On Site

In the event of rain, the show will go on! No show has ever been cancelled. Just come dressed to enjoy Kynren whatever the weather.

We want you to enjoy every second of your Kynren experience; please take a few minutes to read the notes below to ensure you arrive prepared!

What To Wear

Kynren takes place at night in the open air, so we strongly recommend you wear suitable clothing – warm and waterproof outerwear and comfortable footwear.

In the event of inclement weather, we recommend you bring a rain coat with you: Kynren has never been cancelled, and the show will go on even if it rains. However, to ensure everyone in the audience has a good view, we cannot allow umbrellas in the Tribune seating area. Rain ponchos may be purchased on site before the show at a cost of £4.00 each.

While the show involves vibrant costumes, we ask that, for security reasons, you resist the temptation to come in costume, as you will be refused entry beyond our security check!

On Site Security, Safety and Comfort

To ensure your safety and security during your Kynren experience, we have comprehensive security measures in place, including bag and belongings search on arrival.

To speed your way through security check, we strongly recommend that you avoid bringing large handbags, rucksacks or any other bag unless you really need to, as this may hold you up en route to the show.

For a full list of items we cannot allow on site, click here (LINK). As there are no Left Luggage facilities in the grounds (except for pushchairs), we reserve the right to confiscate any forbidden item at security check.

In particular, please do not bring bulky picnic hampers or cold boxes as we cannot accommodate large items in the Tribune

Due to the vibrant nature of the show, we cannot allow dogs on site (with the exception of Guide dogs and Assistance dogs).

Before entering the Tribune, please ensure your mobile phone, tablet and any other electronic device is switched off or on silent mode.

We are happy to let you capture some memorable moments in the show with a camera, provided you respect the following rules:
  • Please do not use flash photography or record video.
  • For the enjoyment of your fellow visitors, we also ask you to use any camera with consideration to your neighbours on your side or behind you – please make sure you do not obstruct their view of the show with your device.

Smoking - including e-cigarettes - is not allowed anywhere on site, except in two designated smoking areas, which will be clearly sign posted: one next to the picnic area before ticket and security check, the other behind the Tribune beyond the ticket and security check. Please respect our non-smoking rules to enable your fellow visitors to enjoy the open areas!

Merchandise & Shopping

A selection of gifts, souvenirs and show-related merchandise, including programmes, CDs, ponchos and blankets will be available to purchase on the night of the show.

Proceeds from sale of these products will support our charitable activities (Registered Charity No. 1159011)

Merchandise stands will be open before and after the show.

Food & Drink

There is a designated grassy picnic area before the ticket and security check where you can enjoy your own food, but please be aware there is no seating, so you may wish to bring a rug to sit on.

Please do not bring bulky picnic hampers or cold boxes as we cannot accommodate large items in the Tribune and there are no Left Luggage facilities available (apart from pushchairs). Please check the full list of items not allowed on site here.

Food and drinks are not permitted beyond the ticket and security check, with the exceptions of baby food or food for any medical requirements you may have.

The Food Village is located behind the Tribune, where a range of food and beverages is available to purchase, however there is no seating.

The Tribune is open two hours before the start of each performance should you wish to take your seats early. Drinks can be enjoyed at your seats, before and during the performance. However, food purchased from the Food Village is NOT permitted in the Tribune and should be consumed before taking your seat.  

To find out more about local restaurants, cafes and bars in and around Bishop Auckland to enjoy before you make your way to Kynren, please visit www.thisisdurham.com/explore-durham.

Smoking - including e-cigarettes - is not allowed anywhere on site, except in two designated smoking areas, one next to the picnic area before ticket and security check, the other behind the Tribune beyond the ticket and security check. Please respect our non-smoking rules to enable your fellow visitors to enjoy the open areas!

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