Venues at a glance

The Penzance Literary Festival takes place at several interesting and quirky venues in the town. Click on ‘read more’ to see what’s happening at each place!

  • Acorn Cabaret Bar

    Gwelhellin at Penzance Literary Festival 2015
    This is the intimate venue downstairs from the main Acorn Theatre venue.
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  • Acorn Theatre

    The Acorn
    The Acorn centre for the arts has quite the reputation in the west of Cornwall for an innovative – sometimes quirky – programme of events, encompassing theatre, dance, music, films, comedy, poetry, storytelling and more
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  • Newlyn Filmhouse

    The Newlyn Filmhouse is a small two screen cinema in the heart of Newlyn. The Café Bar is open from 10:30am everyday, with a daily changing seasonal lunch and dinner menu and homemade cakes. Everyone is welcome and we strive to accommodate all dietary requirements. The Newlyn Filmhouse will be hosting special Litfest Fringe events in […]
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  • Penlee Coach House

    Penlee Coach House is a returning venue for the 2019 Litfest. Turn towards Penlee Park from Morrab Road, through the gate and Penlee Coach House is on the left hand side through a small gate.
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  • Penlee House Gallery

    Penlee House is a first class gallery and museum set within an attractive park.
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  • Redwing Gallery

    Redwing Gallery is a not-for-profit social enterprise representing art and artists excluded from the mainstream commercial art world
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  • St John’s Hall

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  • St Mary’s Church

    A church has stood on this headland since the 12th Century.  The present church was built in 1835.  Our tower acts as a Waymark to the sea faring community. St Mary’s was re-ordered thirty years ago after a huge fire. Traditional church music is very important here.  The present grand organ comes from the university church […]
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  • The Admiral Benbow

    The Admiral Benbow is a unique pub and restaurant with a worldwide reputation and a famous history. It provides a great, quirky venue for some of the 2017 events.
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  • The Exchange

    The Exchange offers urban spaces in award-winning architecture within walking distance from Penzance bus and train stations. The glass façade spectacularly comes alive at night. The main gallery space is the biggest space across our two venues and can accommodate up to 200 people. The Exchange can host up to 300 people in total. The […]
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  • The Morrab Library

    The Morrab Library Penzance
    The Morrab is an independent library established in 1818, situated in Penzance’s Morrab Gardens overlooking the sea.
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