Kynren - an epic tale of England

The 15th performance of Kynren for this year took place on 17th September, playing to an enthusiastic audience of 8,000 roaring their approval. And so our first season of Kynren has drawn to a spectacular close.

Since our premier back in July, more than 100,000 people have experienced Kynren; we have received incredible support both locally and from further afield – not only from all over the UK, but also the US, Canada, the Middle East South Africa and China. We really have been overwhelmed by the fantastic reviews. Kynren has received, from press and public alike, and we’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to share their feedback.

Planning is already underway for Kynren 2017; we are keeping the details a secret for now - but be assured it will be even bigger and better than before, and will run from July to September. We will be announcing the full schedule of show dates in November – so, whether you fancy a return visit, or will be coming for the first time, if you want to be among the first to hear, subscribe to our newsletter.

What makes Kynren so special is the participation of more than 1,000 volunteers as members of the cast and crew – we call them our ’Archers’. Without them, we wouldn’t have a show – and their contribution to Kynren’s success cannot be overstated. For Kynren’s second season, we want to grow this wonderful family of volunteers. It involves commitment and hard work, but in return you will be receive professional training in new skills from some of the world’s top-ranking performance ­experts, make lifelong friends and have a huge amount of fun! We will be publishing details of our recruitment programme later this autumn. If you are interested in joining our family, stay tuned…!

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Each show so far has received a standing ovation and we have been delighted with the positive reaction.
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Eleven Arches is the charity behind Kynren, a must see spectacular bringing to life a dazzling celebration of our regional and national heritage.

Each year, Eleven Arches will stage Kynren, a visually stunning night show, a world-class display of technical and artistic performance, powered by volunteers of all ages and walks of life, providing not only exciting family entertainment but also a truly inspiring experience for both visitors and volunteers.