National Theatre of Cornwall

The National Theatre of Cornwall, or Cornish National Theatre, is a new theatre company proposed by Cornwall Council.[1]

Culture strategyEdit

It is one of ten cultural projects proposed as part of a five-year culture strategy agreed upon by Cornwall Council's cabinet in January 2012. The National Theatre of Cornwall will be a collaboration between the Hall for Cornwall, Dartington, Kneehigh Theatre, Eden Project and Wildworks, with other companies and individuals, to bring world class theatre to people in Cornwall.

A similar project had previously been proposed by Cornish theatre company Bish Bash Bosh under the name National Theatre for Cornwall.[2] The Hall for Cornwall registered The National Theatre of Cornwall as a trademark in September 2011.[3][dead link] In 2010 Cornish author Alan Kent urged for more rapid progress towards a Cornish National Theatre in his book The Theatre of Cornwall: Space, Place, Performance.[4]


The project draws its inspiration from other successful non venue based national theatre companies such as the National Theatre of Scotland, established in 2006, and National Theatre Wales, founded in 2009.[5]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Bish Bash Bosh". In this way we hope to develop a National Theatre for Cornwall [Gwaryjy Kenedhlek rag Kernow]. Archived from the original on August 4, 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  3. ^ The Hall for Cornwall Trust, Follett Stock. "2595122 21 September 2011 (41)". The National Theatre of Cornwall theatre and entertainment services. The Intellectual Property Office. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  4. ^ Scott, Paul (2010). "The Theatre of Cornwall - a review". Cornish Story. Gwav–Winter. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  5. ^ "National Theatre hope highlighted by report". West Briton. February 2, 2012. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012.