Arts & Culture

Cornwall is a rich tapestry of cultural experiences. It has been an escape for creative minds for centuries, leaving a vibrant legacy of galleries, museums and theatres. You'll find space to immerse yourself in tales from our past or to experience groundbreaking new artists. Go as a family and follow in the footsteps, kings and soliders or celebrate artists, performers and visionaries who have made Cornwall their home.

Jo Downs Glass Gallery, Launceston

Arts & Culture

The growing arts community in Cornwall is rich in talent and vision. Local artists are readily accessible through area galleries, playhouses and concert halls.

Live entertainment can be found in every hamlet and village in the region. Informal concerts are offered through church or community halls and often feature a rotating lineup of musicians celebrating the region’s Gaelic and Francophone roots.

Local theatre productions feature some very talented local actors and musicians and thought provoking set-design and direction, and are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Things to do

Film & TV

10 Poldark inspired things to do

Make like Ross and Demelza and step into the 19th Century world of mining, smuggling and romance with one these Poldark experiences.

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5 to try: arty beaches in Cornwall

There is plenty of art to see in Cornwall, but if you fancy making something of your own, Cornwall has perfect beaches for plein air (the art of painting outside) and even classes ...

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Miracle Theatre

Miracle tours original, inventive, comic theatre across Cornwall and the UK. Its rich mix of touring work includes fresh adaptations of classic plays, new writing and Shakespeare. It visits communities and places across the heart of the South West, including open-air and indoor venues and spaces.

Immerse yourself in Cornish art and culture on your next visit. Browse our things to do listings and plan your adventure today.

  • Many believe so, and who would we be to argue? Like any legend, there's sure to be some truth in the story, but it's very difficult to prove anything.

    A visit to Tintagel is a great way to discover the myths and legends and make your own mind up.

  • To use an overused term, it has something for everyone! Kids love the beaches, surfers love the beaches, adults love the beaches! There's the art, the views, the coastal walks, the trips out to Seal Island, the harbourside pubs....

  • The town of Wadebridge has hosted the Cornwall Folk Festival since 1972. It now runs for four days over the August Bank Holiday focusing on contemporary folk music, bluegrass, Americana, Celtic and acoustic music.

    In recent years big names such as Gretchen Peters, Eddi Reader, Dougie Maclean, The Unthanks, Martyn Carthy and Irish singer Cara Dillon have rubbed shoulders with Cornish bands providing a wonderful mixture of sounds around the towns various venues.

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