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, The Foundry Group, Muntjac Theatre, Cube Theatre, Prodigal Theatre
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 £6 per annum (calendar year basis). 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 and it covers admission on that first visit. 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: The Greatest Showman
(Note: this is a change from the previously advertised film)
Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?
Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron
Saturday 10 November 7.30 p.m.
The Tell Tales
An evening of folk tales from around the world. This piece of innovative new theatre immerses the audience in the magical worlds of tall tales and fantastical adventures. The storytellers cleverly weave a tapestry of myths and legends from the threads of yarns old and new. Come and be wrapped up by this group of first class raconteurs.
The Tell Tales is a ragtag bunch of storytellers led by Paul Andrew and Minnie Wilkinson. Between them, they have worked on a wide range of storytelling and theatre projects but are happiest when they’re all round a campfire swapping stories and tall tales. They are experienced children’s storytellers but decided the kids shouldn’t have all the fun, so The Tell Tales was born and is set to bring their thoughtful and silly stories to grown-ups of all age.
Tickets £10 £8
Prodigal Theatre: The Tragedian
Drunk, Actor. Genius. This biography tells the story of Edmund Kean before he became famous. A childhood spent amongst circus performers and backstage at Drury Lane before touring the provinces on foot.
“A Dickensian masterpiece” The Stage; “As witty as it is majestic” The Scotsman; nominated for Best Actor at the Edinburgh fringe.
The play will be followed by a Q and A on Edmund Kean, his legacy and a discussion on life on the road for Regency actors.
Tickets £10 adult £8 concession £25 family (2 & 2) from 01726 883874 or Grampound Store one month before the show.
NearTa Theatre: Christmas.Time
One of the best ever Christmas shows returns to Grampound Hall. Charlie and Toby are feeling low, and why wouldn’t they? It’s Christmas Day and they’re serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. But why shouldn’t they be having a Merry Christmas in spite of their incarceration? What’s stopping them from creating Christmas around them? Absolutely nothing! And so they set off on their festival of carols, Claus, Christ and custody! Join them on a fantastical adventure through Dickens, pantomime, musical, Christmas dinner and Christmas films! See as they build a wonderfully Merry Christmas around them with songs, snowmen and lots of laughs in this truly festive show that puts the ‘cell’ firmly back in ‘celebration’!
Written and performed by Daniel Richards and Ciaran Clarke, and directed by Simon Harvey (o-region, Kneehigh) Christmas. Time. is a musical comedy for all the family and promises to be a fun, festive and fantastically funny Christmas offering from Near-ta Theatre!
Grampound Film Club: It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1945.
The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.
It's a Wonderful Life is considered one of the greatest films ever made. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made placing number 11 on its initial 1998 greatest movie list, number 20 on its revised 2007 greatest movie list, and placing number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time.