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.
The Café Tolmen is often open for meals when there’s an event at the Centre. Please call us on 01326 340630 to pre-book your meal from 6pm.
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.
- Tolmen Building Fund
The Tolmen Centre is housed in a beautiful building, which is old and listed, and requires constant maintenance and renovation. While our regular activities bring in enough money to keep the centre safe and in running order, there are inevitably larger amounts of expenditure that need to be prepared for. We have therefore decided to set up a special fund, to be known as the Tolmen Building Fund, which we hope will provide some reserve of cash which we can call on when required. Our supporters will be invited – but not pressurised – to contribute to the Fund when they purchase tickets online. Of course we would also welcome donations outside this route at any time. If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
- Discounted tickets
As a response to the cost-of-living crisis, we are trialling a new discounted ticket option for some events, starting in our summer season. This will be labelled as “students, low-waged and unwaged”. No proof of eligibility will be required, and we rely on the honesty of our audience to use this option in the spirit in which it is intended. To put it simply, if you feel you cannot afford a full price ticket but can manage the discounted one, that’s fine: there is no age limit or other qualification.
Wednesday November 1st - Sunday December 31st
Beth’s paintings re-contextualize familiar, everyday domestic objects and invite the viewer to journey into unknown, psychological spaces of the imagination.
Friday January 12th
Before the Flood
Rural Provence, 1975. A typical French village. Cafe, church, a school, bakery, and buckets of gossip, all baking in the heat of the sun. But there’s a storm brewing which threatens the whole community.
How will they survive? The Tolmen Theatre Company is back, with their 7th community show. As moving, funny, and ambitious as ever, they always sell out – book early!
£6/£3 (over 8 & under 16)
Saturday February 10th
HOLLIE ROGERS DUO
with support from Hannah Bullock
Hollie Rogers is a singer, songwriter and guitarist with a strong voice. Her live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews, with regular reference to the level of candour in her lyrics. “A magnificent and powerful voice” – Suzanne Vega. “Reminiscent of Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Amazing voice” – Nick Mason, Pink Floyd. Hollie will be accompanied by pianist Ed Blunt.
See hollierogers.com and find her on Facebook at hollierogersmusic
Opening support from Cornwall based singer-songwriter Hannah Bullock. Her last appearance at the Tolmen Centre gained this plaudit from the main act: “A spellbinding set that kept the audience mesmerised” – Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman. Hannah will be performing solo, her delicate guitar work complementing her fine voice and subtle lyrics.
Find Hannah on Soundcloud and Facebook at /hannahbullockmusic
Pre-show meals must be booked in advance with Barbara on 01326 340630
Event Starts: 19:30
Saturday March 2nd
LUKE WRIGHT’s Silver Jubilee
Over twenty-five years, Luke Wright has built up a reputation for being one of Britain’s most popular live poets. This year he tries to celebrate his jubilee but ends up taking a deep dive into himself, throwing up questions about class, privilege and his adoption. Edinburgh Fringe smash hit.
“This is the best thing that poet Luke Wright has done, which is saying something.” ★★★★★ The Telegraph
“A winning combination of honesty, humour, ire and wonder. He is at the peak of his powers.” ★★★★★ The Stage
“Breathtaking … with a sharpness and wisdom that lifts the soul, and soothes the battered heart.” ★★★★ The Scotsman
Venue Opens: 18:00
Event Starts: 19:30
Monday March 4th
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
LINDE NIJLAND AND BERT RIDDERBOS
Sandy Denny Songs and More
Linde Nijland has been called ‘best folk singer in the Netherlands'(Heaven magazine). In the UK she’s best known for her sincere renditions of Sandy Denny material. Legendary producer Joe Boyd said “Linde has given Sandy Denny’s music the respect it deserves, and made a lovely record that shows off her beautiful voice as well as her good taste.” She has sung several times with Fairport Convention, including an All Star reunion concert at the Barbican in 2009.
Linde will perform with multi-instrumentalist Bert Ridderbos (“seemingly a one-man orchestra” – fRoots) on guitars, cittern, accordion, banjo and dobro. Especially for the Tolmen Centre they will put an emphasis on Linde’s project of Sandy Denny songs, with some additional pieces from her own singer songwriter albums. Acapella songs are mixed with ballads, instrumental tunes and up-tempo singalongs. Expect a unique atmosphere, not to be missed.
Event Starts: 19:30
Friday March 15th
Miracle Theatre’s Hell’s Bells Takes Cornwall by Storm!
The acclaimed Miracle Theatre returns with a bang, bringing their latest indoor production to audiences across Cornwall and the South West. For the first time in a decade, Miracle Theatre is touring indoor venues throughout February to April, taking the region by storm with their brand-new show, Hell’s Bells.
As the body of a lighthouse keeper mysteriously washes ashore, covered in strange markings, Ferelith’s seaside holiday takes an unexpected turn.
Grabbing an opportunity to escape from the tedium of the beach and unable to resist meddling in the police investigation, she soon finds herself tangled in a web of peculiar events.
As things grow increasingly strange, her legendary powers of intuition begin to fail her.
Can her down-trodden brother, Grubb, who always seems to be one step behind and heading in the wrong direction, rescue her from the brink of disaster?
Miracle Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Bill Scott said: “As well as touring open-air productions to unlikely and out-of-the-way venues every summer, Miracle also used to spend the winter months visiting indoor spaces – from theatres and arts centres to village halls and schools. After a pause of ten years, we are delighted to be back on road from February to April, revisiting our old haunts and discovering some new ones. As always, our aim is to bring lavish and extraordinary shows to community venues of all sizes, no matter how unassuming or remote! What better entertainment for a winter’s evening than a murder mystery, packed with larger-than-life characters, daft humour and spine-chilling suspense – all delivered to your doorstep!”
Adult Ticket £15.00
£10 children (7+)
Saturday March 16th
With one foot firmly planted in the land of his birth, Satesboro, Georgia, and the other in the land of his adopted home, Cambridge UK, Brooks Williams is, as Martin Simpson says, “the real thing”. His guitar style is jaw-droppingly effortless, his voice like chocolate, and his vast and varied repertoire of both original and interpreted songs wholly idiomatic and authentic. To top it off, his guitar playing is fearlessly and adventurously driven with thumping bass grooves, stinging lead lines and colourful chord voicings. It’s a wonder to behold.
Brooks has played venues and festivals all over the world, but this will be his first visit to the Tolmen Centre. We’re honoured!
Event Starts: 19:30