Grampound Village Hall is an excellent venue for theatre shows and films. With its raked seating it can comfortably accommodate more than 100 people all with an excellent view of the stage or screen.
The hall plays host to a wide range of local and touring theatre groups. Each year there are more than 20 live shows. The dates are determined by the timetables of the theatre companies but, at any time, there is a forward programme in place for the next few months. The shows have been running since the hall opened in 2004 and, in October 2015, the hall celebrated hosting its 200th show. Over 10,000 people have attended the shows in that time.
Theatre groups that come to Grampound include:
Miracle Theatre, Baroque Theatre, Untold Theatre, North South Theatre, Trebiggan Productions, Tangram Theatre Company, Joli Vyann, Cornwall Youth Theatre, Pipeline Theatre, Nearta Theatre, Trifle Gathering Productions, cscape dance company, Scary Little Girls, Rabbit Theatre, Fathom Theatre, Sleeping Trees Theatre, Protein Dance, Publick Transport, Gwary Teg
Tickets for shows can be obtained as follows:
Note: where ticket prices show "concession", this refers to those of pensionable age, disabled patrons, and students
Grampound Film Club started under the umbrella organisation, C-fylm, in May 2016. It runs on the first Wednesday of each month. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the film starts at 7.30 p.m. There is an interval for refreshments.
Moviegoers must become members of C-fylm which costs £5 per annum. You can join the first time that you come to the Film Club. This money goes to C-fylm to help pay for the licence from the Motion Picture Licensing Company. Thereafter, entry to each film costs £3 per person.
If you would like to be added to our mailing lists for forthcoming shows and films, please email to chair of village hall with your details.
Forthcoming Shows and Films
Grampound Film Club: Victoria and Abdul
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Cornwall Youth Theatre: The Riot
Since the hall reopened we have had an annual relationship with CYT and their Director David Hunter. It is so important to support the origin of talent that later comes to fruition in so many of the magnificent companies we have in Cornwall. This time round they are performing the Nick Darke play The Riot.
Fishermen from Newlyn, staunch Methodists, did not go to sea on the Sabbath, but visiting boats from Lowestoft (known as Yorkies) did and landed their fish on Monday thus reducing the price of the fish for Newlyn fishermen for the rest of the week. The local fishermen fight back by tipping the whole catch of the Yorkies 100,000 mackerels into the harbour. What starts as a peaceful protest soon turns into violence. Caught in the middle of the disturbance is Thomas Bolitho, local merchant, magistrate, mine owner and mayor. He seems to respect the fisherman's beliefs, but he is also a businessman and he knows that the violent nature of the dispute is not good for business. He tries to compromise with both sides, but soon finds his life is in danger when they both turn against him. A powerful dark comedy combined with Nick Darke’s dream-like confusion! 'The Riot' is part of the 2018 Darke Visions Festival
Tickets available via CRBO online or phone 01726 879500
Protein Dance: May contain food; may contain you
Join award winning dance-theatre company Protein for a fun and entertaining performance as they transform Grampound Hall into a restaurant! You are invited to bring your own food plates and cutlery (and drink) and sit at your tables whilst your charming hosts Sonya and Matt serve you a playful mix of dance, song and humour. With interludes including baking a cake and trying your luck in a raffle this sumptuous gathering will make you smile and enjoy the curious relationship we all have with food.
TICKETS are limited to a maximum of 80 for this show. Price is £14 each (no concession price) only available through the Hall for Cornwall on 01872 262466.
Scary Little Girls: The Full Bronte
Excellent comedy from the crew that brought us Sorry I haven’t a minute. Totally different show from 20th Jan….you wait for a Bronte show and then two come along together!
Join Monika and Nom de Plume for comedy, music and song in homage to the Brontë sisters and their creations. Immersive and fun-filled, this evening of wuthering delights features audience participation and plenty of laughter in an intimate and engaging atmosphere…
Suitable for ages 10+
Please note: one week later than usual in April because craft fair is in hall first week in April
Grampound Film Club: Saving Grace
Saving Grace is a 2000 British comedy film, directed by Nigel Cole and based on a screenplay by Mark Crowdy and Craig Ferguson. Grace, a small-town English widow, discovers after her husband's suicide that he has squandered all their money and left her bankrupt - and the banks are ready to reposes everything. Faced with impending doom, and with marketable few skills aside from her "green thumb," she struggles to save her home. Matthew, her financially struggling gardener who needs money to marry his sweetheart, suggests using her greenhouse to grow marijuana for the money they both need. When this plan succeeds, Grace takes the crop to London and tries to sell it to a ruthless but charming drug dealer. It all gets wild and crazy after that! Starring Golden Globe-winner Brenda Blethyn ("Introducing the Dwights," "Atonement") as Grace, and Emmy Award-nominee Craig Ferguson (TV's "The Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "I'll Be There") as Matthew. Ferguson also produced and wrote this film!
Saturday 21 April: 7.30 p.m.
Gwary Teg: The Incredible Balti Celtic Carpet Ride
Roll up! Roll up! Step right this way... The date is 11th September 1967 and The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour pulls into the Cornish seaside town of Newquay. Long-term fan of the band and new Balti House owner Ali Chaudary finds himself intricately caught up with their visit. Events not only lead to him meeting John. Paul. George and Ringo, but also his friends, family and he take their very own surreal tour across the world on the incredible Balti-Celtic carpet ride. The ride is life-changing for everyone, showing how the past has affected both the territories of Cornwall and India. In this wildly imaginative new play, Alan M. Kent -prize-winning playwright of The Tin Violin, Surfing Tommies and National Minority-takes audiences on an extraordinary journey through time and space. Here post-colonialism meets pop -all helped along with a mischievous dusting of (L)ucy in
the (S)ky with (D)iamonds and a generous helping of hot and spicy Balti-style Vindaloo... From the company behind Minority Report which was well received in the hall a couple of years ago.