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 June, 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!


Summer Open Evening

Meet our Makers

Thursday 1 July 2021, 5-8pm

A unique chance to visit Cockington Court for an open evening of celebration. Meet all of our talented makers and explore the exhibitions in our galleries

The evening is a great opportunity for local people to visit and be inspired by everything Cockington Court has to offer. 

Our creative community boasts over 20 skilled craft makers, who create stunning works of art from their studios. The galleries are also filled with uplifting art and crafts.

The Makers and the Cockington Court team have come together to create an evening of celebration and we would love you to be there.

Join the celebrations

There will be lots of activities for you to get involved in and learn more about the crafts our makers create. The makers are all giving special offers on the evening too.

To add to the atmosphere, there will also be music from local musicians, a BBQ served by The Seven Dials cafe, and some incredible raffle prizes.

The raffle will support local chairty Devon Mind and one lucky winner will win a prize from each of our lovely craft makers.

Find out more here.


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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