Launched by Eleven Arches in 2016, ‘Kynren - an epic tale of England’ is the UK’s
only open-air live show.
The first season saw more than 100,000 ticketholders visit Kynren at Bishop Auckland
in County Durham to experience 2,000 years of British history, myth and legend.
An action-packed blockbuster performed live by a cast of more than 500, Kynren is a fast-paced production
with an original script, amazing special effects, water geysers, video projections, fireworks, magnificent
sets and an evocative original sound-track which you will experience in surround-sound movie-like quality.
Eleven Arches is the vision of philanthropist and investment manager, Jonathan
Ruffer. Eleven Arches is one of two charities he has established in Bishop Auckland, the other being
Auckland Castle Trust. Together, the aim of the charities is to establish Bishop Auckland as an
international tourist destination, attracting visitors and investment which will contribute to the
betterment of the area and empower the community.