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
Friday 24 August 7.30 p.m.
A return of the inimitable Johnny Cowling. An evening of fun and fundraising on behalf of Grampound Bowling Club.
Tickets from the Bowling Club.
Tuesday 28 August 3 p.m.
Jasmine Cole: Science Adventures - a family holiday treat
In their top-secret lab, the science fictionaries are trying to create the Ultimate Book of Science Stories! They are searching for the fizziest, flashiest, most marvellous science adventures, using experiments to make sure only the top tales make it into the Ultimate Book!
Using specially designed interactive technology, storytelling, puppets and music, this band of mad scientists have created a delightful hour long show for children aged 5 - 12 years. Join them on their quest and get involved with some highly interactive storytelling!
Tickets: children £5, adults £7 and family of four £20.
Grampound Film Club: Lady Bird
Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, it centres on Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a high-schooler who behaves with the unselfconscious conviction of a young kid. She insists she be called by her “given” name of Lady Bird (“It was given to me, by me”), eats communion wafers (“They’re not consecrated!”) and jabs her crush in the shoulder, asking him to dance. Gerwig’s pink-haired protagonist is seemingly unencumbered by the awkwardness and fear that dogs most teenagers on the cusp of change. This cusp-ness is where the film’s magic resides; its joyful, forward-rushing narrative rhythm captures the feeling of adolescence ending before it has barely begun.
Muntjac Theatre: There's No Country
There's No Country is an exploration of the complexities of immigration, inspired by the real stories of local migrants in Cornwall. The audience will join Zosia, a young Polish ‘everywoman’ on her quest to reclaim a sense of belonging in a new community and a new life in England.
When you leave your country, you remember to pack your toothbrush but be careful not to leave half your soul behind… Mother Tongue is gentle but she's gone now, can you still truly express yourself without her warm embrace? Lines on a map, laws in a court, or even the widest oceans don't change the fact that I, like you, am human.
Muntjac are a highly regarded company who blend live singing, original music and powerful physical performance with superb storytelling.
Tickets £10 adult £8 concession £25 family (2 & 2) from 01726 883874 or Grampound Store one month before the show.
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
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.