Sterts is a registered charity and thanks to the untiring efforts of a band of volunteers offers a wide range of theatre and arts each year in Upton Cross, between Liskeard and Launceston. The unique covered amphitheatre is an outdoor experience so do wear your layers, bring a cushion for the wooden seats and perhaps a blanket. With free parking and tickets prices around £12 for an adult, it makes for an enjoyable and affordable experience.
Highlights for summer 2017 include:
• Sterts Theatre Company productions of Bugsy Malone, My Fair Lady, Arsenic & Old Lace and Macbeth.
•A-list comedy from BBC radio stalwart Jeremy Hardy
•Camp Theatre productions of School for Scandal and Quartet
•Kernow King starring in the story of Cornish legend Trevithick
•Firm favourites Illyria with a diverse range of shows, the Emperor’s New Clothes, Pride & Prejudice, the Mikado and the Lost World
•Bodmin Moor poetry festival, including celebrations of the centenary of the great Cornish poet Charles Causley
•Special shows for children such as Cornwall’s famous Squashbox Theatre , the Princess and the Pig by Folksy and Wennie & Jago’s giant adventure with puppets, dance and music
•Heartbreak Theatre’s adaptation of David Walliams hilarious novel Billionaire Boy.
•Music offerings from locals Roche Brass, the East Cornwall Bach Choir and Plymouth Symphony Orchestra plus Keith James honouring Leonard Cohen and a Glenn Miller night with the Dave Hankin Big Band
•Sterts Singers welcoming other groups in a Chorus of Choirs and of course our acclaimed Last Night of the Proms.
For the full summer programme, and to book shows visit the Sterts website, or call the box office. Printed programmes are also available from Sterts or from many Tourist Information Centres.
Sterts, a registered charity, has a national reputation for excellence in its home-produced semi-professional shows. Amateur performers ranging from experienced actors to young beginners get involved in Sterts Theatre Company in-house productions and have performed on the same stage as visiting stars like comedians Murray Lachlan Young and Ed Byrne, musicians Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman and even poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. There is a substantial programme of touring theatre, including Miracle Theatre, Heartbreak, Squashbox and Boxtree – many acclaimed outdoor theatre companies which tour nationally.
Sterts Café and bar are open on all performance evenings, and pre-show meals can be booked on line along with your tickets. A two course delicious home cooked meal costs just £15.00 per person and the café and conservatory offer the ideal setting for summer evening dining. Best of all, diners in the café get reserved seats. Alternatively, bring a picnic to enjoy in the spacious tree lined grounds before the performance and take the time to explore a little or enjoy the art gallery.
"Sitting in the audience as it draws closer together in the fading summer light, you get that feeling of intimacy and involvement that only outdoor performance can bring." SEEN magazine.
Sterts facilities can also be booked for conferences or other social events, just get in touch through the contact information shown.
Sterts is located in Upton Cross, the entrance is on the B3254 Launceston to Liskeard road. There is ample free car parking, but please inform them if you are bringing a coach. For Sat Nav users, the post code is PL14 5AZ. Full details on the website www.sterts.co.uk