drawn to the seminars at IMS Prussia Cove, near Penzance, to share their passion for chamber music - the ‘music of friends'. In musician's circles the IMS name is associated with top quality chamber music performance, attracting both seasoned professionals and outstandingly gifted young players.

We are pleased to offer free tickets to young people under the age of 25 (subject to proof of age and signature on arrival at venue) thank to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust Ticket Scheme and IMS.

Photo credit : Miles Essex 

Event Dates

Wed.2nd.Dec 2015


The Centre, Newlyn

Thu.3rd.Dec 2015


Church of St Mary & St Julian, Maker

Fri.4th.Dec 2015


Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel

Sat.5th.Dec 2015


St Ives Guildhall

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The Clockwork Moth

The Devil With The Three Golden Hairs

A hidden gem by the Brothers Grimm, blending intricate shadow-puppetry, storytelling and live music to create a sensory feast performed by The Clockwork Moth. A teenage boy, believed to have been born lucky, embarks on a journey to the underworld and back. This is classic Grimm's - darkly sweet, funny, and deeply magical - a brutal King, a deathly ferryman, a narcissistic Lucifer, and a host of wise-women, curses, enchantments and courtly delights.

"an enchanting show, delivered with an obvious passion and dedication to the craft...a seamless choreography of puppetry and set changes; with a bewildering array of 60 individually crafted scenes passing before our eyes." James Richardson, Angel Heart Theatre.

"It is unique, magic, beautiful, deep, strong, funny, and captures both children and adults with great timing and soundtrack." Nathilde Overrein Rapp, Jellyfish Productions.

Event Dates

Fri.4th.Dec 2015


Dobwalls Memorial Hall

Sat.12th.Dec 2015


Millbrook Village Hall

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Rabbit Theatre : 'Dracula'

Rabbit Theatre :


Beware. He is coming. Keep your windows locked and gather in the garlic.

The team that brought you the award-winning ‘Great Expectations’ have got their teeth into Bram Stoker’s classic tale of the vampire. Writer Andrew McPherson, director Simon Harvey and “outrageously versatile” actor David Mynne bring you a one-man performance of Dracula.

Blood and bats
Garlic and gore.
Lunatics and flies.
Sexy lady vampires.
Coffins, crypts and the Count himself.

They're all here in this brand-new adaptation of Bram Stoker's gothic pot-boiler...

Be warned: this monstrous, disturbing and completely batty tale of dark deeds and the Un-Dead, will thrill and seduce you!

"Listen to them... the children of the night. What music they make!"

Reviews :
...It's a terrific show, charming, funny, beautifully told, and suitably scary. Stoker's gothic novel has been perfectly pared down by writer Andrew McPherson, sharply directed by Simon Harvey, and Mynne's performance is exquisite: a masterclass in the telling of tales, it needs to be seen. Ciaran Clarke: Arts End of Nowhere

As brilliant as it is batty, this production is a triumph for all concerned. Who else would even dream of bringing us a piece of theatre centred around blood in which not a drop of it is seen to be spilled, other than the team from Rabbit Theatre who gave us the award-winning Great Expectations?  ...Not to be missed, you'll be sorry if you do.   Frank Ruhrmund: The Cornishman

...Actor David Mynne, (Rabbit Theatre), left his audience mesmerised as he transformed from character to character in this one-man-show of Dracula. By using self-made sound effects, a handful of props, and minimal self-operated lighting, David Mynne was able to effectively absorb the crowd and reignite imaginations.     Kate E Hodge :

Suitable for adults and older children (12+)

Rabbit Theatre website

Tickets in advance :
Adults : £8.00
Concessions : £6.00

(Over65s, Students, Under16s)
Family : £22.00

Event Dates

Fri.4th.Dec 2015


Wadebridge Town Hall

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Megan Henwood

Megan Henwood first came to the notice of the folk fraternity when she won the BBC’s Young Folk Award in 2009 and was nominated for their Horizon Award in 2012.

Her debut album ‘Making Waves’ saw her songs played widely on national and regional radio as well as playlisted on Radio 2. Megan has spent two years writing, recording and producing her new album ‘Head Heart Hand’ a set of bewitching songs of lyrical depth.

With her distinctive voice, accomplished guitar playing and engaging banter, she delivers her songs with an honesty and integrity that touches those lucky enough to see her live.  

Event Dates

Sat.12th.Dec 2015


Praa Sands Village Hall

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Circus Berzercus

Komedy of Errors

Two brilliant performers from Circus Berzercus - Gerald (juggler Ben Cornish) and Wallace (clown Steve Eldridge) combine to bring you a show packed with comedy and circus skills. Their family show Komedy of Errors has been a hit around the country, appealing to adults and children alike.

Audiences enjoy the dazzling juggling, mad monocycling, hint of danger - and plenty of opportunities for them to get in on the act.  

Event Dates

Sat.12th.Dec 2015


Warleggan Jubilee Hall

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The Forbidden Door

Devil's Violin

What would you sacrifice for the sake of the one you love?

The Forbidden Door tells passionate, funny and hauntingly interwoven stories. Twisting human nature’s need to disobey the rules into beautiful tales of love and loss. With their visceral combination of live music and interwoven storytelling, The Devil’s Violin weaves a powerful spell of melody and mood.

This is storytelling for adults; there are no big eyes or nursery rhymes. Expect impossible quests, heart-stopping twists, love, loss, high drama, low comedy and pure moments of total abandonment from the real world.  

Event Dates

Fri.15th.Jan 2016


St Endellion Church

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Carn to Cove is part of Cornwall Arts Centre Trust Ltd, Charity No. 292138, Company No. 01727731. We are funded by Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.
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