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
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: Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
Saturday 13 October 7.30 p.m.
Return of the wonderful vocalist and entertainer
Jazz in the Village with Dominic Spencer and Ian Millar
A real treat here. Renowned jazz duo Dominic Spencer and Ian Millar are on a national tour from their base in Scotland and are playing in Grampound Hall. Their very accessible style concentrates on developing melodic ideas within jazz standards and their own compositions. They have sold out at Edinburgh fringe for many years.
Tickets £10 adult; under 16 free available from Grampound store a month before
or 01726 883874.
Cube Theatre: Hyde and Seek
Suitably ghostly production for Halloween. Based on the tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Hyde & Seek is a macabre ghost story with occasional spatterings of vaudevillian humour. The story expands on the world of the original narrative; and the friendly, yet haunted former stage-door man, Albert, tells a grisly tale of the further misdeeds of Mr Hyde and his ‘acquaintance’ - the tormented genius Dr Jekyll.
Using specially designed self contained lighting effects Hyde and Seek is a chilling and intimate story-telling experience: ghostly figures are glimpsed briefly before vanishing, characters appear out of nowhere, and what you can’t quite see becomes a lot more disconcerting than what you can. Set in a long-abandoned theatre in Victorian London, the show has a theme of vaudeville running through it resulting in darkly comic song, dance, puppetry and even ventriloquism, which interweave with the story all in under an hour.
Written by Ben Oldfield (Cube) with tech direction from Ciaran Clarke and performed by Michael Tonkin-Jones (Spillikin, The Incredible Balti Celtic Carpet Ride).
Tickets £10, concessions £8
Grampound Film Club: Mother!
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.
"No gob left unsmacked in Jennifer Lawrence's anxiety dream of horror and dismay" said Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian who gave this film 5 stars.
Saturday 10 November 7.30 p.m.
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