Sterts is closed for now, but we're planning to be back in the spring!  In the meantime, check out our upcoming shows


We regret that, following the announcement of the Government's Roadmap yesterday we will have to cancel the performance of The Sea Show that was planned for 8th April. We have paused selling tickets for Skillywidden on 15th April whilst we seek clarification on the rules for outdoor performances.



Until we know what the Post Lockdown rules are, we are limiting the number of tickets that we sell for each event. As soon as we know the opening conditions we will update ticket holders on any restrictions that might  apply.

The Sea Show



A quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret.

Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed seagull and salty seadog Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous sea-squirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards.

The River Rolls On 

The Countrymen

18th June 8pm

The Countrymen make a welcome return to Sterts on their “The River Rolls On” Concert Tour. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as original material. 

The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle.

Illyria Theatre Co

7th August 5.00pm

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. The FURTHER Adventures of Doctor Dolittle features a fully orchestrated score, amazing puppets and a plethora of memorable, sing-along-songs that you'll love



15th April 2pm

Meet Skillywdden, the mischievous Pisky in 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!


By Simon Parker

6-10 July 7.30 / +2pm on 10th

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…? 


HMS Pinafore

Illyria Theatre Co

13th and 14th August 7.30pm

Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, the opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as Class, Patriotism and the Royal Navy. Don't miss this wonderful comic opera as it gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast on a beautiful nautical set.

The Little Mermaid

Sterts Youth Jnrs

1st/2nd June 7pm/ 3rd 2pm

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.

Super family​ fun brought to you by our talented youngsters

Much Ado About Nothing

Illyria Theatre Co

2nd August 7.30pm

Claudio loves Hero, and Benedick hates Beatrice. This is just as well, because Hero loves Claudio and Beatrice hates Benedick. Everyone laughs....In their 29th open-air touring season, and renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria stick to their home-turf: Shakespearean comedy.

Ed Byrne

If I'm Honest

25 August 8 pm    Age 16+

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.



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