Leisure in Penzance


Penzance offers a range of entertainment from live and recorded music and song to theatre and a 3-screen cinema.

Night Clubs

In Penzance, Club 2000, The Studio Bar & Matts Bar all offer a range of entertainment to suit all tastes throughout the week. The music is varied and includes techno, dance, jazz, groove etc and all the night clubs offer student discounts. In nearby St Ives there are several more night clubs.

Night Clubs & Disco Bars

Cinema & Theatre

The 3-screen cinema in Penzance - which claims to be the longest running cinema in the country - regularly shows major and new releases, as well as hosting many childrens' and speciality films. In addition, a samll communotry cinema has recently opened in Newlyn. Theatre and concert performances are regular offerings at the Acorn Theatre in the town and, in summer, there are outdoor performances in both Penlee Park and at the famous Minack Theatre at Porthcurno.

Theatre & Cinema

Entertainment & Amusements

There are several venues in and around the town for "hands-on" and participatory amusement & entertainment.

Social Entertainment

Choirs & Brass/Silver Bands

Penzance & the West Cornwall area has a long heritage of both choral & brass/silver band music, particularly originating from the local mining and fishing heritage. As amateurs (but very competent), these groups perform frequently in a number or venues in the area. They are also eager to recruit new members.

Choirs, Brass & Silver Bands

Social Clubs & Groups

Penzance has several members' clubs, meeting for social purposes and providing social facilities for their members. They also are eager to recruit new members.

Social Clubs