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Theatres and Culture

Art galleries

With a unique quality of light, stunning scenery and a rich heritage, Cornwall is an artist's paradise. Whatever town or village you stay in is sure to have its own little art gallery. Explore the local's work or visit some larger galleries. 

  • Tate St Ives, St Ives - An introduction to international modern and contemporary art, including works from the Tate Collection. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is also located here.
  • Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance - Public gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists. Also covers West Cornwall's archaeology and social history. Set in an elegant Victorian house and park.

Theatres

  • Hall for Cornwall, Truro - Live theatre shows; from musicals, children's shows, gigs, drama, plays and music shows. 
  • Lane Theatre, Newquay - Newquay's multi-award winning live theatre.
  • Minack Theatre, Porthcurno - Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre.
  • Princess Pavilion, Falmouth - A unique venue with something for everyone. Year-round live music, drama and entertainment.
  • Sterts Theatre, Liskeard - Open air theatre - canopy covered - so no weather worries. Open from June to September. Live theatre, music, classical concerts and dance. 
  • The Little Theatre, Padstow - a tiny theatre seating 60; puts on 3 or 4 shows p.a.
  • The Poly, Falmouth - Arts Centre and Independent Cinema including current releases, screenings by independent producers and re-released classics, lectures and live events. 

Cinemas

  • Bude Community Cinema, Bude
  • Cinema by the Sea, Looe 
  • Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay 
  • Phoenix Cinema Falmouth, Falmouth
  • Rebel Cinema, near Bude
  • Regal Cinema, Redruth
  • Regal Cinema, Wadebridge 
  • St Ives Royal Cinema, St Ives
  • The Plaza Cinema, Truro 
  • The Poly, Falmouth - Arts Centre and Independent Cinema including current releases, screenings by independent producers and re-released classics, lectures and live events.
  • White River Cinema, St Austell

Music

Cornwall has many up and coming bands but also a rich culture of more traditional music such as sea shanties.  In recent years the Fisherman's Friends of Port Isaac have gained national acclaim for their music.

There is often live music playing in many pubs across the county. Visit Pirate FM's gig guide to see what's on.