Join us for Kynren 2019!

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.


Fancy doing something extraordinary this summer? Join our spectacular 1,000 Cast & Crew - get involved with the Kynren – An Epic Tale of England!

Come to one of our two Open Call sessions – Watch this space for new dates and find out how you can join our 1,000 cast and crew.

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! You will gain professional training from leading experts in their respective fields.

LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2019! Even at this stage in the production, it’s never too late to get involved with our vibrant community – for this season and beyond!

To join us, come to an Open Call!

Thinking about it? Watch our video to hear from our Cast & Crew about how Kynren can is a unique life-changing experience. Come along to the Kynren site for your chosen Open Call session - please attend 10 minutes before the start.

Notes for children - please read carefully

Any person who is under the age of 16 as of the season commences is considered as a child from a performance licensing perspective.

Due to licensing and operational reasons, the following conditions apply for all new children (under the age of 16 as of 30th June 9) wanting to become Archers in 2019:

  • Any child wanting to become an Archer in 2019 will need to have an Archer who can act as a responsible adult for him/her on segment and general rehearsals as well as show nights: a parent, guardian, family member, or any responsible adult nominated by his/her parent/guardian.  
  • Any child wanting to become an Archer in 2019 is welcome to join an Open Call session provided that:
    • He/she is attending that same session with a responsible adult who wants to join as an Archer too, or
    • He/she is accompanied by the existing Archer who will be nominated as his/her responsible adult by his/her parent/guardian
  • Regretfully, we are not permitted to accept as a new Archer a child who is not at least 5 years old as the season commences. 
2018 Recipient of The Queen’s award for Voluntary Service - The MBE for Volunteer Groups ;

In their own words

See what the Archers from Season One thought of their experience

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Kynren 2018 Trailer


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