The Acorn, Penzance

by David Hunter in Penzance, Cornwall, England

We did it
On 29th June 2018 we successfully raised £5,225 with 150 supporters in 42 days

To continue bringing the performing arts to Penzance, we need to upgrade our outdated lighting equipment to an essential LED system.

by David Hunter in Penzance, Cornwall, England

New stretch target

An extra £1500 would enable us to invest in new state-of-the art software to fully digitise our lighting and sound system in both our main auditorium and our cabaret bar. This would aid our venue flexibility and increase our future resilience.


The Acorn is a vibrant, creative centre for live arts for West Cornwall, with a reputation for diverse and innovative programming. We are a charity run almost exclusively by volunteers.

Who we are:

For over 40 years we have hosted a huge variety of acts, groups and projects including theatre, dance, music, youth, community engagement, comedy, children’s theatre, films and choirs, and its great facilities and atmosphere attract performers from the regular national and international tour circuits to play in this remote corner of Cornwall.

We believe that the performing arts enrich our lives and should be available to everyone. 

Our goals:

To offer a wide range of performing arts events to local people at affordable prices; and to be  provide a friendly space to nurture local talent, support the development of new work and host community and educational arts activities.

We also welcome a wide range of arts practitioners and art forms, including live music, theatre, poetry readings, story-telling, dance, film, lectures and the visual arts. We also host charity fundraising events, classes, workshops, children’s events, album launches, open or group meetings, markets, private parties and wedding receptions.

From international tours to school plays, the Acorn has a welcome for everyone interested in the arts. And we are working with schools and community partners to ensure that they means everyone.

But now we need your help

It is nearly 20 years since the Acorn had funds to upgrade its technical equipment and it is now in need of urgent replacement.

In the past, we have received welcome support from our friends at Cornwall Council, the Theatre Trust, Penzance Town and Cultivator (a joint UK-EU fund) and are working hard to make improvements to keep the venue sustainable into the future.

We now need £8, 000 to replace our aged stage lighting and we hope you can help! We have raised nearly £3, 500 to date from collections and donations. Will you help us to raise the remaining £4, 500?

Let's get THE ACORN re-lit!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Big thank you from us

You will receive a personal thank you via e-mail from the Acorn team. Every donation helps and we value your contribution towards our venue's up-keep!

£25 or more

Your name in our supporter's book

Your name will be added to our special supporter's book which will be displayed in our main foyer following the end of the campaign.

£50 or more

10 of 40 claimed

One complimentary ticket to a show

Our thanks and one complimentary ticket to an available show of your choice. Your name will also be added to our special supporter's book which will be displayed in our main foyer following the end of the campaign.

£75 or more

One complimentary ticket & a bottle of wine

We value your donation and will reward you with one complimentary tickets to see an available show of your choice, plus one bottle of wine to share between yourself and a guest. Your name will also be added to our special supporter's book which will be displayed in our main foyer following the end of the campaign.

£100 or more

10 of 35 claimed

Two complimentary tickets & a bottle of wine

We value your donation and in reward we will offer you two complimentary tickets to an available show. This includes one bottle of wine to share between yourself and your guest. Your name will also be added to our special supporter's book which will be displayed in our main foyer following the end of the campaign.

£150 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Two complimentary tickets & a bottle of prosecco

We value your donation and will reward you with two complimentary tickets, with two reserved front row seats to an available show of your choice from our current season. You will receive one bottle of prosecco to share and a mention in our supporter's book.

£200 or more

1 of 7 claimed

Three complimentary tickets & a bottle of prosecco

We value your donation and will reward you with three complimentary tickets to an available show of your choice, and a bottle of prosecco. Your name will also be added to our special supporter's book which will be displayed in our main foyer following the end of the campaign.

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Four complimentary tickets & champagne

We value your donation and in reward, we will provide four complimentary tickets to any available show of your choice (valid for 12 months), reserved front row seats if a seated performance, and a bottle of champagne! Your name will also be added to our special supporter's book to be displayed in our main foyer following the end of the campaign. You also have the opportunity to have your name thanked in our next printed What's On brochure.

£1,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Four complimentary tickets & a guided tour

We cannot thank you enough! You will receive four complimentary tickets to an available show of your choice, and one bottle of champagne and reserved seats - PLUS a guided tour with our chairman Paul. Your name will also be added to our special supporter's book & what's on brochure following the end of the campaign.


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