What is an Archer?

‘Archers’ is what we call our amazing volunteers. They are the heart and soul of Eleven Arches and Kynren. Quite simply, without them, we wouldn’t have a show.

Our Archers receive professional training from leading experts in their respective fields – combat skills, choreography, pyrotechnics, stage management and so on. Supported by the Eleven Arches team, almost every aspect of the production of Kynren is managed and performed by Archers: making props and costume, looking after the animals, setting up lighting and pyro effects, performing in the show itself, welcoming visitors to the show, and managing & maintaining the site during performances and out of season.

Becoming an Archer is like joining an extended family and becoming part of a vibrant community. Many Archers make lifelong friendships, learn new skills, and discover that they can achieve great things.

Open Call!

We are welcoming curious individuals and keen families who are thinking about volunteering for Kynren to a tour behind the scenes. We are recruiting for all aspects of the production - onstage, backstage and public-facing - for Season 2018. You’ll meet the horses, see the costumes close up, tour the props workshop, check out our state-of-the art the tech and be able to talk to our fantastic team leaders about the roles in their teams.

No reservation or registration needed, just park on site 10 minutes before the session - and wear comfortable shoes and outdoor clothing. Approximate duration: 90min.

Open Call session are taking place on the following dates

  • Saturday 18th November 10.30am
  • Saturday 18th November 12.00pm
  • Wednesday 6th December 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 17th January 6.30pm


In their own words

See what the Archers from Season One thought of their experience

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Kynren 2017 Trailer


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