It’s a family tradition of mine each Boxing Day to blow away the Christmas cobwebs by heading out en masse to one of Cornwall’s most magical offerings, the Winter Wood, at Tehidy Woods near Portreath, which is a performance staged each year by Rogue Theatre.

It’s a magical experience for children and grown-ups alike as you wander through the woods meeting weird and wonderful characters, ranging from fairies, to fire eaters and Old Man Time himself, all leading up to a new play, which the company write and perform each season in a Marquee tucked deep in the heart of the woods.

You can read more about that in my blog here:

As it’s such a lovely thing to do with the family at Christmas, I thought I would share some of the other performances on offer between Christmas and into the New Year from Cornwall’s very talented and entertaining theatre companies and performers! Enjoy!


Rogue Theatre's immersive shows are ideal for families


Winter Wood by Rogue Theatre at Tehidy Woods 

Magical performance through the woods finishing with a play in the warm marquee deep in the woods. Showing until 30th December


christmas storytelling at the Minack


Storytelling at the Minack Theatre

This year, you can also enjoy Mark Harandon & John Brolly’s popular storytelling event at The Minack Theatre on December 30, January 1 & 3.


The Mousehole Cat show poster

The Mousehole Cat, by Cousin Jacks 

The famous Cornish story will be performed at The Solomon Browne Hall, Mousehole until 31st December


Sleeping Beauty by Kidz R Us

Panto at it’s finest at St Ives Theatre until 30th December


Godolphin Christmas Show: A Christmas made of tin

 ‘A Christmas Made of Tin’ – Godolphin’s family Christmas show. Is showing at the National Trust property, Godolphin House, until Sunday 29th December




Enjoy an eco-friendly break in Cornwall

If you would like to enjoy a  break in Cornwall, we’ve got a range of cottages which sleep 4-12 people and we’ve won many awards because we are passionate about sustainability – find out more and check availability.

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