Entertainment in St Ives Cornwall

14 Venues For Entertainment In St Ives Cornwall

If you are looking for some entertainment (that isn't going down to the 3 Ferrets on a Saturday night), have a look here. I've listed lots of places for you to check to see what is on.


1. The Guildhall

LOCATION MAP: Street-An-Pol, St Ives, TR26 2DS

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The Guildhall in St Ives hosts all manner of live shows, music and comedy gigs. They hold lots of tribute acts and have even got some LDN Wrestling on this year!

St Ives Guildhall Entertainment in Cornwall

2. Kidz R Us

LOCATION MAP: The Stennack Saint Ives TR26 1QG

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Kidz R Us is an award-winning youth theatre company, dedicated to getting young people involved in the performing arts. There are about 100 children involved, and since 1994 they have produced more than 100 shows and won lots of awards. They often put on shows over the school holidays, and a traditional family panto at Christmas.

Kidz R Us St Ives Cornwall Theatre Entertainment

3. St Ives Arts Club

LOCATION MAP: Westcotts Quay, Saint Ives TR26 2DY

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The St Ives Arts Club hosts art events and exhibitions, theatrical productions, poetry readings, storytelling, live music, comedy and film shows.

St Ives Arts Club Entertainment St Ives

4. St Ives Library

LOCATION MAP: Gabriel St, Saint Ives TR26 2LX

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The local library in St Ives hosts a variety of events. From storytelling for children to book readings and talks - plus lots of arts and crafts too. This is also where the local tourist information office now lives, so it is worth popping in there to see what else might be on.

St Ives Library Entertainment In Cornwall

5. The Cinema

LOCATION MAP: Royal Square, Saint Ives TR26 2ND

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The cinema in St Ives might be small, but it shows lots of great films. It is also far cheaper than most cinemas in the land!

If you don't mind the drive, Newyln Cinema is also really good - it is very plush and puts on a very varied range of films.

St Ives Cinema Entertainment In Cornwall

6. The Acorn Theatre

LOCATION MAP: Parade St, Penzance TR18 4BU

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The Acorn Theatre in Penzance is a brilliant little theatre. They showcase a vast and innovative programme of live music, comedy, theatre and performing arts.

Acorn Theatre Penzance Entertainment Near St Ives Cornwall

7. The Minack

LOCATION MAP: Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU

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I'm always amazed by the shows that go on at The Minack. They are really varied - from the more am dram to the really professional. During school holidays there are often storytelling sessions there for children too, which are really fun.

Minack Theatre Entertainment In St Ives Cornwall

8. Penlee Open Air Theatre

LOCATION MAP: Morrab Rd, Penzance TR18 4HE

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Penlee Open Air Theatre is a wonderful place to visit to see a show. They put on all manner of things over the Summer, from the more serious to things to Roald Dahl and Peter Rabbit. We have been to several shows over the last few years and we have been delighted by them.

Penlee Open Air Theatre Entertainment In St Ives Cornwall

9. Rogue Otherworld

LOCATION MAP: Near North Cliff Car Park, Tehidy Woods

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We love love love Rogue Otherworld. We have been going to shows in Tehidy Woods for years. They are magical, mysterious, often dark but always so very entertaining. They usually put on several shows a year, including a wonderful Winter one which has become part of our Christmas traditions!

Rogue Otherworld Theatre Entertainment In St Ives Cornwall

10. Surfhouse St Ives

LOCATION MAP: The Battery, The Island, Saint Ives TR26 1SY

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The building on top of the Island (not the coastguard or chapel) is the Surfhouse. Over the past few years they have been putting on some lovely events - film nights, DJs and all sorts of yoga, surf and craft workshops. Check out their facebook page for more details - I'm not sure what they are planning for 2023.

Surfhouse St Ives Entertainment In Cornwall

11. West Beach - Porthmeor

LOCATION MAP: Porthmeor Beach, Saint Ives TR26 1JZ

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Last year during the Summer there was a bit of an Ibiza vibe going on down at West Beach. There were drinks and DJs in a very chilled out relaxed fashion. Keep an eye on this Summer to see what is happening there.

12. Live Music

There is often live music on in St Ives. Lots of the pubs have regular gig, so check their facebook pages for more details.

Every so often you will be in a pub in St Ives when a group of people break into song. These are known as Shanty Shouts and are great fun.

13. Quiz Nights

Lots of pubs host quiz nights which are great fun. Look up Liz's quizzes as Liz hosts lots of them in town.

14. Hall For Cornwall

LOCATION MAP: Back Quay, Truro TR1 2LL

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Yes, it is a bit of a drive to Truro from St Ives to go to Hall For Cornwall, but it is really easy to do if you have a car. And well worth it! They have some great shows, plays, live comedy and entertainment. It is pretty easy to park (at the moment parking in a council car park is free after 4pm) and it is only a short walk to Lemon Quay and the Hall For Cornwall.

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