Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, Penzance

Recently we took a Friday evening outing to the Penlee Park Open Air Theatre for a night of Gin and live Jazz. Penlee Theatre is a small open air amphitheatre hidden in central Penzance. They offer a whole range of productions throughout the season.

Penlee Park Open Air Theatre

The theatre is found right next to Penlee House Museum and Art Gallery right in the centre of Penzance. It began life as the Cornwall Shakespeare Festival in 1948 and is looked after by the Town Council. From the early days where a makeshift stage was used, there is now the earth and granite stage which has allowed the continued use over the decades.

There are many events to experience at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre with a range of outdoor movie screenings, theatre productions and live music. With most of the events you can pre-order hot food for the evening. There’s also a selection of drinks and snacks are available along the back of the seating area.

If you’re interested in more than one event then Penlee operate a loyalty card scheme where after 3 stamps you get to see a free show!

Sonic Jazz Project

A group based in the South West provided our entertainment of soft jazz, swing and blues music in this wonderful setting. It was like stepping into a secret garden party, where unless you knew the event was happening, you were hidden to the rest of the world. This central, yet concealed garden really gave the illusion of stepping into a private party.

See our Gin and Jazz video for the full experience.

Penlee Park Open Air Theatre Sonic Jazz Project

Penlee Park Open Air Theatre Summer Events

Twelfth Night by Folksy Theatre, 4th August at 19.30.

The Boscastle Buoys, 6th August at 19.30.

Wind in the Willows by Boxtree Theatre, 7th August at 18.30.

The Lost Boys Outdoor Cinema, 9th August at 21.15.

The Merry Wives of Windsor by Festival Players, 10th August at 19.30.

For a full list of this summers events head to the Penlee Park events list.

If you want to visit some other attractions in the Penzance area then try Polgoon Vineyard or Eureka Escape Rooms.

Find Penlee Park on Morrab Rd, TR18 4EX.

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By | 2017-10-07T10:51:47+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Arts, Culture and Festivals|2 Comments


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  2. Sonia McLean 5th August 2017 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    I love this!! Please could I be cheeky and ask you to leave a review for us on our FB page? xxx

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