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The Tolmen Centre is at the heart of village life in Constantine, Cornwall. Many residents and friends enjoy events here; a wide and loyal audience has developed for the varied arts programme, and the Centre has built up an excellent reputation in the Cornish arts community.

Miracle, Cube, Cscape, and Pipeline theatre companies are regular visitors both to perform and to develop new work.

Look for the Café Tolmen sign. We’re usually open for meals from 6pm when there’s an event at the Centre. Please call us on 01326 341353 to pre-book your meal.

The Tolmen Centre is a not-for-profit organisation entirely run by volunteer help – no-one gets paid for their time. This creates a rather special ethos around the place – and allows us to be ambitious in what we promote and undertake.

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Tolmen Spring Gallery

From January: Figurative paintings by Jo King celebrating film noir, pop art, portraiture and life studies. His work is exhibited, published and collected internationally.

From February 24th: Drawings by Lynne Treloar, which focus on the artist’s passion for rural life, are shown alongside photographs documenting local history. Much of the work was made at Carwythenack Farm.

Café
Open
7:30pm
Friday 25th January

Ghost Stories: Tales of the Supernatural

The Paper Cinema
A bewitching new production based on ghostly tales. Beguiling pen and ink drawings are magically brought to life by two puppeteers and a projector to create a unique, animated film. They are joined by a hugely talented ensemble of multi-instrumentalists performing the atmospheric soundtrack live on stage.

‘ingenious and beautiful… bound to delight’  The Telegraph

Tickets £10, £5 Children

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Sunday 27th January

Sarah Gillespie

Sarah Gillespie is a critically acclaimed singer songwriter renowned for mixing elements of blues, folk and jazz with her distinctive streetwise lyricism.

She is joined by Mercury nominated Kit Downes (piano), Ruth Gollar (bass) & Chris Montague

‘Haunting tunes and striking lyrics…yearningly pretty and bitter sweet’  The Independent

Tickets £11

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Wednesday 30th January

The Station Agent

A sweet and quirky film. When his boss dies, diminutive model railway shop worker Fin McBride inherits a disused railway depot in a sleepy provincial town. Although he tries to ignore friendly overtures from the curious local community, Fin finds himself slowly drawn into their lives.

Tickets £4

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Café
Open
Wednesday 13th February

The Big Sick

When Pakistan-born Kumail (Nanjiani, who stars as himself) meets and falls in love with American Emily, he has to take on the expectations of his family, their 1400-year-old traditions, and his desire to forge a career in stand-up comedy.

The day before Valentine’s Day, a sensitive, funny and truthful take on modern romance.

Tickets £4

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Saturday 16th February

Mistero Buffo

Rhum and Clay

A travelling storyteller, a gig economy worker, rushes from his last delivery of the day to recount ancient tales of Jesus and his life… however these versions aren’t like any you’ve heard before. Darkly comic, sometimes tragic and always subversive, Mistero Buffo takes aim at those who manipulate truth and belief for power and control

“Spooner tackles a huge cast of characters…with astonishing sharpness and clarity.”…The Guardian.

“Magnificent production…an astonishing performance.” ..The Stage.

Tickets £10

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Café Open
Friday Only
7:30pm
Friday 22nd February
 - Saturday 23rd February

Drip, Drip, Drip

Pipeline Theatre Preview

In overstretched NHS hospital, a trainee nurse from Eritrea and a Muslim doctor treat David – cancer patient, discredited academic, and racist. As life ebbs, reality splinters, jumping between the Nazi euthanasia programme, a burns clinic in Africa, and a National Front march in 1977. But the most pressing reality of all is that Professor David Jeffs has a lecture to finish, and time is running out.

Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and breathtaking production values, takes you on a break-neck, darkly comic and taboo-busting journey through an NHS phantasmagoria.

Tickets £8

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Wednesday 27th February

The Bookshop

Set in a small town in 1959, the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield much to the horror of the mysterious recluse and novel lover Edmund Brundish (Bill Nighy).

Tickets £4

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Sunday 3rd March

Sam Carter

Named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later… with Jools Holland and a tremendous performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as ‘the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation’ by Jon Boden (Remnant Kings, ex- Bellowhead), Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists.

Tickets £11

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Wednesday 13th March

Under the Tree

A man accused of adultery and forced tomove in with his parents while he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbours over an old and beautiful tree. 

Tickets £4

Café
Open
7:30pm
Friday 22nd March

Pete Oxley and Nick Meier

These are two masterly guitarists, although very
different in style. Oxley has been playing on the British jazz scene since 1997, with everyone from Stacey Kent to Gilad Atzmon, while Meier, originally from Switzerland, has toured the world, absorbing musical idioms en route. In the course of a dozen pieces the array of changing sounds, moods and textures they create is gorgeous, fascinating and apparently endless.

Tickets £11

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Saturday 30th March

Twisted Tales

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Twisted Tales is a hilariously dark triple bill of riotous comedies that reveal the darkness under the domestic, the lengths people will go to for love, and how to wash blood stains out of a carpet. Inspired by cult series TheTwilight Zone and Inside Number Nine, this series of dark comedies is co-written by Daniel Richards and Charlotte Bister and distinguished Cornish writers Brett Harvey and Jon Welch.

Tickets £10, £8, Children £5

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Café
Open
7:30pm
Wednesday 3rd April

Safety not Guaranteed

From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine. Three cynical Seattle magazine employees discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, who believes he’s solved the riddle of time travel.

Tickets £4