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!

On Site Security

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

Please note that backpacks, rucksacks, suitcases, picnic hampers, shopping bags or any other bags exceeding 40cm x 30cm x 20cm are not permitted on site. Only handbags and fully transparent plastic bags are allowed, provided their dimensions do not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 20cm.

For a full list of items we cannot allow on site, click here. 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; regretfully, confiscated items cannot be returned on exit. 

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 as there is a 15-minute walk from the car parks and drop off areas to the site. 

To ensure everyone in the audience has a good view, we cannot allow umbrellas in the Tribune seating area, we recommend bringing a rain coat or poncho with you, just in case as, in the event of rain, the show will go on!  Rain ponchos may be purchased on site before the show at a cost of £4 each.

While the show involves vibrant costumes, we ask that, for security reasons, you resist the temptation to come in costume! 


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.

Please note: Please note that Kynren merchandise across the whole site may only be purchased by debit or credit card; we regret that cash payment for your souvenirs will not be accepted - with the exception of flags which we sell 2 for £1 in the exact change. 

Food & Drink

Food and drinks are not allowed beyond Ticket and Security Check (except for baby food or food for medical conditions), nor are picnic hampers, cold boxes and shopping bags permitted under our Security arrangements .

The Food Village is located behind the Tribune, where a range of food and beverages are available to purchase (with cash, credit or debit card), but please be aware that we are not able to provide seating.

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

There are also excellent local restaurants, cafes and bars in and around Bishop Auckland to enjoy before making your way to Kynren, to find out more please visit www.thisisdurham.com/explore-durham.


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