Kids Love Cornwall Living2019

Shows by the sea

Join Kneehigh this summer for the puppet show Kate Winslet called “as magical as it is powerful”.

Kneehigh Theatre has been performing in Cornwall for almost 40 years. These days, you’re as likely to see their unique blend of theatre, live music, puppetry and irreverence in New York as you are Newquay! But, every summer, they return to present shows in Cornwall in the Asylum: their beautiful nomadic venue. This year, the Asylum will be on Carlyon beach, in the middle of St Austell bay.

From 2nd August until 1st September you can catch The Dancing Frog – a delightful tale of hope, heart and hip-hoppity adventure based on Quentin Blake’s classic children’s book.

Alternatively, if you have older children (or a babysitter!) you can catch Kneehigh’s UBU! A Sing along Satire, from 15th August. This raucous, riotous and ridiculous promenade musical, which is surely the first of its kind, is back by popular demand after selling out at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

But it’s not just superb seaside entertainment on offer at the Asylum; Kneehigh has made sure that there’s a delicious offering of food and drink available too, with everything on the menu from seafood to snow cones, pizzas to pasties.

The best part is that, thanks to the shelter of the Asylum tent, come rain or shine, your spirits needn’t be dampened!

With parking on site and tickets from just £7, Kneehigh’s Asylum on Carlyon beach is the perfect way to soak up some culture whilst making the most of a day by the sea, so be sure to add it to your summer diary!

For more information call 01872 267912 or visit