Our Volunteers are literally the stars of every aspect of the show.
More than 1,000 volunteers will contribute 114,000 hours of their time to be
trained and to bring you Kynren. More than 600 individuals will be involved in each performance. Every
role that is essential to the production – cast, backstage, show technical operation, visitor experience,
landscaping and maintenance or animal husbandry - is undertaken by our volunteers.
We call them ‘Archers’; they range in age from 5 to 87, coming from Bishop Auckland, Weardale and the
surrounding areas, and from all walks of life. When they join together they form an extraordinary community.