Trebah Amphitheatre

Operation Neptune

Tuesday June 11 to Saturday June 15 at 7pm  (doors at 6pm) – Tickets £16 Adult / £8 Child – 16 & Under (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Chewing gum, doughnuts, new nylons and thousands of smooth-talking, quick-witted soldiers. Cornwall will never forget the day the Yanks arrived!

From the warm plains of Maryland, USA to the cold coastal villages of Cornwall follow handsome and hopeful US 29th Infantry Division Technical Sgt Joe Miller on his poignant journey to the Nazi-occupied beaches of Normandy, France.

Based on remarkable real wartime experiences as well as stories recalled by the residents of Mawnan Smith, Operation Neptune celebrates the 75th anniversary of DDay with the compelling story of an American GI’s experience of Cornwall at war.

Directed by Guy Watson, Cornish Director and Artistic Director of Cousin Jack’s, the company who produce the much loved stage-adaptation of The Mousehole Cat. Written by award-winning script writer Charlotte O’Leary, Operation Neptune will star many familiar local faces: Bec Applebee (Kneehigh, Bec Applebee Productions’ Darke Women), Rory Wilton (BBC Poldark, Fisherman’s Friends feature film), Will Coleman (Golden Tree Productions’ Man Engine), Emily Woodman (O-region’s Hireth, Rogue Theatre). Trebah will also be introducing acclaimed actor Oliver Longstaff to the county, playing the part of our handsome American hero. The cast will also feature a local community choir, Mawnan WI, and a supporting cast drawn from Hall for Cornwall Youth Theatre and Youth Dance.

Part of Operation Overlord: A programme of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of Trebah’s involvement in DDay

Miracle Theatre presents:

A Perfect World

Wednesday June 19 & Thursday June 20 at 7.30pm  (doors at 6.30pm) – Tickets £14 Adult / £8 Child – 16 & Under (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Written & Directed by Bill Scott with original music by Tom Adams.

A feisty young woman ventures into a Boy’s Own world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives on an action packed adventure. Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled.

Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true?

A rollicking music filled adventure touring the great outdoors this summer!

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Saturday June 22 at 7.30pm  (doors at 6.30pm) – Tickets £20 (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Mark is back at Trebah following his sold-out gig in 2017!

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on ‘Taskmaster’, half-killed on ‘Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island’, Watson returns to what he’s best at: being (almost) indoors.

Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy.

Age 14+

St. Stythians Band

Saturday June 29 at 1pm – this performance is included in the cost of the garden entry ticket.

The fantastic St Stythians Band visits Trebah to play from 1pm-3pm. Performance included in cost of garden entry ticket.

Cheap Date presents:


Sunday June 30 at 7.30pm (doors at 6.30pm) – Tickets £14 Adult / £8 Child – 16 & Under (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Our living, breathing, secretive staircase, tells trodden tales of mischief, uncertainty and adventure.

Inspired by original and iconic literature on the theme of stairs, one for all the family.

Quantum Theatre presents:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wednesday July 3 at 7.30pm (doors at 6.30pm) – Tickets £14 Adult / £8 Child – 16 & Under (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Quantum Theatre presents a brand new production of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular play of love and intrigue, magic and celebration set on that most dangerous of nights when fairies are abroad and nothing is as it seems…

With a quarrel raging between Oberon, King of the fairies and his Queen, Titania four young lovers become entangled in their magical affray and soon no mortals are safe in those bewitched and bewitching woods outside Athens.

Finding the Will presents:

Naming the View

Saturday July 13 at 7.30pm (doors at 6.30pm) – Tickets £18 (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Join us on the private terrace outside Trebah House. All tickets include a free glass of bubbles on arrival!

Shakespeare’s comedy ‘The Taming Of The Shrew’ concludes with a speech by the once feisty Katherine declaring unreserved obedience to her newly married husband. Her character has certainly changed, but is it because of their mutual love and understanding or the bullish controlling ways of her husband?

This is a modern day re-imagining of Katherine after thirty years of marriage.

“It is never too late to explore new horizons.”

Age 14+

Member’s Summer Social Evening

Saturday July 20 – 6pm to 9pm – Tickets £15.50 

Trebah members are invited to join the Trebah trustees and staff foe an exclusive evening event at Trebah Kitchen. Guests will be able to walk the garden from 6pm before pre-dinner drinks are served in the visitor centre at 7pm. Music will be provided by popular jazz duo ‘Jumping Out’ whilst guests mingle before dinner. Our head chef Daniel Gvalda has devised a fresh seasonal buffet, catering for all needs, including vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs (More details are available in the calendar section of the Trebah website). This will be served from 7.30 onwards .

Dogwood Productions present:

Shearing Gang

Wednesday July 24 & Thursday July 25 at 7.30pm (doors at 6.30pm) – Tickets £14 Adult / £8 Child – 16 & Under (10% Trebah Members Discount)

The Shearing Gang features new music and powerful songs, performed live, from an award-winning composer. It forms a soundtrack, combining the rhytm and energy of productions, such as Stomp, with the soaring ballads of Dogwood’s own No Finer Life.

​The show examines with a light touch the different plights of young people from city and rural backgrounds. It reconnects with the past and offers hope for the future, whilst never failing to be entertaining in its approach. It aims to leave the audience more aware, mesmerised…. and humming memorable tunes.

Boxtree Productions present:

The Legend Of King Arthur

Saturday July 27 at 6.30pm (doors at 5.30pm) – Tickets £14 Adult / £8 Child – 16 & Under (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Arthur is fed up! He is tired of his knuckles being rapped by his teacher, being ignored by his parents and bullied by his brother Kay. However, little does he know that there is prophecy of a hero, destined to pull the sword from the stone and unite Britain, it couldn’t possibly be little Arthur could it? With Merlin and his knights by his side, will Arthur be able to reunite Britain and thwart the evil plans of Morgan Le Fay?

Sunnyside Up – Ukelele Performance & Workshop

Tuesday July 30 at 11am, 1pm & 3pm – included in cost of garden entry ticket

Tim and Harry of Sunnyside Up offer a free session of fun and stimulation, consisting of a free performance followed by a free laid back, fully interactive workshop, where participants learn to play this wonderful instrument and become the music.

Phone 01326 252200 to reserve your free ticket.

Squashbox Theatre presents:


Saturday August 3 at 1pm & 3pm – performance included in cost of garden entry ticket.

Legend has it there are five types of faery in Cornwall: the Small Folk, the Piskies, the Knockers, the Brownies and – most mischievous of all – the Spriggans. Come on a journey through the countryside as we search for these elusive creatures, while at the same time learning all about the bees, bats, birds and butterflies who live alongside them.

Meet Skillywidden, the mischievous Pisky, and all of his faery friends! Watch the dance of the ‘beautiful’ Faery Queen! Marvel at the incredible Book Of Nature as it literally comes alive before your eyes! Gasp at the antics of Brian, the amazing mind-reading pig!

Skillywidden is a celebration of the wildlife and faery myths of Cornwall, using Squashbox Theatre’s distinctive mix of puppets, songs, storytelling and cabaret, with a strong environmental message. More crazy characters, more silly slapstick, more tall tales and more fantastic facts!

Helston Theatre Company presents:

The Wind In The Willows


Thursday August 8 & Friday August 9 at 7.30pm (doors at 6.30pm) – Tickets £14 Adult / £8 Child – 16 & Under (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr Toad comes to life this summer at Trebah Amphitheatre.

Ratty, Badger and Mole join the eccentric Toad and embark on a series of adventures (and mis-adventures!) caused by his need for speed.

Imprisoned for theft and with his existence under threat from the inhabitants of the Wild Wood, Toad must attempt a daring escape to defend Toad Hall.

The Wind in the Willows is a heart-warming play about the joy of friendship and the beauty of nature.

Join the award-winning Helston Theatre Company as they bring this much loved classic to the stage following last year’s ‘Jamaica Inn’.

Squashbox Theatre presents:

Tales From The Trees

Saturday August 17 at 1pm & 3pm – performance included in cost of garden entry ticket.

Let Squashbox Theatre be your guide to the tremendous world of trees, from branch to leaf and twig to root, from berry to blossom and bark to fruit!

​Meet Craig, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert. It’s his job to make sure the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it today! A cheeky squirrel has stolen his Chocolate Covered Nutty Snack Bar™, his niece ‘Little Red’ has wandered off the path on her way to Granny’s house, the mysterious old Wizard of the Woods is playing tricks again, and there are even rumours of a big bad Wolf in the forest!

Kick In The Head Productions present:

Old Herbaceous

Saturday August 17 at 7.30pm (doors at 6.30pm) – Tickets £14 Adult / £8 Child – 16 & Under (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced sell-out audiences all around the country over the last two years.

As Old Herbaceous, renowned actor Giles Shenton truly lives the part of the legendary Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Keeping you engrossed, amused and emotionally engaged from start to finish, Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, all’s right with the world.

Heartbreak Productions present:

Gangsta Granny

Sunday August 18 at 6.30pm (doors at 5.30pm) – Tickets £14 Adult / £8 Child – 16 & Under (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at Granny’s.  All she wants to do is play Scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun!

Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret . . .

Squashbox Theatre presents:

Stones & Bones

Saturday August 24 at 1pm & 3pm – performance included in cost of garden entry ticket.

Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors, hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting before your very eyes, and maybe even glimpse a dinosaur or two…

There will be thrills and spills galore, but also lots of laughs, plenty of puppets, songs, slapstick, tall tales and crazy characters – all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

Illyria presents:


Wednesday August 28 at 7.30pm (doors at 6.30pm) – Tickets £14 Adult / £8 Child – 16 & Under (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Brilliant young student Viktor Frankenstein discovers how to endow dead organic matter with life itself. It is one thing to stitch together an anatomically complete organism, but quite another when it becomes a living, breathing creature that shows intelligence, feels torment – and demands answers of its creator.


The Grace Notes

Saturday September 7 at 7.30pm (doors at 6.30pm) – Tickets £14 (10% Trebah Members Discount)

Back following two years of sold-out performances!

Uplifting, inspirational, powerful and emotive, from Aretha Franklin to Marvin Gaye gospel-style, The Grace Notes will also be playing smooth jazz and soul favourites from the likes of Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder.

Lead vocalist, Ley Adewole, is a national award-winning gospel singer and has performed with Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and George Michael.

With vocalists, Jo Ellis and Janice M, Richard Penrose on keys, Yan Speake on bass and vocals and Damian Rodd on drums, The Grace Notes create spine-tingling moments, infectious energy and are not to be missed!

Age 16+

Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Nr. Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5JZ