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, Fourthwall Theatre, cscape dance company, Scary Little Girls, Rabbit Theatre, Bucket Club
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: Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a 2016 New Zealand adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, whose screenplay was based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump. Carthew Neal, Leanne Saunders, Matt Noonan, and Waititi produced the film. Sam Neill and Julian Dennison play "Uncle" Hector and Ricky Baker, a father figure and son who become the targets of a manhunt after fleeing into the New Zealand bush.
Saturday 13 May 7.30 p.m.
Dylan Thomas in Cornwall
For a two year period, Dylan Thomas was a frequent visitor to Cornwall and little is known of what filled the emerging young poet’s time, other than, in July 1937, he brought the woman he loved to Penzance, where they married. But in 2015 this changed when theatre maker, Jak Stringer, unearthed an unpublished biography. Inspired by these memoirs and local news stories from that time, Jak and Linda Camidge created a show, which is a fascinating insight into the early years of the now world famous poet and a taste of life in pre-World War 2 Cornwall. Dylan Thomas in Cornwall combines contemporary live performance, original music and film, to make an interesting, humorous and informative show.
Tickets: Adults: £8.00 / Unwaged/Benefits: £7.00 / Child: £5.00.
Available from CRBO online, 01726 883874 or Grampound Store.
Wednesday 17 May 7.30 p.m. (Doors open 7 p.m.)
Note: this is not part of Grampound Film Club
The Film ‘Tomorrow’ (‘Demain’) available at last in the UK! Already viewed by over 1.5 million people in France alone, and winner of Best Documentary at the Cesar Awards (the French Oscars), ‘Tomorrow’ has been hugely impactful. Produced by activist and writer Cyril Dion and actress/director Mélanie Laurent (see below), it tells the story of their search for solutions to the crisis humanity faces. It is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film, exploring creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education. It visits permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, community-owned renewable projects, local currencies, creative schools, ambitious recycling projects. It has been a huge boost to community-led projects, and is currently on release in 29 other countries, regularly receiving standing ovations, and leading to the formation of many new community projects. It is the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency. It also has a great soundtrack!
This film is being put on by Low Carbon Ladock, using Grampound Hall as the venue. All welcome.
Grampound Film Club: Florence Foster Jenkins
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.