What's On

Cockington Court offers a vibrant annual events programme for everyone to enjoy – including a Sculpture Trail, outdoor theatre performances and special themed events for Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Throughout the year we also run a programme of arts and crafts workshops for all the family to come along and get involved with.

Unfurl Exhibition

A year long creative journey through the 4 seasons!

24th of April - 21st May, Kitchen Gallery 11am - 4:30pm.

‘Unfurl’ is the first show of our seasonal exhibition programme here at Cockington Court. Over the course of the year our Kitchen Gallery will journey through the 4 seasons. Nature has been a great support over the last year and we wanted to honour and celebrate it. We invited artists to use spring as their inspiration to encourage looking forward. We also wanted to bring the outdoors inside, we hope all of our visitors feel inspired and uplifted by the art work selected!

Featuring James Murch, Angela Uren, Michelle Greenwood-Brown, Corina Barrell, Laure Bury, Bridget Arnold, Marissa Wakefield, Samantha Aspden, Allan Punton, Zak McMillan, Stuart Mcmillan, Allan Punton and more…

Wonderland Audio Adventure

A fun family experience, available now until the end of May half-term.

This Alice in Wonderland audio adventure invites you to explore Wonderland and help the White Rabbit with an important task!

Download the tracks and complete this audio adventure in your own time with your family and friends.

We recommend that you download each of the 6 tracks before you visit as the wifi/mobile internet signal isn’t great for everyone. You can do this by clicking here.

Recommended for children up to the age of 11. 

This a co-production by Doorstep Arts and La La Arts in partnership with Cockington Court.

Illyria Outdoor Theatre - The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

6:30PM Sat 29th May 2021

Following the phenomenal success of Illyria's 2018 tour of The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, the outdoor theatre company is delving back into Hugh Lofting's amazing stories to bring you a brand-new musical adaptation of the Doctor's FURTHER adventures with Jip the Dog, Dab Dab the Duck, Gub Gub the Pig, Polynesia the Parrot. Where in the world will they go? Will they even stay on this world?! Which new animals will they help along the way? Will the Rats still have pithy observations to make? Is Gub Gub still dreaming about cake?

Perfect summer fun for everyone aged 5+.

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Illyria Outdoor Theatre - Much Ado About Nothing

6:30PM Tue 3rd August 2021

Claudio loves Hero, and Benedick hates Beatrice. This is just as well, because Hero loves Claudio and Beatrice hates Benedick. Everyone laughs when Don Pedro plays a trick on Benedick and Beatrice, letting each think that they are secretly loved by the other. But it is no laughing matter when Don John plays a trick on Claudio and Hero, deceiving Claudio into thinking that Hero is not faithful to him. Murderous rage is unleashed, and death can be the only solution... Or can it? Perhaps one last trick may resurrect the innocent dead, restore broken relationships - and even create an unlikely union of Benedick and Beatrice!

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.

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Illyria Ourtdoor Theatre - HMS Pinafore

6:30PM Mon 30th August 2021

Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, the opera cheerfully mocks such Great British institutions as Class, Patriotism and the Royal Navy. Josephine the captain's daughter is in love with Ralph a common sailor, but her father wants her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. The couple are caught as they elope from the ship and Ralph is locked in the ship's dungeon. Only when certain revelations are made by Buttercup, a dockside vendor, can everyone end up freely marrying their true hearts' loves.

This wonderful comic opera gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed by a reduced cast on a beautiful nautical set.

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