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Sterts Theatre

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Upton Cross Cornwall PL14 5AZ
01579 362382www.sterts.co.uk

Sterts Theatre offers a unique opportunity to experience the wonder of live theatre and music in a unique outdoor setting. The spectacular covered open air theatre has an exciting and diverse programme of drama and theatre throughout the summer. The theatre bar and bistro are open on all performance nights and the Sterts BBQ has become a popular feature of an evening at Sterts. “Sitting in the audience as it draws closer together in the fading light, you get that feeling of intimacy and involvement which only outdoor performances can evoke”. Bring a cushion and a blanket and enjoy the show.

Upcoming Events

April 2021
£6

Skillywidden – Sterts Theatre

April 15 @ 2:00 pm

Meet Skillywidden, the mischievous Pisky, and all of his faery friends! Watch the dance of the Fairy Queen. Marvel at the incredible Book Of Nature as it literally comes alive before your eyes! is a celebration of the wildlife and countryside of Cornwall, using Squashbox Theatre’s distinctive mix of puppets, songs, storytelling and cabaret, with a strong environmental message. More crazy characters, more silly slapstick, more tall tales and more fantastic facts! Thursday 15th April, 2pm. Tickets £6, book online…

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June 2021
£8

The Little Mermaid Jr – Sterts Theatre

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - June 3 @ 7:00 pm

You have had to wait a long time but now it’s here. This classic Disney story takes you to a magical kingdom under the sea and contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. The Little Mermaid Junior takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world…

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£12

The Countrymen – Sterts Theatre

June 18 @ 8:00 pm

The Countrymen make a welcome return to Sterts on their “The River Rolls On” Concert Tour. It’s difficult to find a musical genre that would fully describe The Countrymen but Cornish Folk Rock Harmony is reasonably close. Six seasoned musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style we take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring our own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as…

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July 2021
£12

Poltroon – Sterts Theatre

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - July 10 @ 7:30 pm

From the team that brought you Gonamena and Third Light. Written by Simon Parker, Poltroon is a bittersweet story of lasting male friendship in a fictional Cornish community. Have you ever wondered how life might have turned out if you’d made different decisions? Through humour and song, Poltroon asks what if…? Sterts Theatre, Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th July at 7.30pm (plus 2pm matinee on Saturday 10th July). Tickets £12, child £6 – book online at www.sterts.co.uk

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£14

Romeo and Juliet

July 24 @ 7:30 pm

Romeo & Juliet – Duke’s Theatre. Do you believe in love at first sight? Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers dream of happy-ever-after in the face of bitter divisions and bloody consequences. This desperate pair are ready to risk everything for true love… “These violent delights have violent ends.” Packed with live music, uproarious comedy and heartbreak, this vital and energised outdoor production from The Duke’s Theatre Company promises to pack a punch, whilst delivering the classical text with modern clarity and relevance. This…

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£14

Alice in Wonderland – Boxtree Productions

July 27 @ 5:00 pm

Alice in Wonderland – Boxtree Productions   Fantastic, family musical retelling of “Alice In Wonderland” from Boxtree Productions.  Featuring original songs, puppets and innovative story-telling!   Follow Boxtree Productions down the rabbit hole into a strange world of caterpillars, cards and tea parties.  Join Alice as she tries to navigate this curious world, but don’t lose your head!   This fun-filled production will feature inventive staging, original songs, magical storytelling and a whole host of Lewis Carrol’s crazy characters.  We invite audiences to…

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£6

Stones and Bones – Squashbox Theatre

July 29 @ 2:00 pm

Stones and Bones – Squashbox Theatre This summer, come on a journey to Ancient Cornwall… A land of shuddering rocks, boiling seas and fiery volcanoes… A land of strange prehistoric creatures who roamed the primeval landscape… A land of myth and legend, where giants stepped from hilltop to hilltop and druids cast spells to foretell the future… A land of ancient stone circles, cliff-top castles and mysterious monuments… A land of Stones and Bones… There will be thrills and spills galore, but also lots of laughs, plenty…

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August 2021
£12

Much Ado about Nothing- Illyria

August 2 @ 7:30 pm

Much Ado about Nothing– Illyria Claudio loves Hero, and Benedick hates Beatrice. This is just as well, because Hero loves Claudio and Beatrice hates Benedick. Everyone laughs when Don Pedro plays a trick on Benedick and Beatrice, letting each think that they are secretly loved by the other. But it is no laughing matter when Don John plays a trick on Claudio and Hero, deceiving Claudio into thinking that Hero is not faithful to him. Murderous rage is unleashed, and death can be the only solution……

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£14

Little Red & the Big Bad Wolf – Folksy Theatre

August 5 @ 2:00 pm

Little Red & the Big Bad Wolf – Folksy Theatre   Little Red sets off through the forest to visit Grandma but the journey won’t be easy, not with all these distractions! The three pigs are building their new homes, Goldilocks is on the run from some bears and to top it all off, the Big Bad Wolf is out on the hunt for his dinner! Can Little Red help her friends and still outsmart the hungry Wolf? Filled with live…

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£12

The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle – Illyria

August 7 @ 5:00 pm

The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle – Illyria   Following the phenomenal success of 2018’s tour of The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, Illyria is delving back into Hugh Lofting’s amazing stories to bring you a brand-new musical adaptation of the Doctor’s FURTHER adventures with Jip the Dog, Dab Dab the Duck, Gub Gub the Pig and Polynesia the Parrot.   Where in the world will they go? Will they even stay on this world?! Which new animals will they help along the way? Will the…

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£14

Henry V – The Festival Players

August 11 @ 7:30 pm

Henry V – The Festival Players For its 35th Year of touring, Festival Players International brings you Shakespeare’s most popular History Play, HENRY V. After a rebellious and spirited youth, carousing in the taverns of London, Prince Hal takes on the responsibility of Kingship and leads his troops, of low and high station, across the Channel to do battle with the French at Agincourt. Follow the charismatic King Henry the Fifth in this stirring tale of leadership, bravery, humour, and love; two hours of exhilarating…

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£6

Curious Creatures – Squashbox Theatre 

August 12 @ 2:00 pm

Curious Creatures – Squashbox Theatre  Welcome to the ‘Curious Creatures’ wildlife park, established by Jeremiah Johnson: world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector. Nobody knows more about animals than him.    Unfortunately, Jeremiah Johnson is currently lost somewhere in the jungles of Africa, so he has handed the running of the park over to his inexperienced nephew Craig… and things don’t quite go as planned.  Expect to meet curious creatures of all shapes and sizes: from performing fleas and gymnastic snails…

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£12

FOS Brothers

August 12 @ 7:30 pm

FOS Brothers The force behind the FOS Brothers has always been Dave and Sam McCrory. Born in Belfast during the height of the troubles their influences derive from hard schooling on the streets and strict Northern Irish evangelical church attendance, sometimes 6 days a week. Dave left Ireland at the age of 19 to study at Oxford Polytechnic and Sam came over 4 years later to form the band. They met Rom Dobbs and have collaborated with him for 25…

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£14

HMS Pinafore – Illyria

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - August 14 @ 7:30 pm

HMS Pinafore – Illyria   Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, the opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as Class, Patriotism and the Royal Navy. Josephine the captain’s daughter is in love with Ralph a common sailor, but her father wants her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. The couple are caught as they elope from the ship and Ralph is locked in the ship’s dungeon. Only when certain revelations are made by Buttercup, a dockside…

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£20

Ed Byrne at Sterts

August 25 @ 8:00 pm

Ed Byrne brings his ‘If I’m Honest’ show to Sterts this August. Aside from the sell-out international tours, Ed is a regular panellist on shows like Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You, and has made several memorable appearances on the Graham Norton Show. In 2021 he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. Wednesday 25th August at 8pm, tickets…

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