What's on inSt Ives

Welcome to St Ives

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting St Ives - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in St Ives to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in St Ives

12
JUN
The Imperfect Pearl - a Baroque musical drama
The Centre Newlyn

inspirational The Guardian sumptuous and romantic The Independentbeautiful music beautifully played Classic FM.The Imperfect Pearl is a Baroque musical drama which tells the re‐imagined life story of obscure Italian composer Domenico Zipoli who left his growing success in Rome in 1717 to…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08450 940428
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20
JUL
The Jungle Book
Penlee Park Open-air Theatre

In the magical Indian jungle a new arrival changes the animal kingdom forever. Your favourite animal characters are brought to life to create an enchanting and fun‐filled musical show for children of all ages. Join Mowgli on his wonderful adventures with the…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01726 879500
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27
JUL
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
Penlee Park Open-air Theatre

Detective Sherlock Holmes has a mysterious new case to investigate when summoned to a nunnery deep in the English countryside. Holmes and his companion Dr Watson join the search for the most elusive piece of treasure known to mankind. With a missing…

Location: 6.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01726 879500
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Tourist Attractions


Tate St Ives

In 1928 the meeting of Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood began the development of St Ives as an artists' colony. With the outbreak of war in 1939, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo settled in St Ives, establishing in West Cornwall an outpost for the…

Trengwainton Garden

Sheltered garden with an abundance of exotic trees and shrubs. Intimate and closely linked to the picturesque stream running through its valley, the garden leads up to a terrace and summer houses with splendid views across Mount's Bay to The Lizard. The walled gardens contain many…

Cornish Mines and Engines

Impressive beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre. Cornwall's engine houses are dramatic reminders of the time when the county was a powerhouse of tin, copper and china clay mining. These two great beam engines were used for pumping water from a depth of over 550m…

Wayside Folk Museum

Colonel 'Freddie' Hirststarted gathering together relics peculiar to Zennor which led to the richness of the Wayside Museum collection. Now, over 60 years later, the collection has over 5,000 items in 16 display areas and includes an extensive collection of photographs and information on people who have…

Penzance Swimming Association

Swimming pool at Penzance Swimming Association in Penzance, Cornwall. Contact venue on 01736 367479 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Chysauster Ancient Village

This Celtic settlement was originally occupied almost 2,000 years ago. The 'village' consisted of eight stone‐walled homesteads known as 'courtyard houses', which are only found on the Land's End peninsula and the Isles of Scilly. Each house had an open central courtyard surrounded by a number…

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